Adrian Hutchinson

Chief Nursing and Allied Health Information Officer
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

10:10 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities for Big Data and Health Informatics to Deliver Better Healthcare Outcomes

Big data and health informatics will change the way healthcare is practised. Technology is an enabler in connecting the disparate parts of the healthcare system to better understand what an individual needs and produce better outcomes more cost effectively. Greater exploration in how we can leverage data to improve health outcomes must become a core purpose for every organisation. However, with big data comes the need to ensure better governance of data and cyber security issues and reassessment of workforce capabilities.

Discussion points will include:
  • What are the opportunities for big data and health informatics to improve healthcare?
  • Data governance and cyber security measures that you must have in place
  • Are people within health appropriately skilled to be able to utilise and understand data?
  • How to use of machine learning and predictive modelling in a healthcare context
  • What technology can we leverage to improve decision making and data analytics?


9:00 AM Change Management and Electronic Medical Record – Where Do You Start?

Delivering a comprehensive strategy for managing change is a critical success factor for the EMR project. The change strategy and activities must be planned carefully to create a climate for staff to understand and be willing to adopt the change and be successful contributors to the future state. Effective change management will deliver staff engagement and readiness, support an accelerated adoption timeframe, minimize the risk of resistance and deliver benefits to our health communities. But where do you start and what do you need to accomplish to support a successful EMR implementation?

In this interactive workshop, Adrian Hutchison CCIO and his colleague Lauren Andrew EMR Change Manager from The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne shall cover the following areas:
  • Approaching the change strategy and plans
  • Clinician and staff engagement
  • Getting what you need from leaders and sponsors
  • Readiness versus resistance
  • Mapping workflow change, risk and impact