Big data will be critical for the learning health care system
Dr David Bates is an internationally renowned expert in patient safety, using information technology to improve care, quality of care, cost effectiveness and outcomes assessment in medical practice, and care redesign and innovation science. He directs the Centre for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and serves as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s World Alliance for Patient Safety. At a time when patient safety has become a key driver for focusing national attention on health care quality, Dr Bates’ work has served as a blueprint for improvement. He led a seminal study on the epidemiology of drug-related injuries, demonstrating that the most effective way to prevent serious medication errors is to focus on improving the systems, and has performed many studies on how computerized, evidence-based guidelines can improve quality and efficiency.
Dr Glenn Singleman
Sydney Adventist Hospital
Australia’s most adventurous doctor
What does the future hold and how can practitioners and providers manage the inevitable changes
Dr Glenn Singleman is a specialist rural and remote medical practitioner with a diverse background. He has worked in many different health care settings from metropolitan intensive care units to remote aboriginal outreach clinics to expeditions in Antarctica, the Simpson Desert and research vessels at the bottom of the ocean.
As one of Australia’s most respected and accomplished professional adventurers, he currently holds four world records in extreme sport. He is also a practicing medical doctor and an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
He was a key member of the Challenger Deep team that successfully sent acclaimed Hollywood director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Aliens, Terminator) to the deepest point on the planet, the Mariana Trench, in a submarine designed and built in Australia. Dr Singleman was a member of the management team, the Second Unit Director, the Expedition Doctor, a member of the Submarine Team responsible for James Cameron’s life support. He’s a published author and one of Australia’s most successful adventure speakers. Dr Singleman continues to work as a medical practitioner, working in the Emergency and Critical Care Units at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Sydney.
Jim Birch AM is the inaugural chairman of the Australian Digital Health Agency. With extensive experience as a healthcare leader and advisor, Jim was previously Global Health Leader of Ernst and Young, and also held the position of Chief Executive of the Human Services and Health Department in South Australia.
Looking at the benefits for and routes to achieving professionalism in Digital Health
Creating a digital ecosystem is Rachel’s Dunscombe’s current goal at Salford Royal. She is delivering the digital hospital programme, with the aim of creating a template operating model for the ideal hospital, with digital workflows and optimal user experience. Her innovative digital strategy has led to a number of strategic partnership with large technology providers. It has also led to the programme of creating an ecosystem of SMEs in Greater Manchester to build applications on one platform: Devolution Manchester. “As one of the two CIOs steering the health elements of Devolution Manchester, I have the ability to create a digital ecosystem for health.”
The next generation of digital health & care leaders deserve better, our legacy is their future …
Andy Kinnear is one of the UK’s digital health transformation leaders. An experienced Chief Information Officer (CIO) in his 27th year with the NHS, Andy is a keen advocate of the benefits an integrated care record can bring at the point of care, but moreover understands and actively promotes the secondary use of this data to support the improvement of services. Andy is a member of the national CIO network and was elected to the CIO Advisory Panel in June 2016. He works closely with colleagues on the development of the informatics profession within health and social care.
Grahame Grieve consults to national programs, vendor consortiums, individual vendors, and standards bodies about healthcare data exchange. He is the project lead and product director for FHIR, an HL7 Standard; co-chair of Modeling and Methodology Work Group at HL7; a member of HL7 Australia Technical Steering committee and the national Subject Matter Expert for clinical data exchange for the Australian National Health Record Program (ADHA).
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.
Alana Henderson Pty Ltd
Quality health outcomes
Self-education is essential for consumers to achieve real participation in patient-centred care
Alana Henderson, Managing Director of Alana Henderson Pty Limited is an author, public speaker, editor and adult educator. Her worldwide clients are drawn from all levels in a vast array of occupations.
In 2016 she published ‘Out of the Fog: Adventures through Lifestyle Change’,
recounting her personal experience with concurrent stroke resulting in severe dysphasia, a major auditory processing disorder, breast cancer and diabetes.
After a traumatic hospitalisation, and disillusioned with health services, she took control of her own health, achieving extraordinary results. This involved systematically changing her life and emerging from the shadow of major illnesses, to being extremely fit, healthy and self-confident, using many simple and cost-effective resources. This ignited her commitment to quality health outcomes through patient-centred communication and improved health literacy for clinicians and consumers.
The essence of community health and connection is the health and wellbeing of its members
Matthew James is the Senior Executive, Housing and Specialised Services Group at the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare and he is the Deputy Director of the Institute. He was the Assistant Secretary, Information and Evaluation Branch in Indigenous Affairs Group in the Department of the Prime Minster and Cabinet (PM&C) from 2013 to November 2016. From 2008 to 2013, he was Branch Manager, Performance and Evaluation Branch in the former Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). Prior to joining FaHCSIA, Matthew was a Branch Manager in the former Department of Education Employment and Training (DEEWR). At DEEWR, Matthew worked on employment policy and implementation as well as workplace relations policy and analysis. From 2002 to 2004 he was Counsellor, Employment, Education, Science and Training in the Australian Delegation to the OECD in Paris. Matthew was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2016.
Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety.
He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare.
He is also an internationally regarded expert in digital transformation of the customer experience in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service (www.nhs.uk) which now reports around 40 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times.
Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC.
The usability of healthcare software, or lack thereof, has been a topic of discussion for several years. Theories of cognitive psychology can be applied to understanding some of the reasons why many EHRs are just too hard to use—Plus they can provide guidance for future ways to reduce the cognitive workload that so often hinders the user experience of HealthIT systems
Bennett Lauber is a project manager, communicator, mentor, planner and strategist with more than 20 years of experience leading user interface design and testing efforts for Healthcare, EHR, and enterprise-class data management software companies. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in developmental and cognitive psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
#WeAreNotWaiting for one more night at risk, or one more day when things could be better *now*
After building her own DIY “artificial pancreas”, Dana Lewis helped found the open source artificial pancreas movement (known as “OpenAPS”), making safe and effective artificial pancreas technology available (sooner) for people with diabetes around the world. She is part of the #WeAreNotWaiting movement and engages with patient communities globally to solve healthcare problems in new and innovative ways. She is now a Principal Investigator (PI) for a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded grant project to work to scale patient-led innovation and scientific discovery in more patient communities.
Healthcare is evolving rapidly – we must make the change we want to see
As Chief Information Officer, Dr Longhurst is responsible for all operations and strategic planning for information and communications technology across the multiple hospitals, clinics, and professional schools which encompass UC San Diego Health. Dr Longhurst is also a Clinical Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Paediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and continues to see patients as a practicing paediatric hospitalist.
The importance of health data in life insurance – from product design, risk assessment, prevention to claims support
Dr Sally Phillips is the General Manager, Health at TAL Life. Sally has a background as a medical doctor and spent nearly 20 years in the Australian, South African and UK Insurance industry working in strategic leadership positions. Sally is passionate about challenging the norm, and is always looking for innovative ways to deliver to the needs of customers both from a product, risk and service perspective. Her role managing the Health Services team at TAL allows her to focus on adding value from a holistic health and medical perspective throughout the customer journey, whilst supporting internal health technical capabilities.
Liam (Member of New Zealand Order of Merit) is a 2x Paralympic Gold Medalist & record holder now working in the business development team at Soul Machines.
Liam is recognised as a distinguished Alumni of Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelors in Marketing & International Business.
A professional speaker Liam can deliver powerful Keynotes, Q&A’s and for any event. Liam speaks of his journey to success covering topics on technology, athletic performance, adversity and despair.
Liam has been awarded the Key to the City of Nelson, the 2016 M2 New Zealand Man of the Year, Halberg disabled sports person of the year, and made Member of New Zealand’s Order of Merit.
Nurses make a significant contribution to health and care leadership globally – how can the profession lead transformational digital innovation in the future?
Angela Reed has a senior nurse leadership position with the Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for nursing and midwifery (NIPEC). For the last eight years she has led a regional initiative to transform and improve the way that nurses record care in Northern Ireland across a number of disciplines. This has included driving change to enable standardisation of data sets, setting standards for practice and transformation of the person-centred care planning process.
Langford Aboriginal Association (WA)
Why our work in health and digital is important. We can make a difference to peoples’ lives
Christine Ross is an Arrernte/Kaytetye desert woman who was born in Alice Springs and grew up in Darwin. Christine is based in Perth Western Australia and works as the Managing Director of her own Consultancy specialising in indigenous employment programs, training, mentoring and facilitating indigenous conferences and forums. She is the Project Manager of the National NAIDOC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Woman’s Conference to be held 11 -12 July 2018 in Sydney.
Dr Linda Swan
Chief Medical Officer
Improving health outcomes and the patient experience
Meaningful change in healthcare will require collaboration, courage and commitment
As the Chief Medical Officer for Medibank, Dr Linda Swan is focused on improving the health outcomes and patient experience of the private health insurer’s 3.7 million members as well as finding ways to keep the cost of healthcare affordable for all Australians. Dr Swan is a registered medical practitioner with broad commercial and business experience across the health sector including in general practice, clinical research, the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, population health and health policy. Before joining Medibank, Linda was the Managing Director for Healthways Australia – a global population health company specialising in behaviour change programs to improve health and lower healthcare costs.
Dr Isobel Frean (PhD) is an experienced leader and consultant to the private and public health and social care sectors in the UK and Australia with a unique skills base combining clinical expertise with service delivery, business development and application of ICT to health and social care markets. Isobel led the first informatics unit in Bupa in the UK, established to align Bupa provisioning with the then national program for IT. Since moving to Australia 3.5 years ago, she has continued her role within Bupa ANZ, driving a data and information culture, supporting adoption of clinical information systems across aged and primary care and championing for greater visibility and support for informatics capabilities across Bupa’s clinical workforce. Isobel is proud to be a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA).
Australian Home Care Services
How health data is being used to drive system and business change
Julie Andrews is the CEO of Australian Home Care Services and joined the Board in 2012. Julie has 25 years’ experience in delivery, management and purchasing of healthcare in both private and public sectors and has held several CEO and executive roles in community health and ambulatory care. Prior to joining AHCS, Julie held executive roles at Medibank Private which included responsibility for Medibank’s $3.0bn healthcare contracting and expenditure, developing Medibank’s Quality and Safety Framework and introducing a national patient experience survey and quality incentive program to improve in-patient care and outcomes.
National Chief Executive Officer
Our ability to understand information and data is critical to improving health care for the community
Martin has a wealth of experience gained during his almost 40 years as a senior public servant. Prior to joining Calvary, Martin worked in both the Queensland and New South Wales Governments before moving to the Commonwealth. For the last 11 years he was Deputy Secretary in the Departments of Defence and then Climate Change, and then the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, followed by his appointment as Secretary of Health for the past three years. Martin was awarded the Public Service Medal (PSM) in 2012 and has played an integral role in changes across the health sector including the significant recent reforms to government funding for public hospitals in Australia, to generate greater efficiency, safety and quality in our hospital system.
James Downie is the CEO of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA). Prior to this James was the Executive Director, Activity Based Funding, leading the teams responsible for delivering the classification, costing and pricing functions of IHPA as well as the data acquisition activities.
He previously held roles with the Victorian Department of Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and various technical and operational roles in the resources industry.
Health Data is transforming Australia’s aged care service offering and business models
Sally Evans has over 30 years international experience in executive and non-executive roles across the health, aged care and investment management, insurance and superannuation sectors. Sally has held roles in global listed financial and contract services organisations including Investment Director, Aged Care at AMP Capital, as an inaugural member of the Aged Care Financing Authority, Asia–Pacific Head of Healthcare for the FTSE Compass Group and as a Non-Exec Director at Opal Aged Care. Sally is currently Chair of LifeCircle and a speaker on the Longevity Economy and digital disruption of the aged care sector. Sally is the Telstra Business Women’s Award 2002 Australian Private & Corporate sector winner and Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2013 Corporate sector finalist.
Tony Jones is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As host of ABC TV’s live public affairs program Q&A he brings over 20 years of award winning journalism to the table. Tony is known for his incisive and probing interviews on the breaking issues of the day.
Executive Director of Care Services
Moyne Health Services, Victoria
I would like to encourage clinicians to fly the flag of informatics. To make it real!!
Katharina has 35 years’ experience in healthcare encompassing a broad range of clinical, management and leadership roles. Katharina has strong knowledge of the healthcare industry and has proven change management, collaborative and governance skills across many roles. Katharina’s current role is the Executive Director of Care Services at Moyne Health Services. Prior to this, she was the Director – Clinical and Corporate Information/Deputy CEO. at the South West Alliance of Rural Health (SWARH). She is a participant in the Department of Health and Human Services (Vic) Clinical Informatics Advisory Group. She has a strong relationship with The Advisory Board International (in eHealth) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Katharina has lead the SWARH journey of governance and change in relation to the aggregation or regional systems at various conferences (particularly the success of the regional Electronic Health Record).
Dr Monica Trujillo leads the Agency’s strategy ensuring clinical and consumer engagement to deliver high quality and safety programs across the Agency. Her role ensures the implementation of a strategic approach to consumer and clinical engagement, clinical governance, safety, system design, functionality and usability of products and services, and contributes to broader development goals by ensuring Australia has a safe and robust digital health system. She is also responsible for the Agency’s educational areas that focus on clinical use and adoption. Her approach to consumer engagement and patient experience provide valuable insight to the planning, design and implementation of the Agency’s work program. She leads a highly committed team of clinicians and other who are focussed on better outcomes for patients.
Previous to this position, Dr Trujillo was appointed Australia’s first Chief Medical Information Officer while at UnitingCare Health, as well as being the Regional Director of Medical Services for St Stephen’s Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. In this role, she was well known for her leadership and passion to fully and effectively engage clinicians in the design, implementation and sustainability of digital health solutions, in order to bring about high patient quality and safety outcomes. She was recognised for her work leading clinician engagement across UnitingCare Health with a “CEO Commendation Award for Medical Engagement Supporting Electronic Medical Record Adoption” in 2015. Prior to her tenure with UnitingCare Health, Dr Trujillo worked in the public sector in different roles across healthcare systems.
Since joining the Agency, Dr Trujillo has led the clinical programs establishment, the development of the new clinical governance stakeholder engagement framework. She also led the engagement process for the National Digital Health Strategy ensuring a comprehensive consultation was undertaken. The strategy has now been approved and is a landmark for Australia. Dr Trujillo is passionate about advancing patient-centered care and safety, and improving quality outcomes through the adoption of clinical technology, clinician leadership and active community collaboration.
University of Melbourne
University of Tasmania
Dr Mirza Baig
A/Prof Melissa Baysari
Marianne St Clair
Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
Dr Yasmin Van Kasteren