25 - 26 March, 2020 |
International Convention Centre, Sydney

Digital Healthcare Day One: 27 March, 2019

7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Networking

8:30 am - 8:40 am Opening Remarks from the Chair

8:40 am - 9:10 am Grand Tour

New for 2019 we will be running several ‘Grand Tours’ throughout the event.  Designed to help you maximize your time on site, the tours will highlight the must see presentations, introduce you to some of our key sponsors, and make sure you know where all the best places for food and drink are.

9:10 am - 9:40 am Optimisation: Get the Basics Right – Select and Align Technology with the Patient Journey for Best Possible Outcomes

Andrew Oldaker - Chief Technology Officer, The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Parkville Precinct’s shared EMR system will service 14% of all clinicians within the Precinct. To achieve a shared EMR, the must have the right foundation by:

  • Reviewing network infrastructure and operating models to standardise the platform and processes
  • Placing clinicians at the centre of everything to driving process and sustainable change
  • Getting the basics right – digital literacy, effective device management and practical design considerations
  • Aligning cultural outcomes and capabilities of all stakeholders for best possible outcomes

Andrew Oldaker

Chief Technology Officer
The Royal Melbourne Hospital

9:40 am - 10:10 am Solution Provider Session

Could Artificial Intelligence replace your doctor? Consisting of two teams of three, this session will address some of the industry's most contentious topics in an entertaining new format!

Rod Sprenger

Technology Lead, Victorian Heart Hospital
Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority


Andrew Oldaker

Chief Technology Officer
The Royal Melbourne Hospital


Steve Lutz

Managing Director - ANZ


Dr Anjali Jaiprakash

Robologist and Advance QLD Research Fellow - Medical and Healthcare Robotics Group
Queensland University of Technology


Harry Iles-Mann

Patient/Consumer Advocate and Consumer Reference Lead
Australian Digital Health Agency


Dr Kevin Bullen

Chief Medical Officer
Healius Ltd

10:50 am - 11:10 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!

11:10 am - 11:40 am Networking Morning Tea

11:40 am - 12:10 pm What does the future hold for digitally enabled health?

Rodney Ecclestone - General Manager of Clinical Governance, Australian Digital Health Agency
Australian Digital Health Agency GM Rodney Ecclestone will paint the vision for digital health in Australia. He will provide a progress update on how implementation of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy is improving patient health outcomes through integration of digital health services. Key pillars in the strategy include the national expansion of My Health Record, and the development of secure messaging and an interoperable health system.

Rodney Ecclestone

General Manager of Clinical Governance
Australian Digital Health Agency

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm People: The Digital Transformation Balancing Act – Patient vs. Clinician Centricity and the Value Delivery Imperative

John Papatheohari - Group Director Information Technology & Digital Transformation, Cabrini Health

John Papatheohari

Group Director Information Technology & Digital Transformation
Cabrini Health

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Networking Lunch

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm Big Data: How Data Can be Used to Achieve Better Integrated, Value-Based Healthcare

Alison Verhoeven - Chief Executive Officer, AHHA
A stronger, more effective Australian health system requires the Commonwealth, states and territories to work in partnership to implement a nationally unified but regionally responsive health system, delivering integrated care and services centred on people’s needs. Learn about: 

  • 4 key steps to achieving health reform:  governance, data, workforce and funding 
  • “Value-based” healthcare and what it means to business and our patients 
  • Outcomes-focused data and why we need to make the shift from performance data that only measures inputs and outputs

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive Officer

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm Optimisation: eMR or Not eMR? That is the Question

Rosemary Burke - A/District Director of Pharmacy & CPIO, Sydney Local Health District
·         Advantages and disadvantages of an integrated eMR compared to best of breed
·         Challenges  for specialist units
·         Illustrate these points using 2 case studies of an ICU implementation and an oncology/haematology implementation

Rosemary Burke

A/District Director of Pharmacy & CPIO
Sydney Local Health District

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Networking Afternoon Tea

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Clinician Appearance: Put Yourself in the Clinician’s Shoes to Embrace Change with the Clinician

Dr Kevin Bullen - Chief Medical Officer, Healius Ltd
Dr Richard Tobin - GP and Medical Director, Rockingham Medical and Dental Centre, WA
Clinicians can be stubborn, resist change and be anxious about their future when we change models of care. But we are all in the same boat – to improve care given to patients. It’s important to engage and motivate clinicians on an individual and team basis while moving to a patient centred approach. Learn:

  • How to engage a GP (and group of healthcare professionals) to change a model of care delivery when they might not see the need to change!
  • How technology/ data and evidence-based medicine promote changes in delivery of primary care to a patient centred model with a team based approach to care
  • As we shift to being more patient than clinician centred, will GPs still have a major role to play?

Dr Kevin Bullen

Chief Medical Officer
Healius Ltd


Dr Richard Tobin

GP and Medical Director
Rockingham Medical and Dental Centre, WA

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm Big Data: Digital Hospital 2.0 – It’s About Putting Patient and Employee Experience into the Mix to Humanise the “Zeros” and “Ones”

Dave Waters - Executive Director - Workforce Services, Metro South Health
Learn how Metro South Health is taking digital to the next level by placing the patient, employee experience and workforce data alongside iEMR and embracing AI to:

  • Extend digital hospital advantages with insights into both patients and employee experience
  • Identify positive correlations across datasets to further improved patient outcomes and people experience in pursuing the concept of outcome and voice optimised healthcare
  • Inform workforce decisions from recruitment to rostering to capability development to recognition and reward so we meet healthcare needs tomorrow or in a decade
  • Gain insights into what staffing mix or training and development contribute to better patient outcomes and experience

Dave Waters

Executive Director - Workforce Services
Metro South Health

4:10 pm - 6:30 pm Networking Drinks- Proudly sponsored by Health Professionals Bank

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm AHW Excellence Awards Dinner & Ceremony – Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf