On Tuesday 20 April, Telstra Health announced the launch of Kyra, its suite of integrated digital solutions for hospitals, bringing together customers, health and hospital sector representatives and Telstra Health employees, both virtually and in person in an event in Sydney.  

Celebrating the introduction of Kyra to the Australian market, Telstra Health hosted the launch event at Telstra’s Customer Insights Centre (CIC) in Sydney.

Compered by CEO and Managing Director of Research Australia, Nadia Levin, event attendees listened to an insightful introduction from Telstra Health’s Managing Director, Professor Mary Foley AM. This was followed by the launch of Kyra by Telstra Health’s Graeme Osborne, Head of Hospitals and Connected Health, including a high-level overview of the suite of sophisticated digital health solutions that make up the Kyra Platform.

Titled the ‘Future of Digital Hospitals’, the event also comprised of a panel discussion between a number of notable digital health leaders and experts including Jeff Woods, Chief Nursing Officer at Healthscope​, Melanie Gates​, Head of Product, Solutions and Virtual Care Solutions at Telstra Health, Peter Crome​, General Manager, Customer Solutions, Hospitals and Connected Health at Telstra Health, and Tricia Liebke​, Digital Health Strategic Consultant​​.

The panellists opened a discussion about the journey digital hospitals have experienced in recent years, the digital challenges they have faced and currently face, and the vital role digital health technologies can play in supporting the delivery of care in hospitals. 

Mr Osborne said, 

“We are reimagining the way we deliver the digital solutions in our Hospitals and Connected Health portfolio, and that's why we are proud to introduce Kyra - where patients, clinicians and technology connect.”

 

“The Digital Hospital is part of Australia’s connected and complex healthcare ecosystem and following close collaboration with our hospital partners we are introducing Kyra as a means of tackling the digital challenges hospital and clinical teams face.”

Kyra connects hospitals to the health ecosystem and supports clinical teams to deliver safe, high quality care and positive patient experiences. The new digital hospital platform uses data visualisation to optimise models of care and patient experiences as well as decision support and predictive analytics to help support and enhance the role of clinicians and clinical teams.

Kyra’s suite of sophisticated digital health solutions is available on mobile devices to give clinicians access to patient information in the right place, at the right time. The solutions connect with each other and with existing systems and information sources to streamline the delivery of clinical care and are a digital means to improve communication between all clinicians, clinical teams and patients.

The introduction of Kyra reflects several years of intense development work in partnership with clinicians, customers and other partners.

Mr Osborne added, 

“We would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our launch event of Kyra. We would also like to acknowledge the long term support our hospital customers have provided over more than 20 years, to create the foundation that has become the Kyra Platform.”  

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