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Workshops HIC 2013

Workshop 1

Digital Hospital Design
- Health System Interaction and Service Delivery

Tuesday 16 July 1.45pm
Chair: Dr Brendan Lovelock

Come and listen to a roundtable panel debate with over 30 of Australia’s leading thinkers in healthcare including, clinicians, facilities designers, policy makers, social planners, engineers and health ICT specialists. Their focus will be to identify and debate the key requirements for our future health system and the roadblocks that are preventing its delivery. This debate will be informed by the outcomes of the World Congress of Design and Health, Future Lab Symposium, being held in Brisbane the week prior that will investigate the social and design issues that are driving the evolution of our healthcare system.

Facilitated by Monica Attard OAM

Workshop 2

E-health NSW - changing patient trajectories

Tuesday 16 July 1.45pm
Chair: Joe Hughes

E-health NSW – what’s going to be different; The role of e-health in supporting patient safety; Developing the electronic medical record; Electronic medications management - improving safety for patients; Clinical repositories and their role in linking patient care
This workshop will feature 5 presentations from NSW Health and a Q&A Panel discussion with all speakers.

Greg Wells NSW Health
Dr Peter Kennedy NSW Clinical Excellence Commission
Speaker TBC
Dr Robin Mann NSW Health
Dr Will Reedy NSW Clinical Repository Business Architect and Practicing Hospital Doctor
Joe Hughes NSW Health

Workshop 3

Patient Flow and Meeting Consumer Needs

Tuesday 16 July 1.45pm
Chair: Dr Keith Joe

Efficiency and patient flow in health; Introduction to use of Discrete Event Simulation as a tool to improve healthcare delivery and planning of healthcare facilities; Models of care and work process improvement; Redefining healthcare interaction between patients and healthcare providers
Building capacity in healthcare is not only about more information, personnel, and facilities, but requires consideration of the consistency and efficiency of delivery. This session focuses on the use of IT to improve patient flow - both from a health care provider and patient perspective.

Dr Keith Joe Australian Centre for Health Innovation
Ian Gibson Health Care Delivery Modelling
Joanne Egan Health Flow Solutions
Anne Marie Hadley The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse Centre

Workshop 4

Improving the patient journey through e-resources,:Wikis, modules for clinicians, the iHeard website and more

Wednesday 17 July 11.00am
Chair: Prof Ian Olver

Improving the patient journey through e-resources: Wikis, modules for clinicians, the iHeard website and more
The increasing use of interactive web-based platforms has made providing and widely disseminating information to clinicians and patients easier. A major objective of cancer care is achieving a consistent approach to treatment using evidence based best practice. Written cancer clinical practice guidelines are difficult to update regularly, and have limitations in dissemination and stakeholder engagement. To overcome these issues, Cancer Council Australia has developed a web-based wiki platform for guidelines and evaluated its utility. Only invited expert authors have access to write the guidelines, but any stakeholder can comment upon them.

Prof Ian Olver Cancer Council Australia
Chris Wild Digital Manager
Jutta von Dincklage Cancer Council Australia

Workshop 5

The consumer led revolution: mHealth, pHealth and the use of interactive digital technologies for health and wellness
mHealth, pHealth and Exergaming

Wednesday 17 July 2013 11.00am
Chair: A/Prof Stuart Smith

Commercial models and opportunities
mHealth (mobile health) can be defined as the application of merging mobile communication platforms and networking technologies for delivery of healthcare services. pHealth (personalised health) technologies, the pairing of mobile computing with sensor-controlled biomedical measurement devices, smart textiles or even implantable devices, offer exciting opportunities for new approaches to diagnosis and clinical management. These technologies are already finding a place for daily, weekly or monthly home-based monitoring of health markers (e.g. blood pressure, weight, blood glucose levels) which provides the ability to detect and act upon changes in health should they deviate significantly from an individual’s history or accepted clinical models of good health.

Eric Louw Telstra Applications and Ventures
A/Prof Stuart Smith Centre for Research and Education in Active Living, The University of Tasmania
Cate Grindlay Remedy Health

Workshop 6

The Oncology Journey

Wednesday 17 July 1.30pm
Chair: Prof Dorothy Keefe

Safe prescribing of chemotherapy – the long, hard road to electronic prescribing
Prescribing Chemotherapy for cancer patients is fraught with difficulty. The drugs used have major toxicities and any drug errors are potentially life-threatening. Protocols change regularly and new drugs and drug regimens are frequently introduced. The growth of indications for treatment, the increase in the incidence of cancer, the ageing population, the uneven growth in staff numbers, and differing interpretation of the academic literature all contribute to increasing risk of error. Electronic prescribing using agreed protocols is seen as a way of reducing error, increasing safety and allowing better review of practice. However the introduction of electronic prescribing is far from straightforward.

Prof Dorothy Keefe SA Cancer Service
Euan Walpole Princess Alexandra Hospital

Workshop 7

The consumer led revolution: mHealth, pHealth and the use of interactive digital technologies for health and wellness

Wednesday 17 July 1.30pm
Chair: A/Prof Stuart Smith

Interactive digital technologies for health and wellness
In addition to the potential clinical applications, mHealth/pHealth technologies are now making available a range of tools that will significantly increase the amount of information that we can capture and share about ourselves such as the amount of physical activity we engage in, where we are going, who we interact with and how we are feeling. The Quantified Self (QS) movement aims to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). Often QS technologies (e.g. the FitBit personal activity monitor) also incorporate aspects of gamification to increase consumer engagement in healthy activity.

A/Prof Stuart Smith Centre for Research and Education in Active Living, The University of Tasmania
Prof Fernando Martin-Sanchez The University of Melbourne
Prof Maria Crotty Flinders University

Workshop 8

The Mental Health Patient Journey

Thursday 18 July 10.40am
Chair: Prof Gavin Andrews AO

Internet treatment for anxiety and depression:
Wins, losses, and everything in between. A live demonstration of where technology is today

What should you consider before using ThisWayUp Clinic? Will it result in patient benefit, and staff satisfaction? Is it really like having an experienced intern in the practice? Will it improve patient flow? Which patients to include, which to exclude? Attendees will log on to www.thiswayup.org.au/clinic , register, and familiarise themselves with the tools available to a clinician, including the clinician dashboard. Then log on as a patient and see the courses firsthand.

Prof Gavin Andrews AO UNSW at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

Workshop 9

Turning Evidence into Policy, into Funding, into Outcomes

Thursday 18 July 10.40am
Chair: Harry Lovelock

Turning evidence into policy and funding outcomes: The mental health and better access story
How do you turn policy into action? Why do governments invest in a particular sector and not another? When is the right time to begin advocating for funding? What is the best way to measure success of such an investment? This workshop will look at the mental health sector's success in securing $4b in funding over 6 years and the building of an evidence base and advocacy strategy that was instrumental in funding the Better Access initiative, which is the Federal Government's largest single government investment in this sector.

Harry Lovelock Australian Psychology Society
David Stokes Australian Psychology Society

Workshop 10

E-Health Safety

Thursday 18 July 10.40am
Chair: Neville Board

Clinical systems are designed to improve the safety, appropriateness and efficiency of health care, wrapping the right information securely around the patient record to optimise care. However, new types of incidents and harm can result from design, implementation and change of health IT. Health IT can also identify healthcare incidents that passed undetected in paper systems. In addition, the types of errors we make in paper prescribing, ordering and clinical documentation can also happen in clinical systems.

Neville Board Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Don Newsham COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association (CANADA)
Neil Gardner COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association (CANADA)
Dr Farah Magrabi Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute for Health Innovation

Workshop 11

Social Media and Mental Health

Thursday 18 July 1.10 pm
Chair: Dr Kerrie Buhagiar

The "social" side of mental health - using social media to understand and engage your target audience
Social media, because of its increasing popularity and unprecedented wide reach, is becoming a tool of interest across a range of services to engage and interact with their audiences. Mental health services (as well as health services more broadly) are beginning to explore social media as a tool, however communicating in this environment requires significant thought, planning, information analysis and risk management. This workshop will use a case study that explores how ReachOut.com has used social media (and the associated information it affords) to reach, engage and understand its youth audience. We will share, discuss and critique the opportunities, insights, and lessons we have gained along the way, and use these as a stimulus for considering opportunities within your local service areas.
Dr Kerrie Buhagiar Inspire Foundation
Atari Metcalf Inspire Foundation

Workshop 12

The Mental Health Patient Journey

Thursday 18 July 1.10pm
Chair: Dr Michael Bainbridge

Electronic medication management - next steps
In this session, invited contributors at the heart of developments in Australia will contribute to the group understanding of how the journey towards the Quality Use of Medicines can be accelerated across Australia. Since the last workshop the National Prescribe and Dispense View has become available through the PCEHR and will be being populated by majority of GP suppliers and community pharmacies by the end of the year.

Dr Michael Bainbridge ASE Consulting Australia
Dr Chris Pearce Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local
Richard Taggart ASE Consulting Australia

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