1 AUGUST 2024
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DRIVING PATIENT-CENTRED INNOVATION

From transforming legacy systems to significantly improving patient outcomes, technology revolutionised healthcare delivery. Yet, in this digitally driven era, leaders grapple with escalating concerns over reliability and data security and must strategize a clear path forward.

The HealthTech Forum is dedicated to mapping this digital progress, hosting national and global business leaders, innovators and medical professionals for a day of valuable discussion and critical insight. Attendees will walk away with a detailed understanding of the digital forces shaping the landscape they operate in.

 

Why Attend

    • The HealthTech Forum secures national and global speakers of unmatched quality and immense authority. Our attendees are charged with shaping the conversation, armed with an array of real-time engagement tools.
    •  Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate, and the programme is designed to provide attendees with valuable opportunities to connect in-person on the business that matters.

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20+ Industry Speakers
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1 Powerful Day
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Executive Learning Agenda
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15+ Insightful Sessions
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150+ Healthcare Executives
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2024 Speakers

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Natalie Pageler
Chief Health Information Officer

Stanford Children's Health (US)
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Natalie Pageler
Chief Health Information Officer

Stanford Children's Health (US)
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Dr Rachna Gandhi
Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

Ramsay Healthcare
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Dr Rachna Gandhi
Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

Ramsay Healthcare
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Peter O'Halloran
Chief Digital Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
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Peter O'Halloran
Chief Digital Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
Peter O’Halloran was appointed Chief Digital Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency in February 2023. Prior to joining the Australian Digital Health Agency, Peter was the Chief Information Officer for ACT Health, overseeing the development and implementation of the Territory’s Digital Health Strategy 2019-2029. In November 2022, under Peter’s leadership, ACT Health implemented the Territory’s Digital Health Record based on Epic’s EMR platform.

Peter has been a Chief Information/Digital Officer in the healthcare portfolio in the public service since 2009 and has held senior roles with the National Health & Medical Research Council and the National Blood Authority.

A Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Senior Member & Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society, Peter is never bored and is always up to something.
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Sandip Kumar
Executive Director Transformation & Digital

Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
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Sandip Kumar
Executive Director Transformation & Digital

Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
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Alastair Sharman
Group Chief, Digital Technology

Mater
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Alastair Sharman
Group Chief, Digital Technology

Mater
Alastair is the Group Chief Digital Technology of the Mater and a Board Member of Choice Passion Life. Alongside his current roles, career highlights include:

· Service in the Australian Army as an intelligence officer including tours of Bougainville and East Timor,

· Establishing a successful technology consulting firm, and

· Being appointed the first Chief Information Officer for Children’s Health Queensland.

Alastair holds a Master of Science in Information Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Information Management and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Politics. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Australia and the Australian Defence Force Academy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is passionate about providing people centred digital transformation that delivers improved health outcomes.
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Sanja Marais
Chief Technology & Security Officer

Aspen Medical
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Sanja Marais
Chief Technology & Security Officer

Aspen Medical
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Tim Leen
Executive Director, Transformation

South Metropolitan Health Service
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Tim Leen
Executive Director, Transformation

South Metropolitan Health Service
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Prof Tam Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
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Prof Tam Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
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Tat Garwood
Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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Tat Garwood
Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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Jessie Holberton
Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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Jessie Holberton
Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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A/Prof Kate Burbury
Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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A/Prof Kate Burbury
Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
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Rita Arrigo
Strategic Engagement Manager

National AI Centre, CSIRO
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Rita Arrigo
Strategic Engagement Manager

National AI Centre, CSIRO
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A/Prof Rohan Essex
Chief Medical Information Officer

ACT Health Directorate
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A/Prof Rohan Essex
Chief Medical Information Officer

ACT Health Directorate
Rohan is a clinical ophthalmologist and Chief Medical Information Officer with ACT Health. He holds clinical appointments at both Canberra Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne. He is also retina lead for Sight for All, an NGO focussed on improving eye surgery capability in our global region. He has a strong interest in clinical informatics and registry science, working at the intersections of clinical systems, quality assurance, quality improvement and data. He founded and leads the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Surgeons Retinal Surgery Registry and is on the steering committee for Save Sight Registries retina group. Professor Essex helped lead the implementation of a Territory-wide electronic medical record – the DHR – which went live in 2022. He continues to help lead organisational adaptation to the new digital landscape.
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Alan Pritchard
Director, EMR & ICT Services

Austin Health
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Alan Pritchard
Director, EMR & ICT Services

Austin Health
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Kate Lucas
Chief Analytics Officer

Victoria Department of Health
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Kate Lucas
Chief Analytics Officer

Victoria Department of Health
Kate specialises in digital health transformation, with a focus on data driven disruption. She has led transformation projects, delivered new technologies to implement clinical genomics, and built digital health strategies. She has worked across the clinical and research sector and consulted to the health industry with Deloitte.

Kate has a Global Executive MBA from Monash University, a Masters in Information Systems from The University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Science (Honours), and is a Certified Health Informatician (Australasia).
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Dr Andrew Hallahan
Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

Sydney Local Health District
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Dr Andrew Hallahan
Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

Sydney Local Health District
Andrew is the Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance and Risk for Sydney LHD. Prior to this he was the EDMS for Children’s Health Queensland from 2016-2020. Andrew trained as a paediatrician in Sydney then further specialised as a paediatric oncologist with a fellowship at Seattle Children’s and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. He returned to Australia in 2005 to be the Director of Blood and Marrow Transplant for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane with an associated research program. Andrew's work has evolved to be focused on patient safety and quality improvement, human-technology interfaces and complexity in health systems.

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  • 8:30 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:55 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
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    Prof Tam Nguyen
    Deputy Director of Research

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Ministerial Address
  • 9:10 am
    Opening Keynote
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    Dr Rachna Gandhi
    Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

    Ramsay Healthcare
  • 9:30 am
    Data Session

    Piloting through the Digital Storm: Ensuring Reliability, Security and Privacy

    • What are the primary challenges and opportunities of operating in an increasingly digitised health landscape?
    • How are organisations making the transition from legacy systems to facilitate secure and enhanced data exchange through cloud platforms?
    • What strategies are leaders employing to address cyber concerns and establish digital trust between patients and stakeholders in large-scale data governance?
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    Sanja Marais
    Chief Technology & Security Officer

    Aspen Medical
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    Alastair Sharman
    Group Chief, Digital Technology

    Mater
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    Kate Lucas
    Chief Analytics Officer

    Victoria Department of Health
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    Dr Andrew Hallahan
    Executive Director Medical Services, Clinical Governance & Risk

    Sydney Local Health District
  • 10:15 am
    Partner Keynote
  • 10:40 am
    National Keynote

    Integrated Home & Hospital: The Future of Patient-Centric Care 

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    Alan Pritchard
    Director, EMR & ICT Services

    Austin Health
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:35 am
    Diamond Keynote
  • 11:50 am
    Strategy Session

    Elevating Connected Care: Pioneering Digitally Enhanced Patient Experiences

    • How is technology reshaping the landscape of consumer healthcare?
    • What will virtual and primary care look like in the age of AI?
    • How are leaders creating their long-term strategies for digitally enabled care models?
    • What emerging technologies and trends are poised to revolutionise patient experiences in Australia?
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    Rita Arrigo
    Strategic Engagement Manager

    National AI Centre, CSIRO
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    Tim Leen
    Executive Director, Transformation

    South Metropolitan Health Service
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    A/Prof Rohan Essex
    Chief Medical Information Officer

    ACT Health Directorate
  • 12:35 pm
    National Keynote

    Unlocking Efficiency: From Manual to Automated 

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    Sandip Kumar
    Executive Director Transformation & Digital

    Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 1:05 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:55 pm
    National Keynote
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    Dr Rachna Gandhi
    Chief Transformation, Digital & Data Officer

    Ramsay Healthcare
  • 2:15 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 2:35 pm
    Workforce Session

    Enhancing Digital Literacy and Workforce Capabilities

    • Investing in the future: How are leaders strategically addressing digital skills gaps amidst the shortage of healthcare workers?
    • What measures are being taken to break down siloes and enhance data literacy across all various sectors of the health industry?
    • How are executives navigating the internal cultural challenges of change management?
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    Tat Garwood
    Chief Nursing & Midwifery Information Officer

    South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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    Jessie Holberton
    Director Quality Improvement & Engagement

    Canberra Health Services / ACT Health
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    A/Prof Kate Burbury
    Executive Director, Digital & Healthcare Innovations

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • 3:20 pm
    Closing Keynote
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    Peter O'Halloran
    Chief Digital Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 3:35 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
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    Prof Tam Nguyen
    Deputy Director of Research

    St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • 3:45 pm
    Close of Forum
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Why Get Involved

Previously known as the Healthcare Leaders Forum, the now HealthTech Forum adopts a more focused approach to the digital trajectory the industry is currently experiencing. Every year we refine our event model to unlock greater value for our partners and to ensure that our delegation’s expectations are exceeded.

Our audience is screened for seniority, connecting your brand with the right key decision makers from across the industry. We know that business is best done face to face and as such, we offer a limited number of speaking and brand activation partnerships. Each are designed to maximise brand awareness and industry credibility by embedding your organisation in the heart of this executive community.

Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss what these opportunities could look like for you and your brand.

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Taya Knights – Account Manager
Tel: 0491 114 348
Email: tayak@connectmedia.com

 

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Email: team@connectmedia.com
Tel: 61 2 8004 8590

Venue/Accommodation Details

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Swissôtel Sydney

Blaxland Ballroom – 68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000.

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Accommodation at Swissotel Sydney

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A credit card guarantee is required and bookings have a 24H cancellation policy.

 

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 03/05/2024)
$1195 + GST
$3585 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 04/05/2024)
$1395 + GST
$4185 + GST

Delegate registration is strictly for in-house Healthcare professionals. Please note, service providers are not permitted to attend through standard delegate registration. If you are a Service Provider to Healthcare professionals, please email tayak@connectmedia.com to discuss your involvement.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Email: team@connectmedia.com
Tel: 61 2 8004 8590

 

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Taya Knights – Account Manager
Tel: 0491 114 348
Email: tayak@connectmedia.com

 

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