Swissôtel SYDNEY | 28 - 29 April 2016 ATC 2016 @hisa_atc #atc16

Healthcare – tear down the walls!

Telehealth – Scalable. Routinised. Personalised.


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The Hon. Jillian Skinner MP

NSW Minister for Health


BIO »Jillian Skinner began her career as a journalist in Melbourne, becoming the first woman journalist on the Victorian Parliamentary Press Gallery. She later worked as a journalist in Adelaide, Sydney and South East Asia before operating her own editorial, strategic planning and marketing consultancy. She held the role of Director of the New South Wales Office of Youth Affairs and has served on bodies such as the New South Wales Women’s Advisory Council and the New South Wales Youth Advisory Council. In 1994, Jillian was first elected to the NSW Parliament as Member for North Shore. She has been re-elected by the electorate six times. Jillian has more experience in the health field than any other politician in Australia, having first been appointed Shadow Minister for Health in 1995. In 2011, she was appointed NSW Minister for Health as well as the first dedicated Minister for Medical Research in the state or nation. She served as Deputy Leader of the NSW Parliamentary Liberal Party for six years. Jillian’s achievements as NSW Minister for Health include: • record health spending to deliver tens of thousands more emergency department treatments, hospital admissions and elective surgeries.
• an unprecedented hospital building program which will exceed $10 billion in two terms. • devolving the NSW health system so Local Health Districts have responsibility for operational matters such as budgets, workforce and patient care. • greater engagement in decision making by clinicians and staff, which has boosted morale and encourages innovation and new models of care to flourish.


Prof Paul Frijters

Professor of Health Economics
University of Queensland


BIO »Paul is a Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, as well as an Adjunct Professor of the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University. His CV includes numerous publications in top economic journals, journalistic articles in the Australian and other newspapers, and media interviews with the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal (among others). He was also voted Australia’s best economist under 40 in 2009. He is the author of the book “An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks” as well as contributing to several textbooks.

Scaling up

Prof Mohamed Khadra

Professor and Head of Surgery
Sydney Medical School


BIO »Professor Mohamed Khadra is Professor and Head of Surgery at the University of Sydney and Head of Urology at the Nepean Hospital in Sydney. He is a member of the Boards of the Bureau of Health Information, the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney, Pavilion Health Pty Ltd and the Sydney University Representative on Standards Australia. Professor Khadra has a Bachelor in Medicine, postgraduate degrees in Computing and Education and a PhD in the neurophysiology of the bladder. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian Collect of Surgeons and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Building a large scale service change

Andrew Slater

Homecare Medical (New Zealand)

BIO »In his roles at St John New Zealand, Vigil Monitoring, and now leading Homecare Medical in developing and delivering a new integrated national telehealth service, Andrew’s focus is always on doing the right thing for patients and the sector, a passion for better, being motivated by quality, and pokohiwi ki pokohiwi (standing shoulder to shoulder). He’s been described as a disruptive visionary – which is true but makes him cringe.

Extending the reach of primary care

Jason Trethowan

Chief Executive Officer
Western Victoria Primary Health Network


BIO »Jason Trethowan was appointed CEO of Western Victoria Primary Health Network in June 2015, with the organisation established on 1 July 2015. Previously, Jason was the CEO of Barwon Medicare Local and held this position from 2011. Jason led the organisation, collaborating closely with local community and health industry partners to strengthen the primary care system. Prior to Barwon Medical Local Jason was the CEO of Geelong Practitioner’s Association from 2007 – 2011 where he led the establishment of Australia’s leading headspace site (Barwon) from May 2007 and led the advocacy for and establishment of a $7M GP Super Clinic which opened in August 2010. Jason’s experience includes partnerships, business operations, health system innovation and corporate governance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and a Bachelor of Health Information Management. Jason is currently a Board Member of the G21 Geelong Region Alliance, a council member of the Australian Health and Hospital Association and also a Steering committee member of the Western Alliance Steering Committee.

The opportunities and
next steps

Leigh Donoghue

ATC 2016


BIO »Leigh Donoghue, Chair, ATC.

Home medical

Dr Andrew Lin

Founder and CEO


BIO »Dr Lin is the CEO and Founder of CliniCloud Inc., a health-tech start-up based in Melbourne. CliniCloud makes a connected medical kit which includes a digital stethoscope and forehead thermometer that integrates with the CliniCloud smartphone app. CliniCloud recently raised US$5M in venture funding. Andrew received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, and did his research in treatment of Multiple Sclerosis using Alemtuzumab at the University of Cambridge. He was also a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, and worked at the World Health Organization in Manila before founding CliniCloud.

CliniCloud develops modern home health technology.”

A clinical practitioners perspective

Dr Shannon Nott

Founding Co-Chair
Future Health Leaders


BIO »Dr Shannon Nott is a rural generalist trainee based in Dubbo NSW. He is a passionate rural and remote health advocate who has spent his entire medical career pushing for improvements in rural and remote communities. He has held many leadership roles being Co-Chair of the National Rural Health Students’ Network, Rural and Indigenous Officer for the Australian Medical Students’ Association and most recently the Founder Chair of Future Health Leaders working closely with the former Health Workforce Australia. Shannon has won multiple awards for his work in rural communities including being a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. He has recently completed a Churchill Fellowship in telehealth for rural and remote communities and is working with Western NSW Local Health District on their telehealth plan. In his spare time, Shannon is a keen adventurer with him this year riding in the Mongol Derby to raise funds for mental health programs for rural youth through Batyr.

Delivering better health outcomes

Susan Burke

A/ Associate Director, Integrated Care
NSW Ministry of Health


BIO »Susan Burke is a senior executive in NSW Ministry of Health committed to enhancing consumer experience, improving health outcomes and managing the cost of delivering publicly funded services. She is responsible for integrated care policy in the Ministry and is an advocate for using innovative technology to deliver NSW Government policy objectives. Susan manages NSW Health’s shareholder relationship with Healthdirect Australia and chairs one of its jurisdictional governance committees.

Digital technology provides tools for delivering better health outcomes. These tools can make evidence-based care scalable, routinised and personalised.”

Consumer led

Prof Anton Donker

General Manager Digital Services & Chief Information Officer, Healthdirect Australia


BIO »Anton Donker is a change agent, who has been identifying and exploiting opportunities through technology for over three decades. In his role at Healthdirect Australia, Anton is tasked with delivery of substantial national services including a National Health Services Directory, health and aged care information and advice gateways, symptom checkers, population planners and video consulting capabilities. His experience includes whole-of-government responsibilities for ICT, information strategy and communications, and introducing some of the worlds most extensive and successful telehealth programs.

Long queues, long commutes, other people’s deadlines, high costs and poor experiences: health care no longer needs to feel like banking 40 years ago.”

Consumer led

Narelle Leong

General Manager Telehealth
Telstra Health


BIO »Narelle Leong is Head of Telehealth for Telstra Health. She joined Telstra Health in 2013 years ago when it was originally formed and has been leading Telehealth division since 2015. She has worked in a variety of roles and industries including telco, media, investment banking, strategy consulting and the public sector, primarily focusing on growth strategies and especially within industries undergoing significant points of inflexion. Narelle holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Public Administration (Executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management (University of NSW).

Successes and lessons

A/Prof Andrew Kornberg

Director, RCH Global
Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne)


BIO »Andrew Kornberg is a paediatric neurologist with 25 years experience. Andrew was the Director of Neurology at RCH for the last 15 years and is currently Director of RCH Global. Andrew is dedicated to the RCH and paediatrics and leads numerous initiatives including telehealth and global health. His major goal over the next two years is to entrench telehealth in business as usual clinical activities.

Telehealth is just another service delivery mode and, for sustainability, needs to be integrated as ‘business as usual’.”

Successes and lessons

Susan Jury

Telehealth Program Manger
Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne)

@siouxz24twitt | @RCHMelbourne

BIO »Susan is an NZ and US Registered Nurse, with a Master of Public Health degree and Graduate Certificate in eHealthcare. She has worked in New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and Australia. In 2012 she established RCH telehealth and has since delivered a range of private consultancy telehealth educational packages and services. Susan is a member of the Australasian Telehealth Society Scientific Committee and the National Telehealth Working Group, providing recommendations to the National Health CIO Forum on telehealth strategy.

Telehealth is just another service delivery mode and, for sustainability, needs to be integrated as ‘business as usual’.”

Building sustainable and scalable telehealth services

Julia Martinovich

Telehealth Implementation Officers
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation


BIO »Julia Martinovich, is currently the one of the Telehealth Implementation Officers at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation. She is a speech pathologist by background, and has had experience developing speech pathology services via telehealth, in her previous role at Royal Far West. She has experience in the implementation of a multitude of initiatives with a specific focus on telehealth.

Building sustainable and scalable telehealth services

Chloe Moddel

Telehealth Implementation Officers
NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

BIO »Chloe Moddel has both a health and social science background. Chloe has been working in the telehealth space managing and developing educational programs and developing telehealth clinical services for almost 8 yearswithin state and federal government. She one of the Telehealth Implementation Officers at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, assisting with the development of telehealth services to deliver health services within Models of Care.

Redesign your service workshop

Alicia Curry

The Checkley Group

BIO »Alicia is a Director of The Checkley Group. Originally trained as a Nurse, she has clinical experience working in ICU, emergency, surgery, primary and community care. She has spent the last 15 years working on a range of high profile IT projects both in Australia and in the UK. These have ranged from Patient Administration Systems through to full Electronic Medical Records. She has a particular interest in telehealth solutions.

Redesign your service workshop

Bruce Pedersen

Managing Director
The Checkley Group

BIO »Bruce is the Managing Director of The Checkley Group, a specialist Health IT consultancy. Bruce works extensively with clients around Australia on digital health and e-Health strategies. He has recently completed strategies and reviews for Sydney Adventist Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, e-Health New South Wales, the Clinical Excellence Commission, and many others. His background also includes three years as Program Director for the Electronic Medical Record implementation across NSW, where he was responsible for the first 50 successful go lives across the state.

Business case for scale workshop

Dr Travis Grant

Healthcare Consulting Partner


BIO »With over 22 years of healthcare experience, Travis’ specialty is in large scale clinical transformation – including from strategy, business cases and eHealth strategy at various levels of the healthcare system (hospitals, state-wide, and national) through to the delivery of clinical change. Travis has had project leadership roles with diverse technologies, including Electronic Medical Records, Electronic Health Records & Telehealth.

Evidence suggests telehealth should be seen as a routine method of delivering clinical care.”

Technology Demonstration

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer

Project Director Coviu


BIO »Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is WebRTC Project Director at Data61, CSIRO’s digital productivity business unit. Her team have created the video collaboration spin-in Coviu which is re-inventing video consultations for the age of connected health. Silvia has a background in Web video standards and accessibility, having served as a co-editor of the HTML5 specification at the W3C and published two books on HTML5 video. In the past, she has worked for Mozilla, Google, NICTA and founded Vquence, a business in video metadata. Coviu is her second startup and it aims at bringing scale to telehealth capabilities of Australian health professionals via a video consultation interface that is based on components specific to health specialisations.

Technology Demonstration

William Grant

Senior Business Development Manager
Tunstall Healthcare


BIO »As Senior Business Development Manager, William contributes to the overall growth of the business, focusing on new partnerships across Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. He has a Bachelor of Communications (Marketing) from UNISA (University of South Africa) and is currently completing an MBA (USQ). Will has over 10 years of industry experience in health, community and disability services, and began his career with Tunstall UK. Will delivers a high standard of service with an emphasis on meeting corporate client objectives, delivering tailored solutions across the areas of health, community, and disability.

Q&A Panel: How do we tear down the barriers?

Chris Ryan

Video Consulting Program Director
Healthdirect Australia


BIO »Coming from a rural health background, Chris is strongly motivated to bring the benefits of telehealth to everyone, as part of supporting a sustainable, equitable, modern health system.
As Healthdirect Australia’s Video Consulting Program Director, Chris is tasked with achieving the well-recognised benefits from consumer-centred telehealth on a population scale, by ensuring that everyone can take advantage of accessing health care services in this way, whenever it makes sense to do so.

Consumer-centred telehealth at scale requires a genuine paradigm shift in thinking and approach.”

Q&A Panel: How do we tear down the barriers?

Dr James Freeman

GP2U Telehealth


BIO »Dr James Freeman. Founder, GP2U Telehealth

Q&A Panel: How do we tear down the barriers?

Gary Morgan

Founder and Executive Director
MPT Innovation Group

@morgan_gary | @RCHMelbourne

BIO »Gary Morgan, Founder and Executive Director, MPT Innovation Group.

Integrating services and primary care – opportunity and change

Prof Yogi Kanagasingam

Research Director
The Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO


BIO »Prof Yogesan has developed medical technologies from bench to bed and one of his inventions is used by NASA in the International Space Station. He was the Australian of the Year finalist from WA (2015) and also WA Business Leader of the Year finalist in 2014 for his contribution to Medical Sciences and prevention of blindness. He is the Research Director of the Australian e-Health Research Centre. Yogi is a member of the HISA WA Committee, and a committee member and founding past president of the Australasian Telehealth Society. He is a Visiting Scholar to Harvard University and Professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame. He was a Fulbright scholar to Stanford University School of Medicine and a NHMRC Research Fellow.

Integrating services and primary care – opportunity and change

Dr Robert Dunlop

Clinical Director
Elsevier Clinical Solutions


BIO »Dr Robert Dunlop is Clinical Director of Elsevier Clinical Solutions. Robert has been leading the development of the Arezzo active clinical decision support technology since 2000 at business solutions software company InferMed, which is now part of Elsevier. Robert has an extensive clinical background in general internal medicine and palliative care, having worked in several major London teaching hospitals and at St Christopher’s Hospice. Before joining InferMed, Robert had been involved in developing knowledge bases and clinical decision support applications with the Advanced Computation Laboratory, Cancer Research UK.

Integrating services and primary care – opportunity and change

Penelope Watson

Workforce Development Consultant
Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation


BIO »Penelope has worked in the health sector for many years in a variety of roles including Telehealth Support Officer RWAV, Rural Workforce Manager RWAV and the Accreditation Manager PMCV. For the last two years Penelope has worked on implementing the headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation National Telehealth Service as the Telehealth Practice Manager. Penelope loves technology, has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Info Systems but tries not to be seduced by its magic as she believes change management is more important than the actual IT solution.

There should be no mystery about telehealth; its just another way of delivering a service to those who need it the most.”

Integrating services and primary care – opportunity and change

Dr Ben Hurst


@bhurst2001 | @HotDocOnline

BIO »Born into a medical family spanning spanning 3 generations, Ben worked in Forensic Psychiatry and Emergency before retiring his stethoscope to found HotDoc in 2012. HotDoc has successfully helped over 3,000 GPs improve their relationship with patients, and in 2015 raised a Series A round to expand HotDoc across Australia.

Allied health and community: Leading the change

Marijn Kortekaas

Partner and Program Director Asia Pacific


BIO »Marijn is Partner & Program Director Asia Pacific with Physitrack, a global digital therapeutics platform used by thousands of practitioners around the world to prescribe clinical exercise programs to patients and track patient adherence, pain levels and other outcomes in real-time. Marijn is passionate about improving patient experiences and outcomes through technology and sees telehealth as a critical component in this.

Telehealth offers patients convenience and relevance, which is fundamental in improving outcomes and creating a sustainable healthcare system.”

Allied health and community: Leading the change

Prof Roslyn Boyd

Professor of Cerebral Palsy Research
The University of Queensland

BIO »Roslyn Boyd is the Professor of Cerebral Palsy & Rehabilitation Research in the School of Medicine, and Scientific Director of the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Ros has undertaken over 14 randomised clinical trials testing the efficacy of novel interventions for children with cerebral palsy (novel upper limb rehabilitation, Botulinum toxin A, web based multi-modal training) and for infants at risk of early brain injury (Early intervention, Action-observation training, Positive Parenting). Her studies have combined clinical outcomes with an understanding of the neural mechanisms underpinning intervention with use of Advanced Brain Imaging (functional MRI, Diffusion Imaging, CP connectome). A recent focus has been elucidating the brain structure and function relationship to individualised interventions and towards very early detection of Cerebral Palsy at 30 weeks PMA. Dr Boyd has achieved 12 NHMRC project grants and over $29m in funding over her career. She has published over 185 peer reviewed publications including 105 in the last 5 years (H index=32, Researcher ID: A-4498-2011). She has been honoured for her research with a the Gayle Arnold Award at the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (2010, 2011, 2015). She is the most published researcher in the topic “Cerebral Palsy” over the last 10 and 20 years (Google Scholar).

Web based rehabilitation programs such as the Mitti: Move it to Improve it program provides opportunities for children to access additional intensive multimodal rehabilitation across metropolitan and remote/isolated areas. In two large randomised trials children improved motor and process skills, physical capacity but not executive function.”

Allied health and community: Leading the change

Prof Stuart Smith

Professor of Disruptive Technology
Faculty of Arts and Business, University of the Sunshine Coast

@StuSmith2454 | @usceduau

BIO »Professor Stuart Smith has a PhD in Psychology (visual neuroscience) from Macquarie University (2000) and an MSc in Psychology (vestibular research) from the University of Sydney (1995). Prof Smith was selected from an internationally competitive field for a postdoctoral research fellowship at NASA’s Ames Research Centre (2000-2002). Between 2002-2007 he held academic teaching posts in Psychology at Trinity College and University College Dublin, Ireland. In 2008 he was awarded a highly competitive National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Award-Industry, the first administered by the University of New South Wales. Prof Smith is an acknowledged as a leading international researcher in the areas of telehealth technology and the development of interactive digital technologies that can be applied to health. He has published 53 articles including 36 refereed papers, 6 book chapters and 11 peer reviewed conference proceedings. His research publications have been cited in the scientific literature 999 times up until 2 November 2015 and he has a H-index of 18. Since 2006 he has been awarded 15 grants as a Chief Investigator totalling about AUD$29 million. Most recently Prof Smith is a Chief Investigator on a €4,3M European Horizon2020 grant, My Active and Healthy Ageing. Following his role as Director of the University of Tasmania’s HEALTHY Research Centre (2013-2015), Stuart has recently moved to the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where he is now Professor of Disruptive Technologies. Professor Smith’s research interests range from understanding the biological basis of posture control in older adults to reduce their risk of falls though the development and use of virtual reality environments to deliver education and training programs, implementation of novel sensing and computing technologies to keep older adults living independently, well and productive through to the role that interactive digital games can be used to engage people in repetitive exercise programs such as those prescribed for rehabilitation following stroke. He is particularly interested to explore ways in which technology can be used to address ‘real world’ challenges of aged and disability service provision.

Consumer technology and wellness management

A/Prof Valerie Gay

Director, mobile Health Lab
University of Technology Sydney


BIO »Leading researchers focusing on the use of mobile technology and data analysis to offer better and more personalised advice and care. Their current work harnesses data from mobile devices, wearable technology and electronic health records to offer a better and more holistic view on someone’s wellness. Founder of, Director of the mobile Health Lab at University of Technology Sydney.

Apps will disrupt healthcare by empowering users and helping them take control of their health.”

Consumer technology and wellness management

Dr Peter Leijdekkers

Technical Director, mobile Health Lab
University of Technology Sydney


BIO »Leading researchers focusing on the use of mobile technology and data analysis to offer better and more personalised advice and care. Their current work harnesses data from mobile devices, wearable technology and electronic health records to offer a better and more holistic view on someone’s wellness. Founder of, Technical Director of the mobile Health Lab at University of Technology Sydney.

Apps will disrupt healthcare by empowering users and helping them take control of their health.”

Consumer technology and wellness management

Dr Nikhil Pooviah

Founder and CEO

@nik_pooviah | @CancerAid_app

BIO »Dr Nikhil Pooviah is the Founder and CEO of CancerAid. He currently works as a Radiation Oncology Advanced Trainee at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

CancerAid is an app for cancer patients and their caregivers to improve cancer care on a global scale. It is a first-of-its kind innovation that specifically targets disease illness uncertainty.”

Consumer technology and wellness management

Tim Blake

Managing Director
Semantic Consulting


BIO »Tim is an engaged patient and the Managing Director of Semantic Consulting, a consulting firm focused on leading digital change in healthcare. Tim is passionate about enabling engaged patients, the use of mobile solutions in health, consumer health technology, precision medicine, consumer genomics and many other components of digital health that are disrupting healthcare in positive and exciting ways.

The health system can only be radically changed through action by health consumers.”

Medical, nursing and health at home

Lisa Capamagian

Corporate Development Manager
Tunstall Healthcare


BIO »As Corporate Development Manager of Tunstall Healthcare, Lisa is responsible for the development of new business strategies in the Asia Pacific region. She is also responsible for project management of telehealth and telecare implementations, and has managed large scale government funded telehealth programmes including; Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local Diabetes In-Home Management Trial, DVA CVC In-home Telemonitoring Trial, Western Health Home Therapies utilising Tele-Health Guidance and Monitoring Project (HUG Project), and Integrated Living and New England Medicare Local Staying Strong Program. Lisa joined Tunstall in 2006, with 20 years of sales, marketing and management experience in a variety of industries including: health, food manufacturing, travel, gaming and media. Lisa has a degree in health science and a post graduate degree in communications. She is a passionate advocate for proactive health care management and health promotion.

Telehealth monitoring can provide a more detailed picture of a person and their healthcare needs.”

Medical, nursing and health at home

Fiona Hearn

Executive General Manager Care Innovation and Quality
Royal District Nursing Service

BIO »Fiona has broad experience in community care. Fiona has represented community nursing in a range of Government policy areas including aged care, veterans care, chronic disease management, post hospital and palliative care. Fiona has a keen interest in clinical quality and risk management and provides leadership to RDNS clinical programs. Fiona is interested in the development of community services and has held a number of positions on Boards of Management for Community and Rural Health Services.

Medical, nursing and health at home

Mr Ashley Young

Senior Business Analyst Clinical Telehealth
Hunter New England Local Health District


BIO »Ashley began his career as a pathology scientist, moving into redesign project management and IT system design and implementation. In 2012 he began the implementation of clinical telehealth in Hunter New England Health, a service that has successfully delivered thousands of services to patients in their homes, community health, GP practices, Aboriginal Medical Services and Aged Care Facilities. His work has seen him awarded Collaborative Leader of the Year in 2015, and a finalist in the Premier’s Award for ‘Making NSW a Better Place to Live’.

Telehealth is just a mode of clinical communication, so why the challenge to normalise?”

Medical, nursing and health at home

Joshua Sacks

Telehealth Coordinator
Fiona Stanley Hospital


BIO »Josh is the Telehealth Coordinator at the Fiona Stanley Hospital where he works closely with health professionals and various Western Australian Health service providers to promote the use and benefits of telehealth. Josh started his career at one of Australia’s leading independent strategic advisory practices, where he gained significant experience implementing measures to improve the financial and operational procedures of businesses across a range of industries en route to becoming a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia. Prior to taking up his position as Telehealth Coordinator, Josh spent time at one of Australia’s leading listed healthcare companies, where his role was to improve the day-to-day operations of large scale multidisciplinary medical centres in Victoria.