Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 11:10 am – 12:40 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


Dr Yasmine Probst
Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong and Chair of Clinical Informatics Community of Practice


Dr Chris Longhurst @calonghurst
Chief Information Officer, UC San Diego Health
Dr Carl Kuschel Medical Director, Neonatal Services, the Royal Women’s Hospital
Mr Michael Hosking, Occupational Therapist, Orion Health, Auckland
Ms Angela Reed @drury297
Senior Nurse, Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nursing and Midwifery


The clinicians’ conundrum: How to balance digital health and clinical practice

Working both in a clinical and non-clinical role? Or perhaps you’re a healthcare professional wanting to get involved in digital health/health informatics? Balancing both can be rewarding though it’s not often well supported or recognised, particularly by more conservative clinical bodies. This workshop will cover: breadth of clinical background, stages of digital maturity and breadth of roles.

Dr Chris Longhurst will share his experiences as a clinician along with his various leadership roles. We will hear from each clinical craft group to better understand “a day in the life of…” as they balance digital health with clinical practice. They will tell us:

  • What was the ‘spark that lit the fire’ – why informatics, why health informatics?
  • How to keep the fire burning – e.g. new knowledge, sharing knowledge, community, further education

Then we will open up an interactive discussion:

  • What are the challenges – background, qualifications, positions, money?
  • Where are the hot spots – e.g. data analytics, population health
  • Options that clinical professionals can consider as ways to contribute to digital health

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the changing and broad workforce needs in an evolving industry
  • Improved awareness of various opportunities in digital health and health informatics
  • Connecting healthcare professionals with supporting networks

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals working in either clinical and or non-clinical roles
  • Those at different stages of digital maturity – pre EMR, implementing EMR, post go-live;
  • Those working in a range of roles: project/operational/data science/research/education/vendor
  • Healthcare professionals interested in digital health careers


Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 11:10 am – 12:40 pm
Location: Level 4, Room C4.9


Mr Grahame Grieve @GrahameGrieve FHIR Product Director, FHIR Foundation
Dr Michael Lawley @lawley Research Group Leader, AEHRC CSIRO

Getting SMART about FHIR

Everyone is talking about FHIR, but what do you need to know to get started developing the FHIR strategy for your organisation?

This workshop will provide you with the background, understanding of the FHIR landscape globally and locally, maturity of the FHIR standard and practical steps on how to get started with FHIR and SMART on FHIR.

Learn from leading FHIR experts about the latest developments, implementation experiences, and how to get involved in this rapidly growing community.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the current adoption-readiness of FHIR
  • Know how and where FHIR can assist your eHealth strategy
  • Understand the role of profiling and be ready to participate in Argonaut-AU and the FHIR community
  • Awareness of available FHIR tooling and resources
  • Know how to use SMART on FHIR to securely integrate Apps with your clinical platform

Target audience

Architects, Business Analysts, CIOs, Software & App Developers


Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 1:50 pm – 3:20 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.5/6


Dr Michael Costello @Costello_M_Dr General Manager, Innovation and Gateway Services, Healthdirect Australia
Dr Ian Graham Director of Professional Affairs, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Dr Robert Laidlaw @block_chain_bob Founder and Executive Director, Secure Health Chain

Pushing the Boundaries. An introduction and discussion on blockchain and how this technology could impact healthcare

In this HIC ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ session, we explore the relatively new technology of Blockchain and its potential impacts on healthcare.

Blockchain has been touted as having enormous potential in the health sector, in clinical and educational informatics. The technology is commonly associated with crypto-currencies but is a very fast evolving area in data science and blockchain evangelists see the technology as a game-changer in many industries.

But how much of this is ‘hype’’? What really is the relevance to healthcare? What are potential use cases? What can we expect to see next?

If you are curious about blockchain but don’t know a lot about it, or if you harbour strong opinions about blockchain and want to share them, then this session is for you!


Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 1:50 pm – 3:20 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


Kathy Campbell
Director, Ockham Consulting Pty Ltd


Professor Adam Jaffe Head, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW MEDICINE, Sydney
Professor Ian Alexander Professor in Paediatrics and Molecular Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Children’s Medical Research Institute


Sian Slade Pharmacist, Strategic Business Consultant
Dr Paul Cooper Director, Calliston Consultants
Heather Renton Founder and President of SWAN (Syndromes Without A Name) Australia
Prof Adam Jaffe Head, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine
Prof Ian Alexander Professor in Paediatrics and Molecular Medicine, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Children’s Medical Research Institute

Data and doctors converge

“The Algorithm will see you now”: when is precision medicine part of the healthcare team?

Do we really think that AI and robots are going to take the place of health professionals? The more important question is how health professionals will use all the data and all the tools available to improve and tailor diagnosis, treatment and management for groups and individuals. What does this mean for consumers, for the health system and for society? In this workshop we will hear views and insights from a consumer, physicians, a health informatician and a pharmacist and have the opportunity to question them about their experiences and thoughts about the future.

Learning objectives

  • Improve our understanding of Precision Medicine
  • Hear from people working in the area and hear the consumer perspective
  • Engage in a discussion of benefits, issues and challenges

Target audience

If you are interested in how data from many sources will come together to inform healthcare in this rapidly changing field we call Precision Medicine please join us. Relevant for clinicians, health informaticians, health executives, data analysts, researchers, project staff and others with an interest in where healthcare is heading.


Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Level 4, Room C4.9


Dr Zoran Bolevich @eHealthNSW
Chief Executive, CIO, eHealth NSW


Dr Zoran Bolevich @eHealthNSW Chief Executive, CIO, eHealth NSW
Andrew Perkins @eHealthNSWExecutive Director, Investment, Strategy and Architecture, eHealth NSW
Jill Ludford @MurrumbidgeeLHD Chief Executive, Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Dr Marty Sterrett @NthSydHealth Emergency Physician and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District

Building a digital health system – lessons from NSW

Launched in 2016, the eHealth Strategy for NSW Health: 2016-2026 outlines a 10-year program of investment, innovation and implementation to connect one of Australia’s largest healthcare systems. The eHealth Strategy for NSW Health outlines a program of reform and transformation, so that consumers and patients will benefit from more coordinated, safer, efficient and higher quality care.

Two years into the 10-year strategy, this workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the three key elements that underpin its progress:

  • Purposeful investment
  • Partnerships for delivery
  • Clinical engagement

Joining Dr Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer, eHealth NSW, will be:

  • Andrew Perkins, Executive Director, Investment, Strategy & Architecture, eHealth NSW;
  • Jill Ludford, Chief Executive, Murrumbidgee Local Health District;
  • Dr Marty Sterrett, Emergency Physician and Chief Clinical Information Officer, Northern Sydney Local Health District.

This workshop includes a panel discussion exploring lessons learnt in NSW and provides a forum for participants to join a group discussion that examines both practical and strategic concepts related to large-scale digital transformation programs.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of prioritising investment to align to strategy
  • Share lessons learnt in regards to partnering to deliver eHealth programs in regional and rural settings
  • Learn about the challenges and successes associated with different clinical engagement strategies for planning and implementation of digital technologies.

Target audience

Executives, Health System Managers, Healthcare Professionals.


Date: Monday 30 July
Time: 2:35 pm – 3:20 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


Tim Blake @timblake1978
Consumer Representative & Interoperability SME


Dr Zoran Bolevich @eHealthNSW Chief Executive, CIO, eHealth NSW
Dr Michael Brydon Chief Executive, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Bettina McMahon @AuDigitalHealth Chief Operating Officer, Government & Industry Collaboration, Strategy and Delivery, Australian Digital Health Agency
Tim Blake @timblake1978 Consumer Representative and Interoperability Specialist
Alastair Sharman Chief Digital Officer, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Steve Badham @ChildrensCollab Program Director, National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative

The National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative – A mission to improve child health across Australia

Australia’s states and territories have joined forces in a unique and transformative partnership which harnesses the power of technology to improve the health and wellbeing of Australian children.

As one of the first initiatives to be launched under the new National Digital Health Strategy, the Australian Digital Health Agency (the Agency) has partnered with eHealth NSW and the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to establish the National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative (the Collaborative).

Records around a child’s health and development are currently captured in multiple paper and digital systems, meaning they are not always available when and where they are needed.

To address this, the Collaborative is designing, building and evaluating proofs of concept for five nationally-focused initiatives, including a child digital health record to nationally harmonise content across the state and territory baby books in a digital format.

Presentations (1 HOUR TOTAL)

Introduction to the Collaborative and its importance, why we’re doing it and our vision for the future of children’s digital health technology
Zoran Bolevich & Michael Brydon 15 min

Consumer Perspective
Patient reflections on being a partner suffering severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) and navigating the health system
Tim Blake 10 min

Program Overview
Overview of the Collaborative and progress so far
Steve Badham 10 mins

Panel Session
Facilitated by Tim Blake, members of the Collaborative will answer some predetermined questions as well as open up the session to take questions from the crowd.
Tim Blake 25 mins

Learning objectives

  • Develop and increase understanding of the Collaborative, its scope, goals and outcomes.
  • Understand how the Collaborative is delivering digital health solutions whilst utilizing FHIR standards
  • Understand what success looks like for the Collaborative, short term and in the future.

Target audience

These presentations and interactive panel session are aimed at professionals with an interest in children’s health and wellbeing, health informatics, improving and fostering interoperability, FHIR standards and digital health enablers.



Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 11:20 am – 12:50 pm
Location: Level 4, Room C4.9


Dr Louise Schaper @louise_schaper CEO, HISA
David Rowlands @Rowlands_DHWA Chief Health Informatician, Workforce & Professional Advancement Director, HISA
Nigel Chartres Workforce Program Strategic Advisor, HISA

HISA’s workforce and professional advancement strategy

Participatory workshops, focused on Building the Digital Health Workforce Capacity, have been held at HIC since 2015. Delegates have provided very valuable contributions and ideas, which have been ‘woven together’ into a draft ‘HISA Workforce & Professional Advancement Strategy’.

In this workshop, an overview of this strategy will be shared with delegates, who will be encouraged to discuss how they would like to see this strategy further developed, so that a suite of practical deliverables may be designed, developed and delivered, for use by health informaticians, educators, employers and other key industry stakeholders.

A key aim is for these strategy deliverables to provide for and support a very practical and recognised national framework for encouraging the development of career pathways and professional development opportunities for all health informaticians.


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 11:20 am – 12:50 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


Prof Vishaal Kishore
Professor of Innovation and Public Policy, RMIT University
Dr Brendan Lovelock
Health Practice Lead, Cisco


Dr Douglas Woods, Mayo Clinic (via video interview)
Dr Aenor Sawyer University of California San Francisco (via video interview)
James Dromey COO, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (via video interview)
Dr Kedar Mate Institute for Healthcare Improvement (via video interview)
Nick Dougherty [email protected] (via video interview)
Chris McCarthy ED of the Innovation Learning Network and VP Strategy and Design at Hope Labs (via video interview)

Panel Members

Martin Moszczynski CEO Olinqua and CEO Thoughtlane
Prof Trish Williams Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health System, Flinders University


Virtual world tour of leading healthcare innovation practices 

Bringing together international experts from the leading edge of healthcare innovation, this workshop will bring together international innovators from organisations such as the Mayo Clinic, UCSF and IHI to reflect on key innovation challenges and how they have approached them. Done as a series of pre-recorded interviews over the last two months, critical insights will be extracted and discussed with a panel of leading Australian healthcare innovators and the audience. This will be the beginning of a broader discussion with the international innovation community and Australian healthcare. Make sure you are there to contribute to the conversation and learn from some of the leading health innovation organisations in the world.

Learning objectives

  • Understand alternative approaches to overcoming the critical challenges in healthcare innovation
  • Broaden your understanding of innovation methods
  • Build your network in the healthcare innovation community
  • Gain a deeper perspective on the challenges and pressures facing healthcare innovation on the international scene

Target audience

Healthcare innovators from a broad set of backgrounds, technology, clinical and organisational.


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 11:20 am – 12:50 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.5/6


Dr John Lambert @DrJaffleOz
Chief Medical Director, DXC Technology Australia and New Zealand
David Pare
Chief Technology Officer, DXC Technology, Australia and New Zealand


Dr Robert Wah @RobertWahMD Chief Medical Officer, DXC Technology
Byron Phillips Industry Strategist, DXC Technology
Julian Donohue Digital Transformation – Customer & Employee Experience Lead, DXC Technlogy


Everyone is talking about digital transformation…

This is not your typical workshop. Come and immerse yourself in an interactive digital transformation experience.

For years Health IT has been digitising healthcare process and service delivery. While this has achieved valuable improvements, the industry is yet to materially transform healthcare service delivery despite many arguing an urgent need for much heralded new models of care. Why is this?

Other industries utilise digital to disrupt the status quo and achieve significant change and transformation. Health, although special, isn’t unique and could leverage some of the proven methods and innovations enabling industry-wide transformation.

In this session you will explore and participate in aspects of DXC’s digital transformation process, based on real world case studies.

Dr Robert Wah will share insights, successes and challenges he has experienced in the planning and implementation of large-scale health IT programs.

Dr. Wah is Co-Chair of the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC), a 25-person Federal Advisory committee advising U.S HHS Secretary and ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT). At HHS, Dr Wah served as the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT. He set up the ONC and was Chief Operating Officer. Robert is on the board for the American Telehealth Association and is a former President of the American Medical Association.

Learning objectives

  • Gain an understanding of industry leading transformation programs
  • Learn a new approach to lead healthcare organisations on a journey of digital transformation
  • Develop insight that will help you champion the case for change in your organisation

Target audience

This session is aimed at leaders and change pioneers in all areas of healthcare, be it public or private hospitals, local health districts, primary care networks, general practice, allied health and insurers. Transformation will require industry-wide buy-in to achieve the disruption required to create a sustainable healthcare system.


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 11:20 am – 12:50 pm
Location: Level 3, Room C3.2


Dr Angus Ritchie
Chief Medical Information Officer, Sydney Local Health District


A/Prof Naren Gunja @WestSydHealth Chief Medical Information Officer & eMeds Clinical Lead, Western Sydney Local Health District
Di Andrews @eHealthNSW Rural eHealth Trainer, eHealth NSW, and Dr Grant Rogers, Rural eMeds Chief Medical Officer/Clinical Lead, Rural eHealth Program, eHealth NSW
Caroline Pfeffercorn @WestSydHealth Nurse Manager Informatics, Western Sydney Local Health District
Dr Amith Shetty @eHealthNSW Clinical Advisor, eHealth NSW

From the frontline: Strategies to engage clinicians and optimise eHealth solutions

Ongoing clinical consultation and engagement is critical to ensure ICT systems are fit for purpose and aligned to clinical processes. This is enabling clinicians to take an active role in the implementation of eHealth systems and clinical process redesigns to support and achieve quality health outcomes and operational efficiencies. Increasingly, NSW clinicians are guiding the design of eHealth solutions to create solutions that are safe, useable and able to generate insightful data and information.

This workshop takes the form of a panel session featuring frontline clinicians who have worked in partnership with eHealth NSW to implement large-scale clinical programs in metropolitan and rural hospitals.

A/Professor Naren Gunja, Chief Medical Information Officer and eMeds Clinical Lead, Western Sydney Local Health District, will share lessons learnt from a useability perspective, following the implementation of eMR and eMeds at Western Sydney Local Health District.

Ms Di Andrews and Dr Grant Rogers, from eHealth NSW’s Rural eHealth Program, will explore how optimising the eMR and eMeds can help clinicians to deliver better, safer care to those living in regional and remote areas.

Ms Caroline Pfeffercorn, Nurse Manager Informatics, Western Sydney Local Health District, will discuss the key strategies that engage nursing and allied health staff.

Dr Amith Shetty, eHealth NSW Clinical Advisor, will discuss how data generated from the eMR has the very real power to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Learning objectives

  • Understand some of the challenges and opportunities associated with large-scale eHealth implementations
  • Hear lessons and ideas for using eMR data to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes
  • Learn first-hand from clinicians about the benefits of moving from paper to electronic systems
  • Gain an overview of change management support for the uptake of eHealth solutions

Target audience

  • Clinicians working with and across digital health implementations
  • People working with clinicians to implement digital system change
  • Emerging clinical leaders wanting to become more involved in digital health and informatics


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Pyrmont Theatre


Emma Hossack President, Medical Software Industry Association & CEO of Extensia


Grahame Grieve @GrahameGrieve FHIR Legend, Health Intersections
Philip Loya @CernerAustralia Professional Services Lead, Cerner Critical Care, Cerner
Dr Frank Pyefinch CEO, Best Practice
David Freemantle General Manager eHealth, Fred IT Group

Medical Software Industry Association Engagement Forum: The hottest talk in town – FHIR State of the Nation

Fireside chat with Grahame Grieve in the armchair, an array of software stars on the couch. How will FHIR help MyHR? How has industry used it to date? What are the plans? What do you need to know to get FHIR started? Your chance to find out.

A State of the Nation on FHIR & Interoperability, with reference to the coming ADHA Interoperability Framework.

Hear from companies about their approach to implementation, aspirations and lessons learnt. Look at where FHIR fits apropos the whole of interoperability and all the systems and get opinions from a range of representatives from the software industry.


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


Dr Chris Marmo @kurisu
Co-founder and Research Director, Paper Giant


Bennett Lauber Chief User Experience Officer, The Usability People (US)
Dr Emma Blomkamp @emmablomkamp Co-Design and Evaluation Lead, Paper Giant
Bernard Schokman CEO Design Moshpit (Applying UX to business development for StartUps)

Panel Discussion

Questions from the audience (facilitated by Dr Chris Marmo

Bennett Lauber Chief Experience Officer, The Usability People
Harry Iles-Mann Consumer Advocate
Pamela Scicluna Director and UX Designer, Kianza
Dr Tim Fazio Clinical Informatics Lead, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Dianne Kalogeras Senior Clinical Usability Analyst, Australian Digital Health Agency

What can good usability and UX offer the future of healthcare?

User Experience design, service design, design thinking and co-design are all phrases that have entered the everyday vocabulary of clinicians and managers working on innovation in healthcare delivery.

Today everyone agrees that ‘design’ has an important role to play in the delivery of innovative models of care.

How do you actually get started with design on your healthcare projects? In this session we will move into solution mode with some practical take-aways.

“What do usability people do? The US picture”
Mr Bennett Lauber Chief User Experience Officer, The Usability People (US)

“Principles of co-design for health innovation”
Dr Emma Blomkamp @emmablomkamp Co-Design and Evaluation Lead, Paper Giant

“The Medical Resident App … a UX Perspective”
Mr Bernard Schokman CEO Design Moshpit


Learning objectives

  • What are UX and usability?
  • What problems are disciplines like UX design and usability engineering trying to solve?
  • What are some examples of prevention strategies around, and solutions to, these problems and what do those solutions look like?
  • What are some useful skills in this space that participants can apply back in their workplaces?
  • Where to from here in relation to usability and UX in health IT and digital health … what does the future look like?

Target audience

  • Clinical staff, GPs, PHN staff
  • GP Practice Managers
  • Software developers
  • Usability and UX professionals
  • Operational managers
  • Health information managers
  • Informaticians
  • Technologists
  • Carers and consumers


Date: Tuesday 31 July
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Level 3, Room C3.2


Chair: Dr Terry Hannan Consultant Physician. Visiting Fellow Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) Macquarie University and Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics

Facilitator: Dr Louise Schaper CEO, HISA

Speakers TBA

Digital health and digital patients – Put to a citizen’s panel: Who owns or who do you want to own your health and personal data?

“It’s common to hear how our health system should be ‘patient-centered’, but without clear rights around how (medical data) can be used, shared and leveraged by the individual, it cannot reach its full potential”
Dr Eric J Topol (2015) Unpatients—why patients should own their medical data. Nature Biotechnology v33, pp.921–924 (2015)

A creative and inspiring session where digital health and patient data use is put to a citizens’ jury.

As our healthcare system becomes increasingly digital, opportunities arise to build truly patient-centred models of care. Will patients expect to continue to be passive observers or embrace technology for the value of being connected and having their health information at their finger-tips? ‘Digital patients’ don’t want to be passive observers and sources of data for research. They have an expectation to use the power of connected technologies to engage in their own care, interact with clinicians and fellow patients. They believe in sharing data and experiences to help themselves and fellow patients; to have their data used to create new knowledge, and to develop new ways of delivering care. Is it a safe assumption that patients want their data used responsibly and to take part in generating and curating the data?

Who should control how patient data are distributed and used? The patients themselves? Doctors and researchers? Research institutions or governments? A full conclusive summary will serve as the basis for a thought leadership paper.

Learning objectives

  • What are the sources of health care data?
  • What are the guidelines for the primary and secondary use of data?
  • What does ‘patient-centred data’ mean?
  • Who should determine data use and re-use for research?
  • When does the community good override the patient’s right to privacy?


The convenor will lead a deep-dive conversation with ~ 5 consumers, people with different perspectives, stories and situations to answer the question.

  1. Topic overview presented by convenor (5-10 minutes)
  2. Position on question -Shared stories and experiences debated by jury members (45 minutes)
  3. People from audience ask questions as directed by convenor (15 minutes)
  4. Wrap up and Summary (10 mins – convenor)



Date: Wednesday 1 August
Time: 11:10 am – 12:40 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.2/3


David Bunker @TheDavidBunker
Executive Director, Qld Genomics Health Alliance and Chair of Cybersecurity Community of Practice


David Bunker Executive Director, Qld Genomics Health Alliance and Chair of Cybersecurity Community of Practice
Laurie Joyce Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Victoria
Jorge Silveira Director of Information Management/ CIO Northeast Health Wangaratta
Sami Mahmoud Abed Alkhatib PhD Student, University of Melbourne

Why Cybersecurity is not a product you can buy

Segment 1:

A Little Bit Dave – Anatomy of the Blood Service Data Breach“. A presentation from Laurie Joyce, IT Security and Compliance Manager, from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, which was the victim of a data breach that exposed sensitive personal health information. It talks about how the Service recovered from this breach and the lessons it has translated into better practice.

Segment 2:

Stories and conversations reinforcing good practice.

  • How to respond and incorporate code yellow into responses
  • Dealing with breaches in a consistent way
  • Jorge Silveira will provide a structured approach to a response

Segment 3:

Facilitated by David Bunker, this will be an AGM-style session and stand-up presentation by Sami Mahmoud Abed Alkhatib who is also giving a presentation on Day 1 of HIC.

Learning objectives

  • Practical lessons from a national organisation that suffered a data breach and recovered from it to get to better practice.
  • Sharing practical experiences to identify better practices with colleagues and to support non-security specialists in understanding the issues and risks pre-sent.
  • Understanding the key role of the CoP and how to engage with the group and get involved in the dialogue.

Target audience

The workshop is aimed at cybersecurity professionals working in the healthcare sector, but importantly the workshop will be conducted in a way that supports all professionals engaged in healthcare to be part of the solution required to address cybersecurity risks and issues.


Date: Wednesday 1 August
Time: 11:10 am – 12:40 pm
Location: Level 2, Room C2.1


Chair: Greg Moran Innovation & Business Development, HISA

Gil Carter @gilcarter Principal, Voronoi

Health data management in your organisation – do you need to update your approach?

Managing the digital health data in a health organisation is becoming increasingly complex. With new legislation for data breaches now in force, patient consent and information management in the news, and connected health programmes working across organisations, many areas of health data management have changed in 2018.

For practice managers, PHNs and health information managers, these changes may affect how you manage patient information and may require updates to your business operations to handle. This hands-on workshop will discuss the data management challenges in the health environment, and will work through a quick self-assessment to let you see where your organisation might need to undertake further work.

Learning objectives

  • Understand health data management in 2018
  • Learn about recent changes and what they may mean for your organisation
  • Self-assess your own organisation, with a scorecard to take away

Target audience:

Although the focus of the workshop is health administrators, there may be a broader demographic attracted. The expected attendees are:

  • Health informaticians
  • Staff from LHD / LHN / HHS / other state-based health organisations
  • PHN staff
  • General practice admins
  • Aged care providers
  • Allied health providers
  • Private health providers
  • Software vendors
  • Clinicians
  • Information enthusiasts