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

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 Cost estimates going forwards
2.4 A fractured system
2.5 Required investment and real costs
2.6 The cost of keeping the same course
2.7 ICT Underinvestment in Healthcare
2.8 Preparing for an ageing Australia
2.9 Health care apps growing
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. Electronic Medicines Management (eMM)
6. White Paper calls for National Telehealth Strategy
7. E- prescriptions
8. Budget 2013: e-Health overview
9. Survey Results
9.1 Older Australians want online health tools
9.2 Smartphones are pushing mobile health
9.3 Connected health market
9.4 Healthcare is a key driver in the digital economy
10. The national health reform
10.1 Australian digital healthcare system
10.2 Introduction
10.3 National E-Health Transition Authority
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 National Authentication Service for e-health (NASH)
10.4 National Broadband Network will play a key role
10.5 Healthcare Identi?ers Bill 2010
10.5.1 GP networks starting to use the identifier
10.6 Interoperability of electronic prescriptions.
11. The disruptive e-healthcare market has arrived!
12. Telstra's brave move into e-health
13. Healthcare no outcome, no income'
14. BT's e-Health plans for Australia
14.1 E-Health initiatives in Britain
14.2 BT's involvement
15. Optimising e-health
15.1 Critical e-health assessment from Booz & Company
15.2 Key conclusions
16. Analysis by Frost & Sullivan
17. Medical technology industry
18. E-health (separate report on the National Broadband Network)
19. E-health (separate report Initiatives, pilots and Projects)
20. E-health (separate report on global developments)
21. Related reports
Table 1 - Australian Health Market 2010
Table 2 - Percentage of GDP and government spend on aged care - 2001; 2008 - 2010; 2040; 2050
Table 3 - The costs of healthcare (selected countries)
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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