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 - 09:15Opening Ceremony
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Addresses
09:30 - 09:45Awards Ceremony
09:45 - 10:45Private Exhibition Tour
09:45 - 10:45Keynote 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
10:45 - 17:30Exhibit Hall Opens
10:45 - 11:15Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:15 - 12:00Keynote Plenary 2
12:00 - 12:45Keynote Plenary 3 [More Info]
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12:45 - 13:45Networking Lunch and Series of Sponsored Luncheons
13:45 - 17:30Connect Track Consumer-Partnership TrackHealth 2.0
13:45 - 14:30Keynote CT1 [More Info]
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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 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

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

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14:00 - 15:00 Panel: Chronic Disease Management [More Info]
Renza Scibilia, Manager - Type 1 Diabetes and Consumer Voice, Diabetes Australia
Moderator: Karolina Korth, Founder, Health 2.0 Chapter - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 forwasrd to a series of candid discussions and debates with experts in the field!
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 - Industry Session [More Info]
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15:00 - 16:00 Panel: Healthy & Active Ageing [More Info]

Moderator: Yuuri Ueda, Health 2.0, Japan

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.

15:30 - 16:00Coffee 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 - 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.

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00Session CT5 - Blueprints and Architectures for Meaningful, Sustainable and Large-Scale HIE [More Info]
Jurgen Brandstatter, Co-Chair, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Europe
Session CP5 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider16:30 - 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
Session CP6 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider
17:30 - 18:15Closing Keynote Plenary 4
18:15 - 18:45Pre Awards Dinner Reception
18:45 - 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- Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Healthcare Innovation [More Info]
Dr Malcolm Thatcher, CEO & Founder , Strategance Group

The healthcare industry continues to undergo rapid changes, putting increasing pressure on healthcare organizations to embrace innovative and agile methodologies in order to improve the quality of patient care and reduce operational expenses. Healthcare organizations across the world are tasked to support a growing number of clinical and IT applications across the care continuum with fewer resources. Join us to learn how leading healthcare organizations are using enterprise cloud solutions to accelerate innovation and create a more efficient and productive healthcare environment.

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CXO Breakfast by Invitation Only
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
LtCol Lee Turner, Chief Nursing Officer & Director Health Business Performance, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand
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
10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break and Exhibition Time
11:15 - 12:00Keynote Plenary 7 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider
12:00 - 13:00Networking Lunch and Series of Sponsored Luncheons
13:00 - 17:15Data TrackSustainability TrackIMHIT Conference
13:00 - 13:45Keynote D1Keynote 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
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 USA: Benchmarks for HIT Progress, Benefit Realization and Lessons Learned from MHS Genesis
14:15 - 14:45Session D3 - Industry Session [More Info]
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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
14:15 - 14:50 The Australian Defence Force Digital Health Strategy [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force
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
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.

15:25 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:15Session D5 - Industry Session [More Info]

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Session S5 - Industry Session15:50 - 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
Dr. Tran Dai Quang, Information & Communication Technology Coordinator, Ministry of Health, Vietnam

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 - 16:55 Clinical Governance in the Military Health Context [More Info]
LtCol Lee Turner, Chief Nursing Officer & Director Health Business Performance, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand
16:45 - 17:15D7 - Industry SessionSession S7 - Industry Session16:55 - 17:30 Panel Discussion and Q&As [More Info]
Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer , HIMSS
17:15 - 17:45Closing Keynote Plenary