The role of the new health CIO


A HISA and DHEN exclusive member event

The CIO role in health has changed dramatically across the last few years, with many moving from the traditional technical focus to that of transformation, digital health and innovation. This panel presentation brings together some new wave CIOs to discuss their roles and challenges they face. The session will be completely interactive, so bring your questions, comments and ideas.

The HISA Queensland Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) will follow immediately post the event. All guests are invited to join in the AGM and refreshments.

5:00pm Networking and registration
5:30pm Welcome
5:35pm Introduction to the Digital Health Executives Network
David Kempson Mater Health Services
David Kempson
5:45pm Speaker presentations
Patrick Lilwall Mercy Community Patrick Lilwall
Helen Murray eHealth Queensland Helen Murray
Louise Hayes Townsville Hospital and Health Service Louise Hayes
6:45pm Annual General Meeting
7:00pm Event conclusion

Thursday 27 June 2019
5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Precinct, Level 2
315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley,
QLD 4006

1.5 CPD points
This event has been approved for up to 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

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Meet our valued guests and speakers

David Kempson

David Kempson

Group Chief Digital Officer

Patrick Lilwall

Patrick Lilwall

Executive Director, Business Transformation


Patrick is a proven Digital Transformation Executive who works with Executives and Boards to define and deliver their strategy and business models for the digital age. He brings a depth of proven business transformation experience with over 27 years across a wide range sectors with organisations like Mercy Community, Blue Care, Mater Group (Health, Education, Research & Foundation), Laing O’Rourke and Queensland Rail.

Patrick is a strategic thinker and sees the ‘big picture’; and draws out the Vision and Strategy that positions the business for success. He brings a strong passion for change and managing the complexity of transformation programs. Of note is the transformation program at Blue care where they delivered the largest mobile care rollout with over 4000 devices to Community Home Care clients.

He is a regular keynote speaker and was recognised by the ICT industry in 2009 when he was awarded “New CIO of the Year”, is published in magazines like APAC CIO Outlook, and is an Executive Advisor on Australia’s No.1 Executive MBA program with QUT.

Patrick is managing a portfolio career working with multiple clients to define and deliver strategy and transformation. He is currently the Executive Director Transformation for Mercy Community Services, as well as chairing several Advisory Boards and supporting other clients.

Helen Murray

Helen Murray

Chief Inforamtion Officer, Rural & Remote

Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Executive Director, Digital Health and Knowledge Management/CIO


Louise Hayes is the Executive Director, Digital Health and Knowledge Management at Townsville Hospital and Health Service. Louise is an experienced digital health enthusiast and health informatician working across the health sector for over 20 years, in areas of strategy development, eHealth foundation design and implementation of electronic medical record solutions.

Qualifying as a CHIA (Certified Health Informatician Australiasia) in 2014 as one of Australia’s inaugural certified practitioners has confirmed her passion and growth into the digital health profession and this is demonstrated through her many commitments of mentoring, lecturing, presenting at conferences and workshops and writing articles, and as the Chair of Health Informatics Society of Australia, Queensland Branch.

About the DHEN

The Digital Health Executives Network (DHEN) has been formed by a collaboration of senior digital health executives across Australia. The Network is a specialised forum for executive and senior leaders in digital health to share information, collaborate and network. It will also provide professional development and recognition programs designed to recognise this unique role.


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Phone (03) 9326 3311