Connecting healthcare: Interoperability & standards

This workshop covers electronic health communication and standardisation relevant to health providers, managers and the IT industry. This Pre-HIC workshop will be held on Sunday 11 August and will examine local and international eHealth experience and standards to move healthcare connectivity forward. While standards involved are somewhat “hidden” from view, knowing about them is crucial for purchasers and users of healthcare technology.

Program themes

Medical devices

  • Achieving connectivity in new and existing hospitals
  • Security challenges: Are medical devices the soft underbelly of our IT system
  • Standards – IHE Patient Care Device profiles and emerging Service Orientated Device Connectivity (SDC@IHE)

Health Information Exchange

  • Building on IHE Cross Enterprise Document Share – the foundation of MyHR
  • Connecting regional exchanges – learning from the USA experience
  • Accessing images via MyHR and bridging the hospital and community image divide

FHIR – Fast Health Interoperability Resources

  • Unlocking data from EMRs and the evolving “App” ecosystem
  • Integrating Apps for users – same provider – same patient
  • FHIR the year in review from Grahame Grieve

Standards for health IT in Australia

  • State of play: secure messaging, HL7, FHIR, SNOMED and ISO
  • Australian Digital Health Agency consultation insights

Brought to you by

IHE (Integrating Healthcare Enterprise) is an international healthcare integration standards organisation working with key players such as HL7, DICOM, IEEE and healthcare professional organisations to put standard systems into practice. IHE Australia is a member of the Australian health information systems standards development community.


HISA Member* (i) $150
Non-member $180
Student Member* (i) $75
Student Non-member^ (i) $125
Webinar $80

When and where

When Sunday 11 August 2019

a: Crown Metropol meeting rooms. 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC
t: +61 3 9292 8888

Parking available Click here for details.

Who should attend

  • EMR, middleware and medical device vendors
  • Hospital information systems and medical engineering professionals
  • CIOs
  • Clinical informaticians
  • Health system architects
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Aged care facility professionals

Industry supporters


Dr Vince McCauley

Dr Vince McCauley

Chair, IHE Australia

Chief Medical Officer
Telstra Health

Neil Robinson

Neil Robinson


Didi Davis

Didi Davis USA Flag

VP, Informatics, Conformance & Interoperability

Sequoia Project (USA)

Todd Cooper

Todd Cooper USA Flag

Breakthrough Solutions Foundry

IHE and FHIR Foundation (USA)

Brett Esler

Brett Esler

Principal consultant & founder,
Oridashi and HL7 Australia

Grahame Grieve

Grahame Grieve

Consultant, Health Interoperability Standards – FHIR Product Directory, Health Intersections

Donald Hazra

Donald Hazra

Biomedical Engineer
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Andy Kinnear

Andy Kinnear UK Flag

Director of Digital Transformation

NHS South, Central and West UK

Chris Lindop

Chris Lindop USA Flag

IHE Radiology Committee (USA)


Dr Peter MacIsaac

Dr Peter MacIsaac

e-Health consultant

Mark Nevin

Mark Nevin

Senior Executive Officer, Faculties, Strategy and Advocacy

Luke Readman

Luke Readman

C0-Chair, INTEROpen (UK)

David Rowlands

David Rowlands

Prof Trish Williams

Prof Trish Williams

Cisco Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems
Flinders University