HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition

Nursing Track

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

 An Xing HuiChia Soon Noi
Janet Maria Sengalrayan
Ng Gaik Nai
Assistant Nurse Clinician 
(Nursing Informatics), 
National University Hospital, Singapore
Deputy Director,
Nursing Informatics
KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore
Nurse Educator, Nursing Informatics, 
KK Women's
and Children's Hospital, Singapore
SNA-NI Chapter;
Chief Nurse, 
KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
 Qi Zhe Gang Toh Seow Mei Shiji D/O Kuttan 
Nurse Manager (Informatics)
Institute of Mental Health,Singapore
Senior Nurse Clinician, 
Nursing Administration
(Nursing Informatics), National University Hospital, Singapore
Senior Nurse Educator,
Nursing Training & Development,
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services, 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 - 10:4511:45 - 12:05 Keynote: Disrupting Nursing Practice in a Positive Way [More Info]
Tan Soh Chin, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Why are nurses the best clinicians to implement innovations and why should they create positive disruptions?
  • How can nurses use innovative methods to tackle challenges?
10:45 - 11:3013:30 - 14:00 Can Nurses Lead Community-Based and People-Centered Care? The Buurtzorg Home Care Model [More Info]
Dr. Stephan Dyckerhoff, President, Buurtzorg Asia and China, 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 now to more than 10,0000 nurses in 2017, with teams in the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, US, Germany, Japan, China and pilot projects in >25 countries including South Korea, Taiwan and India. A 2010 Ernst & Young report documented savings of roughly 40 percent to the Dutch health care system.

11:30 - 12:0012:05 - 12:20 Self Reported Informatics Competencies Among Nurses in Singapore: Preliminary Findings [More Info]
Dr. Betty Khong, Senior Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
12:00 - 12:3014:00 - 14:20 Creating an Organizational Culture of Patient Safety: Nurses, Physicians and Allied Health Members [More Info]
Pang Nguk Lan, Director, Department of Quality, Safety and Risk Management, Medical Administration, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

  • Discuss the role of nursing and importance of promoting a culture of safety amongst all professionals
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:0014:20 - 15:10 Nursing Innovation Showcase Challenge [More Info]

1) KKH Lactation Tele-Consultation

Speaker: Sharon Lee, Nurse Clinician, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore 

2) Wearable Monitoring Devices
Speaker: Toh Seow Mei, Senior Nurse Clinician, Nursing Administration (Nursing Informatics), National University Hospital, Singapore

3) JurongHealth's Virtual Nurse: An Innovative 3D Game for Nurses 

Speaker: Siti Zainah, Assistant Nurse Clinician, Nursing Training & Development, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore 

4) Nursing Going Social
Speaker: James Ang, Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
15:00 - 15:30Tea Break
15:30 - 16:0015:45 - 16:15 Data, Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Care [More Info]
Michael Draheim, Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health, Australia
16:00 - 16:3016:15 - 17:00 Nurses' Role in Achieving Robust Cybersecurity in a Hospital Environment [More Info]
Theresa Z. Meadows MS, RN, CHCIO, FHIMSS, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cook Children’s Health Care System, USA
Yap Soon Ghee, Deputy Director Nursing (Informatics), Nursing Division, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
John Ellis, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Andgiet Security, Former Chief Strategist, Cybersecurity, Akamai Technologies APJ, Singapore
16:30 - 17:1517:00 - 17:45 Panel Discussion: Nursing in a Digital Age [More Info]
Yong Keng Kwang, Chief Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Paulin Koh, Chief Nurse, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Samantha Ong, Chief Nurse, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Moderator: Trina Adams, General Manager - Australia, Cerner

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