HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition


Program Knowledge Partners

(This is an exclusive conference track at the main conference)


Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients and their caregivers. Being at the frontline, they work in an information-intensive environment from assessing the needs of patients, developing care plans to preparing reports. Similar to nurses, information technology is the foundation of our future healthcare. When these two fundamentals intersect, nurses are then better equipped in developing efficient processes, advancing healthcare and providing patient care.

Workshop Committee

Ng Gaik Nai
Janet Maria Sengalrayan
An Xing Hui
Shiji D/O Kuttan
Qi Zhe Gang
SNA-NI Chapter;
Chief Nurse,
KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics,
KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Assistant Nurse Clinician
(Nursing Informatics),
National University Hospital, Singapore
Senior Nurse Educator,
Nursing Trainer & Development,
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services, Singapore
Nurse Manager (Informatics)
Institute of Mental Health,Singapore

Tuesday, 12 September 2017
08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:10Opening Ceremony
09:10 - 09:30Welcome Addresses
09:30 - 10:15Keynote Session 1
10:15 - 10:45Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
10:45 - 11:15Keynote: Disrupting Nursing Practice in a Positive Way [More Info]
  • Why are nurses the best clinicians to implement innovations and why should their create positive disruptions?
  • How can nurses use innovative methods to tackle challenges?
11:15 - 12:00Can Nurses Lead Community-Based and People-Centered Care? The Buurtzorg Home Care Model [More Info]
Jos de Blok, Director and CEO, Buurtzorg, The Netherlands
Dr. Stephan Dyckerhoff, President, Buurtzorg Asia and China

Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok and a small team of professional nurses who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Together they decided to create a new model of patient-centered care focused on facilitating and maintaining independence and autonomy for the individual for as long as possible. What started as a team of 4 nurses in 2006, has grown to nearly 8,000 nurses in 2014, with teams in the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan and now, the United States. A 2010 Ernst & Young report documented savings of roughly 40 percent to the Dutch health care system.
12:00 - 12:30Self Reported Informatics Competencies Among Nurses in Singapore: Preliminary Findings [More Info]
Dr. Betty Khong, Senior Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Creating an Organizational Culture of Patient Safety: Nurses, Physicians and Allied Health Members [More Info]

  • Discuss the role of nursing and importance of promoting a culture of safety amongst all professionals
14:00 - 15:30Case Studies on Nursing Innovation
15:30 - 15:45Tea Break
15:45 - 16:15Data, Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Care
16:15 - 16:45Nurses' Role in Achieving Robust Cybersecurity in a Hospital Environment
16:45 - 17:30Panel Discussion: Nursing in a Digital Age [More Info]

Hear from chief nurses and nursing leaders on:
  • How can nurses effectively enhance patient care with technology¬†
  • Ways to embrace the efficiency and effectiveness of IT and not become reliant on it in nursing practice