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: 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: Revolutionizing Healthcare with Clinician-Led Technology [More Info]
Dr. Dominic King, Clinical Lead, Google DeepMind Health, United Kingdom
11:15 - 11:45Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:45 - 17:20Population HealthIHiSNursing Track
11:45 - 12:15Keynote Session P1: International Population Health Case StudyKeynote 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
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 - 12:30Session 2Self 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 - 14:00Session P2: Olympics Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Inititative - 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!
Session 3Can 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.

14:00 - 14:30Session 4Creating 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
14:30 - 15:00Session P3 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session 5Case Studies on Nursing Innovation
15:00 - 15:30Session P4: The Counties Manukau Health (CMH) Population Health System - Going Beyond Integrated Care [More Info]
Sarah Thirlwall, Director, Strategic ICT Transformation, Counties Manukau Health, New Zealand
Session 6
15:30 - 16:00Tea Break
16:00 - 16:30Session P5 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session 7Data, Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Care
16:30 - 17:00Session P6: Population Health in a Vertically Integrated Healthcare EcosystemSession 8Nurses' Role in Achieving Robust Cybersecurity in a Hospital Environment [More Info]
Yap Soon Ghee, Deputy Director Nursing (Informatics), Nursing Division, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
17:00 - 17:30Session P7 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session 9Panel 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

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 - 17:45Session 10

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
08:30 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:45Keynote Session: 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 5: Improving Team-Based, Collaborative Care and Physician Efficiency Through EHR Optimization Strategy (Invited) [More Info]
Dr. Michael Pfeffer M.D, FACP, Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA
10:30 - 11:00Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:00 - 16:00Data & TechnologyCollaborative CareValue-Based Care
11:00 - 11:30Session D1 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session C1 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Keynote Session V1 (Reserved for Knowledge Partner Sponsor)
11:30 - 11:45Session D2 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session C2 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
11:45 - 12:00Session V2 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
12:00 - 12:15Networking Lunch
12:15 - 13:15Networking Lunch
13:15 - 13:45Session 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.
Session V3 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
13:45 - 14:00Session D4 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session V4
14:00 - 14:15Session C4 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
14:15 - 14:30Keynote 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.
14:30 - 14:45Session 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 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:15Session D6 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session C6 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session V6: 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
15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00Session D7: 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 C7: 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
Session V7 (Panel Discussion)
16:00 - 16:30Session D8 (Reserved Industry Solution Session)Session C8: From Hospital to Community
16:30 - 17:00Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
17:00 - 17:45Closing Keynote Session: 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
17:45 - 18:00Closing