Program

16-17 October 2019 | Sydney

Keynote speakers

Health Data Analytics 2019 will bring you Australian and global leaders in data analytics.

Prof Toby Walsh

Prof Toby Walsh

Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence
TU Berlin and UNSW Sydney

Bio
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence. He was named by the Australian newspaper as a “rock star” of Australia’s digital revolution. He is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at UNSW, leads the Algorithmic Decision Theory group at Data61, Australia’s Centre of Excellence for ICT Research, and is Guest Professor at TU Berlin. He has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and has won the prestigious Humboldt research award as well as the NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT. He has previously held research positions in England, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Sweden.

He regularly appears in the media talking about the impact of AI and robotics. He is passionate that limits are placed on AI to ensure the public good. In the last two years, he has appeared in TV and the radio on the ABC, BBC, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, CCTV, CNN, DW, NPR, RT, SBS, and VOA, as well as on numerous radio stations. He also writes frequently for print and online media. His work has appeared in the New Scientist, American Scientist, Le Scienze, Cosmos, the Conversation and “The Best Writing in Mathematics”. His twitter account has been voted one of the top ten to follow to keep abreast of developments in AI. He often gives talks at public and trade events like CeBIT, the World Knowledge Forum, TEDx, and Writers Festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and elsewhere. He has played a leading role at the UN and elsewhere on the campaign to ban lethal autonomous weapons (aka “killer robots”).

Dr Ian Oppermann

Dr Ian Oppermann

CEO and Chief Data Scientist
NSW Department of Customer Service

Bio
Dr. Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Ian has 25 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.

Prof Enrico Coiera

Prof Enrico Coiera

Director, Centre for Health Informatics
Macquarie University

Bio
Trained in medicine with a computer science PhD in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Professor Coiera is Foundation Professor in Medical Informatics at Macquarie University and Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a group he co-founded in 2000. With a research background in industry and academia, he has a strong international research reputation for his work on decision support and communication processes in biomedicine.

He spent 10 years at the prestigious Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories in Bristol UK where he led numerous health technology projects. He has overseen the development and trial of multiple e-Health interventions, including the Healthy.me consumer system and clinical decision support systems.

Narelle Doss

Narelle Doss

Chief Digital Strategy Officer
eHealth Queensland

Bio
As Chief Digital Strategy Officer of eHealth Queensland, Narelle is responsible for advancing healthcare through Digital Innovation.

With over 20 years’ experience working in Queensland’s public healthcare system, Narelle’s extensive operational and strategic knowledge has proven instrumental in the successful delivery of:

• A state-wide Clinical and Business Intelligence Platform for front line staff and health administrators to access, correctly interpret and develop insights from data stored in a common environment;
• The Information Management Strategy and Roadmap to improve sharing of information across the health system;
• The Digital Genomics Strategy and Roadmap, to support delivery of safer care using a patient genome while protecting the rights and privacy of patients; and most recently;
• The Digital Innovation Strategy, to create new value for our customers in the delivery of healthcare through digital innovation;
• The 21st Century Healthcare, eHealth Investment Strategy 2019 Update which builds on the achievements as well as progress since the strategy was first launched in 2015.

Better patient outcomes has always been a career focus for Narelle who believes, this can be supported through continued digital innovation across Queensland’s healthcare system.

Kate Ebrill

Kate Ebrill

Product Manager
Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

Bio
Kate Ebrill works with the Australian e Health Research Centre of CSIRO as the Product and Programme lead for the Clinical Terminology and FHIR Products. Kate has over 20 years of experience in leading delivery and implementation programs in health care with a key focus on initiatives which rive the adoption of standards to enable an interoperable digital health system. Prior to joining CSIRO Kate was the executive responsible for the establishment and operation of the Australian Digital Health Agency’s National Clinical Terminology Service and Clinical Informatics Programme and represented Australia on the General Assembly for SNOMED International. Kate is the lead for the Primary Care Data Quality Programme which is a collaboration, funded by the Australian Govt Department of Health, working with the primary care software industry and clinical profession to co-develop the standards to ensure clinical information can be exchanged with meaning between primary care systems.

Dr David Hansen

Dr David Hansen

Chair, HDA 2019, and CEO
Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

Bio
Dr David Hansen is CEO of the Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO’s e-Health Research Program, leading 80 CSIRO scientists and engineers in e-Health research and implementation projects around Australia. David is also the current Chair of the HISA Board.

A/Prof Farah Magrabi

A/Prof Farah Magrabi

Associate Professor, Centre for Health Informatics
Macquarie University

Bio
Farah Magrabi is an Associate Professor at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She has a background in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering with postdoctoral training in Health Informatics.

Farah’s research seeks to investigate the safety and effectiveness of digital health technologies for clinicians and consumers. She is internationally recognised as a leader in this area, and has made a major contribution to documenting the patient safety risks of digital health by examining safety events in Australia, the USA and England. Her work has shaped policy and practice including a new specification by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/TS 20405). In 2015, she received the Sax Institute’s Research Action Award for the international impact of her research on policy and practice to improve digital health safety.

Farah is currently investigating the patient safety risks of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and holds a Fellowship with the University of York’s Assuring Autonomy International Programme.

Ray Messom

Ray Messom

Dr Alejandro Metke

Dr Alejandro Metke

Dr Peter Mulquiney

Dr Peter Mulquiney

Principal
Taylor Fry

Bio
Peter Mulquiney is an actuary and Principal at analytics and actuarial consultancy Taylor Fry. He develops analytics techniques to benefit business, government and people. For more than 15 years, Peter has focused on innovation, providing statistical and analytics advice that keeps his clients at the leading edge of their professions, from the corporate world through to the social sector and accident compensation schemes.

Along with his Taylor Fry colleagues, Peter authored a recently released report for the NSW Government, as part of its initiative to improve the care of our most vulnerable citizens. This involved modelling individual lifetime pathways for each of the three million people under the age of 25 in NSW through their interactions with social services such as health, justice and child protection.

Peter holds a PhD in biochemistry and completed a research fellowship at Oxford University, awarded to him by the National Health and Medical research Council of Australia. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Prashant Natarajan

Prashant Natarajan

Principal, Analytics & Cognitive, Deloitte Consulting &
Co-Faculty, Stanford University

Bio
Prashant is Principal of Analytics & Cognitive at Deloitte Consulting, Melbourne. He is also a Co-Faculty Instructor of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was in award-winning, global roles as Sr. Director of AI at H2O.ai, Product Director at Oracle USA, and in other roles at McKesson, Healthways, and Siemens.

He is a lead author/contributor to 4 books on big data and machine learning, business intelligence, and technology innovation.

Prashant is on the Board of Advisors for the Centre for Affordable Health Coverage, Pistoia Alliance, and California’s CIAPM initiative. He has presented before the US Congress and is a participant in round tables at the White House.

Dr Nathan Pinskier

Dr Nathan Pinskier

GP
Medi7

Bio
Dr Nathan Pinskier is a Melbourne GP with a long-standing involvement in primary health care, e-health, information technology, accreditation and practice management. He is a director and co-owner of a Melbourne based group of general practices Medi7.

He is the past chairman of the The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Standing Committee for eHealth and the Medical Director of the Australian Locum Medical Service.

His other roles include; Strategic Clinical Advisor ADHA Secure Messaging & Interoperability, Board Member Peninsula Health, President General Practice Deputising Association, and Medical Director Dr After Hours Deputising Service.

A/Prof Zornitza Stark

A/Prof Zornitza Stark

Clinical Geneticist, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Bio
Zornitza completed her medical studies, including an intercalated science degree with first class honours, at the University of Oxford, UK. This was followed by basic paediatric training at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and advanced training in clinical genetics at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS). She was appointed as a consultant at VCGS in 2011. Her main areas of practice are reproductive and paediatric genetics, with a special interest in the clinical application of genomic testing technologies for the diagnosis of rare genetic conditions.

Dr Rishi Verma

Dr Rishi Verma

Co-Founder and CEO
Stethy

Prof Karin Verspoor

Prof Karin Verspoor

Deputy Director, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre
The University of Melbourne

Bio
Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems, Deputy Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne, and Deputy Director of the ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies. Trained as a computational linguist, Karin’s research primarily focuses on extracting information from clinical texts and the biomedical literature using machine learning methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support. Karin held previous posts as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She also spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she helped design an early artificial intelligence system.

Debate – “Machines like me” – AI will improve health care to a degree which makes the risks irrelevant

The debate will be led by Prof Trish Williams & Emma Hossack

Will Artificial Intelligence change the world forever and make it unrecognisable or is it just a case of false promises and misleading opinions? Is AI the tipping point for humanity or does it solve our biological limitations? This debate aims to both inform and raise questions – either way, it is not to be missed!

Emma Hossack

Emma Hossack

CEO
Medical Software Industry Association

Bio
Emma Hossack is the CEO of Extensia, a leading Australian supplier of software solutions and technologies for the health care sector. Additionally, Emma is the CEO of Binder, an information logistics platform used across all industry sectors.

Extensia has deployed a number of implementations of privacy by design shared electronic health record systems across Australia over the past decade. Extensia recognised the global need for improved systems for aged care, chronic disease, indigenous care and disabilities to be built on trusted systems to enable the secure exchange of health information. This promotes individual autonomy and dignity as well as improved health outcomes & efficiencies.

Before acquiring Extensia, Emma practiced as a commercial lawyer as a Senior Associate with a National Law Firm based in Melbourne and in 2007 she completed a Master of Laws at Queensland University of Technology, majoring in consent models and privacy compliant sharing of health information.

Now based in Brisbane, Emma’s other interests and positions include current President of the Medical Software Industry Association, member of the Health Informatics Society Australia, Past President and current member of iappANZ (Australian and New Zealand International Association of Privacy Professionals) and is a representative on various Commonwealth Government reference groups.

With Emma’s experience and standing in both the areas of privacy and medical software, she is a frequent keynote speaker and author on these topics both in Australia and internationally.

Olga Ganopolsky

Olga Ganopolsky

General Counsel, Privacy and Data
Macquarie Group

Dr John Lambert

Dr John Lambert

Chief Medical Director
DXC Technology

Bio
Inaugural Chief Clinical Information Officer of NSW Health. Experienced Intensive Care Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry from community practice to NSW government.

Prof Trish Williams

Prof Trish Williams

Chair, Cisco, and Professor of Digital Health Systems
Flinders University

Bio
Trish is co-director of the Flinders Digital Health Research Centre, a newly formed multidisciplinary entity to further digital health systems and technologies research. Her role is to foster digital health university-industry-government collaborations to contribute to ‘Digital Health Enabling Health Smart Living’. As a passionate contributor to, and advocate for, health informatics standards, Trish is a previous Chair of HL7 Australia, international co-chair HL7 Security and nominated expert on ISO health informatics standards. Trish is co-editor of HISA’s Privacy Guideline and E-Safety Professional Practice Guidelines, Board Member of HISA, primary author of the RACGP Computer and Information Security Standards, NPS MedicineWise Data Governance Committee member, amongst other industry and health advisory boards. She has over 100 health and medical information security and safety publications.

Trish’s research and capability span health cyber-security, privacy, mobile health, Health Internet of Things (HIoT), medical device security, data quality, governance, health software safety, and health informatics standards. Trish’s internationally recognised expertise in medical information security (as well as her liking for full-bodied red wine!🍾), and these together with her passion for practical outcomes and experience in healthcare computing are integrated to lead research and innovation in digital health..

Lachlan Rudd

Lachlan Rudd

Director Data and Analytics
eHealth NSW

Bio
Lachlan Rudd is eHealth NSW’s Director of Data and Analytics. Lachlan lead’s a new portfolio overseeing and coordinating all data and analytics related projects within eHealth NSW, which are growing in number and importance as progress is made towards the implementation of eHealth Strategy for NSW and the NSW Health Analytics Framework.

Lachlan’s previous role was Product Owner at Quantium, a company that specialises in the development of AI driven big data products. In this role he lead teams of data scientists, developers, testers and analysts in both India and Australia. He oversaw development and support of products deployed across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Lachlan has also worked for CSIRO in Canberra, where he delivered health projects for state and federal governments. Earlier in his career, Lachlan was Director of a Beijing based investment advisory firm, specialising in China outbound investment.

Lachlan holds Bachelor of Business (Finance and Mandarin Language) and Master of Mathematics (Applied Statistics) degrees from Queensland University of Technology.

Prof Peter Leonard

Prof Peter Leonard

Professor of Practice and Principal
UNSW Business School and Data Synergies

Bio
Peter Leonard joined UNSW Business School in October 2018 as an esteemed Professor of Practice. He is responsible for working closely with academics to integrate scholarly achievement with practical experience for students, and for bridging the connection between students and industry members.

Masterclass: Modernising health data architectures for AI initiatives

“AI needs data and data needs AI”. There is no lack of promise and excitement over the potential of AI to transform healthcare. But to take advantage of AI, massive health datasets of sufficient quality are required for training and validation. This poses a challenge for many health organisations.

In this masterclass, we look at how modern approaches to data architecture can alleviate common data pitfalls in health AI and analytics initiatives.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how data underpins the development of various health AI initiatives.
  • Understand how the evolution of health data types require new data management paradigms.
  • Learn how AI is also used to accelerate health data management.

Target audience
This workshop is targeted at anyone who manages health data – e.g. CXIOs, CDOs, head of data / analytics, IT managers, informaticians, data architects, data stewards and health analytics stakeholders.

Jon Teo

Jon Teo

Healthcare & Data Governance Specialist
Informatica

Bio
Jon is Informatica’s Solution Specialist for data governance and data management in healthcare. With over 10 years’ of experience in healthcare IT, he was previously Assistant Director of Planning for Singapore’s National Electronic Health Record.

Jon’s experiences include technology and policy alignment, analytics strategy development, health service innovation, and implementing provider e-health systems.

Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Melbourne University, and received his MBA from London Business School.

Masterclass: Making sense of data ethics: Just because you can, should you?

The data environment is evolving rapidly and often and legislation cannot keep pace. Ethical principles around the handling of data provide transparency and accountability, and a clear pathway for better decision-making.

Data ethics is about consistently questioning what’s right and doing what’s good, which is particularly critical as we move further into an AI reality and when dealing with personal health information. By combining data ethics with good data governance, the right people can make the right decisions about data.

In this masterclass, learn how to embed the ethical use of your data in your organisation and to ensure ethical collection and analysis beyond just compliance with privacy legislations and data security measures.

Learning Objectives

  • Why data ethics is increasingly important, particularly in the healthcare setting.
  • What data ethics is, what it is not, and its relationship to governance, privacy and security.
  • How to identify ethical issues relating to data and information.
  • The ethical risks of poor data handling and how to protect your organization from it.

Target audience
This masterclass is aimed at health service executives and managers, and health information managers.

Liz Jones

Liz Jones

Associate Director
GWI

Bio
Liz has 20 years’ experience working across health, government, community/not for profit and commercial sectors, and for the past 9 years has held senior roles in Federal government agencies delivering digital transformation of the health sector to improve health outcomes for Australians. Most notably Liz played a lead role in the recent expansion of the My Health Record system to more than 90 percent of the Australian population, under considerable political and media scrutiny.

Michelle Teis

Michelle Teis

Partner
GWI

Bio
An enterprise data strategist with more than 25 years industry experience specialising in strategic data management, data exchange, data privacy, ethics and data governance. Michelle has experience developing solutions to the most complex of information and data problems.

Michelle has delivered successful solutions for clients across all levels of government, as well as in the health and social services, higher education and science and technology sectors.

Concurrent speakers

AI and machine learning

Gurkiran Kaur

Gurkiran Kaur

Senior Data Scientist
United Overseas Bank

Dr Frank Iorfino

Dr Frank Iorfino

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Sydney

Prof Anthony Maeder

Prof Anthony Maeder

Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders Digital Health Research Centre
Flinders University

Dr Shahadat Uddin

Dr Shahadat Uddin

Senior Lecturer
The University of Sydney

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Healthcare Innovator
Oracle

Data analytics: Practical applications

Melissa Chapman

Melissa Chapman

Clinical Product Specialist, MedicineInsight Research
NPS Medicinewise

Prof Peter Leonard

Prof Peter Leonard

Professor of Practice and Principal
UNSW Business School and Data Synergies

Dr Gustavoc Machado

Dr Gustavoc Machado

Anmol Sandhu

Anmol Sandhu

E-Medicines Management Pharmacist
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney

Tim Seears

Tim Seears

Chief Data Scientist
InnoWell

Genomics: The next wave

Kate Birch

Kate Birch

Data and Tech Program Manager
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

Thomas Elliott

Thomas Elliott

Health Economist
QIMR Berghofer

Brendan Hosking

Brendan Hosking

Dr Richard Morris

Dr Richard Morris

Translational Data Scientist, Centre for Translational Data Science
The University of Sydney

Health data insights: Research and evaluation

Kendal Chidwick

Kendal Chidwick

Epidemiology Lead, MedicineInsight Research
NPS Medicinewise

Dr Oscar Perez-Concha

Dr Oscar Perez-Concha

David Pryce

David Pryce

Manager Business Analytics Services
Western Sydney Local Health District

Peter Summers

Peter Summers

Digital hospitals: Deriving value from data

Lauren Andrew

Lauren Andrew

Dr Anthony Barberi

Dr Anthony Barberi

Medical Clinical Informatics Analyst
Western Health

Steve Pisani

Steve Pisani

Senior Manager, Sales Engineering
InterSystems

Dr Aldo Saavedra

Dr Aldo Saavedra

Senior Research Scientist
The University of Sydney

Linking data

Yuen Ai Lee

Yuen Ai Lee

Data Warehouse and Health Technology Solutions Manager
NPS MedicalWise

Dr Thomas Cundy

Dr Thomas Cundy

Clinical Advisor
Data Dissect Pty Ltd

Allen Nugent

Allen Nugent

Senior Data Analyst
Healthdirect Australia

Maureen Turner

Maureen Turner

Alice Voskoboynik

Alice Voskoboynik

Standards and data interoperability

Dr Tim Churches

Dr Tim Churches

Senior Research Fellow in Health Data Science, South Western Sydney Clinical School
University of NSW Sydney

Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell

Terminology Specialist
Australian Digital Health Agency

John Grimes

John Grimes

Dr Charmaine Tam

Dr Charmaine Tam

Senior Research Fellow
The University of Sydney

Themes

Clinical Analytics

Patient analytics
Clinical decision making
Clinical trials
Health and care interventions

Workforce

Building skills and capability
Analytics, bio-statistician, bio-informatics
Health service management

Future of Medicine

Building skills and capability
Analytics, bio-statistician, bio-informatics
Health service management

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Health Policy & Ethics

Cybersecurity
Privacy
Data governance
Data standards

Use of Data Sciences in Health

Community based healthcare technologies
Acute care technologies
Clinical and medical research technologies

Data Analytics methods/tools in health data

Statistical analysis tools
Natural language processing / Text analytics
Machine learning applications
Medical Data mining
Predictive analytics

Primary and Community Care

Managing rise in consumer expectations
Consumer access to data
Aged care
Rural healthcare

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