27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

Digital Healthcare Day One: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Networking

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 am - 9:40 am Keynote: So You’ve Implemented the EMR. Now What?

After implementing EMR, the journey doesn’t stop there. Logan Hospital – Australia’s first public hospital to go fully digital via the Big Bang – is paving the way for Queensland by harnessing data out of the EMR and turning it into something useful. Learn how to:

  • Develop a well structured, well thought-out pre-implementation process that engages all stakeholders to ensure the project remains patient and staff centric
  • Strike a balance between what’s possible in the digital space versus what we really need at this point in time 
  • Monitor how staff and patients are adjusting to new technology and systems

9:40 am - 10:10 am Solution Provider Session

As we continue to invest in digital and implement new eHealth solutions, we need to learn to collaborate between health services and across discipline to overcome the challenge of a fragmented care system in Queensland. Learn how to:

  • Be more effective with time and resources by sharing capacity and knowledge
  • Improve the process of on-boarding in digital roll-outs
  • Unify data sets across hospitals to ensure contemporary patient data and fluent care
Chris O’Donnell, Director of Nursing – Practice Innovation at Queensland Health

Chris O’Donnell

Director of Nursing – Practice Innovation
Queensland Health

Dr Linda De George-Walker, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Metro South Health

Dr Linda De George-Walker

Director, Strategic Partnerships
Metro South Health

Nicole Latham, Training & Adoption Manager at eHealth Queensland

Nicole Latham

Training & Adoption Manager
eHealth Queensland

Christine McCormack, Redesign Manager at Metro South Health

Christine McCormack

Redesign Manager
Metro South Health

10:40 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking

An effectively structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

11:00 am - 11:30 am Networking Morning Tea

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Spoilt for Choice: How to Make Those Difficult Investment Decisions in Technology to Drive Effective ICT Procurement

There’s a lot of digital innovation out there but how do you decide what to buy, when to buy and how to implement it? Metro South Health employs a range of strategies to ensure effective ICT procurement. Learn how to:

  • Avoid typical pitfalls in technology investments, such as knowing when it’s the right time to invest and having the right expertise to implement, maintain and follow through
  • Conduct a robust procurement process to help realise benefits from technology investments
  • Establish sound evaluation methods to determine if it meets your needs at the right cost
Cameron Ballantine, Chief Information Officer at Metro South Health

Cameron Ballantine

Chief Information Officer
Metro South Health

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Learn How to Drive Digital Transformation to Deliver Better Value and Patient Experiences

The way we deliver healthcare is rapidly transforming as a result of digital innovation. Learn how Metro North Health Service is riding the wave of digital innovation to:

  • Support decision-making at the bedside and streamline clinical workflows
  • Integrate with other services and research facilities to innovate and deliver value
  • Transform clinical outcomes as it creates better quality and efficiency of care, better population health and a better experience for our patients
A/Prof Clair Sullivan, Chief Digital Health Officer at Metro North Hospital and Health Service

A/Prof Clair Sullivan

Chief Digital Health Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Challenges and Opportunity to Bring Care into the Community with Australia’s First Integrated Pre-Hospital EMR

Torres Cape Health Service is bringing the focus back to the patient and community despite overwhelming odds with what could be Australia’s first integrated pre-hospital care EMR and remote health innovation. Learn about the opportunity to:

  • Use predictive and prescriptive medicine to facilitate a better understanding of the mechanisms and profiles of injury and disease and enable proactive and more targeted strategically planning
  • Overcome challenges akin to a rural health system, including a wide spectrum of digital literacy,  limited bandwidth and unreliable ICT infrastructure
  • Use remote health innovation to achieve interoperability among staff and platforms across all disciplines
David Bullock, Chief Information Officer at Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

David Bullock

Chief Information Officer
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Solution Provider Session

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Top Tips for Overcoming ICT Commissioning Challenges in Large Digital Hospitals

Drawing from his experience at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Children’s Hospital Queensland and Herston Quarter Redevelopment, Peter will share lesson learnt in overcoming inherent ICT commissioning challenges. Learn how to:

  • Achieve high level coverage of IT services by converging systems so they can interact and share data
  • Achieve high levels of dependency on finalising workflow 
  • Appropriately assign responsibilities between multiple IT stakeholders and integrate the various components to ensure seamless operations
Peter Ganter, Director ICT - STARS at Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Peter Ganter

Director ICT - STARS
Metro North Hospital and Health Service

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Be Visionary with Big Data: Innovative Ways to Collate, Analyse and Use Big Data to Improve Care Delivery

Logan Hospital is paving the way for Queensland by experimenting with big data analytics and innovative ways to use and display data through devices and dashboards. Learn how to:

  • Collate data from multiple sources to produce meaningful analytics
  • Forecast medium and long terms trends to allocate resources and plan effectively
  • Improve technology infrastructure to ensure data stability and access to information
Darren Clark, Nursing Director – Medical Services at Metro South Health

Darren Clark

Nursing Director – Medical Services
Metro South Health

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Gold Coast Health’s 10 Year Road Map to Drive Digital Innovation through their iEMR

Gold Coast Health’s ten year roadmap for digital innovation will help them transition into a digital operating model that enables them to leverage iEMR to its full potential. Learn how their strategy will: 

  • Improve the quality of information capture coming out of the iEMR
  • Reduce the cost of healthcare and medication error through prediction and prevention
  • Bring the hospital to home with remote monitoring, virtual reality and IoT to improve patient safety and experiences

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Networking Drinks