NI 2020 BRISBANE 27 – 29 JULY

Speakers

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.

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.

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.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Director General

Queensland Health

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.