Precision Medicine is an emerging, evolving field whereby increasing amounts of different types of information are used to shape prevention, prediction, diagnosis and treatment at population, patient group and individual level. It is the way of the future.
In response to this, HISA has established a Precision Medicine Community of Practice to engage, inform and influence the HISA community and the broader health ecosystem on this important area. We want to ensure that the informatics community understands what Precision Medicine is, the initiatives internationally and here in Australia, ongoing developments in this field and the challenges it raises so that we can support its introduction into our health system. This will make us better positioned to ensure that data/information requirements and standards are understood and in place and technology solutions evolve to support the increasing use of Precision Medicine.
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Kathy Campbell (Chair)
Ockham Consulting Pty Ltd
Kathy Campbell has held executive roles in healthcare over the past 20 years with providers, consulting firms and vendors in Australia and overseas, including as IM & ICT Project Director for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and as CIO of UnitingCare Health. Kathy now provides consulting assistance to organisations such as Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, Queensland Genomics Health Alliance, Queensland Health and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Brisbane North Primary Health Network and Uniting AgeWell (Vic/Tas).
Queensland Genomics Health Alliance
David Bunker is the Executive Director of the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance. He has a commitment to health and social outcomes, and values-based business transformation. His commitments include significant voluntary contribution to NFP Boards, Graduate Business Schools, as well as Professional Societies and Academic Colleges. His current focus with the Queensland Genomics Health Alliance is to fast track genomics research and its translation into common healthcare practice, while building a sound, evidence-based decision making framework for strategic capability and capacity building programs within the health system.
Board, College and Society Membership:
- Chair and Non-Executive Director – Epilepsy Queensland Incorporated
- Council Member and Fellow, Chair of Membership Committee – Australian College of Health Informatics (ACHI)
- Chair Cybersecurity Community of Practice – Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
- Co-Chair Research Advisory Group – National Children’s Digital Health Collaborative
- Member Research Programs Reference Group – Australian Digital Health Agency
- Member, Statewide Genetic Health Queensland Service Planning Implementation Committee – Queensland Health
- Member, Research Investment Advisory Committee – Australian E-Health Research Centre CSIRO
- Member, Precision Medicine Community of Practice – Health Informatics Society of Australia
- Executive Advisor, QUT Graduate School of Management – Executive MBA Program
- Reviewer – International Journal of Medical Informatics
Dr Jon Carrano
Jon has a long standing interest in clinical research and health data analytics and combines a background in biomedical research with technical experience implementing solutions for clinical trials and pharmacovigilance. Improving patient selection for clinical trials and novel approaches to treatment methodologies are among Jon’s current interests. Jon was previously local General Manager & Regional Director in the management team of leading US based software organisations. During that period Jon led sales and managed a consulting team implementing corporate software and developing local solutions. Clients included commercial, academic and government customers in Australia and Asia. In 2014, Jon founded Pharmsite to continue providing best-of-breed software solutions, particularly suited to the Australian market. Jon is on the HISA NSW Committee and contributes to various HISA initiatives, as well as other related industry organisations and working groups.
Monica is inspired by potential and possibility, for individuals, teams and community. Her work is targeted to discover, facilitate and achieve them both in a number of capacities. Monica is currently Chief Executive of the Genetic Support Network of Victoria, Director of Bold and Brave Consulting and Toilet Training Educators, Treasurer of the Balibo House Trust, Melbourne University Honorary Fellow and member of the Central Queensland University Regional Engagement Committee. Experience in senior leadership roles in public and private sector roles, international projects and a commitment to community provide a foundation for making a difference across a range of sectors
A dynamic innovator and problem solver, with a key focus on quality use of medicines and a passionate interest in data connectivity to enable and expedite more impactful outcomes for patients.
A pharmacist by background, Siân has an MBA from Imperial College (London) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Siân has worked internationally with a variety of roles of increasing seniority at market, regional and global levels including roles in Europe, Asia Pacific, US and the Intercontinental region.
Siân’s experience spans clinical development, medical affairs, sales, marketing and human resources and has included working in fast-moving therapeutic arenas of HIV, HCV and Oncology, leading Marketing Excellence for Europe Middle East & Africa as well as more recently leading global capabilities for knowledge management & content development within Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Healthcare Innovation Advisor
Peter has over twenty five years experience in healthcare and has worked in senior executive positions in information management and technology in two state health departments and nationally. He is currently Oracle’s Healthcare Industry Advisor for Australia and New Zealand helping healthcare organisations to undertake business transformation and digital evolution, and is responsible for developing health industry patterns that are used across Asia-Pacific and Europe. He is a member of several international working groups on health information technology standards and is the current Treasurer and past President of the Australasian College of Health Informatics.
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Family Medicine – Precision Medicine in Primary Care
American Family Physician 2017
Cognitive health care in 2027 – Harnessing a data-driven approach in personalised health care
Thomas H. Davenport and Ravi Kalakota
September 2017, Deloitte University Press
Horizon Scanning Series. The Future of Precision Medicine in Australia
This input paper prepared by Adrian Turner et al, with contributions from Cheryl George, Bill Simpson-Young, Dr Stephen Hardy, Dr Chelle Nic Raghnaill and Jane Polak Scowcroft (Data61)
Going beyond genomics in precision medicine: what’s next
Health Catalyst www.healthcatalyst.com
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