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Conference Day One: Monday, 28th August 2017

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Networking

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Overview of Victoria’s State-Wide Digital Health Strategy: What Can You Expect?

Andrew Saunders, Director Digital Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Victoria’s Digital Health strategy is a state wide initiative implemented by Andrew and his team with the aim of achieving a shared health record to improve care and well being. A key aspect of the strategy is to enable the appropriate sharing of clinical information between health and social care functions to support a person-centred approach to health and well being. In this session, Andrew will outline how this will affect Victoria as a whole, with particular focus on:

  • The 6 building blocks for the realisation of Victoria’s Digital Health strategy
  • Why fully digitising health is the solution to connecting cross-functional services and enabling a more integrated approach to research and analytics while allowing for early prevention and early intervention
  • The importance of digital clinical systems in integrating and exchanging information across health services and primary health records

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Andrew Saunders

Director Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Spotlight Presentation by InterSystems

When you deliver new technology in healthcare, you must have measures in place to manage the transformation. In this panel, IT leaders will share their experiences on IT project risk management and governance to enable cost savings and successful project delivery. They will also cover the new and trending technologies they have seen and harnessed in their respective projects.

Discussion points will include:
  • What’s next for healthcare and where do we see ourselves in 15-20 years?
  • Overview of current or recently completed digital hospital projects
  • How they embedded digital innovation throughout their facilities
  • Benefit realisation as a key component of IT governance and risk management
  • What can we harness from the digital world to improve health outcomes and deliver new models of care?

Facilitators:

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Andrew Saunders

Director Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services
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John Papatheohari

Chief Information Officer
Cabrini
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Felicity Hodder

ICT and Clinical Commissioning Lead
Perth Children’s Hospital
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Matthew Thatcher

EMR Inpatient Application Manager
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Speed Networking

An effectively structured interactive session designed to help you expand your network through one-on-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM NETWORKING MORNING TEA

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Interactive Discussion Groups

You will have the opportunity to participate in two discussions during this session

  • Discussing the RCH approach to implementing a large scope of clinical and admin functionality at the same time
  • Benefits and considerations to ensure the large change is successful including ways to identify impacts, resourcing, and go-live support


Facilitators:

Matthew Thatcher

EMR Inpatient Application Manager
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
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Lauren Andrew

Change Manager – EMR Project
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Roundtable B

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Improving the Efficiency and Accuracy of Prescribing through Automation and Electronic Medication Management

Andrew Cording, Chief Pharmacist, St Vincent’s Health Australia
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Andrew Cording

Chief Pharmacist
St Vincent’s Health Australia

Roundtable C

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Sustainability of ICT and Life Cycle Management to Maintain the Service for the Next Decade in Digital Hospitals

Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer, Bendigo Health
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Bruce Winzar

Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer
Bendigo Health

Roundtable D

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Cost and Benefit Realisation of Digital Implementation

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12:50 PM - 1:50 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Insight into Chinese Private Healthcare Delivery and its Information Management Implementation, Opportunities and Challenges

Francis Qiu, Chief Medical Information Officer, Jiahui International Hospital (Shanghai)
At total investment of $500 million and 500 licensed beds, the new Jiahui International Hospital is currently the largest, foreign-invested joint venture hospital in Shanghai and will be one of Shanghai’s first private hospitals focused on delivering efficient, comprehensive and patient-focused healthcare. Taking advantage of China’s highly advanced mobile networks, Francis and his team are a key influence in the ICT infrastructure of this new development as they continually challenge the status quo and seek to provide enhanced healthcare solutions. In this session, Francis will discuss:

  • The history behind Jiahui Health which is part of a multi-site, vertically integrated healthcare ecosystem that will provide a continuum of wellness and healthcare services;
  • Key challenges associated with the new build from an Information Management and commissioning perspective;
  • Technologies they are leveraging to re-invent models of care and offer a wider range of services
  • eHealth journeys drawing from Francis’ experience in Shanghai and previous role as CMIO at eHealth Ontario, Canada

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Francis Qiu

Chief Medical Information Officer
Jiahui International Hospital (Shanghai)

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Solution Provider Session

Sharing of clinical research data strengthens clinical research by providing access to larger patient cohorts or more data on a given cohort.
Research questions that are not viable to investigate in a single data source, due to lack of sufficient numbers of relevant patients or limitations in the richness of data, can become feasible. However, two critical issues must be addressed to support this type of collaborative clinical research: (1) protection of patient privacy, and (2) linkage of data relating to the same individual in multiple data sources.

A key initiative addressing these issues has been the development of BioGrid, a federated framework for privacy-protecting sharing of clinical research data that gives authorised clinical researchers access to rich data sets for ethically approved research projects.
  • Benefits of sharing clinical research data including sharing of knowledge to improve current and future health outcomes
  • Health data analytics and semantic information
  • How can clinical researchers effectively leverage data sharing?

Case study: BioGrid Australia:
  • Overview of BioGrid and current areas of focus
  • What is a federated model for data sharing?
  • What’s next for BioGrid?

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Maureen Turner

Chief Executive Officer
BioGrid Australia
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Professor Karin Verspoor

Deputy Director, Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre
The University of Melbourne

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM NETWORKING AFTERNOON TEA

In 2016, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) became the first hospital in Australia to launch a comprehensive patient portal as part of its EMR, giving RCH patients and their families greater access than ever before to important health information, including test results and doctors’ notes. In this session, the RCH will share on:
  • Why the portal was a must-have feature of its EMR
  • The important role clinicians and consumers played in deciding key portal functionality
  • Key challenges during implementation and the portal’s impact on clinical care

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Matthew Thatcher

EMR Inpatient Application Manager
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
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Lauren Andrew

Change Manager – EMR Project
The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

6:20 PM - 6:50 PM CASE STUDY: Perth Children’s Hospital Project – ICT Commissioning Challenges and Strategies

Felicity Hodder, ICT and Clinical Commissioning Lead, Perth Children’s Hospital
Destined to be one of Australia’s leading paediatric hospitals, the $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital was subject to some commissioning challenges in relation to maintaining a live hospital environment on a construction site. In this session, Felicity will be touching on their journey and key challenges from an ICT and clinical commissioning perspective while also outlining strategies she and her team successfully implemented in response to these challenges:

  • ICT and clinical commissioning – key challenges in commissioning in a construction environment and innovative solutions they have implemented to ensure operational efficiency
  • Managing the workforce and workflow in a new and different digital environment
  • Why it’s important to help people engage, find value in change in workflow and improve usability in transitioning into a new digital environment
  • Stakeholder management to manage expectations and to ensure staff are optimally trained and the importance of workflow familiarization


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Felicity Hodder

ICT and Clinical Commissioning Lead
Perth Children’s Hospital

4:50 PM - 6:50 PM Networking Drinks