23 - 24 July, 2019 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC

Digital Healthcare Plenary Day One: Tuesday, 23 July 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 International Presentation: Mercy Virtual Care Center – Is Telemedicine the Future of Care?

Described as a “hospital without beds,” the Mercy Virtual Care Center is the World’s first facility dedicated to telehealth and is home to a large medical team with no patients. Hear how they make the future of care a reality, using highly sensitive two-way cameras, online-enabled instruments and real-time vital signs, and the impact this has on both clinicians and patients.

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

10:10 am - 10:50 am THE GREAT DEBATE: A Question of Medical Ethics – Does Constant Monitoring of our Health Do More Harm than Good?

New technological devices have the potential to improve patient safety, autonomy and connectivity.
However, this is pitted against encroachment on an individual’s privacy and risk to patient data security.
Consisting of two teams of three, this session will addressthe contending arguments for and against constant health monitoring in an entertaining new format!

10:50 am - 11:10 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!

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking Morning Tea

11:40 am - 12:10 pm SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: The Future of Medicine – CRISPR, Brain-Computer Interfaces, AI

Erwin Loh, Group Chief Medical Officer & Group General Manager of Clinical Governance at St Vincent's Health Australia

Erwin Loh

Group Chief Medical Officer & Group General Manager of Clinical Governance
St Vincent's Health Australia

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm CAMPFIRE SESSION: Digital Disruption in Australia –A Myth or Opportunity?

It’s said that digital disruption provides an $8.7 Trillion opportunity in digital health. But where are we with digital disruption in Australia? This session is designed to drive your own learning by giving you the opportunity to share experiences and discuss challenges with the presenter and your peers in an interactive discussion group format:

  • Disruption – why is it so challenging in Australian healthcare? 
  • Are there other barriers to implementing a successful disruption strategy?
  • What can the health sector do differently to foster digital disruption?
Zoltan Kokai, Executive Director – Information, Technology and Capital Projects at Eastern Health

Zoltan Kokai

Executive Director – Information, Technology and Capital Projects
Eastern Health

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm BIG DATA: Transition to an Analytics Data Warehouse to Make the Most of EMR Data

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) is part of a collaborative effort to build Australia’s most innovative and translational paediatric research hub. A key focus is around making the most of their EMR to improve clinical operations, patient care and outcomes:

  • Key design considerations in the early stages of creating the database including high level categorisation of use cases to predict children ‘at risk’
  • How the database will enable advanced analytics integration to inform real-time decision making
  • The benefits of partnering with clinicians to co-design the solution
Jane Shrapnel, Statistician at The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Jane Shrapnel

The Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm BIG DATA: How to Develop a Single Application for Viewing and Sharing Patient Data

Learn how Queensland Health is centralising data across the state by: 

  • Having a dedicated DevOps team to continuously develop the system and embed contemporary IT practices
  • Overcoming challenges during development with negotiations and clinical prioritisation around data
  • Supporting clinicians, patients and the practice with seamless access to and sharing of data and improved quality of care
Morgan Donohue, Director at eHealth Queensland

Morgan Donohue

eHealth Queensland

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm PEOPLE: A Devolved System and the Digital Transformation in Regional and Rural Victoria

With Victoria’s devolved health system, how working in a structured partnership arrangement to digital transformation is no small feat. Learn how the Central Hume Partnership provides the region with:

  • Support for each hospital’s patient and information flows
  • Clinical services integration opportunities
  • Standardised protocols
  • Strong and healthy relationships between health services
  • Optimised patient care
  • Alignment of Digital Health objectives
Jorge Silveira, Chief Information Officer at Northeast Health Wangaratta

Jorge Silveira

Chief Information Officer
Northeast Health Wangaratta

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Networking Afternoon Tea

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm CROSS-INDUSTRY PANEL: The Industry-Government’s Response to the Nation’s Biggest Threat

From a law enforcement perspective, this panel will discuss how industry-government engagement is currently addressing the next generation of cyber threats and how it will impact healthcare, including the:

  • Evidentiary capture of attacks against systems as early as possible
  • Early reporting to authorities
  • Importance of upgrading and protection processes
  • Australian Cyber Security Centre agenda that draws on the expertise of the ICT community, law enforcement, defence, universities, security agencies and international partners

Federal Agent Spiros Drossos

Team Leader - Cyber Crime Operations
Australian Federal Police

This panel will feature leaders who are brave enough to share their own failures and how they were able to overcome them so that you don’t have to make the same mistake. Featuring EMR journeys at different stages of development and implementation, learn:

  1. What didn't work
  2. What could have been done differently
  3. What to keep in mind if you’re experiencing what they experienced
Helen Sinnott MACN, Chief Nursing & Midwifery Informatics Officer at Western Health

Helen Sinnott MACN

Chief Nursing & Midwifery Informatics Officer
Western Health

Lynne Keith, EMR Manager at Austin Health

Lynne Keith

EMR Manager
Austin Health

Amy McKimm, Acting Executive Director Information Development at Alfred Health

Amy McKimm

Acting Executive Director Information Development
Alfred Health

4:50 pm - 4:50 pm Networking Drinks