Melbourne Agenda - Wild Health Summits : Connectivity Wild Health Summits : Connectivity

Melbourne Agenda

8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:10

Welcome Address


9:10 - 9:35

Keynote Opening Address: We ain't in Kansas anymore

9:35 - 10:15

Debate 1: Is patient centric overhyped and misused?

  • A panel looking at where the practical line on being patient centric really is for all the stakeholders
  • Are we aiming too high and sacrificing patient ROI in the end?
  • How patient centric are certain institutions – good examples to learn from
  • Where is the patient in this debate – really?



  • Matiu Bush (Deputy Director, Health Transformation Lab)
  • Rod Sprenger (Director, Digital Hospital Experts)
  • Grahame Grieve (Principal, Health Intersections)



  • Tim Blake (Managing Director, Semantic Consulting)


10:15 - 10:45

From Centre Field: Catching FHIR

  • What’s going to take for FHIR to be making serious interoperability inroads into Australia?



  • Grahame Grieve – founder of FHIR


10:45 - 11:05

Morning Tea 

Short break of coffee, tea, and snacks.

11:05 - 11:20

Two Digital Health ecosystems, no bridge

  • The rise of open APIs, FHIR and other open source ecosystem architecture versus the old server bound ecosystem and the trouble with bridging the two



  • Mathew Galetto (CEO @ Medi Records)
  • James Scollay (CEO, Genie Solutions)
  • David Rowlands (CEO, Digital Health Workforce Academy)



11:20 - 11:35

Arm Chair Fight: EMR vendor vs the clinician

  • A well known EMR vendor debates the ROI of a new EMR with a coal face senior hospital doctor
  • Marquess of Queensbury Rules

11:35 - 12:05

Into the patient digital wilderness of chronic care

  • Can social media and community led healthcare initiatives, at the outer edges of our system, talk meaningfully to our government funded and largely closed digital system core?
  • Do we want it to?



  • Matiu Bush (Deputy Director, Health Transformation Lab)


12:25 - 13:30

Networking Lunch 


Private CXO Networking Lunch: 2 hours (Invitees only, Topic TBC, Sponsored)

13:30 - 14:20

Acute to Chronic Care Structural Changes to our System

  • What is the road map for such changes for both tertiary and primary stakeholders
  • Given the current Federal government position, how are things likely to roll here for the coal face workers
  • Funding changes to facilitate the change will work how and when
  • What do hospitals of the future really look like in a heavily chronic weighted system one day?
  • What does the primary care sector look like?
  • Is the  sort of tertiary, primary, allied master connectivity being talked about really possible



  • Steve Hambleton (Deputy Chairman, My Health Record Expansion Program Steering Committee)
  • Tony Abbenante (Assistant Director Advisory and Standards - Digital Heath at Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria)
  • Harry Nespolon (President, RACGP)
  • Grahame Grieve (Principal, Health Intersections)
  • Rod Sprenger (Director, Digital Hospital Experts)

14:20 - 15:00

From Left of Field: The incumbent, the digital super power and the new disruptor

  • An exciting panel which investigates different perspectives on where digital healthcare is taking us and what issues we will face
  • Audience has change to interact with panellists



  • Dr Vincent McCauley (CMO, Telstra Health)
  • Dr Amandeep Hansra (GP, Founder of Evermed Consulting)


15:00 - 15:20

Afternoon tea

  • Short break of coffee, tea and snacks


15:20 - 15:40

Armchair Fight

  • Is the future less smaller hospitals and more better connected GPs?



  • Dr Harry Nespolon (President, RACGP)
  • Rod Sprenger (Director, Digital Hospital Experts)
  • Tony Abbenante (Assistant Director Advisory and Standards - Digital Heath at Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria)


15:40 - 16:20


  • Scomo drives his pet bill through a hostile senate to bring all of healthcare under one national funding body. What happens next?

16:20 - 17:00

Neat start ups that we think are going to change healthcare

  • Four new start ups are pitched to audience members
  • Audience members have the chance to interrogate them


  • Dr Amandeep Hansra (GP, Founder of Evermed Consulting)
  • Danny Hui (Founder, sameview)

16:50 - 17:00


17:00 - 19:00

  • Canapés and networking