Digital Health – Connecting the Dots

Nurses not only provide, but also explain healthcare. To help patients, families and communities embrace, trust and utilise digital health components, nurses need to be involved in the coordination and application of new modalities.

Nurses working in the community are faced with new challenges and opportunities amidst the emergence of new digital technologies and capabilities that allow care to be provided via new modalities, in diverse locations. 

Amongst the issues for nurses in the community to consider as the role of the nurse evolves are:

  • Expectations of patients and the community amidst increased digital literacy and access to health information
  • Telehealth
  • Use of technologies enabling new possibilities for care outside traditional healthcare facilities
  • Capabilities to support the integration of digital health records into community nursing practice

Come and hear from colleagues who are specialists in their fields, gain current and relevant insights, and share your experiences and thoughts in real time.


Adjunct Professor Naomi Dobroff FACN
Chair, Nurse Informatics Community of Interest
Naomi is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer at Monash Health and an Adjunct Professor at Deakin University. She is the Chair of the Nurse Informatics COI at ACN and a member of the Chief Nursing Informatics Officers COI.
Jenny Snegovaya
Provider Adoption Lead, Australian Digital Health Agency
Jenny is a registered pharmacist, a Certified Health Informatician and an educator at the Australian Digital Health Agency. She has professional experience working in primary care and private hospital settings.
Rebecca Heland
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, ACT Health
Rebecca works primarily as the nursing lead for the implementation of the Digital Health Record across the whole ACT public health system.
Shireen Mallouhi
Head of Telehealth Clinical Governance,
Shireen joined Medibank in 2010 as a telephone triage nurse and was promoted to Telehealth Clinical Leader and Program Specialist before taking on the Clinical Government leadership for telehealth. Prior to joining Medibank, she was an ICU and CCU Clinical Resource Nurse for various hospitals. 
Shem Richards
Founder, Goldilocks Suit 

Shem is the Founder of Goldilocks Suit is smart clothing for infants to provide confidence to new parents by:

  • Tracking infant wellbeing via. smart clothing to provide the best chance for their well-being and safety
  • Using algorithms to give parents the insights needed to understand the well-being and temperament of their infant
  • Giving clinicians unbiased data to make informed decisions
  • Using neural networks to detect deterioration as soon as possible 
Alison Stokes
Founder, Beyond the Clinic
Ali is the Founder of start-up company Beyond the Clinic Remote which provides new ways of monitoring patients. The technology provided by Beyond the Clinic gives health practitioners real-time insights into patient recovery outcomes. 
Margaret Dempsey
Project Officer & Primary Health Consultant, Australian Primary Health Care Association (APNA)
Margaret is an experienced Registered Nurse with an extensive background in emergency and primary health care nursing including clinical, educational, administration and facilitation roles. Margaret passionately advocates to strengthen the role and utilisation of primary health care nurses to foster improved health outcomes for people. 


Nursing in the Community Week aims to raise awareness on how nurses can support our community to stay safe at home, wherever that is.

Find out more about Nursing in the Community Week here.


Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm AEST

Where: Webinar via GoTo Webinars

Cost: FREE

RSVP: 4:00pm AEST Thursday 16 September 2021

CPD: 1 CPD hour awarded

Nursing in the Community Week 2021 is proudly supported by 


Founding Sponsor
Regal, for 55 years, has been matching the skills and expertise of our
Nurses to what matters to our community – exceptional home care.

The Australian Primary Health Care Association Nurses (APNA) is
the peak body and professional membership association for
all nurses working outside of a hospital setting in Australia.

Medibank is a leading private health insurer, with more than 45 years of
experience delivering better health to Australians.

Medibank also delivers a range of health
services in Australia with 1,500 health professionals
making a difference to the health and well-being of
millions of Australians every year.

Smith & Nephew is a leading portfolio medical
technology company operating in around 100 countries globally.

Our purpose: Life Unlimited. Smith & Nephew exists
to restore people’s bodies, and their self-belief.

Our global franchise areas are Orthopaedics,
Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
5:00 pm AEST to 6:00 pm AEST
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