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Virtual care and telehealth in action

As restrictions are gradually eased and the world emerges from COVID-19, the second edition of #FromTheFrontlines virtual conference focuses on what telehealth and virtual care looks like in a post-pandemic world.

Given how effective telehealth has been in responding to COVID-19, will virtual-first access for all health professionals and consumers become the norm? What do we need to do to keep the momentum going and build an effective telehealth system that gives Australians faster access to the urgent healthcare they need?

#FromTheFrontlines brings you firsthand accounts from global innovators developing health technology at pace and the health superstars who are supporting the community and helping build resilience after a pandemic. We will also hear from the various associations and bodies working together to promote telehealth as business-as-usual even after the pandemic and learn from the global frontline including the US, UK, Israel and Singapore.

This is the Institute’s second virtual conference and follows on from the success of From the Frontlines: A COVID-19 special event.

When

Friday 26 June 2020
9:00am AEST

Where

Online via Zoom
Participate in real time or watch on-demand

Price

$250
AIDH members $200

CPD
Earn 5 hours of CPD credit

Watch all presentations on demand

All registered delegates get one month free access to Digital Health TV – a collection of hundreds of videos and presentations that can be accessed on demand – anywhere, anytime, from any device.

This also includes recordings of all sessions of “From the Frontlines” virtual conference and additional presentations not featured in the main program.

Speakers

Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

Researcher

University of Newcastle
Chair

Bio
Gillian Mason is a person with heaps of time-consuming medical appointments, is disabled, chronically ill, a physiotherapist and rehabilitation researcher. At Hunter Medical Research Institute, for the University of Newcastle, she manages the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury’s Stroke Research Register, and its consumer engagement and communication strategy. She is a science communicator for the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Repair. As a clinical research assistant for the Centre for Rehab Innovations, her focus is on innovating solutions for delivering individualised rehabilitation in the home and community setting. Living with multiple chronic illnesses, she has gained insight into and lost patience with inflexible healthcare. Without radical change, the way healthcare is delivered in Australia will continue to both restrict people with chronic illness from accessing healthcare itself, by design, and limit the time, energy and cash left over for participation in employment and society more broadly. Gillian is busy overcoming her own learned ableism to properly value and leverage her lived experience expertise as an advocate for meaningful consumer involvement in health and medical research.
Luke Readman 🇬🇧

Luke Readman 🇬🇧

Regional Director of Digital Transformation

NHS London
Squashing the sombrero: Digital transformation in London during coronavirus

Bio
A strategic leader with considerable experience of leading change at the system and institutional level and at the NHS, academic/NHS and industry/NHS interfaces with a strong commitment to innovation and knowledge transfer. A track record in informatics and health data science research coupled with a track record of achievement and trust acknowledged at the highest level of NHS, government and by peers in the public, higher education and private sectors.

What has been clear throughout my career and never more than now is the power that information has to help support patients & professionals to improve care. We are at a pivotal moment in history to be able to witness and influence this digital transformation in health & care. It is therefore more important than ever that we act collectively with the public to drive through the changes needed.

Lital Shnaiderman 🇮🇱

Lital Shnaiderman 🇮🇱

Director Business Development, ARC

Sheba Medical Center
Healthcare innovation in the COVID-19 era

Bio
Lital is an experienced IT Manager with proven a record in managing multi-functional teams and complex IT projects. Lital holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering and MBA specialized in Entrepreneurship.

Lital’s 12 years of experience leading IT projects and teams across various industries (Telecom, Finance, Marketing and Healthcare), creates a unique blend of technical experience and leadership skills.

Dr Daniel Ting 🇸🇬

Dr Daniel Ting 🇸🇬

Head, AI and Digital Innovation

Singapore Eye Research

Bio
Dr Daniel Ting is the Consultant Vitreo-retinal surgeon in the Singapore National Eye Center, Assistant Professor in Ophthalmology with Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He is also the visiting Full Professor in Ophthalmology in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Eye Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, China; 2017-2018 US-ASEAN J. W. Fulbright Scholar to Johns Hopkins University, the founding member of the American Academy Ophthalmology (AAO) AI Taskforce committee. At present, he serves in several editorial boards, including Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Retina, Translational in Vision and Science Technology and Asia-pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. He is also the section editor for AI and big data for British of Journal of Ophthalmology and the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Medicine (Ophthalmology).
Yanti Turang RN, MBA 🇺🇸

Yanti Turang RN, MBA 🇺🇸

Registered Nurse, LCMC Health & Founder & Executive Director

LearnToLive, New Orleans
A day in the life of a frontline nurse

Bio
Yanti Turang is a registered nurse and founder of global healthcare non-profit LearnToLive. From New Orleans to the Ebola frontline in Sierra Leone, she brings the power of human relationships to patient care.
Dr Tony Bartone

Dr Tony Bartone

President

Australian Medical Association

Bio
Dr Anthony (Tony) Bartone was elected Federal President of the AMA in May 2018, having served as Vice President since May 2016. He served as President of AMA Victoria (AMA VIC) from 2014 to 2016, and as Vice President of AMA VIC from 2012 to 2014.

Dr Bartone is an experienced General Practitioner and management executive, working in two General Practices in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. His principal specialty interests include men’s health, mental health counselling, care co-ordination of patients with multiple chronic illnesses, and aged care.

Karen Booth

Karen Booth

President

Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)

Bio
Karen has worked as a primary health care nurse and nurse manager in general practice since 1998. Her roles include acute care, preventative health and chronic disease management, care coordination, data management, accreditation, administration, staff training and mentoring. Karen has recently moved into practice management.

Karen’s true passion is preventative health care and utilising surveillance and health checks to identify health problems so that care can be initiated early to prevent damage to a person’s health and wellbeing. Key to this is the development of systems to utilise skills of the whole general practice team to support health prevention activity and care.

Sandy Buchanan

Sandy Buchanan

Digital Health Product Manager

WeGuide
Working around the clock to transform staff & patient engagement on the COVID frontline

Bio
Focusing on the healthcare sector, I manage teams that build digital products that have a real impact. I’m details focused, people oriented and am able to craft and execute a strategic vision. I have strong skills in:

– Human Centred Design (personas, wireframes, prototypes)
– Team management (with engineers & designers) including Pivotal Tracker and scrum
– Operations management
– Business and design strategy (lean)
– Client and stakeholder management
– Roadmapping and feature prioritisation
– Customer development (user interviews, discovery research)
– Service design
– Data collection and analysis

Overall, I have a passion for building products that bring people joy and have a positive social impact.

Dr Rhonda Collins

Dr Rhonda Collins

Chief Nursing Officer

Vocera

Nurses have stepped up, now we need to support them.

Bio
Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, is the Chief Nursing Officer at Vocera where she works closely with nurses, physicians, IT professionals and hospital leaders around the world to improve the lives of patients, families and care teams by simplifying workflows and improving clinical communication. A nurse for more than 30 years, Dr. Collins is a co-founder of the American Nurse Project dedicated to elevating the voices of nurses. She recently published her second CNO Perspective report on cognitive overload and its impact on clinician well-being and patient safety, offering strategies to mitigate cognitive burden for nurses, doctors, and other care team members during and after COVID-19.

*On-demand only*

Claire Hewat

Claire Hewat

CEO

Allied Health Professions Australia

Bio
Claire joined AHPA in 2018 after previously holding the role of CEO of the Dietitians Association of Australia in addition to roles as a DAA Board Director and on the NSW Branch Executive. Claire has had many years of experience as a practising Dietitian in clinical, food service, community and public health nutrition, diabetes education and private practice and in various aspects of health service management mostly in rural areas.
Mark Kinsela

Mark Kinsela

Head of Partnerships

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Bio
During his career, Mr Kinsela has been an adviser to the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Minister for Social Services and Aged Care. He has worked as a clinical nurse educator and trauma intensive care specialist and most recently was Chief of Staff at the Australian Digital Health Agency. Mark’s career has taken in all aspects of health care, from delivery through to policy. It has given him an exceptional level of expertise and insight into the challenges facing Australia’s health care systems and potential solutions, such as innovation and multidisciplinary care.
Dr Vinay Lakra

Dr Vinay Lakra

President Elect

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Staying connected: Telehealth supporting mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Bio
Dr Vinay Lakra became a RANZCP Fellow in 2007. He is the Clinical Director of North West Area Mental Health Service, North Western Mental Health. He served as the Deputy Chief Psychiatrist of Victoria for three years during 2016–19. He is a surveyor for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards and a member of the AMA Victoria council.

Dr Lakra graduated in medicine from JN Medical College, India in 1999 and then completed his MD in psychiatry from Central Institute of Psychiatry, India in 2002 before moving to Australia in 2004. He is also a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, has a Masters in Health Management from University of New South Wales and is a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Lakra’s interest and expertise includes leadership and management, clinical governance systems, patient safety and quality, assessment and training standards for Specialist International Medical Graduates; and supervision and mentoring of junior doctors and early career psychiatrists. He also continues to be involved in clinical practice in general psychiatry including electroconvulsive therapy.

Dr Lakra joined the RANZCP Board for a two-year term from May 2018 and assumed the role of President Elect of the RANZCP from May 2019 – May 2021. Dr Lakra will assume the role of President in May 2021.

Ben Magid

Ben Magid

Chief Technology Officer

Wearable Health Tech
The ehealth revolution: Lessons from COVID-19

Bio
Ben is a Biomedical Engineer with demonstrated business acumen and more than 10 years’ healthcare experience across technology assessment, business development, health economics, regulatory affairs and quality assurance. He is passionate about the power of emerging technologies to improve patient outcomes, and have led a number of digital initiatives both within and outside healthcare.
Dr George Margelis

Dr George Margelis

Independent Chair

Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council
Building a resilient workforce – what’s next for the Australian aged-care sector

Bio
George is a medical doctor with strong experience in software development and marketing. Interest in improving quality and delivery of healthcare utilising information technology.

George is currently involved in development and implementation of innovative healthcare solutions delivered over the internet.

His specialties are Medical and health related software application development and management.

Dr Vincent McCauley

Dr Vincent McCauley

Chief Medical Officer

Telstra Health

Bio
Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Vincent McCauley shares how telehealth is supporting medical practitioners, patients and healthcare organisations in the COVID-19 response.

Holding dual qualifications in medicine and computer science, Dr McCauley has vast clinical experience in respiratory and emergency medicine and is the lead medical expert for Telstra Health, advising on areas such as eHealth, clinical governance and ED systems and pathology. He has also worked extensively in eHealth Standards and is a former President of the Medical Software Industry Association.

If you would like to know more you can get in touch with our team by calling 1800 HEALTH or through our website: https://bit.ly/3bEL3fR

*On-demand only*

Dr Ewen McPhee

Dr Ewen McPhee

President

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine

Bio
Dr Ewen McPhee is a Rural Family Doctor and GP Obstetrician, resident in Emerald Central Queensland since 1989.

Dr McPhee is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and has had recent involvement in government health policy through membership of the Primary Health Care Advisory Group and the eHealth Implementation Taskforce.

Dr Harry Nespolon

Dr Harry Nespolon

President

RACGP

Bio
Dr Harry Nespolon has more than 30 years’ experience in general medical practice. He is the principal of three general practices: in the City of Sydney, the lower North Shore and Northern Beaches.

Dr Nespolon is an experienced chair and company director. He is President of the RACGP and a member of its Board. He is a director of the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

Eric Peck

Eric Peck

CEO

Swoop Aero
Medical drone logistics fighting COVID-19 in Malawi

Bio
Eric is the Chief Executive Officer at Swoop Aero, leading the overall business strategy and managing the global relationships with our partners. His aviation heritage was built as an Air Force Pilot, where he was a qualified C130J Hercules Captain, and led missions in the Middle East.
Dr Silvia Pfeiffer

Dr Silvia Pfeiffer

CEO

Coviu
Rapid telehealth implementation: Long term benefits for practitioners and consumers

Bio
Silvia has more than 15 years experience with Web video and has worked for Accenture, Google, Mozilla, NICTA and CSIRO. Coviu is her second startup. She co-edited standards that made video a prime citizen of the Web and underpin Coviu. Silvia has a PhD in computer science, a masters in business management, has published two books on HTML5 video, and one on video consultations for healthcare businesses.
Jackie Plunkett

Jackie Plunkett

President

Australasian Telehealth Society

Bio
Jackie is experienced in the field of eHealth and Telehealth Service delivery with 2 State/Territory implementations under her belt (TAS and NT). She is passionate about eHealth Telehealth service delivery across Australia and is working with her colleagues in other jurisdictions to ensure that eHealth service delivery is delivered efficient and effectively.

Jackie is experienced as a Project, Contract and Procurement Manager with a focus on Information Systems, Telehealth and other eHealth related programs and has a strong strategic background with the development of a number Strategic Information Plans for major government departments behind her.

Jackie speaks at a number of eHealth and Telehealth conferences as a considered expert in the field

Specialties: Telehealth Service Delivery, National coordination, Project Management, Systems Development, Strategic Management, Staff management, Procurement, and Contract Management.

Hosna Salmani

Hosna Salmani

Healthcare IT

IRAN University of Medical Sciences
Digital health in the COVID-19 pandemic

Bio
Hosna is a Postgraduate student of Health Information Technology in Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran. Hosna has experiences in Cancer Registry, Mobile Health, Internet of Things (IoT), Research and Development centre (R&D), Virtual Education and E-learning centre of the University and also the recipient of several awards from various centres including the National Elites Foundation and Gifted and Talented Student Centre, Tehran, Iran.

*On-demand only*

Dr Louise Schaper CEO

Dr Louise Schaper CEO

CEO

Australasian Institute of Digital Health

Bio
Dr Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for digital health and health informatics is contributing to shaping the future of Australian healthcare. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10+ years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics. With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where digital health is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care.
Alison Verhoeven

Alison Verhoeven

Chief Executive

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Bio
Alison is Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia.
Dr Ruth Vine

Dr Ruth Vine

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Mental Health,

Department of Health
A mental health response addressing despair in Australia’s post-COVID-19 world

Bio
Ruth has worked in clinical and administrative mental health for over three decades, including executive roles in in Forensic Mental Health, Department of Health and Human Services and NorthWestern Mental Health in Victoria. During her periods as Chief Psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health, Ruth was the Chair of AHMAC National Mental Health Standing Committee, National Mental Health Workforce Committee National Safety and Quality Committee. Ruth also worked with the Department of Health and Aging on the 4th National Mental Health Plan and the National Standards for Mental Health Services.

Ruth has contributed to policy and service initiatives across mental health, disability, and alcohol and drugs services including government policy, legislation and service delivery.

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

AIDH Chair and Partner,

Powerhouse Partners

Bio
Michael Walsh became independent Chair of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health on its formation in February 2020. A familiar face to many in the digital health movement, Michael was Director-General of Queensland.
Leanne Wells

Leanne Wells

CEO

Consumers Health Forum of Australia

Bio
Leanne is the Chief Executive Officer of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia She is a health advocate and service executive with over thirty years’ experience. Leanne has held executive positions within federal government and in national and state non-government organisations, most recently as CEO of a state-based primary care organisation. Throughout her career, she has worked in the health and social care sectors. Leanne is a Board Director of Coordinare South East New South Wales Primary Health Network, the Ozhelp Foundation, PainAustralia and Advancing Pharmacy Practice.

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