Post-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, 30th August 2017


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

Adrian Hutchinson

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

Lauren Andrew

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


12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Cyber Security Planning and Implementation

Andrew Saunders, Director Digital Health, Department of Health and Human Services
While cyber attacks and data breaches are rising across industries, healthcare as lagging behind in cyber security investment. With the world becoming increasingly integrated as a result of EMR, My Health Record and other clinical information systems, cyber security and protection of patient confidentiality is a bigger threat than ever before.

In this interactive workshop, Andrew Saunders Director Digital Health at the Department of Health and Human Services will explore how healthcare providers can maintain trust in their systems and explore the necessary security measures that are required to safeguard patient information to maintain cost efficiencies and avoid reputational damage.

Learning outcomes will include:
  • Understanding the major cyber security attacks your healthcare organisation is vulnerable to
  • Determining the significance of a security incident
  • Developing a security awareness program


Andrew Saunders

Director Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services