Andrew Cording

Chief Pharmacist
St Vincent’s Health Australia

11:30 AM Improving the Efficiency and Accuracy of Prescribing through Automation and Electronic Medication Management


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?