31 May 1:00-2:00pm

Telstra Health

Topic: ‘Improving patient outcomes through a connected healthcare ecosystem’

The past few years has seen a growing trend of collaboration to deliver digital health innovation. While this is an encouraging sign that organisations can work together to deliver better health outcomes, coordinated strategy, infrastructure and regulatory frameworks will be paramount to continuing the momentum.


  • What foundations we need in place to build a truly collaborative approach to healthcare
  • The roles of Government, industry, private enterprise and patients in improving patient outcomes through a connected healthcare ecosystem
  • Appropriate infrastructure design, data processes and systems integrations to power health technology connectivity; and strategic priorities to deliver interoperability that solves for current, and future generations

Louise Ryves, General Manager – Ecosystem at MedicalDirector


Topic 1: The context of ‘’evidence-based medicine” for SaMD

One core objective that SaMD provides is to facilitate data connections between patients, devices and clinicians. Connectivity then enables quicker, scalable and potentially smarter information sharing, with strong indications of predictive, preemptive, and personalized benefits.

Key Points:

  • Understand the concepts that enable Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Align the deployment of SaMD solutions within the Evidence-Based Medicine framework
  • Explore opportunities to support practice change in a clinically relevant manner.

Topic 2: Engendering trust within the health data arena

The growth of mobile and IoT devices as data collection tools has enabled capture of a wider range of data points at a higher resolution – unlocking the power of information along a patient’s healthcare journey.

Key Points: 

  • Understand the dynamics at play related to data capture and management
  • Review current practices realted to privacy, consent, storage and data consumption
  • Develop and design opportunities to align ethical practice for healthcare

Adam Wardell, CEO, Previsior 

Jeremy Fox,  ANDHealth


Topic: Elevating the Quality of Care Through Staffing Optimisation and Flexibility.

This roundtable will explore the correlation between a resourced, empowered workforce in healthcare and the quality of care that is delivered to key stakeholders (e.g., patients, clients, etc). There are many variables that impact workforce efficiency, but technology’s direct influence is skyrocketing above all else. The UKG Healthcare team will facilitate a roundtable discussion with your thought leadership input on:

  • How employee self-service tools can improve employee satisfaction
  • The role of workforce technology in easing the pressure of fatigue, burnout, and churn on healthcare employees
  • The importance of roster efficiency on fulfilling shifts with the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time
  • Opportunities for action when managers of healthcare organisations have true visibility into real-time data
  • Trends in care standards when employees engage with technology that improves operational efficiency & work-life balance

Darren Kilmartin, Director, Professional Services – Healthcare, UKG

Quinn Darragh, Account Executive – Healthcare, UKG


Topic: How important is continuous monitoring?  How vital is that monitoring for those who are older, or more susceptible to infection or disease?

Imagine that you are sitting in front of your TV.   As you recline in your seat, the beginning of a feature film flashes onto the screen in front of you. But after watching for only a minute, you are interrupted by visitors. Halfway through the film, you return for another minute of viewing, and then once more at the end.  All in all you get 3 minutes of movie time.

Now, you are asked to reconstruct the story. Who were the main characters? How did they relate to one another? And why did the movie end the way it did?

Piecing together an entire movie like this would be challenging, if not impossible. Yet in health care, that is how we typically interact with patients. When patients head to the doctor they are already sick, their pathology history is unknown as they used 3 different doctors in the last year. Their vitals are OK now you are seeing them, but clearly have been wildly varying in between visits to the GP

The Clinician

Topic: Elevating the Quality of Care Through Staffing Optimisation and Flexibility.

Key points:

  • Understanding digital-first care delivery: a look at real-world clinical examples
  • What challenges does more digitally-enabled, patient-centric care help solve?
  • How can we overcome the implementation barriers for digital-first healthcare initiatives?
  • Where is the future headed for healthcare systems in a digital-first world?


Topic 1: Addressing Cybersecurity Needs for Digital Health Care

This open discussion explores recent changes in the cyberthreat landscape for the health and aged care sector. We will collectively address the risks in a post-COVID-19 world with a highly connected internal and external workforce, focusing on the importance of collaborating across a broadening health care network and utilising the wealth of medical and pharmaceutical data from internet-connected equipment. 

Samantha Stone – Senior Delivery Lead, REA Group

Topic 2: Impact of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Reforms (SOCI) Act on the HealthCare Industry

Join this open discussion of how the newly introduced SOCI Act will impact the health and aged care sector, and how a risk-based approach to cybersecurity will improve the cyber maturity level.  

Olly StimpsonStrategic Business Development Manager, CyberArk

HSC Technology

Topic: Assistive Technology – Because you can’t fix what you don’t see.

Steve Cave, Key Account Manager, HSC Technology

Australian Digital Health Agency

Topic: Digital Health Standards Guiding Principles – Become a Partner in Interoperability 

Edmund Kienast, Standards Governance Manager, Australian Digital Health Agency


Topic: Telehealth as we move into the Hybrid world

Edmund Kienast, Standards Governance Manager, Australian Digital Health Agency


Topic: Be in two places at once: Trusted Faces for Digital Healthcare. 

Dr Nick Coatsworth – Strategic Health Leader, Lifeverse

Mark Dando, CEO, ProxyTwin


Topic: Virtual Hospital and HiTH – Where are the synergies and what is the next frontier for virtual care? 

Fluffy Spider Technologies

Topic: Driving Industry-wise adoption of interoperability: Does Australia need a federal legislation? Or New Funding Models?

Robi KarpCEO, Fluffy Spider Technologies