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HIMSS AsiaPac18 Conference & Exhibition

Main Conference Day 1 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018
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 on Transforming Digital Health Services [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 - Reinventing Innovation and HIS Strategies for Healthcare Anytime, Anywhere
12:00 - 12:45Keynote Plenary 3 (Reserved for Industry Solution Provider)
12:45 - 13:45Networking Lunch
13:45 - 17:30Connect Track Consumer-Partnership TrackHealth 2.0
13:45 - 14:30Keynote CT1 - Blueprints and Architectures for Meaningful, Sustainable and Large-Scale HIE [More Info]
Jurgen Brandstatter, Co-Chair, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), Europe

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.
Keynote CP1 - Healthcare Transparency and Co-Creation with Consumers [More Info]
Leanne Wells, Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Health Forum, Australia
13:45 - 14:00 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]
George Conklin, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, CHRISTUS Health, USA
Varun Anand, Co-Founder, MphRx, USA
John McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Innovation & Technology Solutions, The HCI Group, USA
Session CP2 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider14:00 - 15:00 Health 2.0 Showcase Panel: Chronic Disease Management [More Info]
Moderator: Karolina Korth, Founder, Health 2.0 Chapter - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 - Reserved for Industry Solution ProviderSession CP3 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider15:00 - 16:00 Health 2.0 Showcase Panel: Healthy & Active Ageing [More Info]

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!
15:30 - 16:00Networking 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 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 - Consumer Innovations16:00 - 16:30 Networking Break
16:30 - 17:00Session CT5 - Reserved for Industry Solution ProviderSession CP5 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider16:30 - 17:30 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
18:00 - 21:00HIMSS AsiaPac Awards Dinner

Main Conference Day 2 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018
08:30 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 10:00Keynote Plenary 4 - 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 5 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider
10:45 - 11:15Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
11:15 - 11:45Keynote 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
11:45 - 12:30Keynote Plenary 7 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 16:45Data TrackSustainability TrackIMHIT Conference
13:30 - 14:15Keynote D1Keynote S113:30 - 13:40 Opening Address [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Tracy Smart, Commander Joint Health & Surgeon General, Australian Defence Force
14:15 - 14:45Session D2 - Reserved for Industry Solution ProviderSession S2 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider13:40 - 14:15 Benchmarks for HIT Progress, Benefit Realisation and Lessons Learnt
14:45 - 15:15Session D3 - Reserved for Industry Solution ProviderSession S3 - Reserved for Industry Solution Provider14:50 - 15:20 Medical Information Challenges and Opportunities in the UK Defence Medical Services [More Info]
Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid, Defence Medical Director, HQ Surgeon General, Ministry of Defence United Kingdom
15:15 - 15:45Networking Break
15:45 - 16:15Session D4Session S4 - Benefits of a HIMSS Stage 6 Implementation at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne [More Info]
Matthew Thatcher, Director, EMR, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia
Lauren Andrew, EMR Optimisation Manager, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia
15:45 - 16:20 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
16:15 - 16:45Session D5 - 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 S5 - 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
16:45 - 17:30Keynote Plenary 8 - Panel Discussion - Tech Giants on Revolutionsing Healthcare16:55 - 17:30 Panel Discussion and Q&As [More Info]
Dr. Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer , HIMSS
17:30 - 17:45Closing Remarks