Federal election 2019

Health technology

The future prosperity of Australia will depend on embracing new technology to address critical national challenges.

The Academy has identified six key priorities for an incoming federal government, where immediate action will result in significant benefit to Australia.

We will profile one priority a week through the campaign. This week’s priority is Health Technology.



  • Redesign the healthcare compensation system to enable incentives for healthcare providers to adopt preventative technologies that will improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs.
  • As the proportion of Australia’s aged population increases, incentivise uptake of in-home technology and encourage community- and home-based provision of services for the aged.
  • Provide incentives for consumers to use the My Health Record system for data collection and sharing, which will enable collection of longitudinal data on healthcare procedure outcomes.


You can download all six of the Academy’s election priorities below.