Australia has burgeoning digital health sector in which ADM is beginning to be implemented in attempts to offer greater access to healthcare, enhanced treatment protocols, better disease diagnosis, monitoring and prediction models, and more personally tailored care.

However, many consumer and industry organisations (including Partner Organisation Consumers Health Forum, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers) have identified potential risks posed by ADM to trust, access and transparency in healthcare and public health.

ADM introduced into the health sector could exacerbate health inequalities and increase the marginalising of people with disabilities and those with stigmatised conditions.

Research conducted in this Focus Area will monitor the introduction of ADM into healthcare and public health in Australia and elsewhere to ensure ethical and inclusive implementation that will benefit all social groups.