27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane

David Sinclair

Executive Director – Capital and Asset Services
QLD Health

Digital Healthcare: Plenary Day Two - 29 November 2018

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

10:10 AM Panel Discussion: Delivering Healthcare Services in Regional Areas – Ensuring Technology Investments are Fit for Purpose and Sustainable

 In cities, there is the assumption that we are always connected. However, the country side will inevitably experience black spots, which impacts the reliability, quality and safety of healthcare service delivery. In light of this need to build and integrate technology that is fit for purpose in regional areas, this panel will discuss:

  • Establishing metrics for ROI of telemedicine such as utilisation rate, patient satisfaction, prescription rate and clinician response time; and benchmarking against them for best practice
  • Delivering EMR in remote areas and technology barriers and the impact of distance on timeliness and reliability of data sharing, network speed and interfacing with other systems
  • Human resource barriers, including digital literacy and adjusting to new work processes
  • Decentralising technology services so that remote areas receive the same level of equity as cities
  • The need to build a capacity to sustain and support EMR in remote areas


Health Facility Design and Development: Plenary Day One - 28 November 2018

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

3:30 PM Case Study: Adopting the “Whole of Lifecycle” Mindset to Asset Management to Place Sustainability and Maintenance at Front of Mind

Ongoing maintenance is an incessant struggle as hospitals become increasingly expensive and complex. Irrespective of the scale of the project, we must consider the true lifecycle cost of the asset and apply it to both digital and build environments. With reference to current city and rural sites, David will discuss how you can extract more value for money while creating a sustainable and maintainable asset:

  • Opportunities for significant savings and efficiencies by adopting this model of thinking upfront in the early stages of planning to reduce risk of operational failures
  • Benefit vs. cost analysis – the difference between not funding maintenance properly relative to the early failure of the building itself or components within the building
  • How to develop an appropriate asset management and maintenance plan to effectively manage your whole of life building and infrastructure costs, and leverage continuous improvement opportunities through benchmarking and performance review

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining David.

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