HISA NSW: Towards an Inclusive My Health Record
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HISA NSW: Towards an Inclusive My Health Record

When: Friday 3 March 2017
9:30am - 3:30pm
Where: Hunter Medical Research Institute - The Caves Room
Grounds of John Hunter Hospital
Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit New Lambton Heights
Newcastle, New South Wales 
Contact: 03 9326 3311

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Towards an inclusive My Health Record: Tackling evidence, engagement, and participation in safe and person-centred healthcare 

We invite you to join an audience of consumers, healthcare providers, policy-makers, and researchers to consider burning issues now surrounding implementation of a person-centred My Health Record – is this possible? How can healthcare consumers/patients drive this process? What are the views of all key stakeholders in implementation?

We welcome you to join our Keynote Prof Johanna Westbrook (Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University) who will set the scene on ‘evidence’ in the pursuit of safe, person-centred care and advancements and implementation in digital health.

Other speakers will appear as panellists and include healthcare consumers and experts in digital and health literacy. These speakers will address a range of questions and relate these to a “patient story” developed in research consultation with people with little or no speech who want to use My Health Record to help convey their information to multiple providers.

The interactive symposium will cover topics relating to some of the difficulties and opportunities facing digital health consumers as they begin to engage with My Health Record with their service providers.

Talks with the audience will consider gaps and areas for growth in public-facing information about My Health Record, and ways that both health and disability organisations can begin to engage with this digital innovation in safe and inclusive ways.

The impact of My Health Record on healthcare safety and decision-making will be the focus of discussion with the audience. We aim to draw upon discussions in this symposium to develop an ‘evidence brief' that the Digital Health Agency can make use of in its development and implementation of My Health Record.


9.30am Registration (In HMRI, outside The Caves room)

Welcome, acknowledgements, and introductions
A/Prof Bronwyn Hemsley

10.10am Advancements in digital health pursuing the advancement of safe healthcare
Prof Johanna Westbrook Director, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
11.00am Q&A Panel: Key Issues for My Health Record
Meredith Allan Deakin University; Healthcare Consumer, lifelong conditions; A/Prof Bronwyn Hemsley The University of Newcastle, home health informatics; Prof Susan Balandin Deakin University, disability inclusionDr Sophie Hill La Trobe University, health literacy

Panel members will address these questions in a short presentation, and a panel discussion will follow including audience engagement.
- 11.00am Consumer voices in use of MyHR: home health informatics
- 11.20am Making sense of public-facing information about MyHR: tailoring information
- 11.40am How do we get to an inclusive MyHR? A new frontier for people with lifelong conditions?
12.15pm Light lunch and networking

Q&A Panel: Developments in the implementation of MyHR 
Shaun McCarthy Director, University of Newcastle Legal Centre, advance care planningProf Andrew Georgiou Australian Institute of Health Innovation, health informatics; A/Prof Bronwyn Hemsley The University of Newcastle, Speech pathology: On advance care planning/advance care directives and the advance care planning document in the My Health Record: Legal and ethical issues for vulnerable populations

Panel members will address these questions in a short presentation, and a panel discussion will follow including audience engagement.
- 1.00pm: Advance Care Planning Documents and MyHR– legal and ethical issues for vulnerable populations.
- 1.15pm: How do we achieve an inclusive MyHR? – the MyHR and patient-provider communication.
- 1.30pm: Digital health – enhancing the safety and quality of care, and patient information
- 1.45pm: Questions/discussion

2.00pm An approach to digital health research
Andrew Ingersoll 
Director Research Programs, Australian Digital Health Agency
2.30pm National Digital Health Strategy development: An update
Prof Meredith Makeham Chief Medical Adviser, Australian Digital Health Agency
3.15pm HISA and its role in digital health inclusion in Australia 
Greg Moran HISA
3.30pm Event concludes


Registration Fees
HISA Members - Free. Non Members $10.00. 

Slides are available post event to HISA members only. If you would like further information on HISA membership please click here.

CPD Points

This event has been approved for up to 4 contact hours of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.



This event is a collaboration between HISA, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle 


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