Wild Health Summits: No greater time to align our digital health strategy with our health reform agenda

A framework for action and alignment

PURCHASE Wildhealth Melbourne 2022 POST EVENT CONTENT HERE – $195 (inc gst) Please note the recording will be available later next week.

We find ourselves in a post-covid world, with a new federal government full of ideas and energy leading the way. Have the planets finally aligned for Australia to push through on key digital health reforms in tandem with an updated connected digital infrastructure?

Wild Health have partnered with the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) to start this vital discussion.

Tuesday October 18th 2022, Melbourne.

Agenda

Morning Sessions 8:00am – 12:30pm

8:00am-8:20am:
Coffee & Registration


8:20am-9:00am:

Healthcare leader plenary interview: Dr John Halamka, President of the Mayo Clinic Platform

Dr John Halamka is one of the key physician influencers in the US, and is at the forefront of developing and practically applying emerging digital health technologies to the serious problems of equity and balance in the US healthcare system.

Wild Health will talk to him about how far the US has come in terms of its health equity journey through the application of the 21st Century Cures Act, and it’s alignment with the emerging potential of AI, cloud sharing, data analytics and virtual care technologies; including a discussion on how important and relevant hospital in the home is becoming in delivering care in the US.

As a part of the interview, Dr Halamka will be asked to relate his experiences and knowledge to the current digital health ecosystem in Australia.

Dr Halamka trained in emergency medicine and medical informatics, and has been at the forefront of developing and implementing health care information strategy and policy for more than 25 years. He specializes in artificial intelligence, the adoption of electronic health records and the secure sharing of healthcare data for care coordination, population health, and quality improvement. In 2020, Halamka was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).


9:00am-9:10am:
Welcome: Where do we start?

Our hospitals are disrupting much faster than Primary Care adopting innovative Cloud technology to deliver virtual care, hospital in the home while our GPs remain anchored to their old server technology. 

  • What do we need to do to shift this? 
  • With our deeply ingrained historical state and federal lines in health, who is leading the agenda for change and what needs to be done.  How are we aligning our digital strategy with our health reform agenda? 

9:10am-9:50am:
Laying the groundwork for successful health reform

Topic:

Our health system is at breaking point with ambulance ramping, overflowing ED’s,  a stretched and stressed-out healthcare workforce. GP’s and Nurses are leaving the profession. Aged Care is in crisis. 

How do we lay the groundwork for successful health reform? Health care’s three primary goals, improving quality, reducing costs and increasing access and equity all require better methods of storing, analysing and sharing health information than our current infrastructure allows. 

How do we create the funding incentives for our health care providers to drive the adoption of new technologies that will in turn build the interoperable infrastructure that deliver on our health care reform goals?

Moderator:  

  • Jeremy Knibbs, publisher and CEO at The Medical Republic and Wild Health  

Panelists:

  • David Rowlands, Member of the Roster of Digital Health Experts at WHO
  • Kylie Woolcock, CEO at AHHA  
  • Tracey Johnson, CEO & Company Secretary at Inala Primary Care  
  • Dr Karen Price, President at RACGP
  • Elizabeth Koff, MD at Telstra Health and Immediate Past Secretary at NSW Health
  • Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at SA Health

9:50am-10:00am:
Case study 1: Human-centered digital transformation

Speaker: Anisha Verlinden, Director, Advisory Services? at Telstra Health

Healthcare is ultimately about ‘people caring for people’, so how do we put people at the centre of the digital health transformation that is happening across healthcare organisations?


10:00am- 10:40am
Northern Health’s accelerated roadmap to interoperability

Topic:

Born out of a crisis and a community with complex health and social issues, Northern Health’s Virtual ED has demonstrated that where there is a will there is a way to Interoperability.


Discussion about how Northern Health has worked with a number of cloud solutions to deliver a Virtual ED with a user-friendly patient journey that supports the diverse needs of a complex patient load.

Moderator:  

  • Jeremy Knibbs, publisher and CEO at The Medical Republic and Wild Health  

Panelists:

  • Neville Board, Chief Digital Health Officer, State of Victoria
  • Dr Loren Sher, Clinical Director of the Victorian Virtual Emergency Department at Northern Health   
  • Jayne Thompson, Head of Product at MediRecords  
  • Mike Merry, CTO at The Clinician  

10:40am-11:00am:
Morning Tea


11:00am-11:05am:
Case Study 2: ZEDOC in the Victorian Virtual Emergency Department

Speaker: Mike Merry, CTO at The Clinician


11:05am-11:45am:
Does Australia have enough of an appetite for change to learn from the US experience, and do some interoperability leap frogging?

Topic:

Quote from Paul Wilder:

”I think with a couple of tweaks and policies Australia could do some interoperability leap frogging without absurd costs. Main tweak I would do was push to a distributed model and then make the personnel health record a competitive marketplace versus a government product. The government program can stay but get innovation at the edge with a trust fabric with the patient at the centre”.

How could our vendors work together to deliver on this?

Moderator:  

  • Jeremy Knibbs, publisher and CEO at The Medical Republic and Wild Health  

Panelists:

  • Daniel McCabe, First Assistant Secretary of the Benefits Integrity & Digital Health at DoH  
  • Danielle Bancroft, Chief Product Officer at Best Practice
  • Professor Chris Bain, Inaugural Professor of Practice in Digital Health in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University
  • David Rowlands, Member of the Roster of Digital Health Experts at WHO
  • Professor Heather Grain, Senior Coder and Health Informatician at Synapse Medical Services

11:45am-11:50am:
Case Study 3: Axe the Fax: A first step towards technology-enabled care 

Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Paul Benitez-Aguirre, CXIO of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Director of Consultmed
  • Dr Vikram Palit, CEO and Founder of Consultmed 

11:50am-12:30pm:
How can we practically move forward on Aged Care, given our current settings?

Topic:

Everyone agrees Aged Care is broken. It presents the ultimate greenfield opportunity for change, but where do we start?

Fragmented funding models across State and Federal and Private providers boundaries allow everyone to point the finger of blame at someone else. Technology is outdated and siloed.  Digital communication between hospitals, GP’s and Allied is almost impossible. The uptake of MyHealthRecord is negligible and funding models do not incentivise multi-disciplinary care. 

Panelists:

  • Jay Rebbeck, Managing Director of Rebbeck Consulting
  • Kylie Woolcock, CEO at AHHA   
  • Stefan Harrer, Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Health CRC 
  • Elizabeth Koff, MD at Telstra Health and Immediate Past Secretary at NSW Health
  • Dr Paresh Dawda, Director and Principal at Prestantia Health and Next Practice Canberra

12:30pm-12:35pm:
Case Study 4: Halo Connect

A bridge between old and new data sharing

Speaker: Chris Smeed


12:35pm-1:40pm: Lunch

Afternoon Sessions 1:40pm – 5:00pm


1:40pm-2:10pm:
Healthcare leader plenary interview: Aashima Gupta, Director, Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions, Google Cloud

Aashima Gupta will be interviewed by Emily Casey, Founder and CEO of What the Health?

Aashima Gupta spearheads Healthcare strategy and solutions for Google Cloud. In this role, she sets the direction for the transformative Healthcare solutions and leads engagement with Healthcare key executives in helping transform their business strategies that define new models for care, revenue generation and improved care experiences. She founded and led Healthcare vertical and interoperability efforts at Apigee and is a passionate advocate for Open Data and the use of APIs to overcome Healthcare data. Previously, she led Digital Health Incubations at Kaiser Permanente and brought several frameshifting opportunities to life. Aashima serves on the HIMSS Board and was recognized as Most Influential Women in Healthcare IT by HIMSS and won Top 100 Women in Fem Tech and Health Tech award. Aashima received her BS in Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Applications from Delhi University, India.

2:10pm-2:15pm:
Audience Feedback 1: Slido audience results


2:15pm-2:55pm:
A data driven health paradigm for Australia moving forward

Topic:

  • Globally we are starting to see the data walls come down in the health care industry, allowing data to flow more freely. Realms of historically siloed expertise are opening to more and more people. Data driven health is improving the way we manage patients. Patients can now get access to their personal health information and digital tools are giving rise to new health platforms that are increasingly useful to physicians and patients alike.  
  • Meanwhile, in Australia around 90% of our population’s health records and all the data in them remains in historical silos. If innovative digital technologies need clean coded data flowing freely to work, then we have a problem.  
  • How do we create the digital infrastructure needed to deliver usable data that can travel with patients on their care journey, in a format that can be understood and used by all recipients to improve outcomes for patients? 
  • How will this drive investment in innovative technology? 
     

Moderator:

Jeremy Knibbs, publisher and CEO at The Medical Republic and Wild Health  

Panelists:

  • Grahame Grieve, Founder of FHIR and Principle at Health Intersections
  • Dr Margaret Faux, Founder and CEO at Synapse Medical Services
  • Paul Davies, Director for Government Affairs, Australia/New Zealand at Abbott 
  • Kate Renzenbrink, Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer at Western Health

2:55pm-3:00pm:
Audience Feedback 2: Slido audience results


3:00pm-3:45pm:
Funding paradigms moving forward under a Labor government

Topic:

Health Reform is needed urgently; we are at the point where we can’t continue to segregate health policy and digital health anymore. They are intrinsically linked. 

  • What are we waiting for?
  • How do we approach it? 
  • Who do we need in the room to get this moving? 

Panelists:

  • Tracey Johnson, CEO & Company Secretary at Inala Primary Care   
  • Dr Margaret Faux, Founder and CEO at Synapse Medical Services
  • Dr Chris Irwin, President at Australian Society of General Practice
  • Jay Rebbeck, Managing Director of Rebbeck Consulting
  • Ken Griffin CEO APNA
  • Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at SA Health

3:45pm-4:05pm:

Afternoon tea


4:05pm-4:10pm:
Case Study 7: GoShare digital patient education: Engagement insights from 850,000 patients

Speaker: Dr Tina Campbell, Managing Director at Healthily


4:10pm-4:55pm:
Improving access and equity to health and community services via transformational models of virtual care

Topic:

  • How do we solve the crisis in healthcare in our rural and remote communities?
  • What role can technology play? 
  • How do we solve the health work force crisis if we can’t solve it with people on the ground?  

Panelists:

  • Ben Chiarella – Head of Innovation Ramsay Connect
  • Dr Emily Kirkpatrick, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at SA Health
  • Dr Tina Campbell, Managing Director at Healthily
  • Dr Steve Hambleton, Chief Clinical Advisor at ADHA
  • Michael Davies, CEO at Global Health

4:55pm-5:00pm:
Wrap – Moderator Jeremy Knibbs


5:00pm-7.00pm:
Networking drinks and meet the vendors


Speakers
Dr Emily Kirkpatrick

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, SA Health

Neville Board

Neville Board

Chief Digital Health Officer, State of Victoria

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

Director, Government Affairs, Australasia, Abbott

Dr Margaret Faux

Dr Margaret Faux

Founder and CEO at Synapse Medical Services

Kate Renzenbrink

Kate Renzenbrink

Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer at Western Health

Mike Merry

Mike Merry

CTO at The Clinician

Dr Loren Sher

Dr Loren Sher

Clinical Director of the Victorian Virtual Emergency Department at Northern Health

Michael Davies

Michael Davies

CEO at Global Health

Dr Tina Campbell

Dr Tina Campbell

Co Founder/Managing Director at Healthily

Tracey Johnson

Tracey Johnson

CEO & Company Secretary at Inala Primary Care

Kylie Woolcock

Kylie Woolcock

CEO at AHHA

Dr Paresh Dawda

Dr Paresh Dawda

Principal and Director at Prestantia Health and Next Practice Canberra

Danielle Bancroft

Danielle Bancroft

Best Practice Chief Product Officer

Stefan Harrer

Stefan Harrer

Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre

Dr Chris Irwin

Dr Chris Irwin

President, Australian Society of General Practice

Daniel McCabe

Daniel McCabe

First Assistant Secretary - Benefits Integrity and Digital Health at Australian Department of Health

Michelle O’Brien

Michelle O’Brien

Integrated Healthcare

Aashima Gupta

Aashima Gupta

Google Health Cloud Global

Dr Karen Price

Dr Karen Price

GPs Down Under

Matthew Galetto

Matthew Galetto

Founder & CEO of MediRecords

David Rowlands

David Rowlands

A/Professor at RMIT University, Board Member of WentWest Pty Ltd, Attunga International and Digital Health Workforce Australasia

Emma Hossack

Emma Hossack

CEO, Medical Software Industry Assoc

Dr Steve Hambleton

Dr Steve Hambleton

Director, Avant Mutual

Jeremy Knibbs

Jeremy Knibbs

CEO, The Medical Republic

Grahame Grieve

Grahame Grieve

Principal, Health Intersections

Dr John Halamka (USA)

Dr John Halamka (USA)

President of Mayo Clinic Platform

Professor Chris Bain

Professor Chris Bain

Inaugural Professor of Practice in Digital Health in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University

More speakers will be added shortly.

Registration

PURCHASE Wildhealth Melbourne 2022 POST EVENT CONTENT HERE – $195 (inc gst). Please note the recording will be available later next week.

Program, Content and Panelist Enquiries:

Maureen Ryan

maureen@wildhealth.net.au

Partnership Opportunity Enquiries:

John Todd

john@wildhealth.net.au

Sponsors
Venue

Collins Square

Address

The Collins Street Events Centre
The Business Centre, Collins Square,
Level 6, Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3008

Getting Here

Centrally located at 727 Collins Street, Collins Square is easily accessible via vehicle, public transport and integrated walking and cycling routes.

By Car

The convenient proximity of 5,000-plus public car parking spaces makes driving to Collins Square easy. Melbourne Airport is only a 20-minute car trip away. Drive yourself or hail a taxi from one of the dedicated spaces located on the doorstep of Collins Square.

There are a number of public car spots within walking distance of Collins Square.

By Public Transport

Collins Square is located directly opposite tram stop D15-Batman’s Hill/Collins Street and there are additional tram stops on Flinders Street. Collins Square is just 200 metres from Southern Cross Station where you can access up to 15 different train lines and connections to all V/Line services.

By Bicycle

Bicycle paths link Collins Square to various routes out of the city while pedestrian access takes you to Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino.