The Government of Western Australia published its 2020-2030 WA Health Digital Strategy, a 10-year plan designed to guide and drive technological reform for health services across the state. The 54-page strategy guide envisions an electronic medical record system as the foundation for many of new and innovative digital technologies planned. The strategy will also prioritise investment in new clinical decision support infrastructure, as well as the delivery of improved laboratory and medical imaging systems across the state. The proposed technology initiatives range from telehealth and remote patient monitoring to predictive analytics, mobile workforce computing and artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Virtual care, where consultations are informed by real-time patient information from the EMR and Internet of Things devices, alongside linked data repositories for researchers and data scientists, were among the future-state outcomes targeted through the digital transformation. At the core of the proposal is digitally enabled public health […]