Clinical Informatics: Insights, innovations and leading change

Tuesday 19 November 2019 | The Playford Adelaide

REGISTER PROGRAM

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Futurist, Innovation Strategist, Author

Vision and the future of healthcare: Technology
trends and societal change

Matiu Bush

Deputy Director, Health Transformation Lab, RMIT University

Importance of design and patient narrative

Register now to Join us for this free one-day conference to hear about current developments and future directions of clinical informatics in the health sector.

Expert presenters will cover themes including:

  • Informatics as a driver for health reform
  • The importance of clinician-led change
  • Building workforce capacity and the emergence of new roles
  • Precision medicine, machine learning & artificial intelligence
  • Design and the patient narrative

This event will be live streamed to South Australian rural LHNs. Further information about registering for live streaming will be available in the coming weeks.

When and where?

Tuesday 19 November 2019
8:30am to 4:30pm

The Playford Adelaide
120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

  Presenters  

Prof Paddy Phillips

Prof Paddy Phillips

Commissioner, Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Bio

Professor Paddy Phillips PSM is the Commissioner for the newly established Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health, and was the Chief Public Health Officer for South Australia (2015-2019). He is also State Emergency Controller (Health) for South Australia.

As the Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Phillips had responsibility for health protection and licensing, communicable diseases, emergency management as well as blood, organ and tissue programs.

Other roles Professor Phillips has undertaken have been was Chief Medical Officer for SA (2008-2019), Professor and Head of Medicine, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide (1997-2007). He has also held senior clinical academic posts at the University of Melbourne followed by Oxford University and is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University, USA.

He has chaired or been a member of a number of national committees and remains clinically active in Acute General Medicine.

His aim is to build a better health system through leadership, innovation, collaboration and governance.
Respected by colleagues, government, the media and South Australian community, in 2016 Professor Phillips was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the area of health services.

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Anders Sörman-Nilsson

Futurist, Innovation Strategist, Author

Bio
As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson (LLB MBA) has become a valued strategist to Fortune 500s and ASX leaders, converting provocative questions into proactive, predictive strategies. A global thought leader since 2005, Anders works across four continents as a speaker, futurist and author.

Anders is an active member of TEDGlobal and has keynoted at TEDx in the United States and Australia, was nominated for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader in 2019, and was the keynote speaker at the G20’s Y20 Summit in Australia. His presentations are meticulously researched, highly energetic and always fascinating with content tailored to the audience, which is why clients like Apple, Cisco, Mercedes Benz, Hilton, SAP, Gartner and Macquarie Bank have turned to Anders over the years to help them to push the bounds of the status quo — translating research into valuable foresight and business impact.

Featured regularly in international media including Monocle, Business Insider, Sky News Business, CIO Magazine and BOSS, Anders has authored two books; Digilogue: how to win the digital minds and analogue hearts of tomorrow’s customer and Thinque Funky: upgrade your thinking. His new book is out and it is called: Seamless: A Hero’s Journey of Digital Disruption, Adaptation and Human Transformation.

Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Deputy Director, Health Transformation Lab, RMIT University

Bio
Matiu founded One Good Street, a social networking platform to encourage neighbour initiated care for older residents at risk of social isolation and loneliness. Matiu is the Deputy Director of the Health Transformation Lab at RMIT, designing towards cultures of innovation and creativity in healthcare. Matiu has a Master’s degree in Public Health and broad clinical and managerial nursing experience, including working in Tijuana, Mexico with Nobel Prize Laureate Mother Teresa in international border aid, and as an emergency, oncology, intensive care nurse and is a sexual health Nurse Practitioner.

Matiu contributes to health system innovation through involvement with Better Care Victoria as a board member and the Emerging Leaders Clinical Advisory Committee. Matiu is a Rotarian and a member of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and mentors the next generation of undergraduate and postgraduate science students through the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health Mentoring Program.

Jennifer Hurley

Jennifer Hurley

Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, SA Health

Bio

Jenny’s working career is diverse, commencing in her hometown of Broken Hill then continuing her professional journey in paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and midwifery at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Adelaide.

Jenny has worked in a range of settings interstate, internationally and in regional Australia. Prior to joining SA Health, Jenny was responsible for clinical, operational and financial leadership for nursing and midwifery services across administration, nursing informatics, perioperative services, medicine and surgical services.

Throughout Jenny’s leadership career she has been a passionate advocate for nurses and midwives. She is a visionary leader continually and passionately working to enhance the role, value and profile of nurses and midwives in all settings. She is driven to progress and empower the professions of nursing and midwifery as a system influencer.

Jenny’s academic career has included certificates in Midwifery and Paediatric Nursing, graduate diploma in High Dependency and Ambulatory Care Nursing and a Master of Health Administration.

A/Prof Niranjan Bidargaddi

A/Prof Niranjan Bidargaddi

College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

Bio

Niranjan Bidargaddi, BEng C.Sc, PhD is the Associate Professor of Digital Health at College of Medicine and Public Health Flinders University, jointly appointed with Country Health SA LHN. He is a health informatics expert with over 10 years research experience in digital health and in translating technology from public research settings into commercial products. He leads the Personal Health Informatics lab based at Flinders Digital Health Research Centre Tonsley and SAHMRI. His research has been translated into digital health resources, such as the personalised ‘mental health tools and apps’ recommendation service now available on reachout.com.au, accessed by approximately 1.2 million/ years, predominantly young Australians under distress.

He trained as a Computer Science Engineer, holds a PhD from Monash University (2007), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at CSIRO in e-health (2008). Between 2009 to 2016, he worked in a largely operational health informatics role in South Australian Health Department, initially as an informatics advisor (2009-2010) and subsequently as Head of Mental Health Informatics Unit (2011-Jun 2016), and has an extensive track record in translating emerging technologies to improve diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders. He was awarded MRFF TRIP Fellowship to develop and translate a smartphone app which uses smartphone data to predict onset of mental health problems into clinical practice. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, received over $3M grant funding from industry, government and competitive funding sources (as the lead investigator). He is a Chief Investigator of the ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub on Digital Enhanced Living (2018-24), and has acted in leadership roles with three Cooperative Research Centres. He has also successfully translated ideas originating from research into commercial applications. He cofounded goAct, an Australian health IT software company.

Ken Saman

Ken Saman

CEO, Personify Care

Bio

CEO of Personify Care dedicated to ensuring patients get the best possible care beyond their hospital stay. With operations in Australia, NZ and US, we’re developing smart technology that helps healthcare teams better prepare patients before surgery and monitor their recovery post-discharge.

Tina Hardin

Tina Hardin

Executive Director - Clinical Informatics, Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Bio

Tina Hardin is the Executive Director, Clinical Informatics for the newly established Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health. She is a future thinking data analyst with a passion for using data and technology to inform excellence in clinical care.

Tina has worked with data for almost 20 years in health and has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business (Management Information Systems). She has led a range of business intelligence related projects and teams and has represented SA Health on various state and national committees.

She is looking forward to using her skills and experience to deliver a clinical informatics program that will help improve the health of South Australians.

Leanne Naaraat

Leanne Naaraat

Nursing Program Director, Nursing and Midwifery Office, SA Health

Bio

Leanne Naaraat is a Nursing Program Director in SA Health, Nursing and Midwifery Office. With over 20 years of experience in the South Australian public health system Leanne is recognised for her analytical skills, and expert knowledge in nursing informatics, systems and nursing resource management. Leanne has been involved in a number of state-wide projects and has held nursing management roles in both Country and Metropolitan South Australia.

Leanne has achieved Certified Health Informatician status, holds a graduate certificate in EHealth – Health Informatics and is currently working towards a Master in Health Information Management. Leanne sees technology and informatics as a key strategic priority and strives to build informatics capability and capacity within the nursing/midwifery workforce to ensure nurses and midwives are influential in leading digital change within our health service.

Mark Brommeyer

Mark Brommeyer

Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management, Flinders University

Bio

Mark has spent over thirty years in the health sector, with significant experience in E-Health strategy, change, training and risk management across primary, secondary and tertiary care. Mark has provided healthcare consultancy, training and change management services in public and private health sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, England, Ireland and Wales.

Mark is a Senior Lecturer in Health Care Management, Flinders University, where he has developed a Health Informatics course which he delivers in China, Singapore and Australia for the Master of Health Administration award, as well as lecturing in Clinical Governance and Risk Management.

Mark trained as a Registered Nurse, he is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics, a Fellow of the Institute of Management and Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Certified Health Informatician Australia (CHIA) and Chair of the CHIA Board. Mark is undertaking his Doctor of Philosophy research looking at Health Informatics Competencies for Health Service Managers.

Dr Shane Seabrook

Dr Shane Seabrook

Manager, CSIRO Futures

Bio
Shane is a Manager within CSIRO Futures, the strategic advisory arm of Australia’s national science agency. Shane has significant experience leading teams to deliver advice to senior stakeholders across government and industry. This has been focused on the assessment of opportunities and challenges facing the health, medical technology and cyber security sectors. Shane has delivered work in collaboration with the Department of Industry growth centres, the Defence Science and Technology Group, and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) under the Department of Health.
Dr Louise Schaper

Dr Louise Schaper

CEO, HISA

Bio

Dr Louise Schaper is on a mission to fix healthcare.

As leader of Australia’s peak body for digital health, Dr Louise Schaper, is a passionate advocate for the transformation of healthcare. As CEO of HISA she brings together world-class clinicians, researchers, innovators and organisations from across the biomedical, health and technology spectrum who are committed to the improvement of health outcomes enabled through innovative uses of technology and information. She is a facilitator, an innovator and a change agent who explores and leverages the convergence of people, systems and technologies in the transformation and future of health and medicine.

With a background as an occupational therapist, Louise has a PhD in technology acceptance among health professionals, is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics, a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Leadership Program, a Certified Health Informatician and a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow.

Louise is an in-demand speaker and writes for academic and industry publications. Louise is host of the popular Dissecting Digital Health podcast, she is always online, and yes, she does have the coolest job!

Dr Malcolm Pradhan

Dr Malcolm Pradhan

Chief Medical Officer, Alcidion

Bio

Malcolm is a medical practitioner with a PhD in Medical Informatics from Stanford University. He is a founding Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics, with 25 years experience in commercialising health care technologies.

He was previously a clinical lead for the National e-Health Transition Authority (NeHTA), and Associate Dean for IT in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide. Malcolm has a research background in Clinical Decision Support, Decision Theory, Bayesian networks and knowledge representation in health care.

In 2001 Malcolm co-founded Alcidion Corporation where he holds the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Alcidion is a Health Informatics company specialising in smart, simple and safe solutions for improving clinical care and supporting operational innovation. In his role at Alcidion he has overseen the development of the Miya Platform, a Health Informatics platform for clinical decision support and clinical workflow automation.

Malcolm believes that e-Health systems should play an active role in health care to support busy clinicians and patients achieve better health care. This requires an informatics platform that understand clinical information and patient context, and solutions that improve clinical productivity, rather than simply storing and passively displaying clinical data.

Key interests for Malcolm include deep interoperability that supports improving clinical workflows to improve clinical productivity, terminology, patient flow and predictive systems to minimise clinical risk.

Dr Isuru Ranasinghe

Dr Isuru Ranasinghe

Senior Cardiologist, Central Adelaide Local Health Network

Bio

Dr Ranasinghe is National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the Discipline of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He is a Senior Cardiologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital and leads the Health performance & Policy Research Unit at The Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Research which focuses on leveraging routinely collected healthcare data to generate research output that informs clinical and policy strategies to improve healthcare quality.

Prof Anthony Maeder

Prof Anthony Maeder

Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University

Bio
Anthony Maeder joined Flinders University in April 2016 as Chair in Digital Health Systems from Western Sydney University, where he founded the Telehealth Research and Innovation Laboratory (THRIL) in 2010. He was previously appointed as Research Director of the CSIRO Australian eHealth Research Centre in Brisbane, from 2004 to 2008. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He is currently a member of the Standards Australia IT-14 Health Informatics Committee. Professor Maeder was president of the Australasian Telehealth Society in the period 2010-2012, and joined the Governing Board of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in 2013. In 2015 he was appointed as the Fulbright Distinguished Professor in Life Sciences and Agriculture at Kansas State University.
Melissa Bradley

Melissa Bradley

Director, Quality and Practice Department for Child Protection, SA Health

Bio
Mel Bradley has been working with the Department for Child Protection since March 2018 as the Director of the Quality and Practice Directorate. Quality and Practice provides leadership, management and implementation of the quality agenda to support high quality, culturally responsive and safe practice to vulnerable and at-risk children, young people and their families in South Australia.

Prior to this Mel was employed as the Director, Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) from 2015 to 2018 and implemented a revised statewide Child and Family Health Model of Care based on a research partnership with The University of Adelaide’s BetterStart Research Group.

Mel has also held the role of Manager – Operations and Performance – headspace SA and led the implementation of the South Australian headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) and operational management of headspace centres.

Other leadership roles held include the Director, Service Planning and Primary Health and Principal Project Officer, Strategic Projects for the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network. Areas of focus include leading the implementation of the McCann Led Review of Non Hospital Based Services.

Mel is a Mental Health Clinician with tertiary qualifications from the University of South Australia.

Prof Eva Bezak

Prof Eva Bezak

Professor in Medical Radiation, University of South Australia

Bio
Eva Bezak is a Professor in Medical Radiations and Centre Director for Translational Cancer Research at the University of South Australia. Previously she was Chief Physicist at the Department of Medical Physics, Royal Adelaide Hospital, providing services to radiation oncology in South Australia. She has co-authored over 140 papers, 200 conference presentations and 3 books on medical physics. She is a current member of the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts.

She has been actively involved in a number of development projects and organising committees related to radiotherapy infrastructure, staff education and training, scientific meetings and policy development. She was a working group member to develop the Tripartite National Plan for Radiation Oncology 2012-2022. In 2015, she was a member of the expert working group under the Australian Academy of Sciences to prepare a report on future accelerators in Australia.

She is an active member of medical physics professional community in Australia and internationally. In 2010-2011, Prof Bezak was elected the President of the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM). She is vice-president of the Asia-Oceania Federation of Medical Physics (AFOMP) and a Secretary General of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP). She is also the Chair of the International Union of Physical and Engineering Scientists in Medicine’s Women in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering task group.

Tamara Hooper

Tamara Hooper

Project Manager, Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Bio

Tamara is currently employed by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry as the Project Manager. Tamara’s initial healthcare experience includes Intensive Care (ICU) Nursing, ICU Clinical Trials, Clinical Practice Improvement, Safety and Quality. Tamara has Project Managed two large NHRMC grants related to the appropriateness of care, was a Project Manager on the new RAH project and has been involved in teaching the methodology and practice of Root Cause Analysis on behalf of SA Health, QLD Health, NT Health and the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards. Tamara continues to be passionate about facilitating healthcare improvements at all levels.

Prof Libby Roughead

Prof Libby Roughead

Senior Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council

Bio
Libby Roughead is a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council, Director of the Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, and Executive Director of a national prescriber intervention and feedback program targeting Australian general practitioners, pharmacists and veterans; Veterans’ MATES. She is currently a member of the Australian Government Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, the Medication Safety Oversight Committee of the Australian Safety and Quality Commission, and the Medicines Safety Programme Steering Group of the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Andrea Church

Andrea Church

Manager Service Initiatives & Research Governance Officer, SA Health

Bio
Andrea Church is the Manager Service Initiatives in the Rural Support Service. Her role involves developing and implementing innovative initiatives that increase the capacity of regional health services to provide greater support to people in the local community, to avoid unplanned presentations or admissions to country hospitals.

Andrea has a Master of Public Health and has worked in the health sector for more than 25 years, initially as a university-based researcher, before moving into primary care and general practice. Twelve years ago, Andrea moved to Kangaroo Island with her family and joined SA Health. Living in a remote community Andrea experiences and understands the challenges of providing accessible and equitable health services in rural locations and seeks innovative and technology-based solutions to improve client outcomes in rural and remote communities.

Dr Toby Gilbert

Dr Toby Gilbert

Consultant Physician, Royal Adelaide Hospital

Bio
Toby is a medical graduate of University College Dublin who moved to Adelaide in 2012. He specialises in General and Acute Care Medicine and has worked as a consultant physician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital since 2017. Toby’s clinical interests include acute medicine, the deteriorating patient and diagnostic reasoning. He has completed a Masters in Health Services Management and has a passion for patient-centred care, quality improvement and artificial intelligence in medicine.
Prof Rajvinder Singh

Prof Rajvinder Singh

Director of Gastroenterology & Professor of Medicine, Lyell McEwin Hospital

Bio

Rajvinder Singh is a Professor of Medicine with the University of Adelaide and the Director of Gastroenterology at the Lyell McEwin & Modbury Hospitals, South Australia.

Over the last 10 years, he has published, on average 10 papers and 1 book chapter per year (>100 publications to date). He has been successful in obtaining grants from Cancer Council and Cancer Australia to further investigate the utility of novel endoscopic imaging techniques in the detection of dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett’s Oesophagus and more recently work on the investigation of the utility of serum biomarkers for colon cancer was selected as the top 10 best medical research initiatives in the country by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Australia).

He is actively involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. Further testament to this resulted in Teaching Awards at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Australia in 2008 and 2009. He is also frequently invited to conduct basic and advanced endoscopy workshops for both trainees and Consultants across the country and overseas having participated in more than 100 workshops/symposiums. He frequently runs workshops on the diagnosis and treatment of early GI cancers. He has had speaking engagements and ‘live’ endoscopy demonstrations nationally and around the world including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines amongst other countries.

He is an Editorial Board member of Endoscopy and an Editorial Board member of Digestive Endoscopy.

He is presently an International committee member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). He is a committee member of the Standards of Practice and Publications committee with the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO). He was a Councillor with the Gastroenterological Endoscopic Society of Australia (GESA) and past chair of the Australian Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Association (AGEA).

Chris Radbone

Chris Radbone

Associate Director, SA NT Datalink

Bio
Chris used a range of personal, business and technical skills gained from over 40 years working in Information Management and Technology. Over his career Chris has supported a variety of industry sectors including the government, university, non-for-profit charity sector, and private for-profit sectors in Australia and in the UK. He graduated with an Economics Degree and built on his prior Accountancy experience, choosing to specialise in IT early in his career, gaining later post graduate qualifications in environmental science. Over his career he has worked at KPMG supporting and advising many top 100 Australian businesses, including Kerry Packer, supporting health, medical and financial business systems. Chris has spent over 20 years working in or with State government managing Information and Technology Services, GIS, health and environmental data assets for the state.

For the last 10 years Chris has led the development and operation of SA NT DataLink, building the nationally relevant collaborative linked data analytics capacity. Through partnering with the University Sector and State, Territory and Australian Governments, Chris has brokered and facilitated innovative access and analytical use of an astoundingly very wide range of health, education, justice and human services data for research and policy makers. Chris career is built on trust, collaborative partnerships, expertise in privacy, security and data governance, and a passion for continued improvement and social justice. Chris was responsible introducing ITIL and IT Service Management discipline into State Government earned him the nickname Mr ITIL.

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