Early June RDA Logan and Redlands hosted an Innovation Lunch with international telehealth and telecare expert, Dr Malcolm Fisk.

At My Horizon Head Office in Capalaba, 60 guests attended to listen to Dr Fisk speak about the important role that technology and virtual & smart environments will play in helping communities to manage their health, social services, disability and aged care challenges.

Dr Fisk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Computing and Social Responsibility at Leicester’s De Montfort University in the UK and Director of the Telehealth Quality Group. He also leads the European Commission-funded PROGRESSIVE project, which is addressing standards around ICT for active and healthy ageing, and focuses on key issues that relate to smart homes, telehealth, co-creation and interoperability.

RDA Logan and Redlands Chief Executive Officer, Mariae Leckie said we were very pleased to provide participants an opportunity to hear from Dr Fisk, a global expert during his two week stay in Australia following his keynote at the Community Care Business Transformation and Innovation Conference at the QLD University of Technology.

Redlands Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett also spoke about Redland City Council Health Care and Social Assistance Industry Sector Strategy and Action Plan. He shared that back in 2011 Census data showed over 1 in 5 Redlands residents were 60 years old or older. The prediction of data shows that by 2036 65+ year olds will make almost 25% of the city’s population.

Attendees enjoyed a two-course meal looking over the beautiful bushland of IndigiScapes. We highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a Redlands venue as the food was spectacular and the staff were friendly and accommodating.

This event would not of happened without the support of our event sponsors, Redland City Council, Community Care Smart AT Collaborative, My Horizon, TAFE Brisbane and Redland Chamber of Commerce.