HIMSS AsiaPac16 Conference & Exhibition

Wednesday, 24 August 2016
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:10Opening Ceremony
09:10 - 09:15Welcome Address by Dr. Polawat Witoolkollachit, Director of Information Technology and Communication, Ministry of Public Health Thailand
09:15 - 09:30Opening Address by Mr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister of Public Health, Ministry of Public Health Thailand
09:30 - 10:15Opening Keynote (Plenary Session 1): Engineering Health Care Delivery to Combat Chronic Disease [More Info]
Dr. Richard V. Milani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology; Professor of Medicine, Ochsner Health System; Ochsner Clinical School – The University of Queensland School of Medicine, USA

Chronic disease has become the great epidemic of our time, responsible for over 85% of health care costs and the majority of deaths in the US. Our current delivery model is poorly constructed to manage chronic disease, as evidenced by low adherence to quality indicators and poor control of treatable conditions. New technologies have emerged that can effectively engage patients and present additional modalities in the treatment of chronic disease. Modifying our delivery model to include team-based care in concert with patient-centered technologies offers great promise in managing the chronic disease epidemic.

10:15 - 10:45Session Transition & Tea Break
10:00 - 17:15Exhibition Hall Opens
10:45 - 17:00Moving Closer to Your PatientCreating Smart Hospitals
10:45 - 11:30Keynote Session M1 - The Internet of 'Healthy' Things, the Story of Singapore - The SMART Nation [More Info]
Dr. Chong Yoke Sin, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

A smart nation is where people are empowered by technology to lead meaningful and fulfilled lives. Smart healthcare leverages on the smart use of technology to drive better health outcomes for the patients. Such technology includes the Internet of Things coupled with optimised and risk managed processes by the healthcare provider and patient for consistently sustained health outcomes.
Keynote Session H1 - Panel Discussion: 'Strategic Framework to Creating Smart Hospitals' [More Info]
Moderator: Mr. John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, USA
Panelist 1: Dr. Hwang Hee, CIO, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea 
Panelist 2: Adj. A/Prof. Gamaliel Tan, CMIO, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services, Singapore 

This panel discussion will bring together expert representatives from Seoul National University Bundang Hospital - the first hospital outside of North America to achieve HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital - winner of global award for IT architecture and a HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 hospital. Strategies to creating and designing a smart hospital at different developmental stages will be shared and discussed. 
11:30 - 12:00Session M2 - VMware Digital Clinical Workspace - Transforming the Cost, Quality and Delivery of Patient Care [More Info]
Ms. Tisa Murdock, Director, End User Computing Industry Solutions, VMware, USA
Healthcare globally is experiencing a historic transformation. Governments are facing issues of aging populations and rising healthcare costs. To find a solution, healthcare organizations are turning to IT for answers. The first stage has been the shift from paper to electronic medical records. Driven in some countries by government initiatives, this change made electronic entry of patient information more readily available at the point of care, improving patient safety and driving better outcomes. In turn, this transformation brought its own problems around ease of access, security of patient information and data sharing. Now the addition of mobile devices inside the hospital is bringing more challenges around secure access to clinical applications and data security. Learn how healthcare organizations are implementing new solutions designed to address these challenges, attract the best clinical talent and create a differentiated patient experience.

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Session H2 - Using an Enterprise Communication Strategy to Improve Workflow and Patient Experience [More Info]
Mr. Gautam Shah, Vice President, Product Management, Vocera Communications, Inc., USA

Healthcare is undergoing rapid and unprecedented change, and many mobile technologies are emerging to meet the increasing demands of the SMART hospital. Yet, for the care teams in these hospitals to deliver safe, quality care and an ideal experience for patients and families, workflows, communication and collaboration must be efficient at every step, enterprise wide. The dynamic healthcare environment calls for an intelligent and scalable communication platform that delivers interoperability between clinical systems and workflows to instantly connect care team members with each other and information on their device of choice. This presentation will provide an overview of the positive impact an enterprise communication strategy paired with workflow design can have on care team collaboration, operational efficiency, and patient satisfaction.  

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12:00 - 12:30Session M3 - Web-Based Portals for Oncology Patients (Patient Engagement, USA) [More Info]
Dr. Jonathan Schaffer, Managing Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Accessing health related data using various online resources is an increasing trend. Moreover, social media has been used to communicate with family and friends, and thus reduced the feeling of isolation and associated stress. Therefore, by developing an appropriate digital application, it is potentially possible to reduce a set of stressors that influence cancer patients, and thereby improve and enhance the survivorship of cancer patients. Based on this notion, we hypothesize that the forms of distress (depression, depressed mood, anxiety, anger, confusion, fatigue, vigor and pain) will be positively correlated with life stress, and that these can be minimized via an online portal, while improving the quality of cancer care. Assuming that cancer patients would benefit by such an online portal, it is then also possible to hypothesize that having more interactions with the clinical team during and between the treatment cycles and experiencing high levels of positive support will be related to a higher level and quality of survivorship and patient satisfaction.
Session H3 - Improving ICT Success and Smart Hospital Flow Through Co-design Methodology (Co-design Procurement Framework, Australia) [More Info]
Dr. Stephen Chu, Associate & Principal Clinical Informaticist, Smart Digital Health, Australia

Industry surveys and research studies have published high (20-45%) failure rates in large Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects. Health ICT projects are very complex and the failure rate is estimated to be higher.

This presentation will discuss how the co-design procurement framework has been used successfully to guide the procurement of interoperability solution for integrating all legacies and emerging systems in a state-wide eHealth ecosystem in Australia as well as achieving best practice IT governance, intelligent hospital, physician connectivity and medical tourism.
12:30 - 13:30Lunch in Exhibition Hall
13:30 - 14:00Session M4 - Moving Back to the Heart of Healthcare: Getting Closer to the Patient [More Info]
Dr. Sean A. Frederick M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Allscripts Population Health, Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Attending Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Newborn Medicine Program

Healthcare is a rapidly evolving industry with increasing demands on all involved, including our consumers – the patients. Dramatic shifts have and continue to occur in how care is provided with increased demand and limited resources. Healthcare organizations are searching and striving for best approaches to provide care and engage patients to produce better outcomes. The deluge of data generated in healthcare is creating powerful platforms to construct, analyze, and deliver actionable information to the point of care; for both providers and patients. Given the constraints in healthcare, shifts have focused on best practices to aid in disease management. Advent of evolving consumer technologies, such as smartphones, wearable devices, remote monitoring and patient portals have patients more invested in how care is delivered to them. This evolution falls under the guise of population health and patient engagement initiatives, which are helping to transform how healthcare is delivered in today’s digital world.

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Session H4 (Reserved for Industry Solution Session) [More Info]
Mr. Andy David, Industry Principle Healthcare APJ, SAP
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14:00 - 14:30Session M5 - Intelligent in Emergency Medical Service System: iEMS (SMART Healthcare, Thailand) [More Info]
Mr. Pheeradetch Samroumram, Nurse, Sangkhom Hospital;, Application Development Manager, Enovsoft by Enova Integration Co., Ltd, Thailand

The iEMS is a system development in a smartphone that includes Android Operating System and a Global Positioning System tracker. This development can identify the coordinating device in real time by data being sent via 3G. The target group of this project are STROKE and STEMI risk group patients residing in the countryside of North-Eastern Thailand. Patients in need of urgent medical assistance from the Emergency Medical Service team can expect increased efficiency from this development. 
Session H5 - Strategic Partnerships Leading to Improved Adoption and Safety during Transformation (Patient Safety in Clinical Transformation, Australia) [More Info]
Ms. Renea Collins, Clinical Director eHealth, Clinical Informatics, Metro South Health Service, Australia

Traditional state-based government run Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Training programs with traditional vendor-client relationships often deliver materials to multiple sites that by nature are developed to be applied across a wide user population but sometimes lose the specificity and workflow applicability to meet the end user’s needs. This model was initially applied in Queensland’s EMR and continued for a three year period with limited functionality being delivered. A strategic change in the EMR implementation was enacted to focus initially on two exemplar hospitals (Tertiary and Regional) and to create a much closer partnership with the clinicians and Vendor in design and adoption. The focus would be a strategic partnership that focused on clinical transformation with the enabling system of technical functionality. When this occurs closer to the delivery of health and the clinicians that require the learning and adoption support promotes a deeper clinical ownership of the design, engagement and outcomes.

14:30 - 15:00Session M6 - Engaging Clinicians and Consumers in Digital Health [More Info]
Dr. Monica Trujillo, Executive General Manager, Clinical and Consumer Engagement and Clinical Governance, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia
Connecting providers and consumers with accurate, real time, accessible and secure data is key to fully engage patients, improve health outcomes and reduce costs; in effect, to truly transform healthcare through digital solutions and cultural change. Countries with national health policies and governmental structures that are established and aligned with this vision have the opportunity and mechanisms to deliver this effectively when well implemented.

The new Australian Digital Health Agency has been established to develop, set and deliver on the Digital Health Strategy for Australia. This will set the direction for the Digital Health ecosystem enabling all parties, public and private, to innovate and deliver complementary products and services. Based on collaboration and engagement with key stakeholders, the Agency will provide secure storage and appropriate access to standards-based health information in accordance with individuals’ consent in order to improve health outcomes for all Australians.

The CCIO is responsible for clinical input to the strategy and design of the national digital health systems, driving system usability and clinical outcomes inclusive of all aspects of clinical and consumer engagement and for the development, implementation and monitoring of a clinical governance framework and safety methodology that ensures that information models and applications are clinically usable and fit-for-purpose. A key responsibility for the Division is the engagement of all health providers and consumers to drive outcomes for the Agency’s work program.

In this presentation, Dr Monica Trujillo will outline her vision and strategy for clinical and consumer engagement and clinical governance, including the role of My Health Record, to ensure that Australia has a safe and robust digital health system.   

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Session H6 - Transforming Clinical Decision Support for Tomorrow's Healthcare [More Info]
Mr. Dave Patnaik, Vice President - Asia Pacific & Europe, Middle East & Africa, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer, Singapore

Clinical decision support system (CDS) is evolving rapidly as clinical data and analysis tools become more readily available and sophisticated. Leveraging off existing clinical systems and knowledge, how can information be streamlined and delivered to clinicians to better enable their decision making and ensure improved outcomes and quality of care? And what is the future model of clinical decision support given rapid changes in technology innovation?

Attend this session to hear the latest trend on bringing clinical decision support to your clinical workflow and the decision support delivery model and how this can help your clinicians improve patient outcomes and drive quality of care and clinical efficiencies for your hospitals. 

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15:00 - 15:30Tea Break
15:30 - 16:00Session M7 - Teleoncology Models of Cancer Care: Care Closer to Home for Rural and Indigenous Patients (Telemedicine, Australia) [More Info]
Dr. Sabe Sabesan, Director, Department of Medical Oncology, Townsville Cancer Centre, Clinical Dean, North Clinical Training Network-Townsville, James Cook University & Townsville Hospital & Health Services, Australia
Telemedicine models in cancer care (Teleoncology) offer various solutions to some of the issues of accessing primary and specialist services faced by rural, remote and Indigenous patients around the world. Limited access to specialist services closer to home is due to many factors including limited or lack of resident oncology professionals, high turn-over of generalist professionals and limited availability of suitable allied health professionals.

To address these issues, Oncologists, nurses and allied health professionals have pioneered, evaluated and implemented various teleoncology models including “Remote Chemotherapy Supervision models”. Literature suggests positive outcomes in relation to perspectives of patients and health professionals, cost effectiveness and safety of remote chemotherapy delivery. Based on current evidence, Teleoncology guidelines developed by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia(COSA) and Queensland Remote Chemotherapy Supervision (QReCS) model developed by Queensland Health outline various processes for successful integration of these models into routine service delivery.

Australasian Teletrial model capitalises on the experience of teleoncology models and extends these models for the conduct of clinical trials. Using these models screening, consenting, recruiting and treating patients on clinical trials occur closer to home, thereby improving rural access to clinical trial medications and increasing the number of patients enrolled in clinical trials. Guide for implementation of this model is currently being developed by the COSA and the Cancer Institute of NSW in Australia.
Session H7 - Top Ten Health IT Hazards and What to Do about Them (Health IT Safety, Malaysia) [More Info]
Mr. Eric Woo, Regional Director, ECRI Institute Asia Pacific, Malaysia

Healthcare providers and policymakers have embraced health information technology (IT) as an essential component of high-quality healthcare because it has the potential to provide multiple benefits: support clinical decision making, enhance provider communication, provide clinicians with access to patient data, engage patients, and reduce errors. However, studies shows certain “unintended health IT consequences” that may occur when critical elements; such as culture, work flow, are not deeply considered or implemented successfully. Health IT system such EMR are intended to record large number of patient data, reports has indicated that health IT error has affected patients treatment causing harm and injury, and healthcare providers paying hefty sum of compensation due to such error. Therefore, having continuous program in understanding, designing, implementation are vital for healthcare systems.

In this session, latest developments of the following top 10 health-IT related safety and solutions will be discussed. We will also review international platforms and endeavors that are supporting safe implementation in such technological adoption.

16:00 - 16:30Session M8 - A Mobile Rounding Solution for Optimal Clinical Efficiency and Patient Outcomes (Physician Connectivity, China) [More Info]
Ms. Hong Huang, Chief Information Officer, Fudan University Huashan Hospital, China

Healthcare enterprises have been looking forward to moving to electronic medical records (EMRs) leading towards big improvements in safety and efficiency. The clinicians are among the most mobile, independent, and highly regulated people in any enterprise, and many of them want to use their personal mobile devices in the hospital environments in which they work. While the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy saves the cost for hospitals with improved satisfaction and convenience, it can present considerable risks on security and privacy. Hospital CIOs are trying to decide how to effectively manage the explosive proliferation of devices that employees and non-employed affiliated physicians are bringing to work with them and demanding access to highly sensitive, patient health information (PHI) from those devices.

Based on the hybrid cloud infrastructure at Huashan Hospital, we developed a secure mobile rounding solution for the physicians across the hospital. It offers access to real-time patient information from smart phone and tablet devices so that physicians can direct care from any location, in or outside of hospital. The mobile rounding solution seamlessly supports devices that run on different OS platforms, including all current versions of Windows, along with Apple iOS and Google Android.
Session H8 - Digital Hospitals in Emerging Market [More Info]
Mr. David McKeering, Partner, PwC Global Healthcare Markets Leader, Singapore

Adoption of traditional Electronic Health Records (EHR) is still low in emerging markets. There is a huge up-front cost required to purchase and install EHR as well as training costs and ongoing maintenance costs. Emerging markets are unlikely to afford major EHR vendors. However, this situation could change dramatically in next few year. Cloud and other providers now exist to help emerging economies rapidly digitise for a fraction of the cost. With innovation in healthcare technology, emerging markets could catch-up with developed markets in terms of healthcare digital adoption similar to telecommunications industry where emerging markets leapfrogged to mobile communication and skipped making heavy investment in the fixed-line infrastructure. In this presentation, David McKeering, PwC Global Healthcare Markets Leader, will discuss how emerging markets across Asia Pacific are dealing with the Digital Healthcare gap and looking to leap ahead of developed markets.

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16:30 - 17:00Session H10 - Smart Care Processes [More Info]

Electronic Blood Product Management
Mr. Benjamin Mah, Manager, Applications, IT, IHiS, Singapore

Positive bedside patient identification and processes are the hallmarks of best practices in patient safety for the testing of ABO and Rhesus as well as the transfusion of blood and blood products in the scheme of blood transfusion services in healthcare. The process of blood taking and transfusion can manifest mild to severe consequences if patient and product is not compatible and in worst cases, result in death. Blood and blood products are also a precious national resource that is labile. Having an expeditious, accurate and efficient management platform helps ensure that this resource is not wasted.

Clinical Decision Support for Antibiotic Stewardship in JurongHealth Services
Mr. Zin Lin Tun. Systems Analyst, JurongHealth Services, IHiS, Singapore

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) is a clinician-initiated and government-funded program. ASP is implemented in all government hospitals in Singapore aiming at reducing inappropriate antibiotic use. For enhancing antibiotic stewardship in the hospital, JurongHealth Services configured the Epic Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative (EASI) within the EMR system, to support antimicrobial stewardship by guiding frontline doctors
Session H9 - Pathways: Improvement in Care Coordination (Clinical Pathways, Singapore) [More Info]
Mr. Andy Tan, Principal Medical Informatics Officer, JurongHealth Services, Singapore

The traditional way of ordering pathways for inpatients has been a thing of the past at the Ng Teng Fong Hospital (NTFGH) in Singapore. Leveraging on automation, a fully Electronic Medical Record (EMR) now enables clinicians to provide consistent, standardized care by outlining treatment for patients with common medical conditions and procedures.

Pathways are divided into steps, based on time frame or patient condition, which organize orders and clinical documentation and, in some cases, reduce the length of stay for patients with common medical problems and procedures.

This seeks to reduce human errors and bring patient safety to a higher level. The project was implemented on June 2015 with a clinical driven based system of Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The EMR effectively replaces with paper record where the doctors enter their orders and clinical documentation into the integrated health system. With this it facilities doctor and reduce their time in ordering process and help them to have a consistent, standardized care for the patient.

17:00 - 17:15Tea Break & Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
17:15 - 18:00Closing Keynote (Plenary Session 2): The Digital and Patient-Centered Care Journey in an Integrated Delivery System [More Info]
Mr. Scott MacLean, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare, USA
The digitization of healthcare and engagement of patients is rapidly changing globally. Some products and methodologies have been adopted, but it’s likely that this space will undergo dramatic revolution. Partners HealthCare has conducted research and implemented many interventions supporting digital patient-centered care, but much more is expected as the entire integrated delivery system pursues this journey.

19:00 - 21:00HIMSS Award and Reception Dinner [More Info]

Join us for an evening of glitz and glamour as HIMSS Asia Pacific hosts its inaugural by-invite only Award and Reception Dinner on 24 August (Day 1 of the main conference). Awards given out at this Dinner include: EMRAM Awards, Innovations Challenge Awards, and Individual Recognition Awards.

Thursday, 25 August 2016
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:45Opening Keynote (Plenary Session 3): Advancing Digital and Patient-Centered Care Requires Competent Clinicians and Informatics Professionals [More Info]
Dr. William Hersh, Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE), Oregon Health & Science University, USA

In order to advance digital and patient-centered care, we require a skilled workforce. This includes both clinicians as well as informatics professionals. This talk will describe the competencies that clinicians must have to best utilize information technology in this new healthcare environment. The talk will also describe the best practices for training and professional activities of professionals in health information technology and informatics.

09:30 - 16:45Exhibition Hall Opens
09:45 - 10:15Session Transition & Tea Break
10:15 - 16:30Applying Better Data for Better HealthTransforming Care Models
10:15 - 11:00Keynote Session D1 - Formula to Successful Data Analytics: HIMSS Adoption Model for Analytics Maturation [More Info]
Mr. John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, USA

Analytics is a term that comes with a broad meaning. Some refer to it as “Big Data”. Each healthcare delivery organization faces unique implementation challenges, as unique as the organization itself to find the right approach for developing analytics capabilities that meet their specific environmental, cultural, and strategic needs. Analytics competency is a corporate trait that must be developed and matured over time. Mr. Daniels will present the concept of analytics competence as it relates to decision making, and he will provide an overview of the HIMSS Analytics Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM). Participants in this session will gain an understanding of the need for advanced analytics maturity and learn about the AMAM, the first and only strategic roadmap of its kind that is healthcare specific, vendor neutral, capability (not technology) oriented, internationally applicable, and allows healthcare organizations to choose their desired level of competence.
Keynote Session C1 - Transforming Care for Rural Population, Thailand Delivers EMS at its Best Through the Optimal Use of IT [More Info]
Dr. Anuchar Sethasathien, The Secretary-General, The National Institute of Emergency Medicine (NIEM), Thailand
11:00 - 11:30Session D2 - Vendor Neutral Archives and Data Lakes: Necessary Infrastructure for Precision Medicine [More Info]
Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Isilon CTO, Healthcare and Life Sciences, EMC, Emerging Technologies Division, USA

 As organizations adopt more electronic medical records and incorporate the deluge of new data from genomics, pathology and medical internet of things, care providers will need to transform their IT infrastructure. Traditional silos must be replaced with new approaches to enable valuable insight from their data to help improve the quality and efficiency of care. Learn how Vendor Neutral Archives and Data Lakes are the foundation on the journey to precision medicine.

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Session C2 - The Journey to a Learning Health System is Through a VNA [More Info]
Mr. Larry Sitka, Global Healthcare Architect and Founder, Acuo Technologies (now part of Lexmark Healthcare), USA

Today’s healthcare organizations are moving from procedure based healthcare and billing into a patient outcome based health system. The Learning Healthcare System (LHS) is the first step to support the realtime healthcare environment required by outcome based healthcare organizations. A LHS is characterized by continuous improvement and accountability to achieve patient centric care with improved patient outcomes and safety. Most organizations are just beginning this journey, but Lexmark Healthcare is here to be a guide beginning with our vendor neutral archive (VNA) as the foundation. The VNA offers a platform for centralization of content (both storage and application) and data ownership by the healthcare organization on behalf of the patient while offering interoperability, security and data liquidity.

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11:30 - 12:00Session D3 - Developing an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) for Operational Efficiency and Better Patient Outcomes (Infrastructure, China) [More Info]
Dr. Wu Zhengyi, Vice President, Department of Orthodontics, Hospital Executive Office, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
With the acceleration of China Heath Reform, most of the tertiary hospitals are facing increasing challenges of improving operational efficiency and health care quality while keeping the cost down. This trend has a dramatic impact on their way of using data for refined hospital management from collecting static data for reporting to implementing dynamic, real-time measurement and monitoring to enhance workflow efficiency and realize effective cost control. By making the best use of existing data assets distributed in various data silos, it has enormous potential to improve performance measurement and health care quality.

To comply with the regulatory and management requirements on quality and efficiency of care delivery, Dr. Zhengyi Wu led the planning and implementation of the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) to consolidate data from disparate systems throughout the hospital. The BI analytics built on top of the platform provides health professionals with the tools necessary to easily analyze data, see trends, and make well-informed decisions.
Session C3 - Public Health Crises: The Crucial Role of Information Systems (Public Health, USA) [More Info]
Mr. Peter Morgan, Senior Consultant, Population and Public Health Practice, Gevity, Singapore

A fast-paced presentation and case study designed for public health decision makers and clinical leaders considering implementing information systems to support delivery of public health programs. The presentation and case study will introduce public health information systems and provide best practices for implementing solutions related to immunization, communicable disease case management and outbreak management.
12:00 - 13:00Lunch in Exhibition Hall
13:00 - 13:30Session D4 - Harnessing the Power of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Deliver Value in Healthcare [More Info]
Ms. Judith A. Moomjian RN, MPA, CPHQ, FACHE, Principal Consultant, Joint Commission International (JCI) Consulting, USA
Ms. Michelle Troseth MSN, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, Chief Professional Practice Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions, USA
In every country there is opportunity to improve the quality, cost efficiency, and performance of the healthcare system, and Clinical Practice Guidelines are one of the major tools used to achieve that. Studies have shown that if clinicians adhere to CPGs, many medical errors can be prevented. Yet, the process of developing and translating CPGs into practice is a complex and arduous one. Advanced technology in the form of clinical decision support solutions and systems, which are now readily available, have played a transforming role in easing and encouraging the implementation of consistent use and development of good practice, to raise the standards of clinical care. This presentation examines barriers to CPG implementation and the role of technology in facilitating better patient outcomes across the continuum of care. 

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Session C4 - Transforming Care Through Collaborative Care Management and Services Co-ordination (Care Models, Australia) [More Info]
Dr. Stephen Chu, Associate & Principal Clinical Informaticist, Smart Digital Health, Australia

Increasing prevalence of chronic conditions in younger populations, rapid advances in expensive health care technologies, variability in compliances (by both consumers and providers), poor care coordination, and the use of medical advances in traditional additive way instead of innovatively have contributed to poor health care outcomes despite steady increases in health expenditure. While a number of care models such as managed care and accountable care have been implemented to address care coordination and care outcome issues, effective care coordination and outcome improvement remain highly challenging or even illusive in healthcare systems, which have been characterized as ultra-large scale.

This presentation will discuss how standard-based care planning and coordination tools can help to transform healthcare towards true collaborative care model, improve patient engagement and conformance; and addresses implementation challenges and lessons learnt.

13:30 - 14:00Session D5 - Public-Private Patient Information Interoperability [More Info]
Mr. Bret Watson, Enterprise Architect, The Health Architects, Australia

Public and Private healthcare providers have different business drivers and long term goals. When attempting to have private providers provide public services, there is a number of important things to consider:

  • Coverage of primary drivers of public healthcare and coverage of primary drivers for private hospital providers (from an Western Australian perspective). Also consideration of information flows within Public and Private healthcare systems.
  • Discussion around HIMSS Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM) and how it can be applied and interpreted regarding ICT Interoperability with examples around private operation of public hospitals. The examples would cover areas from HL7 demographics, results and movements through to DiCOM exchange and other interfaces.
  • Suggestions around using the HIMSS CCMM to direct and advise attempts for ICT Interoperability between the Public and Private environments.
Session C5 - Leveraging Care Pathways and Technology to Deliver World Class Care [More Info]
Dr. Manish Kohli M.D, MPH, MBA, Chief, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Information and communication technology are key enablers of delivering superior patient care and clinical outcomes. This presentation will provide an overview of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and describe how our Greenfield, Stage 6 enterprise brought benchmarked stroke care to Abu Dhabi. Leveraging Cleveland Clinic's evidence based, standardized care path ways and digitally enabling them to empower the multidisciplinary teams, our enterprise delivers, on a daily basis, complex, high quality, team based stroke care, locally in the UAE.
14:00 - 14:30Session D6 - Gain Real-Time Clinical and Business Insights with Wire Data [More Info]
Mr. Eric Thomas, Senior Vice President, Solutions Architecture, ExtraHop Networks, USA

Within the communication between healthcare systems lies a cost-effective way to gather and correlate data, and achieve real-time clinical and business insights. By understanding the values, patterns, and relationships within your data you can transform patient care. Learn how to use ExtraHop to extract powerful insights from data in flight.

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Session C6 - Beyond Babel: Overcoming Clinical Terminology Uncertainty in a Thai University Hospital and Beyond by Adopting SNOMED CT - A Case Study [More Info]
A/Prof. Cholatip Pongskul M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Deputy Director for Information Technology, Srinagarind Hospital, Thailand
Dr. Jan Johan Ipe, Senior Domain Consultant, Telstra Health, Malaysia
Srinagarind Hospital, the main teaching hospital for Khon Kaen University, Thailand, is the first to adopt SNOMED CT, a comprehensive terminology for clinical documentation and reporting, in the tertiary public healthcare space. This case study covers the implementation, its challenges and the expansion into the larger healthcare space by standardizing terminology.

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14:30 - 15:00Tea Break
15:00 - 15:30Session D7 - Experience with Analyzing Health Data for Patient Care & Safety – Linking Risk with Action for Better Patient Outcome [More Info]
Dr. Dinesh Jain, Vice President, Data Analytics and Health Informatics, Max Healthcare, India

A clinician striving for correct diagnosis and appropriate therapy brings to bear his knowledge and experience for the benefit of every patient. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult for him/her to cope with the information explosion – medical knowledgebase expanding at an astounding rate, longitudinal patient records and humongous sensor data being stored and ready to be presented on the frontlines of patient encounter.

Advances in data analytics are proposing solutions to ingest and assimilate an ever increasing variety, volume and velocity of data. Patient health data related to history, clinical examination, vitals, course of hospitalization, out-patient encounter, laboratory & radiology investigations, genetic testing, procedures, etc. are streaming at a continuously fast pace and in many cases are too complex to interpret. It requires a supportive environment bringing all the components together, for a Clinician to assess the condition of the patient and plan a personalized treatment.

We share our experience utilizing the algorithmic approach with contextual insight to improve the patient outcomes, both in preventive and therapeutic mode, in a hospital setting. So far, the results are encouraging; however, there is ample scope for improvement as we gather more experience with our initiatives and implement ever more complex algorithms.
Session C7 - Intelligent Home Risk Based Monitoring Solutions that Enable Post-Acute Care Surveillance (Home Care, USA) [More Info]
Dr. Jonathan Schaffer, Managing Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, USA

This presentation will discuss how patient and family satisfaction can be improved with post-acute care rehabilitation at home. To illustrate, the orthopedic care continuum will be presented and from this it will be shown how the Intelligence continuum model is effective and beneficial. A case study data will also be presented from a longitudinal research study that investigated the role for intelligent monitoring solutions to facilitate superior post-acute care surveillance.

This research has far reaching implications especially in light of the challenges facing many healthcare systems of an ageing population coupled with escalating healthcare costs and increases in chronic diseases as well as workforce shortage issues. It is the thesis of this work that intelligent technology solutions hold the key to addressing this apparently intractable situation. To begin to delve further into this, the current study starts to identify how we might harness the strengths from IS/IT and incorporate them into the healthcare delivery processes so that we might realize benefits for patients, clinicians as well as other stakeholders in healthcare and ultimately society.
15:30 - 16:00Session D8 - IHE: How to Achieve Successful Interoperability within and across Healthcare Organizations [More Info]
Mr. Jürgen Brandstätter, Co-Chair, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Europe; Member, IHE International Board; IHE Global Deployment Coordination Committee, Codewerk Software Services and Development GmbH, Austria

Achieving interoperability between the different Health-IT systems within or across healthcare organizations was a for long a burdening process, accompanied by huge investments in specifications and interfaces ending up in anymore dependence on the involved vendors – but this has changed! 

The global initiative “Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)” introduced a methodology, which is use-case driven and adopts base standards to make Healthcare IT systems interoperable in a far easier way. This methodology, accepted as an ISO standard, has incorporated the tight collaboration of users and vendors as main principle and is absolutely vendor-independent to assure neutrality and sustainability. 

Since starting 1999 in Radiology, IHE has by now established eleven healthcare domains which have divided the IT processes in their areas into hundreds of delimited use-cases, which have then be worked out to interoperability standards called “Integration profiles”. This session explains the IHE organization and methodology, introduces some successful implementation examples in various countries and summarizes the outcomes and benefits from a strategic perspective.
Session C8 - Use of Kiosk-Based Technology in the Management of Chronic Disease (Self-Care, Singapore) [More Info]
Dr. Grace Ng, Family Physician, Singhealth Polyclinics, Clinician-Scientist, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

An increase in the prevalence of chronic disease coupled with an aging population has led to a rise in the demand for primary healthcare services in many developed countries. To overcome the shortage in primary care providers, a shift in the paradigm of care is needed. Healthcare technology tools can enable the remote monitoring and management of patients with stable chronic disease. In this presentation, the development of an automated healthcare kiosk for the management of patients with chronic disease in the primary care setting will be discussed.
16:00 - 16:30Session D9 - Princess Alexandra Hospital: Digital Identification of the Deteriorating Patient (Preventive Care, Australia) [More Info]
Dr. Clair Sullivan, Deputy Chair of Medicine, Medical Lead Digital Hospital Program, Endocrinologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Translational Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Andrew Staib, Deputy Director of Emergency Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia

The transition from traditional paper based health care to a fully integrated electronic medical record (iEMR) creates significant disruption to usual care and raises legitimate concerns about potential harm to patients. We recently rolled out Australia’s largest iEMR in a leading tertiary adult hospital - Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). PAH is one of Australia’s largest hospital.

The EMR was implemented with a big bang approach in which all components of the digital stack except medication ordering were implemented over a two week period. We developed a seven layers system for digitally identifying deteriorating patients using wifi vital signs entry, decision support upon a pre-existing robust culture of patient safety awareness. We will describe our seven layers system and the challenges and successes of its development.
Session C9 - Efficacy of Chemotherapy Education Program in a New Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) in Solid Cancer Patients (Self-Care, Thailand) [More Info]
Mrs. Paranee Phongnopakoon, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital, Bangkok Hospital, Thailand

Chemotherapy treatment may cause unexpected side effects and patient education will promote knowledge and understanding to improve self-care advocacy. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of integrating a new method of patient education by a Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) program with the current method of Face-to-Face education in the explanation of chemotherapy side effects. The CAI is expected to improve quality of life as the primary outcome and the secondary outcome to measure the self-care method to reduce the severity of chemotherapy side effects.

16:30 - 16:45Tea Break & Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
16:45 - 17:30Closing Keynote (Plenary Session 4) - Role of Technology in Transforming Hospitals towards High Reliability Organizations [More Info]
Dr. Paul Chang, Vice President of Accreditation, Standards and Measurement, Joint Commission International (JCI), USA
The goal of achieving high reliability health care has gained much interest over the last few years. Despite the best efforts of health professionals, policy makers, researchers and other stakeholders, many patients still suffer preventable harm from hospital-acquired infections, medication-related errors and falls, among other causes. Drawing references from reputable high reliability organizations, the presenter will talk about the lessons learned from these organizations from both outside and inside of the healthcare industry, and share how hospitals and clinicians can deliver a higher level of quality and patient centered care that is comparable to the best high reliability organizations with the implementation of technology.
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks