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Moving into 2017 – Digital Health, Informatics and a Person-Centred Approach Explored

WHEN: March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

WHERE: Primus Hotel, Sydney

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:

  • How is digital health and informatics improving the health system for patients and clinicians?
  • How are we designing systems to support a people-first approach?
  • Are we inclusive and designing systems and solutions for all stakeholders and users?
  • How do we leverage the current systems we already have so that they work together to achieve better results for the patient? (system integration)
  • With the increase in digital solutions and electronic records is our data safe? How do we address Cyber Security?
  • How do we design and use technology solutions to make the patient and clinicians experience better?

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:

Robin Mann National Chief of Innovation, Little Company of Mary Healthcare

Dr Martin Seneviratne Resident Medical Officer Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Emerging Digital Health Leader.

Sue McCarthy Chief Nursing Officer, Datacom Healthcare Solutions.

Panel Discussion with Speakers and Attendees (join the discussion!)

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:

  • Hospital and health provider administrators
  • Medical officers, nurses and allied health professionals interested to digital health
  • Researchers and academics working in health and digital health
  • Chief clinical information officers and clinical leads of digital health programs
  • Chief Information Officers and e-health Program Leaders
  • Digital Health leaders for primary and community health including Primary Health Networks
  • Health informaticians, data analysts and health IT professionals
  • Policy and implementation officers involved in integrated and connected care
  • Interested industry representatives

Dr Robin MannDr Robin Mann National Chief of Innovation, Calvary. Robin currently leads the development and implementation of Calvary’s innovation strategy and business and service transformation to progress Calvary’s vision for integrated care, using innovation and technology. Calvary’s services include public and private hospitals, aged and community care services in six Australian States and Territories. Robin has 19 years’ experience in healthcare: In Australia, with PwC he led healthcare transformation assurance services, and with KPMG where he advised governments and healthcare providers on many e-health and transformation initiatives including directing NSW Health’s electronic medication management program. In the UK, Robin led the clinical and information architecture to support health and care services in NHS Wales, and helped to establish the Health Informatics Unit at the Royal College of Physicians. Robin has a keen interest in professional development in health informatics and currently sits on the examination committee for the Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA) examination. Robin has a Bachelor of Engineering (1992), a Bachelor of Medicine (1998), and Master of Health Informatics (2004). He became a CHIA in 2014, and Fellow of the Australian College of Health Informatics in 2016.

Dr Martin SeneviratneDr 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 McCarthySue 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.


March 8, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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03 9326 3311


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