HIC 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

Speakers

Dr Suzanne B. Bakken

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Professor

Columbia School of Nursing

Recipient of the 2019 IMIA François Grémy Award of Excellence

Bio
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI, is the Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in New York. Dr Bakken’s program of research focuses on the use of informatics to advance health equity. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Prof Dawn Dowding

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Professor in Clinical Decision Making

The University of Manchester

Bio
Dawn Dowding is Professor in Clinical Decision Making, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. She is a health services researcher, nurse and psychologist with expertise in the field of health care decision making and nursing informatics. Her particular interest is the development and evaluation of decision support tools, and more recently the application of Health Information Technology for assisting decision making in practice. She was previously Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Additional past appointments include Professor of Applied Health Research, University of Leeds UK and a Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice from 2009-2010, working at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA. She is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Dr Dowding completed her registered nurse training at St Bartholomew’s College of Nursing and Midwifery, London, has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology with Nursing Studies from City University, London and a PhD in Psychology and Nursing from the University of Surrey, UK.

Prof Diane Skiba

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Chair, IMIA NI Special Interest Group and Professor; Specialty Director of Health Care Informatics Program, College of Nursing

University of Colorado

Bio
Since 1982, Diane Skiba has taught nurses in the field of Nursing Informatics. Skiba is currently funded by a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Division of Nursing Advanced Nurse Education training grant to prepare nurses in the field of Informatics. This grant supports online master’s degree and post-master’s programs targeting educators and funds the I-Collaboratory, an innovative online community to support informatics learners.

Skiba was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP). NACNEP advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Congress on policy issues related to the Title VIII programs administered by the HRSA Bureau of Health Professions Division of Nursing, including nurse workforce supply, education, and practice improvement.

Skiba writes a column on Emerging Technologies for the National League for Nursing’s Nursing Educational Perspectives journal. Skiba and her colleagues, Drs. Helen Connors (University of Kansas), Diane Billings and Pamela Jeffries (Indiana University), and Mary Anne Rizzolo (NLN) were recently awarded one of the HRSA funded Faculty Development: Integrating Technology into Nursing Education and Practice Initiative grants. This five-year grant is designed to prepare faculty to learn about informatics, telehealth, simulations, and other emerging educational technologies.

Skiba is an honorary member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Academy of Nursing. In 2005, she was awarded the National League for Nursing Excellence in Teaching Award.

Matiu Bush

Matiu Bush

Deputy Director, Health Transformation Lab, RMIT University

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.

Dr David Hansen

Renee Di Genova

President

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria

Bio
Renee is a mother of 3 children, the youngest of whom was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome not long after birth. Renee now spends her days caring for her son and volunteering full time as President of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Victoria, helping to build on the supports and services provided by the Association over the past 40 years.

Previously, Renee has spent most of her career in the insurance industry and enjoys working with organisations to improve business outcomes by implementing and reviewing procedures to assist organisations work more efficiently and effectively.

Grahame Grieve

Grahame Grieve

FHIR Product Director
HL7 International

Bio
Grahame Grieve is HL7’s Product Director for “FHIR” – the leading healthcare data exchange standard of the future. Grahame has a background in laboratory medicine, software vendor development, clinical research, open source development and has also conceived, developed and sold interoperability and clinical document solutions and products in the Australian market and around the world. Grahame has worked to develop standards and solutions with several US vendor consortiums, and the national programs of Canada, England, Singapore, and Australia
Ben Hanna

Ben Hanna

General Manager Australia

Soul Machines

Bio
Over the last 20 years Ben has been responsible for delivering rapid growth within start-ups & large enterprise organisations within in NZ, Australia and the USA. Ben is currently GM Australia for Soul Machines, a ground-breaking high-tech company of AI researchers, neuroscientists, psychologists, artists and innovative thinkers who are re-imagining how we connect with machines.
Dr David Hansen

Dr David Hansen

CEO

Australian e-Health Research Centre

Bio
David has been a HISA member for over 15 years and is the current Chair of the HISA Board. Australian healthcare needs to embrace digital solutions to continue to offer our people the high standard of care that they currently receive and to address inequalities in our system, especially for our Indigenous people. David sees HISA playing a vital role in this transition by being Australia’s Digital Health Community, bringing the community together to learn, advocate and enable the transition a fully digitally enabled healthcare system. David is keen to continue to work with HISA members to meet this challenge. In his ‘day job’ David 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.
Prof Keith McNeil

Prof Keith McNeil

Acting Deputy Director-General and Chief Clinical Information Officer

Queensland Health

Bio
Professor Keith McNeil plays a key role in the clinical leadership of the state-wide eHealth program. He works closely with key clinical stakeholders to maximise the clinical and patient safety benefits associated with technology in the healthcare setting.

Prof McNeil has previously worked within Queensland Health as the Head of Transplant Services at The Prince Charles Hospital, Chief Executive Officer at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Chief Executive Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

More recently, Prof McNeil was Chief Clinical Information Officer and Head of IT for the NHS in England following roles as Chief Executive Officer at Addenbooke’s Hospital and Cambridge University Hospital Foundation Trust.

Adj/Prof Shelley Nowlan

NI 2020 Chair, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Clinical Excellence Queensland

Queensland Health

Bio
Shelley Nowlan is the appointed Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Queensland. Shelley has over 30 years’ experience in a range of health settings and of these, 17 years’ experience working closely and within metropolitan, regional and rural public sector executive clinical and health administrative leadership roles.

Shelley is currently focused on early career pathways for graduate Nurses and Midwives by producing operational programs that produce effective Nursing and Midwifery outcomes for Queensland.

Julian Ranger

Julian Ranger

Executive Chairman & Founder

Digi.me

Bio
Julian is Exec Chairman and founder of http://digi.me, the decentralised personal data solution which empowers individuals to share more & better data to enable businesses to provide more & better value, with 100% privacy, full security and consent.

Initially an aeronautical engineer, Julian founded STASYS Ltd in 1987, specialising in interoperability and the military internet, and grew it to a staff of 230, with subsidiaries in the USA, Germany, Malaysia and Australia prior to sale to Lockheed Martin in 2005. Julian is an angel investor in more than 20 start-up businesses, including firms such as Hailo, DataSift and Astrobotic.

Julian is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and is also a Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut.

Liz Salmi

Liz Salmi

Senior Strategist

OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Bio
Bio: Liz Salmi is a former punk rock drummer turned cancer patient, who now works for an academic medical center on a research project called OpenNotes. She helps hospitals and health systems understand the changing nature of patient-clinician communication in the age of connectivity, and interpret and implement research emerging from the OpenNotes movement.

After being diagnosed with a life-limiting condition at age 29, Liz immediately put her digital communications skills to use by blogging, chronicling her daily symptoms, and seeing how much trouble she could get into with her online medical information. Today, she is passionate about empowering regular people to become more engaged in their own health care and improve their experience as patients.

In addition to her work with OpenNotes, Liz leads a palliative/neuro-oncology research network established by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and serves on the Board of Directors for National Brain Tumor Society. Her interests include clinical informatics, citizen science and human-centered design.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Chair, HIC 2020

Bio
Michael has been the Director-General of Queensland Health since July 2015. Queensland Health employs approximately 90,000 people and provides a public health and hospital system for nearly five million people. Michael was chair of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) providing advice to the COAG Health Council from 2016 to 2018, and is on the Board of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for the My Health Record. Michael is also on the Board of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners, an NHMRC accredited Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

Over the past 17 years, Michael has held senior executive positions in New South Wales and Queensland. Michael has worked as Chief Executive HealthShare NSW and was the inaugural Chief Executive of eHealth NSW. In Queensland, Michael has worked in both social and economic portfolios at the Deputy Director-General level including health, education and infrastructure.

Michael has also worked in the private sector including as a principal with PwC. Michael holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology, Bachelor of Science in human movement and Bachelor of Education.

Michael has a passion for organisational excellence and leading value-based teams achieving outcomes that improve the lives of all Australians.