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HISA Exclusive Event

Breakfast with Trish Greenhalgh OBE

Oxford University Professor Trish Greenhalgh asks:
Why do so many well-intentioned technology programmes fail? #WhatCouldGoWrong?

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Who remembers a failed technology project in healthcare?

Why do some programmes become “bigger than Ben Hur” with all the theatrics of a Hollywood production – and then fail at the box office?

Why do others become forgotten or just abandoned?

If you have been part of a health technology program in need of resuscitation – you will sympathise and learn from Prof Trish Greenhalgh’s breakfast presentation: Why do health IT systems fail?

Prof Greenhalgh talks about the application of an insightful tool to assist early decision-making.

Keep your programme on track! Join us for a robust discussion and to hear about ways to avoid failure.


Date: Thursday 22 March 2018
Time: 7.00am for a 7.15am start, until 9.30am
Venue: Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street, Surrey Hills, NSW, 2010
Price: $90 members | $120 non-members

Who should attend?

This exclusive event is for everyone working in healthcare who has been invited on to a project team or been part of a technology program – from program sponsors, program managers and the clinicians they work with to system designers, analysts, change managers, administrators, policy directors and finance managers.

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HISA breakfasts have been approved for up to 1.5 contact hour of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

Prof Trish Greenhalgh OBE

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

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Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in primary health care and trained as a GP. She joined the Department in January 2015 after previously holding professorships at University College London and Queen Mary University of London.

As co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences (IRIHS) unit, Trish leads a programme of research at the interface between social sciences and medicine, with strong emphasis on the organisation and delivery of health services. Her research seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and humanistic aspects of medicine while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering.

  • She has twice won the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award
  • She accepted an OBE in 2001 for services to evidence based medical care
  • In 2006, she was one of the authors who received the Baxter Award from the European Health Management Association
  • She was elected to become a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014

Three particular interests are the health needs and illness narratives of minority and disadvantaged groups; the introduction of technology-based innovations in healthcare; and the complex links (philosophical and empirical) between research, policy and practice.

Trish is the author of over 300 peer-reviewed publications and 16 textbooks. She was awarded the OBE for Services to Medicine by Her Majesty the Queen in 2001 and made a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014. She is also a Fellow of the UK Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of General Practitioners and Faculty of Public Health

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