Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Overview, Stats and Analysis

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Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Overview, Stats and Analysis

E-health is becoming an area where key killer applications that utilise truly high-speed broadband networks emerge.

As the financing of the public health systems in Australia becomes increasingly costly, an opportunity exists to lower costs through more effective use of web services for healthcare consumers. With widely available and cost effective high-speed broadband infrastructure, e-health is enabling customers to benefit from advances in medical technology and medical services.

While broader economic conditions in Australia remain subdued, spending on e-health solutions is likely to continue.

In this report we provide an overview of e-health mixed with analysis, industry statistics and benefits that e-health will be able to deliver with the correct infrastructure mix of developments including the NBN rollout across Australia. For information on e-health, projects, pilots and initiatives, see separate report: Australia - Digital Economy - E-Health - Initiatives, Pilots and Projects.

1. Synopsis
2. The Health Care Market
2.1 The size of the Health Care Market
2.2 High and hidden costs
2.3 A fractured system
2.4 Required investment and real costs
2.5 The cost of keeping the same course
2.6 ICT Underinvestment in Healthcare
3. E-health in the context of BuddeComm research
4. Introduction e-health
4.1 Definitions, overview, challenges
4.2 Healthcare challenges
4.2.1 Emerging health crisis
4.2.2 The healthcare system
4.2.3 Challenges in aged e-health
4.3 E-health: start with the professionals
5. White Paper calls for National Telehealth Strategy
6. Budget 2013: e-Health overview
7. Survey Results
7.1 Smartphones are pushing mobile health
7.2 Connected health market
7.3 Healthcare is a key driver in the digital economy
8. The national health reform
8.1 Australian digital healthcare system
8.2 Introduction
8.3 National E-Health Transition Authority
8.3.1 Overview
8.3.2 National Authentication Service for e-health (NASH)
8.4 National Broadband Network will play a key role
8.5 Healthcare Identi?ers Bill 2010
8.5.1 GP networks starting to use the identifier
8.6 Interoperability of electronic prescriptions.
9. BT's e-Health plans for Australia
9.1 E-Health initiatives in Britain
9.2 BT's involvement
10. Optimising e-health
10.1 Critical e-health assessment from Booz & Company
10.2 Key conclusions
11. Analysis by Frost & Sullivan
12. Medical technology industry
13. E-health (separate report on the National Broadband Network)
14. E-health (separate report Initiatives, pilots and Projects)
15. E-health (separate report on global developments)
16. Related reports
Table 1 - Australian Health Market 2010
Table 2 - Percentage of GDP and government spend on aged care - 2001; 2008 - 2010; 2040; 2050
Chart 1 Overview of GDP spent on aged care versus government spend 2001; 2008 - 2010; 2040; 2050
Exhibit 1 - Primary and community health sector statistics
Exhibit 2 Aged care services statistics
Exhibit 3 Costs of e-health plan

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