HISA QLD: Transforming Mental Healthcare Through Informatics
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HISA QLD: Transforming Mental Healthcare Through Informatics

When: Thursday 25 May 2017
5.00pm for 5.30pm start, until 7.00pm
Where: Main Auditorium, Ground Floor
UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Behind the Education Centre and next to Pulse Café
Herston Campus
Brisbane, Queensland  4029
Contact: 03 9326 3311

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The presentations will address key innovations or initiatives that are contributing to a transformation of the delivery of mental health care in Qld and outline the enabling role of technology/informatics in these initiatives. 


Payment by outcomes initiative
Genesis commenced operations in June 2016, with the aim to provide assertive support to people with chronic mental illness to live and thrive in their communities. As a secondary goal, the initiative aims to reduce the use of acute beds in the Princess Alexandra Hospital Acute Inpatient Unit by people who each have a history of frequent, potentially avoidable admissions and longer than average lengths of stay.

Ivan Frkovic Deputy Chief Executive Officer - National Operations, AFTERCARE, The University of Queensland

Ivan is Aftercare’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Operations and has more than 20 years of experience in mental health in Queensland, where he has occupied senior management and policy positions in the Queensland Government. During this time, he has led and shaped some of the major mental health reforms occurring in Queensland. Ivan was Director of the Community Mental Health Branch in the Department of Communities where he led the development of a strategic plan for the growth and development of the mental health community sector. During this time he also oversaw the development of a range of innovative community based mental health services with the goal to support those people with mental illness to be able to integrate and live meaningful lives in the community. With a strong commitment to consumer and carer led and driven services, Ivan believes recovery is possible and people can live meaningful lives with their illness within the community. This is supported by Ivan’s strong passion for growth and development within the community mental health sector. In addition to his primary training as a Social Worker, Ivan also has a Masters of Social Welfare, Administration and Planning and in 2003 participated in an international study tour comparing mental health systems in Australia to New Zealand, USA, England and Italy. Ivan has also recently worked on the development of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, as well as in the multicultural non-government sector and the Commonwealth income maintenance sector.

Informatics in mental health in Metro South

Professor David Crompton OAM Executive Director, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South 

Professor David Crompton was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) for development of community based mental health services for veterans, and the development of community Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and anxiety and substance abuse treatment services. Professor Crompton worked in private practice as a rural general practitioner prior to commencing psychiatry training and spent 12 years in private psychiatry practice. Professor Crompton has subsequently held leadership roles in Queensland Health and New South Wales Health Mental Health Services.



SLOTZ: A gambling-based measure of decision making

This presentation introduces a novel approach to the integration of gamification principles and neurocognitive theory in psychopathological assessment. A game-based measure of gambling-related decision making and problem gambling severity will be presented, along with future research directions and real-world implementation recommendations. 

Wes Turner PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate, Griffith University

Wes Turner is a registered psychologist and is currently a PhD (Clinical Psychology) Candidate at Griffith University and a member of the Menzies Health Institute. His areas of professional interest includes the utilisation of emerging technologies in the mental health assessment and treatment, the assessment and treatment of behavioural health issues and addictions, and the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder.



Registration Fees

This event is free for HISA members and $25.00 for non-members. Please register via the above link to confirm your attendance.

Slides are available post event to HISA members only. If you would like further information on HISA membership please click here.

CPD Points

This event has been approved for up to 1.5 contact hours of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

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