eHealth Conference @ CeBIT Australia 2012

Conference: Wed, 23 May 2012 | Workshops: Tue, 22 & Thu, 24 May 2012
The Australian Government has everything in place to create an Health system that will see doctors, nurses and the allied health professions working together to offer a service that will put patients first.

Part of the National Health Reform includes the development of a secure and efficient eHealth system that will help close the gap between various areas of the healthcare system. The eHealth reform will focus on identifying patient needs and implementing projects that achieve positive outcomes for the community.

The federal eHealth system is supported by the implementation of a personally controlled electronic healthcare record (PCEHR) that will be available to all Australians from 1 July 2012.

CeBIT Australia’s eHealth Conference 2012 continued to build on the success of 2010 and 2011 by bringing together policy makers, healthcare providers, decision makers and end-users in an information exchange and technology showcase for the health sector.

The event will continue to support the federal and state government, hospital and health sectors by providing a platform where government and industry can openly communicate and collaborate.

The program provided expert insights and case studies from across the spectrum of healthcare to showcase innovation in hospitals, progress in establishing integrated frameworks and highlight emerging healthcare technology.

eHealth Conference at CeBIT Australia 2012 focused on:

  • Improving systems for the transfer and convergence of patient data
  • Utilising eHealth technologies to improve efficiency and reduce time and cost
  • Changing the dynamic of the healthcare system by putting the consumer at the centre
  • Implementing a shared electronic health record
  • Understanding change management as a driver to the implementation of a connected health system
  • Mobility for clinical, managerial and educational purposes
  • Moving towards Integrated and unified communication technology in hospitals
  • Delivering Health Services remotely using broadband technologies
  • Enabling the interoperability of technology to drive better health outcomes
  • Improve patient care and clinical practice while maintaining privacy and security

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eHealth Conference at CeBIT Australia 2012

Driving eHealth strategies in Australia and globally
9.00am – 9.10am CHAIR OPENING SPEECH

A/Prof Klaus Veil, Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Western Sydney; Vice-President, Australasian College of Health Informatics

9.10am – 9.35am The latest news from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

Denis Tebbutt, Vendor Engagement, National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

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View “PCEHR” Interview

9.35am – 10.00am INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: Using the eHealth Portal as a National Distribution Frame and a Platform to Facilitate the Sharing of Knowledge and Patient Data

Dr Finn Klamer, Medical Advisor, Sundhed.dk (The Danish eHealth Portal)

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10.00am – 10.25am Indian Case Study Presentation

Gaur Sunder, Principal Technical Officer, Medical Informatics Group, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

10.25am – 10.30am Chair’s Address
10.30am – 10.50am MORNING TEA BREAK
Putting key elements in place to implement eHealth strategies
10.50am – 11.00am Chair Address
11.00am – 11.25am How eHealth affects the way consumers make decisions and manage their health − Results from multiple empirical studies

Dr Annie Lau, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales

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11.25am -11.50am The Case for eHealth: Why this is Critical to the Future Prosperity of Australia

Mal Thatcher, Executive Director, Chief Information Officer, Information & Infrastructure, Mater Health Services

11.50am – 12.15pm Laying the groundwork – it’s a lot more than technology.

South Australia’s journey in laying the groundwork for a state wide EHR scheduled to go live in Q1/2013

Bill Le Blanc, Manager eHealth Services, eHealth Systems, SA Health

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12.15pm – 12.20pm Chair’s Address
12.20pm – 1.20pm LUNCH BREAK
Making use of telehealth and new technologies to ensure better healthcare
1.20pm – 1.30pm Chair Address
1.30pm – 1.55pm Mobility for clinical and educational purposes

Tina Campbell, Director, Real Time Health

1.55pm – 2.20pm Delivering Health Services remotely using broadband technologies

Dr David Hansen, CEO, Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO ICT Centre

2.20pm – 2.45pm Mobility in healthcare: opportunities and risks

Prof Pradeep Kumar Ray, Research Leader, eHealth for Health Care Delivery, World Health Organisation

2.45pm – 2.50pm Chair’s Address
2.50pm – 3.10pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
Ensuring secured integration and interoperability of data across systems
3.10pm – 3.20pm Chair Address
3.20pm – 3.45pm The critical role of technology in the primary health care reform process

Dr Trent Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Ethos Health

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3.45pm – 4.10pm Improved patient care through social media platforms

Darryl Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Healthshare

4.10pm – 4.35pm Ensuring a secured transfer of data to meet patients’ needs

Barry Mather, Chief Technology Officer, Ramsay Health Care

4.35pm – 5.00pm Changing the dynamic of the healthcare system by putting the consumer at the centre

Jason Howie, CEO, KinCare

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5.00pm – 5.25pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Utilising new technologies for a more efficient healthcare system: where is technology taking us?

Tina Campbell, Director, Real Time Health

Dr David Hansen, CEO, Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO ICT Centre

Dr Finn Klamer, Medical Advisor, Sundhed.dk (The Danish eHealth Portal)

Barry Mather, Chief Technology Officer, Ramsay Health Care

5.25pm – 5.35pm CHAIR CLOSING REMARKS

A/Prof Klaus Veil, Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Western Sydney; Vice-President, Australasian College of Health Informatics

Workshop Topics

Workshops Topics
Workshop 1: 22nd May 2012
9.00am – 12.20pm

Presentation Slides

Utilising mobile technology to deliver an efficient and sustainable healthcare system

Mobile technology in health – selecting the right point of care device

With a plethora of mobile devices available and new technologies continually emerging, what are the considerations when selecting and deploying point of care devices?

This workshop will cover the following aspects:

  • Form factors and features: Range of available products – smart phones, tablets, ultramobiles, computers on wheels, bedside computing
  • Hands on demonstration of Motion mobile devices
  • Defining useability, data entry considerations
  • Requirements: How many do you need? What is ‘fit for purpose’? Who will be using them? What is the clinical context?
  • Supporting technologies
  • Approaches to Device Evaluation, Case studies – Western Health, Northern Health
  • Tips for device procurement and deployment planning

Valerie Thiessen, Director IT Projects & Business Applications, Northern Health

Workshop 2: 22nd May 2012
1.20pm – 4.30pm
Implementation Strategies to Ensure eHealth Interoperability and Data Integration across Systems

With “eHealth” becoming a buzzword in news headlines and the imminent launch of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the challenge to get healthcare information systems to interoperate has become very real. At the same time, medical staff are now vocally demanding why all the clinical data of their patients is not integrated.

This workshop will analyse the challenges facing healthcare IT staff at all levels and will outline pragmatic solutions for healthcare ICT to deliver functionality that is standard in other industries.

This workshop will cover the following aspects:

  • Recap: Why are we doing eHealth?
  • Why is interoperability and data integration important in healthcare?
  • Interoperability and data integration – what is the difference?
  • Proven strategies to implement and achieve interoperability
  • Proven strategies to implement and achieve data integration
  • Methods and tools for healthcare interoperability
  • Methods and tools for healthcare data integration

A/Prof Klaus Veil, Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Western Sydney and Vice-President, Australasian College of Health Informatics

Workshop 3: 24th May 2012
9.00am – 12.20pm
Integrating Clinical Workflow to Implement an Electronic Health Record

There are many preconceptions, misconceptions, assumptions and misassumptions about what an EHR actually is and what an EHR is not. This is often not articulated when people discuss the national PCEHR program. This workshop explores people’s assumptions about EHR’s utilizing the NT experience with the MyEHR which is a successful EHR program which was established in 2005.

What has lead to the successful utilization of the NT’s MyEHR? The workshop will explore issues with participants in regards to clinician behaviour, clinical workflow and change management.

The workshop will explore key questions:

  • What is an EHR?
  • Who is an EHR useful to and what are the components that make it useful?
  • Why is the MyEHR so successful in NT?
  • How has it got there?
  • What would make clinicians recommend to others that they use an EHR?

The real life experiences of the road to success in the NT will be provided as background and to stimulate discussions at the workshop.

Dr. Leonie Katekar, Chief Rural Medical Practitioner, Remote Health, Northern Territory Government

Workshop 4: 24th May 2012
1.20pm – 4.30pm
Driving change management and adoption processes

Telehealth – A case study in driving change management and adoption processes

Grampians Rural Health Alliance (GRHA) has had many years’ experience with telehealth initiatives throughout healthcare in Western Victoria including the management and cultural barriers involved. GRHA are now finding many of these barriers are no longer present paving the way for an era of rapid escalation. Medicare Australia now accepts telehealth consultations as rebatable items. However, as the practice of telehealth becomes more widely accepted the demands on it can be expected to become greater.

In order to be successful these initiatives need to be supported with ongoing workforce change management to explore the opportunities and barriers to the adoption of telehealth to support health service delivery in rural and regional centres.

David will lead an interactive discussion on how to take advantage of new foundation technologies with real examples from practice in the field within the Grampians region and will cover:

  • Why is healthcare different in regional and rural areas
  • Technology in the hands of the workers and their clients
  • Mobility forcing ICT change
  • The advancement of telehealth and adoption characteristics

Those that share a passion for the use of technology to support the changing environment of supporting staff and clients will find this session productive and equip you with techniques to enable lasting adoption of technology.

David Ryan, Executive Officer/Chief Information Officer, Grampians Rural Health Alliance

Speakers include:

Tina Campbell

Director

Real Time Health

Dr David Hansen

CEO

Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO ICT Centre

Jason Howie

Chief Executive Officer

Kincare

Darryl Jackson

Chief Executive Officer

Healthshare

Annie Lau

Research Fellow

Centre for Health Informatics

Bill Le Blanc

Acting Executive Director eHealth Systems & Chief Information Officer

SA Department of Health

Barry Mather

Chief Technology Officer

Ramsay Health Care

Dr. Finn Klamer

Medical Advisor

Sundhed.dk (The Danish eHealth Portal)

David Ryan

Executive Officer / CIO

Grampians Rural Health Alliance

Denis Tebbutt

Vendor Engagement

National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

Mal Thatcher

Executive Director, Chief Information Officer, Information & Infrastructure

Mater Health Services

Valerie Thiessen

Director IT Projects & Business Applications

Northern Health

A/Prof Klaus Veil

Adjunct Associate Professor

The University of Western Sydney;

Vice-President

Australasian College of Health Informatics

Prof. Pradeep Kumar Ray

Research Leader, eHealth for Health Care Delivery

World Health Organisation

Dr. Leonie Katekar

Chief Rural Medical Practitioner, Remote Health

Northern Territory Government

Dr. Trent Watson

Chief Executive Officer

Ethos Health

Gaur Sunder

Principal Technical Officer, Medical Informatics Group

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Pune

Jeremy Trojcak

Regional Manager

J Mills Distribution