9:00am Welcome Remarks by Clariden Global
Damian-Claydon-Platt-112x128 Conference Chairman:
Dr Damian Claydon-Platt, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Epworth Healthcare
9:05am De-risking Investment in Digital Health technologies and overcoming the barriers to commercialization of digital health technologies
eapa-speaker Bronwyn Le Grice. Managing Director, ANDHealth, Australia’s National Digital Health Initiative

Overcoming the Challenges of Inter-Operability in Digital Healthcare and Standards

Heather-Grain-112x128 Heather Grain, Board Member, Chairperson, HL7 Australia / HL7 International Terminology Authority
International Standards Organisation TC215 (Health Informatics) Semantic Content Expert / Technical Advisor to the Governments of India and Brazil on eHealth
10:10am Morning Refreshments
10:40am Opportunities for New Investments in Healthcare, Digital Health and Health-Tech: Perspectives from CEO, Investors, Incubators, Business Collaborators, Hospitals
  • New Opportunities & Challenges in financing new healthcare  projects and business
  • Pricing framework for public hospital services
  • Looking at how health records and data can be the center of a policy targeting new healthcare investments and state economic development
  • Case studies of concrete initiatives in new healthcare investments, and their impact on developing new health initiatives
  • Affordable healthcare and insurance
  • Innovation in the digital and health space
  • How can private health insurance reshape healthcare delivery for improved health outcomes?
  • Changes in future funding arrangements
  • Commercialization of Medical & Healthcare Research: Business & Industry Collaboration Opportunities & Strategies
  • From Lab to Ward: Translational medicine in practice
  • Optimizing ROI in healthcare investments
  • Health Policy Evolution, Strategy Design and Healthcare Innovation

Dr Tam C Nguyen, Executive Officer of Research, St Vincent’s Hospital

Palliative Speaker

Christopher Kommatas, Research Innovation Manager/Accelerator Program Director, Melbourne Health


Rebecca Bell, General Manager, Medibank

eapa-speaker Bronwyn Le Grice, Managing Director, ANDHealth/Co-Founder and Health Special Advisor, BioScience Managers
Palliative Speaker Alastair Mah, Chief Medical Officer, Barwon Health & University Hospital Geelong Surveyor, Australian Council on Healthcare Standards

Healthcare & Hospital Senior Management Forum

  • What’s next for healthcare and where do we see ourselves in 15-20 years?
  • Current and recently completed digital hospital projects
  • The challenge of achieving optimal patient care outcomes & delivering new models of care
  • Managing disrupting technologies in medicine
  • Delivering cost-effective healthcare services
  • Thinking outside the box
  • The Whole-of-Health Approach
  • Implementing transformative strategies that work
  • The medical doctor’s perspective of digital healthcare
  • Transforming healthcare for seniors & community health
  • Regulatory & Legal Challenges in the Healthcare sector
  • Sector focus: The use of Technology in Emergency Medicine
Christine-Giles-112x128 Christine Giles, CEO, Portland District Hospital
Demos-Krouskos-112x128 Demos Krouskos, Chief Executive Officer, North Richmond Community Health
Jeremy-Kestenberg-112x128 Jeremy Kestenberg, Managing Director, Revita Health for Seniors
Dr-Andrew-Walby-112x128 Dr Andrew Walby, Director (Emergency Medicine), St. Vincent’s Hospital
eapa-speaker Iresha Herath, General Counsel, Western Health
Palliative Speaker Cory Snell, Chief Information Officer, Catholic Healthcare
Palliative Speaker Dr Shyaman Menon, Clinical Director, Emergency Services, Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health
Palliative Speaker Dr Sandeep Reddy, Deputy Director (MBA Healthcare Management), School of Medicine, Deakin University
Palliative Speaker Christopher Arnold, Executive Director, Skin & Cancer Foundation Chairman, Human Variome Project International
12:10pm The rise in demand & costs for translation services and how to bring in Cost Effective Measures
eapa-speaker Karen Hooper, Managing Director, Primaxis Primaxis-LOGO-(2)
12:30pm Networking Luncheon
2:00pm Driving Patient’s Journey and Experience through Data and Technology
  • Patient Journey Modelling – Improving Patient Flows
  • Improving operational management (especially where changes have resulted from partnering with consumers)
  • Reducing Medication Errors and Patient Safety in Hospitals
  • ICT initiatives that demonstrate sustainable patient flow improvements
  • Strategies and challenges in patient engagement
  • Contingency planning, protocols including scalability of escalation/surge responses
  • Utilizing hospital avoidance strategies to mitigate demand
  • Digital referral channels: Protocols for reassigning patients offsite for non-acute care
  • Strengthening the discharge process
  • Embed clinical governance to improve patient outcomes and care
  • Improve the flow of information to better identify deficiencies of care
  • Apply innovative patient-centered models for quality and safety excellence
  • Strengthen clinician engagement and communication during handover
  • Quality improvement activities towards medication safety interventions
  • Understanding what part of the patient journey and therefore benefit realization is actually attributable to a digital health record rather than the current motherhood type benefits that rely on actions as a result of information visibility not just that a risk assessment was completed
Katie-Doan-112x128 Katie Doan, Patient Experience Program Coordinator, Transformation and Quality, Melbourne Health/The Royal Melbourne Hospital
eapa-speaker Renee Chmielewski, Director, Consumer Engagement & Volunteer Services, Austin Health
eapa-speaker Sharon Walsh, Director, Outpatient Transformation, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
2:45pm Case Study: How an existing healthcare outfit transform itself into a successful Digital Hospital
  • Understanding the complexity of a Digital Hospital
  • Learning from failed initiatives
  • System transformation with limited resources
  • Defining digital strategy and implementation: challenges to overcome and options
  • Clinical engagement in digital health
Chris-Guest-112x128 Chris Guest, ICT Strategic Manager, ForensiCare, Victorian Government
3:30pm Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
3:45pm Case Study of the Clinical & ICT Journey of a new Heart Hospital
  • Planning and developing a heart hospital
  • Future-proofing for capacity growth and new paradigms of care
  • Strategy for clinical transformation
  • Planned technology, HIMSS 6 aspirations
  • Integrating eHealth solutions in design
Anne-Mennen-112x128 Anne Mennen, Director of Development, Victorian Heart Hospital
eapa-speaker Rod Sprenger, Technology Program Manager, Victorian Heart Hospital
4:30pm Case Study of Digitization in Rural Health
How to strategize digital health for better patient outcomes for the regional and rural communities.
Dewald-Botha-112x128 Dewald Botha, Chief Technology Officer, Tristar Medical Group
5:00pm Closing Remarks
5:15pm Champagne Cocktail Networking Session (Sponsorship Opportunity Available)
Champagne networking session Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
9:00am Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
9:05am Human Centered Design and User Experience in applying technology to models of care and how those models have to change
Matiu-Bush-112x128 Matiu Bush, Design Integration Lead, Bolton Clarke
9:45am Usability and User Experience of software based healthcare technology
  • Integrating clinician concerns and requirements in the digitization process
  • Educating clinicians about what to ask for when it comes to usability and user experience
  • Consulting with end-user clinicians to ensure systems and processes meet needs
  • Enhancing clinician understanding of technology and addressing their negative experiences with technology
  • Setting benchmarks for end-user functionality and driving optimal clinician experience
Christopher-Bain-112x128 Christopher Bain, Chief Health Information Services Manager, Mercy Public Hospitals
10:15am Design challenges for the next generation of computerized decision support
  • Computerized decision support (CDS) has the potential to improve safety and efficiency of care
  • CDS is a deceptively simple concept and getting it right is a major challenge
  • Ongoing evaluation of CDS is critical to ensure that it remains usable and useful
Melissa-Baysari-112x128 Melissa Baysari, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
10:45am Morning Refreshments
11:00am Health Informatics: Enabling Better Care
  • Drivers of Change
  • Clinical Transformation at the Coalface
  • The Digital Divide
Damian-Claydon-Platt-112x128 Damian Claydon-Platt, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Epworth Healthcare
11:20am Healthcare CIO & IoT Forum
  • Technological Innovation and the Future of Medicine
  • From legacy systems to new tech: the transformation journey and implications for adoption
  • Design challenges for the next generation of computerized decision support
  • Internet of Things and sensing as a service
  • Connected devices for Healthcare
  • Proof of Concept for new Health-Tech startups, integrating into the hospital & healthcare ecosystems
  • Evaluating for the right vendors/suppliers
  • Reverse thinking: allowing business transformation to drive IT initiatives
  • Driving SMD (Secure Message Delivery) interoperability
  • Longitudinal patient record integration
  • Developments on the “My Health Record” Program & the National Digital Health Plan
Damian-Claydon-Platt-112x128 Damian Claydon-Platt, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Epworth Healthcare
Russel-Withers-112x128 Russel Withers, Executive Director, Information & Performance/Chief Information Officer, Footscray Hospital
Andrew-Crawford-112x128 Andrew Crawford, Director, Primary & Community Care Services, Advisory Director, ACS Foundation
Dewald-Botha-112x128 Dewald Botha, Chief Technology Officer, Tristar Medical Group
Palliative Speaker Adrian Hutchinson, Chief Nursing & Allied Health Information Officer, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
eapa-speaker Naomi Dobroff, Chief Nursing Information Officer, Monash Health
Palliative Speaker Andrew Saunder, Health Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria (invited)
12:10pm The Future of Medicine and Technological Innovations
  • The Future of Medicine and Technological Innovation
  • On the ground clinical experience
  • Real world constraints
  • The future of Stem Cell Research & Applications
  • Inclusiveness and patient safety
Professor-Erwin-Loh-112x128 Professor Erwin Loh, Executive Director, Innovation, Patient Safety & Experience/Chief Medical Officer, Monash Health
Palliative Speaker Michael Kenihan, General Manager/Director, Melbourne Stem Cell Centre
12:30pm Presentation by Senior Management, Siemens Healthcare
12:40pm The Importance of Patient Identification and Standards
Palliative Speaker David Perry, National Sales Manager ANZ – Healthcare Division, Peacock Bros
12:50pm Lunch and Networking
Interactive Sessions:
1:45pm Advances in Medical Robotics
  • Use of robotics in revolutionizing Medical Robotics & Bionics healthcare delivery
  • Robotics in the surgical theatre
  • Soft robotics for aftercare therapy
  • Robotic-human physio for seniors?
  • Automation cost and acceptance
  • Latest developments in Vascular Bionics
Palliative Speaker Nicholas Opie, Chief Technology Officer, SmartStent/University of Melbourne
Jeremy-Kestenberg-112x128 Jeremy Kestenberg, Managing Director, Revita Health for Seniors
2:15pm Advances in Medical Virtualization, Healthcare AR/VR  & Telemedicine
  • Advent of Virtualization & AR in healthcare
  • Beyond telehealth to virtualizing care
  • The national move to facilitate digital access through health care homes
  • Connected care: linking health and social care into the home
  • Tele-surgery pilot projects
  • Case study: AR in RCH, Melbourne
  • Case Study of Astronaut Health & VR, in collaboration with NASA, USA
Palliative Speaker Darrin Hackett, Executive Director, Virtual Care and Innovation, Waikato DHB
Palliative Speaker Liam McGuire, Executive Director (Healthcare), Opaque Multimedia
2:45pm Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning: Disruptive Technology & Big Data in Healthcare
  • Data analytics is now a key pillar of digital health
  • Smart clinical decisions and big data
  • Leveraging clouding computing and deep learning for wider accessibility of advanced diagnostics
  • Leveraging care pathways to deliver better outcomes
  • Clinical decision support systems in Hospitals
  • AI for Healthcare and Hospital Operations
  • Emotive AI for therapeutic care
  • Artificial intelligence will be a key enabler of digital health capabilities
  • Disruptive Technology for Chronic Disease Management
eapa-speaker Dr Yang Li, Data Scientist (Health), AI Sydney
Lisa-Lewers-112x128 Lisa Lewers, Co-Founder, Heartbeat AI
Palliative Speaker Ross Hardy, Founder, Adyuvo
Palliative Speaker and other invited AI/Analytics experts
3:15pm Nursing Leadership and Technological Changes
  • Developing Nursing Leadership programs
  • Real-time monitoring of prospective gaps in mandatory risk assessments
  • The adept use of nursing information and data
  • Integrating patient care
  • Infection prevention in the wards
  • Managing nursing shortage and talent management challenges
  • Intensive Home Care Telehealth & Remote Monitoring
Christine-Giles-112x128 Christine Giles, CEO, Portland District Hospital
Cheryl-McCullagh-112x128 Cheryl McCullagh, Director of Clinical Integration, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
Palliative Speaker Patrik Hutzel, Director, Intensive Care at Home
3:45pm Advances in Pharma Practice
  • ADMs in Pharma & Clinical Practice
Palliative Speaker Sanjoy Nand, Service Manager, Pharmacy & Medication Safety, Middlemore Hospital
4:15pm Afternoon Refreshment and Networking
4:30pm Case Study of an Integrated electronic medical record (ieMR) strategy and implementation
Renea-Collins-112x128 Renea Collins, Clinical Director for eHealth, Metro South Health Service
5:00pm Case Study of Co-Designing the “Waiting Room of the Future” with Staff and Patients
eapa-speaker Assoc Professor Sonja Pedell, Director, Future Self & Design Living Lab, Swinburne University
5:30pm Healthcare of the Future Panel Discussion
  • Healthcare solutions of the future need to focus on prevention rather than cures
  • Patient specific devices and the future development of bespoke healthcare
  • From predictive analytics to prescriptive analytics?
Palliative Speaker Invited Speakers of the Summit
6:00pm Closing Remarks & End of Day 2
9:00am – 12:30pm Post Summit Seminar:

Leading Change in Connected Health & Optimizing Digital Technology Solutions in Healthcare

Led by Darrin Hackett, Executive Director, Virtual Care and Innovation, Waikato DHB, New Zealand. Under Darrin’s leadership, Waikato DHB won the IDC Award for Connected Health in the IDC Awards recently for its SmartHealth Initiative. From 2007 to 2015, he was Chief Information Officer for a number of DHBs in New Zealand, and prior to that, an ICT expert with IBM.
Palliative Speaker By: Darrin Hackett, Executive Director, Virtual Care and Innovation, Waikato DHB
2:00pm – 5:00pm Hospital Tour:

Visit to Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne

Hospital Tour & Presentation on RCH’s Digital Journey on Becoming a HIMSS Level 6 Hospital.
Palliative Speaker By: Adrian Hutchinson, Chief Nursing & Allied Health Information Officer, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne