Join us for the first of our HISA Breakfast Series for 2017!!
We set the scene for 2017 with a targeted discussion on digital health, informatics and its importance and contribution to health system change. The landscape is rapidly evolving and changing as our world continually goes digital, with increasing focus on innovation and the use of data, and renewed commitments and priorities from Government and health providers on driving and embracing system and service change. A person-centred approach is central to that change – whether it be health practitioner, patient, carer or consumer.
We will explore progress, next steps, lessons learnt and priority areas with a number of featured health leaders bringing different and varied perspectives across the health and informatics space. This will set the scene for a panel discussion which will be a feature of each event bringing key topics together with opportunities for audience participation. Through these events we will seek to highlight priorities, share experiences and opportunities to overcome barriers. We will explore areas such as:
This event is complimentary – please register soon for this unique breakfast as numbers are limited. We look forward to welcoming and seeing you at the event.
Our speakers are:
Alastair Sharman Chief Information Officer, Children’s Health Queensland HHS.
Dr Martin Seneviratne Resident Medical Officer Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Emerging Digital Health Leader: An innovative health leader, Martin is a junior doctor with a background in software development.
Sue McCarthy Chief Nursing Officer, Datacom Healthcare Solutions: Sue has extensive clinical nursing experience specializing in critical care and transplantation surgery. She is an evangelist for healthcare systems working for the patient first.
Delivered in partnership with Datacom Health Solutions, our HISA Breakfast Series partners, we look forward to your participation and attendance at the event.
Who should attend:
Alastair Sharman is an information management and technology professional with more than two decades’ experience across private and public sectors in Australia and internationally. This includes 12 years in the Australian Defence Force where he served in the peacekeeping force in Bougainville and with the United Nations in East Timor. He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and is a graduate of both the Royal Military College and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Having worked in the healthcare sector for the past nine years, Alastair has an extensive knowledge of the information management and technology opportunities and challenges in healthcare. Alastair has been the Chief Information Officer for Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service since January 2015. As part of it’s strategic plan renewal in 2016, Children’s Health Queensland established a key focus on care through digital enablement. As CIO, Alastair’s goal is to deliver on this focus area and provide contemporary information and digital services that support the delivery of care which are child and family-focused, safer, more reliable and of a higher quality.
Dr Martin Seneviratne Resident Medical Officer Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Emerging Digital Health Leader: Martin is a junior doctor with a background in software development. On the side of clinical medicine, he has worked on several health-tech ventures including WardConnect (Founder), CancerAid (CTO) and HealthNavigator (as a visiting researcher with the mHealth division of the George Institute for Global Health). Martin currently serves as a Board Member and in 2017 will continue postdoctoral research in clinical informatics at Stanford.
Sue McCarthy RN, MACN, Grad. Dip. Business (Monash), Chief Nursing Officer, Datacom Healthcare Solutions. Sue McCarthy is AHPRA registered and maintains her credentials by meeting recency of practice and CPD requirements. In January 2016 Sue became qualified in the art of cosmetic injecting.Her interest in health informatics came about while she was nursing and asked to “use this new system”. Unfortunately, this new system didn’t really enhance clinical practice and Sue thought it was time to find out why – she soon found out. Many point-of-care clinical systems have been designed without consultation and input from treating health professionals and this has led to low adoption and high failure rates of systems. Sue has a passion for ensuring that health IT applications meet the needs of the patient, the health professional and the health enterprise as she believes that properly designed and implemented systems lead to patient safety, staff satisfaction and overall gains in efficient service provision. Sue has held senior positions with health IT vendors such as Cerner, Microsoft Health Solutions Group, Cardinal Health and Per Se Technologies. Her roles have encompassed utilising skills such as Implementation Specialist to Business Development, Nursing Advocacy and Clinical Governance. She joined the Datacom Health team in November 2014.
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.