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Wed, 25 Oct


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Virtual Hospitals: Technology supporting healthcare in the community

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Virtual Hospitals: Technology supporting healthcare in the community
Virtual Hospitals: Technology supporting healthcare in the community

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25 Oct 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm NZDT

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About the event

Virtual hospitals are driving a transformative shift in the healthcare landscape by alleviating demand on traditional hospital resources while offering greater accessibility of care that extends far beyond the hospital walls. Powered by continuous advancements in sensor technology and artificial intelligence (AI), virtual hospital setups encompass a diverse range of applications, propelling a rapidly expanding global market. These digital healthcare platforms facilitate a pivotal transition from the conventional hospital-centric model to decentralized, community-based, and home-based care models. By empowering patients to actively manage their health and facilitating the design of proactive, tailored treatment plans, virtual hospitals redefine the way healthcare is conceptualized and delivered. These platforms not only offer seamless remote monitoring of vital signs and health parameters but also encourage individuals to become proactive participants in their health journey. Virtual hospitals ensure that healthcare becomes more accessible, efficient, and data-informed, thereby revolutionizing the trajectory of medical care provision.

Join us for this virtual BioBridge workshop which brings together an expert panel from across Australia and New Zealand. They will discuss their latest research and developments for wearable technologies and their use in this growing virtual hospital environment. 


  • Professor Josephine Chow. Josephine is the foundation Professor, Southwestern Sydney (SWS) Nursing and Midwifery Research Alliance and Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, providing mentoring and advice to emerging research leaders and equipping them to lead their own teams on large studies. She is also the Deputy Director of Research, SWS Local Health District (LHD) providing strategic direction on research for the organisations. She held the Director Strategy and Partnership for SWSLHD for over 10 years with research ethics, governance and development in her portfolio and she managed a team of staff in supporting a large number of research, innovations, major contracts/tenders and model of care redesign. She is the Honorary Professor, University of New South Wales, Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney. She completed her PhD, and Master of Business Administration. She has a strong track record with successful collaborative partnerships with global industries. Professor Chow will discuss their research findings on using telemonitoring for COVID-19 survivors.
  • Associate Professor Andrew McDaid. Founder of OPUM Technologies and Associate Professor at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Engineering. OPUM Technologies is a medical device and data company focused on delivering knee health analytics to patients and the orthopaedic market with an AI-powered wearable, remote-patient monitoring platform. Associate Professor McDaid will discuss the research and development behind OPUM Technologies' device. 

More speakers are to be announced. 

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