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Day 2: eHealth

Utilising Technology to Reduce Risk for better health

State and federal governments driven by decreases in funding, massive cost blowouts, extreme overtime, adverse media coverage, legal challenges, a push to deliver efficiency and many more issues are looking to technology to overcome the challenges of overloaded system.

Technology and the implementation of better systems is able to deliver massive cost savings.
eHealth records are expected to deliver improvements to health budgets in reducing medical errors, prescription errors, medicine conflicts, doctor shopping, and more. The benefits from these systems are not simply tied to hospital systems, but also through to local doctors, pharmacies, PBS and more.

eHealth will examine embracing technology in an effort to reduce costs and enhance efficiencies and deliver better health outcomes.


Ministerial Keynote
Improving eHealth in NSW in the 21st Century

Minister for Health, New South Wales Government

How will eHealth change the health services game? Improving patient outcomes and driving efficiency.

Digital innovation through data capture and analytics, clinical decision support, improved diagnosis and treatment, and the development of new services, is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. This transformation will drive improvements to patient outcomes and increase productivity.
Principal Research Scientist, Health and Biosecurity, CSIRO

Case Study
Why Robotic surgery is the way of the future for many surgical procedures

Macquarie University Hospital is an Australian leader in robotic surgery. This presentation will take the audience through the cost saving advantages to the healthcare system and the advancements being made in robotic surgery today.
Senior Robotic Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer, Macquarie University Hospital

Morning tea and CeBIT exhibition viewing

Opening by Chairperson

Bruce Ewan, Director CeBIT Australia

Challenges with securing such a vast multiple point of presence system

  • Securing a digital health system
  • Governance approaches to cybersecurity
  • Big data and security
  • Privacy and security assurance framework
Chief Information Security Officer, e-Health, NSW Government

Sponsor Session
How digital tools are helping GPs manage patients

  • Why most GPs go to google? - To find health information or the right referral
  • Patients are typically not great historians
  • Using date and time stamped secure messaging to understand patients chronic disease
  • What GPs are looking for from industry
Medical Director, General Practitioner, Healthshare

The importance of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) as a Sustainable Enabler of Integrated Care

  • Awareness - Understanding what is health informatics
  • Outcomes - Health informatics in practice (demonstrated by a couple of case studies)
  • Opportunities - Emerging trends and opportunities in healthcare

Panel Discussion
Digital innovation – Is healthcare ripe for disruption?

  • Emerging platforms for doctor-patient communication
  • Digital Platforms and ePatients - How health apps and wearable tech are empowering people and to better manage their health and fitness?
  • New roles for health professionals in the era of connected ePatients
  • Will the face-to-face doctor-patient relationship last?
Panellists to be announced shortly. Please visit for program updates.
CEO, Healthshare

Lunch and CeBIT exhibition viewing

Opening by Chairperson

Virginia Swan, CeBIT Australia Producer

Importance of good governance in driving changes in eHealth

  • Shaping the strategy
  • Working in partnership with key stakeholders and stakeholder groups
  • Ensuring compliance and conformance with standards and guidelines
Clinical and Strategic Advisor, eRIC Program, NSW Health

Case Study
The transition of the Institute’s discoveries and intellectual property into cutting edge products and how these latest technologies/products are being used to advance solutions in our hospitals and healthcare system.

  • Importance of a collaborative approach between technology and healthcare in developing e-health products
  • Developing a collaborative model where technology expertise and design thinking is embedded from the initiation of a project and how this has established a pipeline of products
  • Key learnings from product development through to launch
  • Challenges and barriers in implementing solutions
Head of Commercialisation & Legal, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Case Study
Building the foundations for an integrated medications solution

  • Governance – Governance at district and facility level with extensive multi-disciplinary representation
  • Change management – Engagement of local clinicians to drive organisational change and embed an integrated medications solution 
  • Training and Support – Resources and flexible training models combined with targeted support to meet the needs of health professionals
  • Infrastructure – Hardware, software, network resources and services required for the operation and management of core clinical information systems
Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District

Afternoon tea and CeBIT exhibition viewing

Case Study
Wearable skin-like sensors

How new technologies that are evolving out of university laboratories are helping the Australian healthcare industry via sustainable nanofabrication. This presentation will discuss how this highly stretchable strain sensors will be key components in future wearable electronics with broad applications ranging from electronic skins, intelligent human/machine interactions, soft robotics, and energy harvesting.
Professor, Monash University

Case Study
Adapting solutions through digital health

St Stephens Hospital in Hervey Bay is Australia’s first fully integrated digital hospital which opened in October 2014. Shortly after, it achieved Stage 6 certification from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), on the Analytics Medical Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM). This hospital is now the national benchmark in automated patient care, setting the standard for regional healthcare in this country and paving the way for further advancements across UnitingCare Health. New and innovative solutions to patient care will be discussed along with the value of healthcare analytics and clinical decision support in the transformation of healthcare.
Chief Medical Information Officer & Regional Director of Medical Services, UnitedCare Health & St Stephens, Hervey Bay