Join the Digital Health Special Interest Group Are you a health consumer who has used digital health systems? Are you, or have you been, a consumer health representative or advocate in a digital space? Would you like to help shape and inform CHF policy and advocacy to improve digital healthcare in Australia?
Digital health systems are reshaping the health landscape within Australia and across the world. Digital systems are providing avenues of communication and treatment, as well as information management, that offer a complete upheaval in the way health is managed, both systemically and at an individual level. But how does this affect consumers?
The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is the national peak body representing the interests of Australian healthcare consumers and those with an interest in healthcare consumer affairs. CHF works to achieve safe, quality, timely healthcare for all Australians, supported by accessible health information and systems.
The CHF Digital Health Special Interest Group is designed to add consumer insight and perspective to the ongoing work of shaping CHF's policy and advocacy work. It operates as part of the suite of Special Interest Groups that CHF runs in order to bring lived experience and consumer voices to our policy and advocacy across a diverse range of health-focused issues facing consumers.
The group is co-facilitated by a CHF Secretariat member and a consumer, selected by a nomination process. The group is advisory to CHF, with final decisions remaining with the CHF Board.
At this stage, meetings will take place as required, however the potential for regular meetings will be explored in the coming months.
The time commitment is to attend monthly meetings via videoconference, read documents and contribute to discussion during and between meetings. Initially the group will operate for 12 months. Membership is free.
No sitting fees or reimbursement is offered to participants. To register please complete the form below.
More information about the purpose and operation of the SIG can be found
here. Any questions, please contact our Digital Health Policy Officer, Daniel Weber, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside of meeting times
Can you commit to checking online forums, such as SharePoint, or emails outside of meeting times to prepare, read documents and contribute to group discussion between meetings?