Nursing Informatics Forum 2015

Driving reform: Digital health is everyone’s business

Nursing Event

Proudly sponsored by


Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA), a special interest group of HISA, is pleased to invite you to participate in NIA 2015, Australia’s Nursing Informatics Forum, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday 3 August 2015.

NIA 2015 is Australia’s only dedicated event featuring nursing informatics presentations – AND it has an impressive 20+ year history! NIA 2015 will bring together the best of the best in terms of informatics leaders. Delegates will delve into key issues in terms of governance/clinical engagement, system and workflow implementation/change management, digital hospitals/eMRs, specialty systems, workforce change etc., digital health application (mobility, capture and exchange of information).


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cLoweCherrie Lowe

CEO and Founding Director

BIOCherrie is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with tertiary qualifications in teaching and hospital administration. Cherrie has been the Director of Nursing of several hospitals in Australia and is currently the CEO and founding Director of Trend Care Systems Pty Ltd, an international software company which has, over the past five years, won numerous e-health and I.T. awards at State, National and International level. Cherrie has worked as a healthcare consultant to public and private healthcare organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, focusing on improved organisational efficiency and productivity through the effective use of information technology. Cherrie is an honorary lecturer and Associate of Monash University for the Faculty of Nursing and is currently completing her PhD through Monash University on the research involved in the development of the TrendCare acuity system.

UnwinDavid Unwin

Clinical Application Specialist
Telstra Health Emerging Systems4

BIODavid is a Clinical Nurse with a background in Orthopaedics and General Surgery who has worked in private and public hospitals in Queensland and Western Australia for over 25 years. Besides his clinical roles he has worked as a Nursing Lecture, Graduate Program Coordinator and most recently as a Clinical Risk Audit Nurse. Improving hospital systems through the assessment and identification of trends in care and assisting new clinicians to learn the ropes are two of David’s professional drives. He has recently transitioned into Health informatics – commencing as a Clinical Application Specialist with Emerging Systems at the beginning of 2015 and is currently working on the implementation of the CIS (Clinical Information System) for the SJOG Midland Public & Private Hospital Project. Today he will be talking about his experience and lessons learnt in joining the Health informatics workforce, and how the transition from an experienced clinician to a beginner infomatician can be worth the leap.


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Gold Sponsor

Emerging systems

PROFILEThe award winning Emerging Platform is a patient-centric, integrated hospital information system for securely sharing patient and clinical data. The modular platform allows you to select the functionality you need to quickly and cost effectively resolve your pain point now, and grow at your own pace towards both patient administration systems (PAS) and electronic medical record (EMR) solutions. The Emerging Platform is open and fully interoperable with other systems including hospital applications, the myHealth Record, community and all major GP solutions. We actively support Australian healthcare standards such as SNOMED, AMT and the Australian Commission on Safety & Quality in Healthcare. The Emerging Platform has been supporting multi-disciplinary teams in leading Australian public and private health facilities to securely share clinical information for over a decade.

Silver Sponsor


PROFILETrendCare is the leading solution for hospital resource planning and workload management across Australasia, winning national and international awards for innovation, service delivery and training. TrendCare operates daily across more than 35,000 beds in some of the world’s largest healthcare facilities, interfacing with a wide range of other systems including; patient management (HL7 messaging), HRM and payroll systems, menu systems, financial and costing systems, and facility dashboards. The system provides dynamic data for decision making, measuring patient acuity, resource requirements, efficiency and productivity for nursing, allied health, medical and non-clinical services. Predictive work management reports, demand projection graphs and retrospective reporting and exporting of efficiency, productivity and costing data is available for all hospital services. The functions of rostering, patient dependency, clinical handovers, clinical pathways, patient risk assessments, bed management, diet ordering, HRM and staff health registers are widely used. A wide variety of healthcare facilities utilise TrendCare to measure and benchmark units of work (e.g. HPPD), efficiency, patient acuity, patient outcomes and episode of care resource utilisation. The TrendCare patient acuity / nurse dependency system is evidence based and has been extended and upgraded to measure acuity in all acute, sub-acute, community and aged care specialties.


moya_logoAll submissions will be given automatic entry to NIA’s Moya Conrick Prize.

The Moya Conrick Prize is presented in recognition of the valuable work by the late Dr Moya Conrick via the best submitted paper and presentation at NIA. The prize is based specifically on nursing informatics, including the quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness of the submission. The Moya Conrick Prize is shared amongst all authors of the submission and shall be announced by a member of the NIA executive.


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Marian Linnane
Donna Barton
Joanne Foster
Elizabeth Cummings Sharon Downman Bryan Macdonald