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Optimizing Investment and Technology to Deliver Sustainable and Affordable Healthcare
"While the cost of Australia’s health system currently represents 9.8 per cent of GDP, real federal health expenditure per person is projected to more than double over the next 40 years."
- Reimagining Health Reform in Australia: Taking a Systems Approach to Health and Wellness, PwC
As per the 2015 Intergenerational Report, there will be more than 40,000 people aged over 100 years and millions more above 65 years in next 35 years, creating a significant implication on the health and aged care services, as the current cost of health services rises at twice the rate of GDP.
As these two factors stretch at extremes, an escalating NCD burden, owing to sedentary lifestyle, is already draining the resources.
The government’s recent creation of Digital Health Agency aims to coordinate the technology transformation in the healthcare to enable patients to be empowered, be responsible and be served with a higher experience, and is a step in the right direction towards delivering sustainable and affordable healthcare.
Questex Asia’s Healthcare Innovation Summit Australia, running this November will bring together 160+ practitioners from policy makers, regulators, public/private healthcare institutions, insurance firms, consultants and technology providers – to discuss key topics that summarize the best practices and innovations in healthcare delivery across the region.
Key Topics Presented Include
• Affordable Healthcare Delivery through Collaborative Education
• Balancing the Supply-Demand of Healthcare through Technology: Education, Monitoring, Support and Experience
• Sustainable Healthcare Delivery: How to Optimize Investment into Technology and Integration
• Driving towards Low Acuity Delivery
• AI and Cybersecurity in EMR, Patient Experience and Compliance Regulations
• Medico-ethical-legal Challenges in 3D Printing’s Biomedical Applications
• Reduction of NCD using Innovative Technologies
Who Should Attend
Government Agencies, Residential / Community / Aged Care Providers, Technology Providers and following senior executives from Private and Public Healthcare Institutions:
• Chief Medical Officer
• Head / Lead - Healthcare Transformation
• Head of IT
• Director - Strategic Planning
• Director - Innovation Management
• Director - Patient Experience Development
• Director - Medical Informatics
• Director - Quality Management
• Chief Medical Information Officer
• Chief Scientific Officer
Kristo Forus Hendra Djaya, Chief Executive Officer - In-Harmony Clinic
Alvin Ong, Chief Information Officer - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Myat Maw Tun, Senior Lecturer, Health Science - Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Synergizing the Layers of an Integrated Digital Healthcare System
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care will present via a 5-minute video message to the audience and convey his insights on policies for an integrated digital healthcare system in Australia, setting the tone for the rest of the conference.
Rising healthcare costs, aging populations, and the rise in chronic disease incidence, along with governments dedicating more funds to public health, will result in healthcare expenditure rising to $13.92 trillion by 2025. The healthcare industry has been a laggard in Big Data adoption as compared to other verticals and continues to battle challenges around interoperability, budget constraints, and insufficient strategic planning and change management. However, the intent to leverage the power of Big Data is evident across all industry stakeholders, including governments, payers, providers, suppliers and consumers. The goal is to make healthcare more predictive and prescriptive through meaningful information and insights. Big Data and analytics will play a key role in this direction, with the most important areas of application being population health management, clinical decision support, and real-world data. The increasing volume and veracity of data that can be leveraged beyond traditional clinical data sets requires clinical trial IT systems to shift from fragmented application-centric IT systems to unified data-centric solutions. Pioneering companies are offering solutions that apply cutting-edge digital technologies such as AI, Big Data and analytics, cloud, Blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT) to build digital convergence across the value chain. A mix of regulatory pressure, positive experiences among all stakeholders, and new entrants from the ICT space transforming the market will drive the momentum while a variety of market and regulatory requirements will drive the adoption of many technologies associated with digital health.
Peter Hennessy, Director, Jeta Global, has forty years’ experience in the health and aged care industries. Throughout his long career, Peter has embraced the challenges presented by industry and social change.
Studying contemporary planning issues in Australia and overseas, Peter is well equipped to provide uncompromising industry service. Academically he has tertiary qualifications in health administration, demographic analysis, social research, accounting and management.
Complementing his Jeta activities Peter holds several local and international Directorships on Corporate Boards and Statutory authorities. In recognition of his contribution to the health and aged care industries, Peter received an Adjunct appointment in the Centre for Population and Environmental Health Griffith University, Brisbane Australia.
Health Industries SA, Government of South Australia
In October 2014, Marco Baccanti was appointed Chief Executive of Health Industries South Australia. His previous appointments include Executive Director of the Dubai Biomedical Research Park and Managing Director of San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park in Milan.
Mr Baccanti has also served as President of the International Association of Science Parks, and on the boards of the European Commission, World Economic Forum, Confindustria and biotech companies. He has a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Milan and has filed four international patents for new analytical methods.
CEO and Director
North Richmond Community Health Limited
Since 1985 Demos has held a number of senior positions in the health care sector including CEO, North Richmond Community Health Centre and Director for the Centre for Culture Ethnicity and Health, positions he holds concurrently.
His professional interests include health and cultural diversity, health issues affecting refugees and migrants, improving the health of socially and economically disadvantaged communities, health equity and human rights, health of Aboriginal Australians and the development of ethical health care practice.
Chief Executive & Co-Founder
Race Dental Group
Matt is a L.V.I. Master Technician and has over 24 year' experience in the dental industry. He was the first 3M ESPE Lava trainer for Australasia, first K.O.L on the Wieland Zirconia System in Australia & New Zealand and frequently lectures for the Australian Institute of Implant Dentistry. After completing his qualifications, he studied extensively throughout Europe and the U.S. including Neuromuscular Dentistry at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. As a specialist Crown, Bridge and Implant technician and a senior technical advisor for Core3dcentres International, Matt continually contributes to leading dental magazines and lectures extensively throughout the world.
Principal Adviser for Innovation
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)
Merlin Kong has an eclectic background, including: Executive Director at Community Services #1, Executive Director at the ACT Property Council, and Policy Strategy Director and Senior Adviser to various MLAs in the ACT Legislative Assembly. Merlin also held innovation advisory roles with both start-ups and institutions, and actively volunteers his time mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is pursuing innovation studies at Stanford University, and has taught innovation and entrepreneurship, and business development strategy at the Australian National University.
At LASA, Merlin will be progressing our plans to establish a national innovation network for age services in Australia, whilst also contributing to policy and advocacy team activities.
Professor of Health Services
University of Tasmania
Professor Michael Buist is a fulltime academic physician and intensive care specialist. He is a graduate of Otago Medical School in New Zealand (MB ChB 1983) and completed specialist training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in intensive care medicine (FRACP 1991, FCICM 2010). In 2007 he graduated Doctor of Medicine with the submission of his thesis to Monash University; “The epidemiology and prevention of in hospital cardiac arrests.” He also has a graduate certificate in health economics from Monash University (2001). He is currently the Director of Intensive Care at the North West Regional Hospital in Burnie, Tasmania and Honorary Clinical Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania. In addition he undertakes private physician clinics in a community general practice in Wynyard, Tasmania and is a clinical co-ordinator for Ambulance Tasmania.
Assistant Director, Paediatrics & Child Health
Children's Hospital, Westmead
Yvonne Zurynski is Associate Professor, Health System Sustainability, and leads the activities of the central coordinating unit of the NHMRC Partnership Centre in Health Systems Sustainability.
Yvonne has broad experience and expertise in research and education across health sectors and disciplines having conducted research in settings ranging from primary care to intensive care. She recently led the evaluation of integrated care initiatives across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and maintains research collaborations with the Integrated Care team at SCHN. For the last 12 years she was the Director of Research, Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, the University of Sydney, and from 2011-2015 she was the chair of the International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units. Her focus is on conducting research that makes a difference in the real world and she contributed research evidence to support changes to child restraint law in Australia, and her research has supported the development of clinical guidelines and informed vaccination policy. She has an interest in health services responses to the increasing challenge of chronic disease. Yvonne has expertise in conducting epidemiological studies, clinical research studies, and mixed methods studies of patient and provider experiences of the health system including health services use, transition between paediatric and adult services, health costs and out of pocket expenses incurred by consumers. She was key member of the steering committee for the establishment of the national Paediatric Active Disease Surveillance system, and the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Australian Registry (FASDAR). She has expertise in research ethics and was a member of the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (Health subcommittee). She is engaged with several consumer groups and regularly involves these groups in research.
She has attracted approximately $7million in research funding over her career. She has published widely and regularly reviews for national and international per review journals.
Yvonne has previously held positions at the University of Sydney, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and Westmead Hospital. She maintains honorary appointments at the University of Sydney and at Kids Research, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Chief Executive Officer
National Rural Health Alliance
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Health Alliance.
He has extensive experience in the management of public sector health and community service organisations mostly in rural Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia for over 30 years. Mark has led the development of new integrated models of care and workforce design for community based adult mental health services in the Adelaide metropolitan area. More recently he established his own consultancy business and was engaged by Uniting Church in Australia to assist in managing the transition of its aged care services in the Northern Territory to a new company – Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Ltd, the largest provider of aged care services in the Northern Territory. He was subsequently appointed Director of that service.
Mark has experience in hospital, community services and aged care particularly in rural, regional and remote areas. He has skills in leadership, project management, change management and service re-design. He has a strong interest in Indigenous health, mental health, primary health care, aged care and of course rural health. He is committed to strengthening the precedence of consumer and carer involvement in decision-making. He holds tertiary qualifications in Arts (Psych) and Social Work, is a Life Member, Fellow and Board Director with the Australasian College of Health Service Management, Board Director Consumers Health Forum of Australia, and Board Director Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia.
Associate Professor & researcher
Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran co-leads the Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group at RMIT University. She has won several awards and fellowships for her research including competitive Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2014) and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (2016-2018). In 2017 she was recognised with the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher and also named as Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers by Engineers Australia. In 2018, she has won the Batterham Medal and the APEC Aspire Prize. Her research interests include functional oxide thin films, wearable technologies and stretchable electronics.
National Health Leader
Sarah Butler is a Sydney-based Partner leading PwC’s Health practice in Australia across Consulting, Financial Advisory (Deals, Tax and Legal) and Assurance as well as PwC’s Health Consulting practice in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. She is also a member of PwC’s 2020 leadership team. With 25 years consulting experience, she has worked across the sector including insurance, health services and pharma. She was previously on the Booz & Company global Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee, and led our Strategy business in Greater China for 5 years. She has been based in London, Sydney and Shanghai and has worked for clients in over 20 countries.
Sarah’s focus is on strategy and transformation within the health and insurance sectors. She has led several projects such as setting up a health insurance joint venture between Allianz and CPIC (top SOE) in China, shaping the industry strategic agenda and policy papers for the health insurance industry association and improving quality of care, service and efficiency for a top hospital. She has authored many thought leadership viewpoints on health, insurance and China.
Sarah has a BA Honours and MA in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) from Cambridge University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was on the UTS China Research Centre Advisory Board. She has four children and has enjoyed being able to follow a flexible career path, including 10 years working part-time.
State-Wide Chief Operating Officer
Tasmanian Health Service
Nicola trained as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor in the United Kingdom. Nicola’s most recent roles have been as Group Chief Operating Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation, and National Director for Continuing Care and System Integration within the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar; leading the development of Qatar’s first national strategy to support transitional and ongoing care, system navigation and care coordination processes across the health continuum.
Nicola also has extensive executive operational experience within the United Kingdom National Health Service, across both hospital and community settings.
Nicola has a passion for service improvement, and is experienced in service development and planning, operational management and large scale quality improvement projects. She holds membership of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, the International Society for Quality in Health Care, and holds a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on improvement culture within healthcare organisations. Nicola has been a regular contributor on the international conference circuit on these topics.
In her role as Chief Operating Officer Nicola leads the clinical services redesign and delivery programs; as well as introducing integrated operations centres to manage patient flow and access and improve utilisation of capacity across the state. Nicola is working to identify opportunities and strategies to enhance service delivery and models of care availability throughout the THS.
Chief Information Security Officer
Primary Healthcare Limited
Wouter is a Chief Information Security Officer with experience across Financial Services, Health, and Energy, Utilities and Mining sectors both in industry roles as well as within professional services.
Wouter obtained a master of science degree in information & communication security from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Scandinavia’s largest technical university and conducted his thesis project for Microsoft, where he was involved with the integration of the Belgian electronic identity card middle-ware with Microsoft's identity management system Windows CardSpace.
Australian Digital Health Agency
Bettina is responsible for leading industry, government and jurisdictional engagement for the Agency, driving adoption and usability of digital health.
At the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA), Bettina was the Head of Risk and Assurance responsible for NEHTA's risk and legal functions and quality assurance of NEHTA products. She also held the role of Head of Policy and Information Services responsible for national infrastructure operations, supply chain, clinical terminology and informatics, and policy and privacy. In April 2016, Bettina was appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer to lead the corporate wind-up and transition to the Australian Digital Health Agency.
Bettina has held senior management roles in the area of risk management and compliance with AUSTRAC, the Office of Transport Security, and the Australian Government Information Management Office. She commenced her career working for the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
She has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, Masters of Public Policy, and Masters of Business in IT Management.
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning
David leads Dementia Centre for Dementia Learning which has been at the forefront of the use of learning technologies including the multi award winning Virtual Dementia Experience and more recently the Educational Dementia Immersive Experience (EDIE). The team was recently awarded Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year.
David recently chaired the organising committee for the highly successful national dementia conference. He represents Dementia Australia on the Dementia Training Australia Executive as a Director and was on the judging panel for the Better Practice Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Previously David was involved in the establishment of the Victorian Disability Services Commissioner, a complaints body for consumers of disability services. David has also worked for 10 years with the Office of the Public Advocate, is a graduate of the Williamsons Community Leadership Program and completed his doctorate on the development of a model of advocacy practice for working with people with a cognitive disability.
Partner – Transformational Health
Frost & Sullivan
With more than 20 years of experience in life sciences, medical technology and business evaluations, Rhenu works with Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health analysts in tracking key issues globally related to healthcare access, digital transformation, as well as how market trends and disruptive technologies such as AI, big data analytics, blockchain, mobile health and consumerism are impacting business models and the future of healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Rhenu held positions at Bayer and has a Degree in Chemistry and a Masters in Finance and International Business.
Andrew is an experienced transformational leader for complex digital health and organisational change.
He has extensive experience in health, government and financial services, and has held positions of Board Director, Chief Executive, Chief Health Information Officer and Executive General Manage Projects & Technology,
Andrew is currently a Board Director for the Eastern Health public hospital network, Board Director for Dental Health Services Victoria, Board member for HiMSS Asia Pacific and Principal & Director of Digital Heath Advisory.
India is a Partner at Deloitte and lead the Healthcare Consulting Practice in NSW. She is a pharmacist by background who focuses on application of new technologies to transform the outcomes and experience of healthcare delivery. She brings experience from both operational and strategic roles in Australia, the UK, Middle East and Singapore.
Founder & Executive Director
Secure Health Chain
Dr Robert Laidlaw is the Founder & Executive Director of Secure Health Chain, a software company building Australia’s blockchain based digital health solution. Robert has worked in public hospitals for the past seven years with a focus as a neurosurgical registrar during the last four at Royal North Shore and Wollongong Hospitals. It was the intersection of technology and medicine that ultimately led him to found his own health tech startup in a bid to improve data security and interoperability in healthcare. Robert Chairs the Healthcare in Blockchain working group for the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA).
MP, Minister for Indigenous Health, Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care
Department of Health
Ken Wyatt AM is a proud Noongar, Yamatji and Wongi man and was elected in 2010 as the Federal Member for Hasluck, the first Aboriginal Member of the House of Representatives.
In 2015, Ken became the inaugural First Nations member of the Federal Executive after being sworn in as Assistant Minister for Health, and in January 2017, he again made history as the first Aboriginal Minister to serve in a Federal Government, after being appointed Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health. His portfolio responsibilities also include Australian Hearing Services and organ and tissue donation, through the Organ and Tissue Authority. His portfolio was extended in August 2018 to include Senior Australians.
Before entering politics he worked in the fields of health and education including as District Director for the Swan Education District, and Director of Aboriginal Health in New South Wales and Western Australia.
Not only has Ken had an extensive career in health and education, he has also made an enormous contribution to the wider community, particularly in training and mentoring young people. This was recognised in 1996 when he was awarded the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Later, in 2000, Ken was awarded a Centenary of Federation Medal for ‘his efforts and contribution to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and mainstream Australian society in education and health’.
Engineering Manager, APAC
Brett Callaughan was appointed Senior System Engineer for Malwarebytes in Australia and New Zealand in late 2016.
Based in Sydney, Brett is responsible for enabling the company’s partners and customers to fully leverage the potential of their Malwarebytes advanced malware prevention and remediation solution by providing regional, technical support, architecture design and solution support services.
Brett has more than 10 years’ experience in the IT industry and was previously Pre-Sales Engineer at Palo Alto Networks for more than five years. During this time, he helped enterprise customers and MSSP’s dramatically improve their security posture and provided insight into the global and local threat landscape in order to help solve the ongoing security problems being faced.
Prior, he worked as Technical Pre-Sales Consultant at Expand Networks, HP Business Pre-Sales (HPBPSA) at Ethan Group within the organisation’s Infrastructure Design and Integration organisation, and as IP Core Network Engineer at Ericsson.
Chair of the Indigenous, Rural and Remote Practitioner's Network
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