HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition


Tuesday, 12 September 2017
08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:05Opening Ceremony
09:05 - 09:30Opening and Welcome Addresses
09:30 - 10:15Opening Keynote Session 1: Digital Disruption in Healthcare [More Info]
Bruce Liang, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Health, Singapore
10:15 - 11:15Keynote Session 2: Progress Towards AI-Enabled Care [More Info]
Dr. Dominic King, Clinical Lead, Google DeepMind, United Kingdom
Dr. Will Cavendish, Strategy Lead, Google DeepMind, United Kingdom

DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence and is on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how. DeepMind is also building real-world applications of AI technology including in healthcare, where the DeepMind team is working with hospitals on mobile tools and AI research to help get patients from test to treatment as quickly and accurately as possible.

This session will cover the progress DeepMind has made in delivering AI-enabled care that is both practical and smart.
11:15 - 11:45Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:45 - 17:20Population HealthIHiS Track Nursing Track
11:45 - 12:15Keynote Session P1: International Population Health Case Study [More Info]
Tina Esposito, Vice President, Center for Health Information, Advocate Health Care, USA
11:45 - 12:00 Keynote Session: 3 'Mega' Shifts in Transforming Health [More Info]
Chua Chee Yong, Director, Planning Group, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Director, IT Strategy & Planning, Ministry of Health, Singapore
11:45 - 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?
12:15 - 12:3012:00 - 12:30 IHiS Session 2: Health Gets Personal - HealthHub/TeleHealth [More Info]
Ng Chun Kiam, Director, Population Enablement & Tele-Health Program Office, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

Singapore healthcare is embarking on the 3 shifts towards prevention, home-based care and value-based care. Digital health and connected Tele-health are integral to enabling the shifts in improving productivity, patient satisfaction and outcomes and health/healthcare education for better population health. This session will provide an overview on the strategy and technology platforms to make health and healthcare more personal. Targeted at the consumer/patient/caregiver, to better enable them to play their part in disease prevention and disease management, and to help them navigate our health system with ease through digitization.
12:05 - 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
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch12:20 - 12:35 Nursing Informatics Roadmap and Competencies in the Philippines [More Info]
Kit Sumabat, Founding President, Philippine Nursing Informatics Association, Phillipines
12:35 - 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 13:45Session P2: Healthcare 3.0 - New Paradigm Required for Health and Care Delivery [More Info]
Andrea Fiumicelli, Vice President and General Manager, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DXC Technology

The management of health and care service provides a near perfect synthesis of the complex challenges raised by demographic change, ever-increasing healthcare expenditure and unparalleled service users' expectations. Faced with these demands, health services are increasingly looking to new care delivery models and digital technologies to assist in the delivery of care - preventive, detection, treatment and on-going management. Andrea Fiumicelli, VP Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at DXC Technology explores the practical issues arising from the application of clinical outcomes and technology-based solutions to managing health and care services and sets out a model of how solutions can address these challenges. The resulting roadmap provides a frame of reference for those involved in the provision of care and the technology partners developing systems to support them.

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13:30 - 13:50 IHiS Session 3: Healthcare Delivery from Hospital to Home within the Community - Health Market Place [More Info]
Henry Kang, Deputy Director, Planning, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

Against the national backdrop of increasing aged care demand, the current scale of home care providers, and models of delivering care services, limits the ability for traditional market dynamics to encourage service providers to innovate and scale. 

The Health Marketplace (HMP) aims to provide the foundational capability to catalyse innovations in the aged care sector. This electronic platform aims to aggregates the growing need for home care across a range of services in a holistic manner and through digitisation promotes efficiencies in home care access and delivery. 

One of the key enablers of the Health Marketplace is to mitigate manpower shortage. By channeling home care requests via online and self-management processes, it reduces the need for additional administrative and support manpower to manage increasing home care demand. This electronic platform also allows service providers and suppliers to access aggregated demand, whilst improving transactional efficiencies in service ordering, delivery and quality. With this electronic platform, it can also serve to unlock under-utilised resources and build partnerships between providers’ offerings. 

The Health Marketplace represents a new innovation to transform community healthcare service delivery in today’s digital world.
13:30 - 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

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.

13:45 - 14:0013:50 - 14:10 IHiS Session 4: Organizing Analytics Capabilities for the Future - BRAIN [More Info]
Andy Ta, Head of Programme Office, Analytics, Ministry of Health, Director of Health Insights, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

Without centrally coordinated planning and visibility to analytics initiatives, duplicate copies of data are often being created and may not be reused. Security and patient confidentiality matters also need to be taken into consideration when accessing data that is aggregated from individual health records. Inconsistent format of data has led to further downstream issues which impact the quality of the analysis. Taken together, these challenges compound the difficulty in conducting cross-disease and cross-institution analysis, hampering the progress of analytical work streams across the health sector. 

BRAIN creates a unified view of the data model directly from the data sources, ensuring its currency and integrity. Moreover, BRAIN enables the reuse of data across healthcare ecosystem, thus reducing cost and effort in data acquisition. BRAIN also ensures that data is anonymised and remains within the environment during analysis. Through the scalable multi-tenancy platform, new projects can be easily on-boarded. With the best of breed, multi-product infrastructure, BRAIN provides the flexibility to swap for better products in the fast-evolving analytics products market while allowing healthcare users to trial innovative analytics solutions for proof of concept.
14:00 - 14:15Session P3: A Population Health Approach to a Technology Investment Programme [More Info]
Sarah Thirlwall, Director, Strategic ICT Transformation, Counties Manukau Health, New Zealand
Co-Authored by Vaughan Roberts, Programme Evaluator

Counties Manukau Health in 2013 were facing challenges similar to other NZ DHBs and worldwide with a unsustainable healthcare model, inefficient IT systems, staff dissatisfaction and an historic underspend in IT. Taking a population health focus to derive a multi-year technology investment programme requires a lot of factors to come together to get the engagement needed, agility to respond to changing influences, and commitment to deliver. 

 A reflective analysis of the 18 month journey identified lessons learnt into 8 core themes: Governance and Decision making; Procurement and Partnership; Collaboration; Clinical leadership and Engagement; Communication; Technology; Resourcing; and Regional and National context. These learnings and subsequent recommendations for those considering large technology investments in the future will be presented.
14:10 - 14:40 IHiS Session 5 (Reserved for Industry Leader)14:00 - 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
14:15 - 14:3014:20 - 15:10 Nursing Innovation Showcase [More Info]

1) KKH Lactation Tele-Consultation

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

2) Nursing Going Social
Speaker: James Ang, Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

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

Speaker: Siti Zainah, Clinical Instructor, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, JurongHealth Services, Singapore

4) Wearable Monitoring Devices
Speaker: Toh Seow Mei, Senior Nurse Clinician, Nursing Administration (Nursing Informatics), National University Hospital, Singapore
14:30 - 14:45Session P4 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)14:40 - 15:00 IHiS Session 6: Technology Enablement for Pharmacy - Beyond Pharmacy to Patient [More Info]
Dr. Lou Huei-Xin Pharm D, MSc (Clinical Pharm), Director of Ancillary Care, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Head of National Pharmacy Programme Management Office, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Technology has become an integral component of hospital and polyclinic operations, to deliver better care, improve productivity as well as patient safety. In the pharmacy arena, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy automation systems, closed loop medication managements are some examples whereby technologies have indeed made a difference. 

In line with Singapore’s healthcare transformational shifts - going beyond Healthcare to Health, Hospital to Community and Quality to Value, this session will share some insights how technology enablement in the pharmacy could support the new model of care.
14:45 - 15:0015:00 - 15:20 IHiS Session 7: Facilitating Sharing of Data across the Continuum of Care (NEHR)
15:00 - 15:30Session P5 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)15:20 - 15:40 IHiS Session 8: Healthcare Transformation Through Innovations - SMART Systems & Robotics [More Info]
Gerard Chew, Head of Innovations, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

Smart Systems are ubiquitous in building a Smart Nation. From the standpoint of healthcare, Singapore’s Smart Systems strategy must be link to initiatives that support the elderly, improve productivity of the ageing workforce, and maintain the status of our healthy population. This talk will discuss the Smart Ward and Smart Home initiatives, and identify some of the challenges facing the programme in driving adoption among the elderly.
15:10 - 15:30 Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety Through Informatics Using JETS (JurongHealth Escalation Trigger Score) [More Info]
Jamie Yee, Senior Staff Nurse, JurongHealth Services, Singapore
15:30 - 16:00Tea Break15:40 - 16:10 IHiS Session 9 (Reserved for Industry Leader)15:30 - 15:45 Tea Break
16:00 - 16:30Session P6 [More Info]

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16:10 - 16:30 IHiS Session 10: Cybersecurity in Healthcare15:45 - 16:15 Data, Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Care [More Info]
Michael Draheim (Invited), Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health, Australia
16:30 - 17:00Session P7: Olympics Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Inititiative - Using the Games to Advance Global HIT Implementation [More Info]
Michael H. Nusbaum B.A.Sc., M.H.S.A., FHIMSS, Vice-Chair Elect, HIMSS Board of Directors
Co-authored by Todd Cooper, Technical Lead, HIMSS OHI Initiative

Every two years, people from around the world converge on a community to compete in the Olympic Games, which celebrates both athletic excellence and innovation. The Olympic host city is required to provide a full health services infrastructure to support athletes, volunteers and spectators, but like most healthcare systems, this is largely characterized by “silos of information”.

The HIMSS Olympic Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Initiative seeks to advance the seamless exchange and use of health information throughout the Olympic community, before, during and after the games. With startup support from HIMSS and SNOMED International, along with endorsements from many other organizations, the OHI initiative is focusing on the next three Olympic venues: Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 (all in Asia!) , as well as the 200+ nations that will participate in each of the games. This presentation will review how healthcare services are provided during each Olympics, and the opportunity to leverage open standards-based interoperability technologies to improve the safety, quality and expense of these services, as well as impacting every country participating in the games... long after the medals have been awarded!
16:30 - 16:50 IHiS Session 11: Establishing Scalability & Resiliency in IT - HCloud [More Info]
Francis Fan, Director, Core Infrastructure Management Servics, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore

IT has become strategic tool for organization to gain operations efficiency and competitive advantage. Most organization deploys traditional method for BCM/DR using hot or cold backup system in alternative sites to mitigate IT failures. However, there are always challenges in such deployment. This presentation describes the deployment of Cloud services and Active-Active DC configurations, to provide better, faster and dynamic environment for organization to achieve scalability and resiliency in IT System.
16:15 - 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
17:00 - 17:3016:50 - 17:10 IHiS Session 12: Architecting for National Health IT [More Info]
A/Prof. Low Cheng Ooi, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore
17:00 - 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
Ng Gaik Nai, Chief Nurse, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

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
17:30 - 17:4517:00 - 18:00 IHiS Industry Briefing (By invitation only)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
08:30 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:45Keynote Session 3: The New Era of Cyber Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning and Self-Defending Networks [More Info]
Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Darktrace, Asia Pacific, Singapore

With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defense has turned into an arms race.

This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets.

Self-learning and self-defending systems are now being deployed to continually assess business environments. Known as ‘immune system’ defense, this approach is used to uncover threats that have already penetrated the network border, and then automatically fight back. Unlike legacy approaches, which rely on rules or signatures, these technologies work autonomously, enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, and can counter even fast-moving, automated attackers.

In this session, learn about:
• The new age of silent, stealthy attacks that lie low in networks for weeks and months
• Why legacy approaches, like rules and signatures, are proving inadequate on their own
• How new ‘immune system’ technologies based on advanced mathematics and machine learning are being deployed today
09:45 - 10:30Keynote Session 4 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
10:30 - 11:00Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:00 - 11:45Keynote Session 5: Improving Team-Based, Collaborative Care and Physician Efficiency Through an EHR Optimization Strategy [More Info]
Dr. Michael Pfeffer M.D, FACP, Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

Electronic health records (EHR) are powerful platforms that have the potential to provide significant value for our patients and clinicians. By approaching the optimization of the EHR systematically with a focus on the physician, organizations can achieve efficiencies and improve clinical process outcomes. 

The systematic optimization strategy is based on the idea that there is an "optimal fixed cost" of work that must be done by the physician in the EHR--this is the ideal amount of time a physician should spend per patient encounter. The "variable costs" of work fall into three categories: physician optimization, systems optimization, and platform optimization. Each of these categories offer ample opportunities for optimization and can be done in parallel by the organization's informatics team. 

In this session, learning topics include: 
 • Defining value in healthcare related to electronic health records
 • Discussing a systematic optimization strategy focused on the physician
 • Exploring clinical decision support optimization that encourages team-based care
 • Next steps for informatics teams on tackling electronic health record optimization
11:45 - 12:30Keynote Session 6: The Move to Value-Based Healthcare [More Info]
Bob White, Senior Vice President & President, Asia Pacific, Medtronic, Singapore

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) seeks to achieve better health outcomes while improving the efficiency of care delivery in health systems. Health policymakers, payers, hospitals, physicians, service providers, and manufacturers are expanding efforts to transition the concept into practical and actionable measures to manage health system costs while improving service delivery, effectiveness and patient outcomes.

Data systems with analytics are needed to track and assess the outcomes achieved and costs incurred for services delivered through a VBHC program. This enables visibility and accountability for the value (e.g., outcomes achieved for the investments made) and provides the necessary intelligence for decision making. To successfully implement VBHC programs, outcomes must be clear and measurable and an infrastructure must be in place to support the accurate collection of data and analytics for developing insights that lead to action.
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 16:45Data & TechnologyCollaborative CareValue-Based Care
13:30 - 14:00Session D1: Integrating the Informatics of the Physiome with the Genome and Microbiome: A Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Population Health Case Study [More Info]
Sanjay Joshi, Chief Technology Officer, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Dell EMC Unstructured Storage, USA

In 2015, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) was listed in the top two causes of death by the IHME (healthdata.org) in almost all Asian countries. More than 125 genes are now part of the comprehensive cardiac genetic testing panel. The IHME also lists diet as the largest risk for disease in all Asian countries.

Integrating the study of the microbiome is becoming critical in understanding the genomic, proteomic and metabolic pathways that mediate CVD.

Sanjay will present the planning, informatics and integration involved in a small-cohort population health study comprising real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), whole genome sequence and periodic measurement of the microbiome.

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Session C1 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Keynote Session V1 (Reserved for Industry Solution Provider)
14:00 - 14:15Session D2 [More Info]

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Session C2 [More Info]

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14:15 - 14:30Session V2 [More Info]
Charlie Farah, Director, Market Development - Healthcare & Public Sector APAC, Qlik, Asia Pacific

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14:30 - 14:45Session D3: IoT-Based Healthcare Services and Incubation Project [More Info]
Dr. Jongtae Park, Professor, School of Electronics Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Director, Daily Healthcare Demonstration Complex Construction Agency, Korea
Keynote Session C3: Establishing a Big Data Platform for Intelligent Connectivity Between Patients & Provider [More Info]
Dr. Edward Cheng, CIO, University of Hong Kong (HKU), CIO & GMIT, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, China

The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital has established a blueprint for digital health implementation of a Big Data platform that focused on enabling the connections between patients and the medical team. This Big Data platform includes clinical data, mobile and IoT data, and has the capacity to extend to include phenotype data as well as genome sequencing data in the future. It is deployed as an open and extensible Cloud solution architecture that is transferable to other hospitals. Today HKU-Shenzhen Hospital provides a high quality healthcare service on this platform to over 5,500 outpatients everyday along with 1,500 inpatients.

In this session, Dr. Edward Cheng will share the HKU experience in developing and managing a hospital in China as well as the process of deplying an open Big Data system architecture that enables a connected healthcare service between patients and providers.
14:45 - 15:00Session V3: Solving the Perennial Conundrum of Access, Cost & Quality in SingHealth Polyclinic - Value Care Through Disruptive Innovation [More Info]
Dr. Juliana Bahadin, Clinic Director, SingHealth Polyclinic - Bedok, Singapore
15:00 - 15:15Session D4: #PutData2Work [More Info]
Vik Nagjee, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Global Healthcare and Life Sciences , Pure Storage

In today’s healthcare climate, monetizing your data is critical to success. Healthcare data organizations need to start putting the hard-won data trapped in their systems to use in decision making. The demand for real time data means more and more health systems are putting big data technology behind all of their reports and analytics, allowing them to combine sources to create actionable insights that help improve service line operations, advance clinical performance, identify new markets and opportunities, and drive patient and provider satisfaction. In short, we need to #PutData2Work.

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15:15 - 15:30Session C4 [More Info]

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Session V4 [More Info]
Tim Morris, Product & Partnership Director, EMEALAAP, Elsevier

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15:30 - 15:45Keynote Session D5: How Healthy is Blockchain Technology? [More Info]
Stephen Wilson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Inc., Australia
David Chou, Vice President, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, USA

Blockchain captured the imagination with a basket of attractive and topical security promises. Many of its properties – like decentralization, security and “trust” – are highly prized in healthcare, and as a result, interest is building in the health sector. But on close inspection, first generation blockchain technology is not a solid fit for e-health.

Born from the anti-establishment cryptocurrency movement, public blockchains remove ‘people’ and ‘process’ from certain types of transactions, but they degrade in regulated settings where people and process are realities. Having inspired a new wave of innovation, blockchain technology needs a lot more work to address the needs of the health sector. This presentation first recaps what blockchain was for, what it does, and what it cannot do, and closes off with advice for how eHealth professionals should engage with this evolving family of technologies.
15:45 - 16:15Session C5: Healthcare Everywhere [More Info]
Melissa Menke, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Access Afya, Kenya

Access Afya runs a collaborative care model in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Our care teams look different than one would in the developed world: patients receive care at clinics, in schools, at factories and after church. IT links together these interactions, providing data on provision of care, quality of care, and patient outcomes.

The OECD average ratio of physicians to people is 3 to 1,000 and beds to people is 4.9 to 1,000. Kenya has 0.2 physicians and 1.3 beds per 1,000 people. Developing countries such as Kenya need doctors and hospitals but we are not going to have enough capital and time to fix this ratio fast enough to get care to people who really need it. New models focused on prevention, group care, and community health workers have the potential to keep more people healthier with fewer doctors and hospital beds. Access Afya is developing this model to showcase how collaborative community based primary care can work in some of the lowest income populations.
Session V5: Panel Discussion: The Road to Value Based Healthcare - Achieving High Quality Care and Reducing Healthcare Wastages [More Info]
Dr. Keith Lim, Assistant Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Group Chief Value Officer, National University Health System, Singapore
Dr. Jeremy Lim, Partner & Head of Health & Life Sciences, Asia Pacific, Oliver Wyman, Singapore

Healthcare systems globally are struggling with rising costs and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. Pressure on healthcare leaders to reduce costs and improve quality are also likely to continue. Value-based care has proven to be the single most effective approach for slowing the rise in healthcare expenditure while improving patients’ outcomes and overall healthcare experience. 

Healthcare systems in the UK and US have been working towards value-based care in the recent decades. However, the transition from volume-based to value-based care delivery in the Asia Pacific region has been slow. 

So what is holding it back in practice? 

In this session, join speakers from Asia Pacific and the United States as they share valuable experiences on their journey towards value-based care. Learn about their approaches in delivering patient-centered care and eliminating waste in their care settings.
16:15 - 16:45Session D6: If You Build It, They Will Come: Machine Learning Delivered Via an Ideal Organizational Structure [More Info]
Saif Ahmed, Computational Scientist, Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar

The joke within the analytics community is that analytics is 80 percent data gathering and 20 percent actual analysis. With larger datasets in the big data realm, and especially with unstructured data, data gathering, pipeline, engineering and preparation efforts can approach 95% of the effort. Interestingly, a growing community of technologists revel at the opportunity to work on these initial data engineering efforts, a role which is simultaneously, often reviled by researchers as a trough of despair in the path of research. The obvious solution is to better structure organizations and teams to focus on their core competencies.

Well structured medical data gathers researchers like bees to flowers. The wild success of several popular public medical datasets such as the diabetic retinopathy dataset, the lung cancer dataset and the breast cancer dataset are evidence of vast research interest which remains sadly underutilized by the medical community. Of course, hospitals will not generally make their internal medical datasets public, but even just internal usage is likely to foster internal research. Further, it is likely to attract highly motivated doctors and researchers to forward-leaning organizations and help differentiate technological and research leaders from traditional hospitals. Retention is also likely to increase. Research volume and impact are likely to increase, and commercial opportunities will even be realized by some leading players. The success of such centralized efforts is widely touted as one of the key differentiators at high-performing firms like Google, Facebook, Uber, Goldman Sachs, AQR Capital, and Citadel; Saif is driving efforts to bring these best practices to hospitals and clinical research organizations.
Session C6: Continuum of Care at Home: Navigating Complex Care Pathways from the Comfort of One's Home [More Info]
Dr. Oommen John, President, Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI), Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, India

With increasing life expectancy and maturing healthcare systems, there is a growing population of people who develop chronic conditions that require long term care. In most settings, people with chronic conditions seek care from hospitals or standalone specialty centres. A person with multiple chronic conditions therefore would make several hospital or specialty clinic visits which add a huge burden to people who are aging and live on limited resources. As hospitals are primarily design to provide acute episodic care, there are immense opportunities for innovating around newer care pathways for chronic conditions.

This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the rationale for a technology assisted home based care provision that ensures the continuum of care. The talk would cover established models for ensuring the continuum of care in the home setting, specific focus would be on the technological innovations in this area and how these approaches could be evaluated for clinical outcomes.
16:45 - 17:15Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
17:15 - 18:00Closing Keynote Session 7: Humanizing Healthcare With Artificial Intelligence [More Info]
Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA
18:00 - 18:15Closing