The future of healthcare

On Wednesday 14 February, the Randwick Health & Innovation Precinct (RHIP) hosted The Future of Healthcare event at UNSW’s Leighton Hall, led by Dr Stephen Palmer, RHIP’s Industry & Innovation Lead. 

The event brought together some of the brightest minds from across health services, government, industry and academia to discuss healthcare innovation and the role of health and innovation precincts as an agency of collaboration and sustainable development.

Senior leaders from the RHIP partnership affirmed the importance of the precinct to their strategic aims and discussed the types of innovation they believe will transform future health and their role in delivering that future.

Throughout the seminar, our experts discussed the significant challenges our health system is facing, notably, the acute pressures on the healthcare workforce and the capability of our aged care facilities to manage future pandemics. They also shed light on some of the new treatments that promise to revolutionise contemporary medicine, such as precision oncology and RNA therapeutics, and the critical future role of digital health.

During the panel discussion, some of the complexities of healthcare innovation were examined. The importance of more dynamic policy settings and a whole-of-government approach was highlighted to ensure that the pipeline for new medical product development is supported consistently. Improved collaboration between industry, public research institutions and the health services was seen as essential, and precincts like RHIP are providing a critical platform for enabling such collaboration.

The panel also agreed that competition between health precincts must be avoided, with a ‘Team Australia’ approach imperative to achieving a complementary and unified voice.   

Missed the event? View the recording here

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Published February 2024