Agenda 2018

8.30am to 9:00am


9.00am to 9.15am

Tales and Complexities of a Comic’s Health Journey
Tim Ferguson: Comedian, Author, Director

9.15am to 9.30am

Digitising Health – the Blueprint that will Transform Victoria’s Healthcare

  • Victoria's Digitising healthstrategy; Six key building blocks to digital health and our priority initiatives
  • How clinical systems, integration and interoperability will embrace smarter data use – driving preventive health, early intervention and self-managed care
  • Requirements for a future digital health landscape; The digital technologies and tools that will alter the way health care is delivered and accessed by local and remote patients

Keynote Speaker: Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services

9.30am to 10.45am

One Patient, One Record – the Holy Grail of Health Care  

  • What is the real impact of one centrally-held medical record?
  • The evidence for a centralised Electronic Mail Record (EMR)
  • Does the My Health Record play a meaningful role (or not) in bridging the system to the evolving digital hospital ecosystem?
  • Wait a minute: is technology looking like it's going to bypass the centralised EMR?
  • What needs to change and why?

Panellists : Dr Monica Trujillo (Chief Clinical Information Officer, ADHA), Professor Peter Sprivulis (A/Chief Clinical Information Officer, Dept. of Health, Gvt of Western Australia), Matthew Thatcher ( Director, Electronic Medical Record, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne), Robyn Gillies (Chief Medical Information Officer, Melbourne Health)

10.45am to 11.10am


11.10am to 11.25am

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence – the Trends, the Realities

  • How AI is engaging multiple tasks and situations in real time
  • The predictive analytic tools that can be ‘trained’ on specific data to make specific predictions
  • The power of AI to circumvent human cognitive bottlenecks
  • Can AI participate in end-of-life decisions without the risk of harm?
  • If today’s AIs are trained to diagnose specific illnesses and recommend therapies, what’s the future look like?

Keynote Speaker: Professor Enrico Coiera (Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation)

11.25am to 12.45pm

On-demand Everything and the Future of Health

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) – reviewing the potential for dramatic gains in health outcomes, assessing the risks
  • Predictive analytics – how variety, velocity, and volume of big data is saving time, costs and lives
  • Mobile/apps – are they (really) delivering on the promise of advanced time-management capabilities for clinicians?
  • Security challenges; risk mitigation strategies and tactics for the future
  • Why (and how) virtual care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the overall health care market.
  • Beyond 2020: the trends, challenges, devices and technologies expected to present new opportunities

Keynote Speaker: Professor Enrico Coiera (Director Australian Inst. Health Innovation), Andrew Saunders (Digital Advisor, former Health CIO, Department of Health and Human Services), Sharon Hakkennes (Chief Information Officer, Barwon Health), Dr Kim Wong (Chief Medical Information Officer, Peninsula Health)

12.45pm to 1.45pm


1.45pm to 2.30pm

Jeremy Knibbs, Publisher of The Medical Republic, questions Tim Kelsey, CEO of the Federal Government’s Australian Digital Health Agency, on the critical trends and challenges facing our health care system, and takes a deeper dive into what’s next for the evolving, digitally-enabled  sector.

2.30pm to 2.45pm

Beyond the Data Exchange – the Next Frontier

  • Building interoperability in practice rather than theory – what’s next?
  • The fire behind FHIR – more than tech: it’s a community, it’s a culture
  • Shifting the focus from data to clinical interoperability: when and how?
  • MyHR: a review of progress
  • Australian e-Health standards: how do we move forward?

Keynote Speaker: Grahame Grieve (Principal, Health Intersections)

2.45pm to 3.00pm

Advanced Data Analytics: How to Work Smarter, Not Harder  

  • Data analytics' advancement in prevention, early intervention and continuity of care
  • The links to cognitive processing (Artificial Intelligence), decision alerts, support and research
  • How smarter, smaller sensors and the automatic collection of clinical data will become key in digital health
  • Genomic’s role for precision medicine and Blockchain’s potential for a personally stored Health Record

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Saunders (Digital Advisor, former Health CIO, Department of Health and Human Services)

3.00pm to 3.30pm


3.30pm to 5.00pm

Bridging our Interoperability Gaps – What’s Next?

  • True, seamless interoperability: what does success look like?
  • The greater good: what needs to happen to get pathology, imaging, and software vendors on page?
  • The role of the MyHR and its relevance to the EMR
  • Primary versus tertiary – how collaboration and culture are key to success
  • How important is primary to tertiary interoperability?

Panellists : Dr Mukesh Haikerwal (AO and former President of the AMA), Dr Nathan Pinskier (Chair RACGP), Grahame Grieve (Principal, Health Intersections), Emma Hossack (President, Medical Industry Software Assoc.)

5.00pm to 7.00pm

Cocktails, Canapes and Networking!
* Music, Margaritas, Meet the Speakers