Digital strategies can help transform health and ensure quality and sustainability of care. Transformation is critical if we are to meet the escalating burden-service gap imposed by musculoskeletal conditions. In Australia, musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of disease burden characterized by years lived with disability and the prevalence of cases is estimated to soar by 43% by 2032. In parallel, Australians are clear about wanting a health system which puts people first and has improved access to digital health services. The use of digital health to support implementation of musculoskeletal MoCs is intuitive, given the capacity to scale technologies, to deliver system and economic efficiencies, to contribute to sustainability, to adapt to lower-resource settings and to mitigate access and care disparities. In this presentation, our group’s translation-oriented research on the use of digital health to support the development, implementation and evaluation of musculoskeletal MoCs, will be presented. Using a practice-oriented approach, we will explore the ‘what’ and ‘how to’ harness digital health to support the implementation of musculoskeletal MoCs. This includes working examples that are highly relevant to real world clinical practice and which are freely and readily implementable.
Keynote speaker: Helen Slater BAppSc(Phty), MAppSc(Phty), PhD, FACP
Helen Slater is a clinical researcher, academic and clinician. Her main interests are around finding ways to get evidence about musculoskeletal health embedded into real world settings and systems for the benefit of consumers. Helen co-leads a research team within the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science whose program of work is focused on implementation studies designed to close evidence-practice and policy-workforce gaps in musculoskeletal health. She has a particular interest in improving the care of people with musculoskeletal pain. Her work includes the use of digital technologies to leverage capacity-building initiatives that reach across jurisdictions, across sectors (health and education), across disciplines. Her also lab-based research explores clinical pain phenotypes using quantitative sensory testing. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She currently Co-Chairs the International Association for Study of Pain, Physical Therapy curriculum revision initiative and sits on the Australian Digital Health Agency, Clinical and Technical Advisory Committee.
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Date: 17 November 2017
Start time: 6.30am (registrations), 7.00am (breakfast)
End time: 9.00am
Registrations extended to Mon 13 November 2017