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This June’s summit looks at Interoperability’s BIG QUESTIONS and will feature some of the country’s top digital health thought leaders in panel debates and on stage interviews  including:


  • Dr. Keith McNeil – CCIO (QLD Health)
  • Bettina McMahon – COO (Australian Digital Health Agency)
  • Zoran Bolevich – CEO (eHealth NSW)
  • Dr Harry Nespolon – President (RACGP)
  • Emma Hossack – CEO  (MSIA)
  • Professor Mary Foley- CEO (Telstra Health)
  • Dr Steve Hambleton- Deputy Chair (MBS review) and past President (AMA)
  • Lorraine Pyefinch – Director (Best Practice Software)
  • Norman Swan – Host + Presenter (ABC Radio National) + Co-Founder (Tonic Health Media)
  • Dr. George Margelis – Adjunct Associate Professor (University of Western Sydney)
  • Matiu Bush – Senior Strategist Business Innovation (Bolton Clarke)
  • Professor Erwin Loh–  CMO + General Manager (St Vincent’s Health)
  • Michael Georgeff – Founder (Precedence Health Care)
  • Dr. Tony Sara  – Medical Advisor (South Eastern Sydney LHD)
  • Dr. Angus Ritchie – CMIO (Sydney Local Health District) + Deputy Chair, Division of Medicine (Concord Repatriation General Hospital)
  • Cynthia Stanton – General Manager (Sydney North PHN)
  • Dr. Ged Foley – CEO (Sonic Clinical Services)




9.15am to 9.30am
International Keynote
Healthcare digital transformation, data interoperability, FHIR and the cloud

9.30am to 10.30am
Great Debate 1
The patient, the doctor and the technologist: if you could pick only one?
The reality of a patient centric approach to healthcare and how digital healthcare’s promise of patient centric is fairing really
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

10.30am to 10.45am
From Left of Field 1
At the bleeding edge of AI, CrispR and other healthcare transformational technologies
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

10.45am to 11.15am
Morning Tea
Networking appointments

11.15am to 12.30pm
 Audience Policy Hack
A faster track to an effective local regime of standards and governance as a platform for future development of our eHealth Infrastructure.
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

12:30pm to 12:45pm
Armchair Fight 1
To EMR or not EMR?
A friendly discussion between expert colleagues on the pros and cons of getting a new and replacing and old EMR
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

12.45pm to 1.30pm
CXO Expert Roundtable (by invite):
Where the cloud is making an impact in Australian Healthcare and why.
Who is using the cloud effectively already in healthcare and what for? How rapidly is it evolving, what are the basics of assessing the utility of cloud in your organization?
(Sponsored by Equinix)
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

1.35pm to 2.20 pm
Great Debate 2
Who is doing better at digital health? Tertiary or Primary Care? Why?
Interoperability & our federated health system, the choke points, balancing primary care against the tertiary system, information blocking in Australia et al.
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

2:20pm to 2:35pm
Armchair Fight 2
Is the future of Australian healthcare cybersecurity bleak?
Managing the spiralling cost of security in healthcare, the inevitability of breach, the MHR, prevention and preparation musts

2:35pm to 2.50pm
From Left of Field 2
Healthcare’s distribution game of thrones ,‘the cloud’ and Australia’s interoperability strategy vs the world
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

Afternoon Tea

3.20pm to 4.20pm
Great Debate 3
Effective chronic care treatment across the country can only happen with far better digital health infrastructure?
Interoperability, data sharing, connectivity of tertiary, primary ,allied health and the patient, the future of healthcare funding
See full program for detailed topics and panelists

4.20pm to 5.00pm
Hot Healthcare Startups – Expression session
5 new starts ups pitch to the audience

5.00pm to 5.10pm

5.10pm to 7.00pm
Meet the speakers ,sponsors and your peers for some networking



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