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DigiChamps: Health

Listed below are the DigiChamps from the Health sector:


Ruth Bollard, General Surgeon
The Specialist Centre Ballarat

DigiBiz Champions can be found across a broad spectrum of professional roles. Dr Ruth Bollard, a Ballarat based specialist surgeon, is a DigiBiz client whose adoption of broadband technology marks her as a DigiBiz Champion. In addition to Telehealth applications in the conduct of patient care, she is applying commercial skills, sound acumen, and use of technology to advance the business of medical practice.

Trained in the UK, Dr Bollard is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of Surgeons, a Founding member of the Australian Society of Breast Surgeons, a member of Australian Association of Endocrine Surgeons, and a member of the British Association of Surgical Oncology. A keen proponent of Telehealth, Dr Bollard understands the opportunities access to faster, more reliable broadband can bring to the delivery of quality patient care. She conducts online patient reviews across the Grampians region. These telehealth consults deliver time and cost efficiencies for patient, general practitioner and specialist. Dr Bollard also shares specialist resources and knowledge through web enabled information and communication channels.

As a business woman, Ruth also understands the positive impact of Digital Enterprise in terms of business efficiencies and productivity. That is why she oversighted the fit-out of her latest business venture ‘Specialists on Drummond’ as a fibre connected multi-tenanted premises. The aim is to meet the administrative needs of resident and visiting specialist tenants, and deliver the very best in face-to-face and virtual consultation amenity.

From cloud-based accounting to online consults, best practice patient-centred care is being enabled with entrepreneurial flair by DigiBiz Champion Dr Ruth Bollard.

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