Digital Health Executives Network Forum

About the forum

This invite only pre-HIC forum will bring together digital health executives, CXIOs and emerging digital health leaders for a day of discussions on key topics and networking with other high-profile leaders in digital health. The theme for this forum is: So, how mature are you?

Presented by Tony Abbenante, it will focus on measuring digital health maturity within a healthcare organisation including comparisons with international organisations. This will be followed by a reverse panel discussion on Growing pains: An executive discussion, wherein a panel of eminent experts, including Jim Birch AM, Dr Margaret Kennedy, and others will be asking questions, not just answering them!

After the formal discussions, enjoy lunch and drinks in a private dining room, while you soak in a quintessential Melbourne experience on the big screen; the Collingwood Magpies vs Melbourne Demons footy clash!

AFL game

Who should attend?

  • Digital health leaders
  • Executive and senior healthcare professionals
  • CIOs
  • Senior managers
  • Emerging digital health leaders


Strictly by invitation only. To be considered for an invitation to this forum, please contact us.

When and where

When Saturday 10 August 2019
Time From 9:30am

Where Crown Conference Hall. Crown Promenade, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC
t: +61 3 9292 8888

Parking Click here for more details on the parking options available at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

Accommodation Please view the HIC accommodation page for details on how to book HIC’s preferred hotels.

This forum is a pre-HIC event. To attend HIC, click the button below.


Tony Abbenante

Tony Abbenante


Assistant Director Advisory and Standards, Digital Health Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria

Jim Birch AM

Jim Birch AM


Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Dr Margaret Kennedy

Dr Margaret Kennedy


Chief Nursing Informatics Officer and Managing Partner,
Gevity Consulting Inc.

Richard Royle

Richard Royle


KEL Health

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.

3 CPD points for CHIA

CPD Points

The DHEN Forum has been approved for up to 3 contact hours of continuing education credit toward renewal of the Certified Health Informatics Australasia (CHIA) credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

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