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TELEHEALTH CONFERENCE 2011 Speakers

 Dr George Margelis Manager, Care Innovations Australia

Dr George Margelis has joined Care Innovations the new Intel GE joint venture as the Australian General Manager in January 2011. In this new role he will be involved with bringing to Australia and Asia the range of products the new company currently has and will be relasing over thenear future. The goal of Care Innovation is to create technology based solutions that give people confidence to live independently, wherever they are. It combines the work of Intel's Digital Health Group and GE's Home Healthcare group.

George took on the role of Industry Development Manager for Intel's new Digital Health Group in November 2005. For him it was an opportunity to take an active role in changing the way healthcare was delivered in Australia. Prior to moving to Intel Australia he has been very active in the healthcare informatics arena as the CIO of a private hospital group in Sydney, manager of an innovative software development group developing solutions for healthcare providers and consumers, and board member at the state and national level of the Health Informatics Society of Australia.

He is a registered medical practitioner having graduated from the University of Sydney. He trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in Internal Medicine, and then moved on to a position as Medical Director of a private hospital group where he managed 5 hospitals. During this time he was responsible for ensuring the quality of care across a wide geographic area, as well as with patients ranging from day stay procedures to complicated orthopedics and oncology. He is also a registered optometrist and holds a graduate degree in E-Business from the University of Southern Queensland. He ran a successful software company during the heady days of the late 80's and early 90's and has been an active computer enthusiast from the late 70's when he acquired his first PC, a Sinclair Z80.