HIMSS AsiaPac18 Conference & Exhibition

Main Conference Day 1 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018
07:15 - 08:45CXO Breakfast by Invitation Only [More Info]

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08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:10Opening Ceremony
09:10 - 09:20Welcome Addresses
09:20 - 10:20Keynote Plenary 1 - Panel Discussion - Leadership Voices: Healthcare Anytime, Anywhere [More Info]
Harold (Hal) Wolf III, President & CEO, HIMSS
Dr. Richard Ashby AM, Chief Executive, eHealth Queensland, Australia
Tim Kelsey, Chief Executive, Australian Digital Health Agency, Australia
Dr. Jenny Shao, Health Information System Director, United Family Healthcare, Chair, HIMSS Asia Pacific Governing Council
Moderator- Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS
10:20 - 17:30Exhibit Hall Opens
10:20 - 10:45Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
10:45 - 11:30Keynote Plenary 2 - The Secrets to Successful EHR Implementation - It's Much More than Just the Software [More Info]
Shantaram (Shaun) Rangappa MD, MSHA, Deloitte Consulting, Greater Washington DC, USA

How have organizations ensured the EHR is a strategic tool, a true clinical asset, and at the core of an organization’s ability to clinically transform the care delivered to patients? This session will explore the lessons learned across multiple EHR implementations. 

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11:30 - 12:15Keynote Plenary 3 - Is Your Healthcare Ecosystem Cyber Resilient [More Info]
Stephen Burmester, Industry Security Leader, IBM, Australia
Protecting confidentiality of patient information, integrity of clinical data, and availability of core systems and processes are critical to a connected healthcare environment. Join this keynote to learn how a security immune system, powered by AI, ML and Blockchain, can make the eHealth ecosystem more resilient. 

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12:15 - 13:45Networking LunchCXO Luncheon by Invitation Only [More Info]
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CXO Luncheon by Invitation Only [More Info]
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13:45 - 17:30Connect Track Consumer-Partnership TrackHealth 2.0
13:45 - 14:30Track Keynote CT1 - Defining and Benchmarking Healthcare Information Networks [More Info]
Dr. Brendan Lovelock, Health Practice Lead, ANZ, Cisco

One of the most dramatic changes in health over the past 15 years has been the deep integration of information technology into care delivery. This change is much more than the innovations we have seen in clinical applications. Applications are of little value without the connectivity to the networks that feed them information and the people who use these applications to provide care.

This presentation will look at the development of the new HIMSS Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM), which defines these systems and their people connectivity. INFRAM enables hospitals to characterise the adoption of their information systems and reveal their ability to support and extend the information capabilities within the healthcare provider's clinical applications.

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Track Keynote CP1 - Healthcare Transparency and Co-Creation with Consumers [More Info]
Leanne Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum, Australia
Renza Scibilia, Manager - Type 1 Diabetes and Consumer Voice, Diabetes Australia
Moderator: Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS
13:45 - 14:00 Track Keynote on Health 2.0 Technologies [More Info]
Pascal Lardier, Vice President, International Talent & Content, HIMSS International
14:30 - 15:00Session CT2 - Driving Digital Transformation in Healthcare Delivery Amidst a Fragmented Health IT Landscape [More Info]
Lauren Bui, Vice President, Data Management and Analytics (CTO) , CHRISTUS Health, USA
Varun Anand, Co-Founder, MphRx, USA
John McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Technology Solutions, The HCI Group, USA

One of USA’s leading not-for-profit health systems based in Texas was facing challenges with their patient data spread across disparate clinical systems. The hospital has different EMRs for outpatients and inpatients, the DICOM images are restricted to the PACS system, and they have a separate Document Management System (DMS) to keep patient documents such as patient consent forms and external medical records. Due to this, physicians had to go through several systems to access a patient’s complete data. The fragmented data also meant that there was a lot of duplication of lab tests data which made it challenging to understand patients’ medical history. This was an issue across their network facilities comprising of 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities and 175 clinics and outpatient centers.

MphRx and HCI collaborated with the health system to integrate clinical data across these disparate clinical systems to create a unified patient record updated in real time and made it instantly accessible at the point of care. By enabling this healthcare data interoperability, physicians were able to access a unified, trended view of clinical data which helped them in clinical decision making and improved their efficiency. For the health system, it simplified any future integration with public/private HIE networks, delivered significant cost savings in comparison with the "rip-and-replace" interoperability strategy and accelerated digital transformation initiatives across their network of facilities.

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Session CP2 - Better Connections, Bigger Outcomes [More Info]
Erik Wagner, Director, Healthcare Industry Go To Market, Salesforce

The healthcare industry knows change is needed to achieve the collective goals of better care, lower costs, and healthier people. Yet the scale of that transformation can feel overwhelming. How does an organisation begin to address today’s challenges and realise the promise of a patient and member centered future?

Join this conversation to learn how Salesforce helped Trailblazers connect data and teams, benefit from AI, and personalise how they help people lead healthier lives. Plus, see a live demonstration of the Health Cloud, the world’s #1 CRM reimagined for healthcare. When it comes to transformation, the better the connection, the bigger the outcome.

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14:00 - 15:30 Panel: Health 2.0 Solutions for Chronic Disease Management and Elderly Care [More Info]
Renza Scibilia, Manager - Type 1 Diabetes and Consumer Voice, Diabetes Australia
Dr Joseph D Mocanu, Managing Director, Verge Capital Management
Moderator : 
1) Karolina Korth, Founder, Health 2.0 Chapter - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2) Yuuri Ueda, M.D, Director, Health 2.0 Asia - Japan (MedPeer Inc.)

Technology is improving healthcare everyday and it is hard to catch up! Artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and genomics are performing remarkably well and providing groundbreaking results that will advance healthcare now and in the future. This Health 2.0 session will feature the latest emerging technologies by the hottest young startups and look forward to a series of candid discussions and debates with experts in the field!

The population is Asia Pacific (and particularly in Asian countries) is fast on track to becoming one of the oldest in the next few decades. As the population grows, many will be living with chronic health problems, requiring a coordinated approach to manage their health effectively. It is imperative for the industry to find innovative ways to care for the health of the population. In this session, Health 2.0 aims to discuss and explore challenges and opportunities pertaining to ageing. Not getting bring to our international audience of healthcare professionals, potential buyers and partners a series of new and innovative technologies to demonstrate how we can solve some of healthcare's challenges.

15:00 - 15:30Session CT3 - Connected Medical Device Security [More Info]
Bob Zemke, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Extreme Network

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Last year’s WannaCry ransomware attack impacted hospitals around the world. Unlike previous cybersecurity threats this one had direct and indirect influences on connected medical devices used in hospitals today.

The international standard ISO/IEC 80001 – Application of risk management for IT-networks incorporating medical devices presents a unified approach to the safety of medical devices connected to IT networks. This session will review best practices for a hospital to review based on the lessons learned during the WannaCry ransomware event.

Session CP3 - Patient Engagement in the Era of Digital Disruption [More Info]
Anthony Farah, Digital Strategy Leader, IBM, Australia
The emergence of digital technologies – AI, Analytics, Cloud, IoT and Blockchain – is accelerating transformation to more patient-centric care models. Learn how these technologies can enable your organization to improve patient experience and help make healthcare more personalized.

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15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break15:30 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30Session CT4 - Digital Medicine: Practicing Comprehensive Evidence Based Care in the Digital Age [More Info]
Dr. Oommen John, President, Indian Association for medical Informatics, Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, India

ICT technologies in healthcare have been positioned as a panacea for bridging the health system level challenges such as lack of infrastructure for healthcare delivery, the paucity of trained healthcare workforce, supply and demand gaps in healthcare delivery and information asymmetry that exists between the healthcare providers and the end consumers. Digital health technologies offer a promising role as an enabler in the delivery of evidence based care provision, however, in primary care, there are several challenges around leveraging digital health tools by healthcare providers, as health related information are collected, stored and used in compartmentalised, specialty focused health delivery models.

The presentation aims to showcase an example of a digital health ecosystem that puts the consumer in the centre of healthcare delivery and this model would be a novel approach towards the WHOs approach on Integrated People Centred Healthcare Delivery Model aimed at achieving Health For All.
Session CP4 - Beyond 100 Connected Clinics [More Info]
Christian Besler, Chief Digital Officer , Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.

Digital is a force that will transform healthcare in the Philippines. Beyond the proliferation of smartphones and technology, digital is changing the way consumers think about how they access their care. The patients of today think more about getting their care on-demand and on their own time. On the other hand, providers who embrace digitization gain better insights into consumers, thus, allowing them to tailor their services. Christian will discuss how AC Health is leveraging these emerging trends through Vigos Health Technologies, FamilyDOC and their investments in new health technology businesses such as MedGrocer and AIDE.

16:30 - 17:00Session CT5 - Blueprints and Architectures for Meaningful, Sustainable and Large-Scale HIE [More Info]
Jürgen Brandstätter, Member IHE International Board, Co-Chair , IHE Europe, Austria
Creating Healthcare Connectivity based on international standards is the only way to ensure vendor-independence and sustainability. The open and international standard Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is the right approach if you plan to establish a sustainable Health Information Exchange which is not limited by any boundaries. With its standards-based profiling of interoperability use-cases and vendor-neutrality it’s the most promising approach to achieve sustainable Healthcare Connectivity.

Large scale eHealth infrastructures have been already implemented in several countries as ground work and the most basic use-cases are already operational, leveraging the advantages of IHE. But the next generation of use-cases are already ahead, waiting to be implemented using new technologies like FHIR and blockchain.

Today's challenge is not to do it - but to do it cost-effective and sustainable!

This session summarizes the experiences of the national Health Information Exchange in Austria (ELGA) which successfully set up an IHE based eHealth Infrastructure and explains their roadmap to tackle new use-cases and technologies.

Learn about the current state-of-the-art blueprints and architectures for meaningful, sustainable and large-scale HIE to understand where the different standards and buzzwords (IHE, XDS, FHIR, Blockchain, ...) have their place in the big picture, including the new project "Gemini", a Joint Venture of IHE and HL7 to Advance Use of FHIR for Interoperability.
Session CP5 - Smart Healthcare in Smart City [More Info]
Associate Prof. Cholatip Pongskul, Associate Dean for Information Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Cholatip Pongskul have been a Nephrologist and Lecturer at Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University since 1991. Srinagarind Hospital is the academic teaching hospital affiliated to Khon Kaen University and hence has both clinical and teaching experience. The team of nephrologists at Srinagarind Hospital has been very actively involved in implementing the CAPD first policy of Thailand, which offers renal replacement therapy for majority of people in Thailand’s National Health Service scheme. In his clinical practice, he collaborates with the Center for Renal Excellence at Srinagarind Hospital, where he has been the director since 2016. For his teaching experience, he has participated in undergraduate, postgraduate and research training for the nephrology division and has also participated in the education of many of the nephrologists in the northeastern Thailand since the institute is the primary nephrology training center in the region.

16:30 - 17:30 HIMSS AsiaPac Innovations Challenge
17:00 - 17:30Session CT6 - Role of EMR-Integrated 3D Printing Workflow in Improving Patient Care [More Info]
Zafar Iqbal, Manager, Radiology Software Applications, Sidra Medicine, Qatar

3D printing has shown exponential growth in clinical medicine, research, simulation, and education in recent years. It takes considerable effort and time to create a 3D Lab with the necessary tools for operational use such as computers, 3D printers & printing materials, segmentation & CAD software system, and human resources. However, according to S Ferreira et al., building an electronic workflow within an EMR and RIS to deliver 3D services is still in its infancy. Clinicians in various institutions verbally request 3D printing services from their 3D Printing Labs. Kent Thielen et al. use a standard Order Entry tool to allow clinicians to add electronic 3D orders. However, it is also helpful, to have 3D printing orders in conjunction with medical imaging orders to allow for technologists to scan patients with sequences and protocols for 3D Printing. Deploying a fully electronic medical record (EMR) and Radiology Information System (RIS) integrated workflow to deliver 3D services offers unique advantages for the clinicians and 3D Lab Staff.

Session CP6 - Back to the Future [More Info]
Dr Manish Kohli, MD, MPH, MBA, FHIMSS, Chairman, Global Board of Directors , HIMSS

The presentation will highlight global trends and opportunities in healthcare and the role HIT will play in helping clinicians and health systems globally, deliver benchmarked health and care, locally.

17:30 - 18:00Closing Keynote Plenary 4 - Why We need Blockchain for Precision Health? [More Info]
Johan Sellström, Co-Founder, CareChain, Sweden
Blockchain enables Self-Sovereign Digital Identity and Health Records. At Karolinska University Hospital we have built a solution according to these principles for Advanced Hospital Care in the Home. The case study includes a live demo.
18:00 - 18:30Pre Awards Dinner Reception
18:30 - 21:00HIMSS AsiaPac Awards Dinner [More Info]
The HIMSS Asia Pacific Awards Dinner promises a night of fun and celebration. At this exclusive event, APAC’s Health Information and Technology community will recognize individuals and organizations across numerous award categories, including

1. EMRAM Award
2. Best Paper Submission Award
3. Vendors Choice: Healthcare IT Leader of the Year
4. Innovations Award
5. Best Health IT Solutions Award
6. Most Popular Exhibitor Award

Main Conference Day 2 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018
07:15 - 08:45CXO Breakfast by Invitation Only [More Info]

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08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 10:00Keynote Plenary 5 - Panel Discussion: Health Information Exchange in Military Health Systems to Support Care Coordination Within and Across Borders [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force
Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid, Defence Medical Director, HQ Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence United Kingdom
RADM(Dr) Tang Kong Choong, Chief of Medical Corps, Singapore Armed Forces
Moderated by: Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS, UK
10:00 - 17:00Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 - 10:45Keynote Plenary 6 - From Monologue to Dialogue: How National Geographic Deepened Engagement with Consumers and Became the World's Number One Social Media Brand [More Info]
Marcus East, Chief Technology Officer, National Geographic, USA

Marcus East is the Chief Technology Officer at National Geographic where he runs the organization’s digital product and technology teams.

National Geographic has been igniting the explorer in all of us for 130 years through groundbreaking storytelling from the best and brightest scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers in the world. Today, National Geographic’s storytelling platforms have expanded to include unparalleled digital and social platforms.

The rich content generated across Nat Geo’s media assets– television channels, magazines, kids, travel, books—are enhanced by compelling digital products that build on the legacy of exploration, research and science to give the audience true 360 experiences.

Marcus will share how investments in technology, the creation of new business processes, and a culture of innovation have helped National Geographic’s to stay relevant and continue to push the boundaries of storytelling- 130 years later.

10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break and Exhibition Time
11:15 - 12:00Keynote Plenary 7 - Innovation, Adopted [More Info]
Neil Patel, President, Healthbox, Executive Vice President, HIMSS, USA

Innovation can be defined as “invention, adopted.” The beauty of invention is that it can happen anywhere, at any time, and to any one. As "invention adopted," innovation is even more versatile, with the ability to grow internally or externally and apply across a myriad of departmental, organizational, and global opportunities. This keynote will tackle that next step – or innovation, adopted. The adoption of innovation, whether internal or external, encompasses both the digital and analog, the human and the technological, aspects. It brings together the old and the new, aligning digital progress with behavior and change management for a unique solution to and a new angle on a complicated problem.

12:00 - 13:00Networking Lunch and Series of Sponsored Luncheons
13:00 - 17:15Data TrackSustainability TrackIMHIT Conference
13:00 - 13:45Track Keynote D1- Symbiosis - not Skynet: Why AI will Make Healthcare (and Us) More Human [More Info]
Prashant Natarajan, Principal of Analytics & AI , Deloitte Consulting, Australia
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has great potential that is also matched by hype and fears of a dystopian future and job losses. In this keynote, Prashant Natarajan of Deloitte Consulting Pty. Ltd. - Analytics & Cognitive - demystifies AI by separating reality from the hype. The talk covers key topics such as the role of technology-powered innovations, their positive effects, and why AI will actually help make healthcare, medicine, and practitioners more human - by separating signal from noise, enabling new use cases, and increasing empathy and collaboration. We will review the fundamentals of AI, data in all its forms, and machine learning and tie that to specific high-value use cases that will make AI assistive, augmented, and amplified intelligence at healthcare organisations - providers, private health insurers, and the public sector while establishing benefits for patients.

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Track Keynote S1 - H-Supply Information Maturity Management (H-SIMM) Model: Supply chain for Quality, Safety and Sustainability [More Info]
Dr. Anne Snowdon, Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Academic Chair of World Health Innovation Network (WIN); , Scientific Director and CEO, Supply Chain Advancement Network (SCAN Health), Canada
Patient safety is a complex and growing challenge which lead to poor outcomes for patients and higher costs for all health systems. Medical error is now the third leading cause of death in health systems in North America and parts of Europe. This presentation presents a strategy to advance and strengthen supply chain infrastructure in clinical settings using a maturity tool approach that allows health system leaders to assess the strengths of existing supply chain infrastructure and identifies the path towards strengthening supply chain maturity. The presentation will examine the role of supply chain infrastructure in creating transparency, and real world data opportunities that enable and inform leadership decisions on strategies to ensure best outcomes for patient populations are achieved and the key conditions for health system performance.
13:00 - 13:10 Opening Address [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force
13:45 - 14:15Session D2 - SNOMED CT: The Global Language of Healthcare [More Info]
Don Sweete, Chief Executive Officer, SNOMED International, London

Learn more about making SNOMED CT work for you. With 35 Member countries globally, and over 5,000 affiliates, SNOMED CT is the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology. A not-for-profit organization, SNOMED CT is free for use within Member countries complemented with extensive accompanying resources.

When implemented in software applications, SNOMED CT can be used to represent clinically relevant information consistently, reliably and comprehensively as an integral part of producing electronic health information.

Listen to CEO, Don Sweete, as he shares the value proposition for SNOMED CT. Visit the SNOMED International booth to strike up a conversation and learn more

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Session S2 - A Better Way to Manage 9 Million Pages of Paper [More Info]
Sallyanne Wissmann, Director Information Management , Mater Health Services, Brisbane

Paper health information presents significant challenges to large hospital environments. Due to the clinical risks that having a predominantly paper health record cause, the Mater decided to take action to address the challenges of paper health records, which also resulted in significant increases in efficiency and cost reduction, all pre-dating the commencement of an EMR implementation.

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13:10 - 14:15 Power of Analytics in Healthcare [More Info]
John Daniels, Global Vice President,, HIMSS Analytics, USA

Use the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) and leverage data, governance, infrastructure, and analytics competency to advance your analytics program from beginner to the pinnacle of analytics maturity, AMAM Stage 7.

The presentation serves as an introduction to analytics and the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM) helping attendees understand how analytics matures in their organization and how to advance data driven decision making.

- What is analytics and why use it?

- Transforming data into wisdom

- Advancing data content, infrastructure, data governance, and analytics competency

- Using the AMAM model and an analytics strategy to advance your analytics maturity

14:15 - 14:45Session D3 - Improving Cancer Treatment with Genomics and AI [More Info]
Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, Chief Executive Officer, Max Kelsen
Hear from a visionary market leader, Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, CEO of Max Kelsen from Brisbane, Australia. Max Kelsen is leveraging IBM PowerAI to enable new wave of cancer treatment powered by AI: immunotherapy and genomics. Learn more about how a collaboration between a large-scale sequencing company, world-leading researchers and AI machine learning teams is tackling the problem of whole genome precision medicine by predicting whether a patient will respond to new cancer drugs.

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Session S3 - Benefits of a HIMSS Stage 6 Implementation at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne [More Info]
Jane Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia
Lauren Andrew, EMR Optimisation Manager, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia

Investment in eHealth is the Asia Pacific region is increasing. In Australia alone, state and territory jurisdictions are allocating unprecedented resources in digital platforms and clinical systems. eHealth is a key strategy to address some of the current health system challenges in our region including rising costs from the chronic disease burden, ageing population, new technologies, health inequalities and increasing consumer expectations. At its full potential, eHealth must improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery while lowering costs. The Royal Children’s Hospital implemented the Epic EMR successfully in April 2016 achieving stage six HIMSS rating for inpatients and outpatients ten months later. This presentation will describe the benefits and return on investment achieved at the RCH with its EMR implementation.

14:15 - 14:50 The Australian Defence Force Digital Health Framework [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force adopted and electronic approach to tri-service integrated healthcare delivery in 2014. As the Australian Defence Force begins its transition from an electronic primary care system to a fully integrated digital health knowledge management capability, the requirement to capture, aggregate, interrogate, fuse and share data to support a healthcare system that is Prevention focussed, Member centric, Command Responsive and Rehabilitation oriented is underpinned and enabled by a digital framework. This short brief from the Australian Defence Force Surgeon General will describe why Defence digital healthcare systems are unique by design and unique by requirement before discussing the development journey of the Australian Defence Force digital healthcare framework and its recognition as a pillar of the Defence Health Strategy.

14:45 - 15:15Coffee Break14:50 - 15:25 Design & Implementation of Singapore Armed Forces’ EMR System and Integration with the National Health IT Landscape [More Info]
RADM(Dr) Tang Kong Choong, Chief of Medical Corps, Singapore Armed Forces

The Patient Care Enhancement System (PACES) is the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF)'s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system that is used in all SAF medical and dental centres in Singapore. PACES was first introduced in the SAF in 1995. The current version, PACES 3, was launched in April 2016 and is designed to connect seamlessly with Singapore’s National Electronic Health Records (NEHR) system. PACES 3 also boosts of a user-friendly mobile eHealth portal that has allowed our soldiers to conveniently book their own medical review appointments, retrieve information about their health visits and investigations, and has helped enable greater health ownership amongst our soldiers. The presentation will cover SAF PACES 3’s development and implementation journey, highlight the design and security considerations, and discuss future enhancements of PACES 3 that are in the pipeline.

15:15 - 15:45Session D4 - ‘AI’ Want It Now – Harnessing High-Quality Data to Improve Patient Outcomes [More Info]
Tim Morris, Product & Partnership Director, EMEALA, APAC, Elsevier

The healthcare data deluge is happening right now. It is predicted that healthcare data will grow from 153 Exabytes in 2013 to 2314 Extabytes in 2020. How can we as healthcare providers be equipped with AI-enabled Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools to help us gather, organize and analyze this information?

Clinical decision-making can now be transformed by leveraging the power of machine learning and AI that analyzes real-world patient data to develop real-world evidence, which can be inserted rapidly into existing clinician workflow through clinical decision support. From being able to improve operational efficiency in acute care institutions, to advancing patient care with ‘precision medicine’, to speeding up the process of drug discovery, there is much to be gained from harnessing our healthcare data. AI-enabled CDS technology has the potential to revolutionize healthcare delivery and improve care outcomes around the world.

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Session S4 - The Electronic Health Record in Austria (ELGA) – What’s Next? [More Info]
Dr Alexander Kollmann, Global e-Health expert and former Head of Innovation and Program Management, Austrian Electronic Health Record (ELGA)

Over the last years Austria established an opt-out national EHR similar to Australia’s My Health Record. With the infrastructure of a personally controlled national EHR in place the focus has now moved to identify and develop innovative eHealth applications to enable new digital models of care. In this presentation Alexander will provide an overview of Austria’s national EHR program to date, lessons learned and how they might compare to Australia’s My Health Record and what is in store for its future.

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15:25 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15Session D5 - Cognitive Communications – The Next Step in the Digital Transformation [More Info]
Brad Ledger, Account Director, Queensland Health, Alcatel Lucent

Cognitive Communications can offer a multitude of services for patients, doctors and nurses. It can Improve service delivery and the care pathway for patients by simplifying access to information by automating tasks and requests. Likewise digital transformation of healthcare is creating huge data depositories like we have never had before. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and BOTs will provide clinical guidance and potential solutions to complex health issues by applying data analytics combined with the doctor’s experience and training. We will present what we see developing in the healthcare space and where we think the digital transformation journey will take us.

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Session S5 - King’s College Hospital EHR: Journey of a Lifetime [More Info]
Richard Yorke, Head of EPR, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This presentation will describe the history of the development and implementation of an EHR at a large London university teaching hospital; the decisions that were made along the way and where they plan to go in the next 3 to 5 years.

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15:50 - 16:20 Medical Information Challenges and Opportunities in UK Defence Medical Services - A Programme Director’s Thoughts [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid, Defence Medical Director, HQ Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence United Kingdom

The UK has had a Defence-wide (all 3 Services) approach to Med IS since 2006 and is in the process of replacing this capability with a new fully-integrated, end-to-end, partner-interoperable (including the UK National Health Services) Med IS ‘eco-system’. This short brief from the 2-star CORTISONE Programme Director will describe where UK Defence is on that journey. It will also highlight the trials, tribulations and successes that have been encountered on the way, allowing the audience to learn from the UK’s experience of this programme.

16:15 - 16:45Session D6 - Retrieval Medicine: What Has Big Data Ever Done For Us? [More Info]
Dr. Will Ibbotson, Medical Officer, Royal Flying Doctors Service, Australia

The Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS) provides aeromedical retrieval of critical care patients across New South Wales. This differs from many other prehospital care and retrieval services because the patients retrieved are at an early, unstable stage of their illness, and often have prolonged transfer times in excess of 2 hours.

This presents unique challenges in the provision of safe and effective medical care. Prior to the introduction of EMRs, all clinical record keeping was paper based - this severely limited the organisation's ability to understand what it was doing and how it was doing it as reporting and data searching was all done manually. 

The introduction of the EMR has provided support to all aspects of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, including allied health professionals in the role of preventative medicine, operations and retrieval care through improved education for clinical teams.

Dr. Will Ibbotson will share how the EMR ensured that high quality and evidence based care is delivered to the patients of rural NSW and based on the needs of the community.
Session S6 - Establishing Sustainable National Health Information Systems: Lessons From Partnerships in Vietnam [More Info]
Donna Medeiros, Digital Health Architect, Policy Advisor and Consultant, Asian Development Bank

Collaborative partnerships and co-creation in planning and implementation is a best practice for establishing standards based sustainable health information systems and empowering system and data use. In Vietnam, HIS key stakeholders formed a partnership with purpose for catalyzing progress.

Since inception, the project has supported a national Electronic Health Record initiative, the national annual health statistics report automation, the national Enterprise Architecture, strengthened health security capacity and disease surveillance, assisted in the setup of an Interoperability Lab located onsite at the MOH, and has held a collection of trainings and study tours for ministry officials and partners. This partnership model was envisioned with a holistic approach to enable a standards based, sustainable ministry owned systems that met the needs of the country’s health priorities and empowered data use. Such a collaborative partnership, while not always smooth sailing, accomplished much in a relatively short amount of time.

This session will:
1. Review key lessons on stakeholder engagement 
2. Provide governance and strategy examples
3. Discuss capacity building and championing techniques
4. Discuss the role of both evidence based and innovative technologies in effective and sustainable health information systems
16:20 - 16:40 Panel Discussion and Q&As [More Info]
Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer , HIMSS
16:45 - 17:15Closing Keynote Plenary - The Push for Internet Hospitals in China [More Info]
Jilan Liu, MD, MHA, Vice President, HIMSS Greater China
The hospitals in China are embracing a new era of modern technologies at an unprecedented pace. Internet hospitals are encouraged by the Central Government and emerging across the country providing safer healthcare with remarkably improved quality and accessibility in innovative forms, changing the landscape of Chinese health industry by the day. In her presentation, Prof. Jilan Liu brings the bigger picture and elite examples of how Chinese hospitals are harnessing the full potential of technology to provide better, safer care while accomplishing greater efficiency.