Digital Healthcare

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 Implementation of Digital Health Capabilities Across NSW Health

Keynote Presentation
Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth NSW
Guiding the most stunning digital transformation of any Australian public health system, the eHealth Strategy for NSW Health 2016-2026 will equip the nation’s most populous state to sustainably meet mounting healthcare demands. The underlying vision is to harness innovations and solutions to realise a ‘digitally enabled and integrated health system delivering patient‑centred health experiences and quality health outcomes’. In this session, Zoran and Teresa will discuss developments in the 10-year eHealth Strategy for NSW Health and provide additional insights into innovations and governance in the electronic medical record.


Zoran Bolevich

Chief Executive Officer
eHealth NSW

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

Big Data and clinical analytics will change the way healthcare is practised and delivered. Greater exploration in how we can appropriately and innovatively apply the concepts and technologies of the information age to improve health must be every organisation’s driving ambition.
• What are the opportunities and challenges for big data and clinical analytics to improve decision making and healthcare outcomes?
• Is your workforce appropriately skilled to be able to utilise, understand and leverage Big Data?
• Data governance and cyber security measures need to be considered when managing Big Data


Parisa Kouchaki

Data Scientist
Macquarie University

Dr. Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist
NSW Data Analytics Centre

Zoltan Kokai

Executive Director Corporate Projects and Sustainability
Eastern Health

Clair Sullivan

Consultant Endocrinologist and Medical Informatician
Princess Alexandra Hospital

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Speed Networking

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking Morning Tea

Interactive Discussion Groups

Group A

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Safety and Quality in Digital Health and Electronic Medication Management - Proactive Review of System Use and Thematic Analysis of Incidents Arising

Andrew Hargreaves, Governance Manager - eMR Connect Program, eHealth NSW
Safety and Quality in Digital Health and Electronic Medication Management - Proactive Review of System Use and Thematic Analysis of Incidents Arising

Andrew Hargreaves

Governance Manager - eMR Connect Program
eHealth NSW

Group B

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Predictive Modelling – How to Effectively Use Historical Data for Preventative Treatment

Parisa Kouchaki, Data Scientist, Macquarie University

Parisa Kouchaki

Data Scientist
Macquarie University

Group C

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing E-Booking Systems to Connect Communities and Hospitals

Lynelle Hales, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney North Primary Health Network

Lynelle Hales

Chief Executive Officer
Sydney North Primary Health Network

Group D

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM How to Achieve a Win:Win with eReferrals: A Journey of Standardisation and Interoperability

Belinda Aisbett, eHealth Project Manager, Eastern Health

Belinda Aisbett

eHealth Project Manager
Eastern Health

Group E

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Achieving Transformation in Complex Clinical Environments: Establishing a State-Wide Framework to Drive Sustainable Change, Embed Continuous Learning and Upskill Local Teams

Group F

11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Spotlight Interactive Discussion Group led by ICU Medical

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Networking Lunch


Angelene Falk

Deputy Commissioner
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM Spotlight Presentation by Intersystems

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Current ICT Trends Impacting New Models of Care and Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Achieve Greater Connectivity and Access

Dr Anthony Maeder, Chair in Digital Health Systems & Co-Director, Flinders Digital Health Research Centre
Recent “disruptive technologies” currently impact business models in health, for example, mobile, cloud and IoT. These can catalyse new models of care which bring the focus of control closer to the individual or their carers. Empowering individuals to manage their health status addresses the burden of disease and improves quality of life. This presentation will provide some examples of how health services can leverage these technologies.

  • Greater connectivity and power of mobile devices supports distributed work tasks
  • Access to information when and where it is needed allows better health decisions
  • Collecting data continuously for individuals provides more personalised health understanding


Dr Anthony Maeder

Chair in Digital Health Systems & Co-Director
Flinders Digital Health Research Centre

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Networking Afternoon Tea

Eastern Health’s Great Digital Information (GDI) 2020 Strategy supports and enables the innovative use of ICT to transform healthcare. It comprises of 6 key elements with EMR and Patient and Client Management System (PCMS) as their two main initiatives that are transforming Eastern Health’s service delivery. The GDI 2020 Strategy identifies a future state of ICT that will provide an environment that:
(i) supports the delivery of integrated, patient-centric information;
(ii) promotessecurity and accessibility of information; and
(iii) allows continual improvement of the ICT environment.

In this session, Zoltan and Andrea will highlight main learnings in deploying EMR while outlining their PCMS vision and implementation strategy.


Zoltan Kokai

Executive Director Corporate Projects and Sustainability
Eastern Health

Andrea Wecke

Director - Performance Analysis and Health Information
Eastern Health

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM Digital Roll-Out Strategy – Insight into Australia’s First Large-Scale Digital Revolution

Michael Draheim, Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health
  • The significance of a well structured, well thoughtout pre-implementation process
  • Increasing stakeholder and clinical engagement throughout the design and implementation process to ensure the project remained patient and staff centred – an essential aspect of this transition
  • Delivering real time information at point of care and insight into how staff and patients are adjusting to this new system
  • Implementation challenges, including the challenge of training almost 5,600 staff in 10 weeks with 94% proficiency and commissioning


Michael Draheim

Chief Information Officer
Metro South Health

4:50 PM - 5:20 PM Digitisation in the NHS in England

International Keynote Presentation
Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England (UK)
The context and background of health IT and digital investment in the NHS in England
  • NHS Digital Data and Information Strategy – Insight into key programmes and progress of major initiatives that aim to provide better and more available data and information to improve the way in which health and care services are consumed and delivered
  • Insight into Ransomware – Lessons learnt and NHS’ cyber security strategy to safeguard their data
  • The future outlook of where the NHS in England is heading and key role of informatics and technology


Dr Harpreet Sood

Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer
NHS England (UK)

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Drinks

Day 2

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