Prof Enrico Coiera, Foundation Chair in Medical Informatics, University of NSW
Professor Coiera is the Foundation Chair in Medical Informatics within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of NSW. He is the Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, a part of the newly formed Australian Institute for Health Innovation at UNSW. Professor Coiera's research is concerned with advancing the safety and quality of health care through the use of information technology. He has recently broadened his interest to supporting consumers in making decisions about their health care, as well as focusing on the broader challenges of health system redesign.
Peter Fleming, CEO, NEHTA
Mr Peter Fleming is the Chief Executive Officer of the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) appointed in 2008. In that time he has led Australia's vision for eHealth, delivering the foundations that will enable more integrated healthcare for Australians.Of equal importance, Peter has shaped NEHTA to effectively pursue the National eHealth Strategy devised by Australian Health Ministers in 2008 to guide national co-ordination and collaboration in eHealth.Most recently, NEHTA has been appointed managing agent for the delivery of the Australian Government's electronic health record system.
Dr Stephen Hambleton, President, Australian Medical Association
Dr Steve Hambleton was elected Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in May 2011, after serving a two-year term as Federal Vice President. He graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984 and has been working at the same general practice at Kedron in Brisbane since 1988. Dr Hambleton has been the AMA representative on various committees. He is currently the Chair of the AMA Indigenous Taskforce and also serves on the Practice Incentive Program Advisory Group. Dr Hambleton is a principal of Continuous Care Medical Centres, and become State Director of Foundation HealthCare in 2001.
Matthew Holt, Co-Chairman, Health 2.0
Matthew Holt has spent around 20 years in health care as a researcher, generalist forecaster, and strategist. He learned from some of the best in forecasting, policy and survey organizations, like Institute for the Future and Harris Interactive. But these days he's best known as the author of The Health Care Blog and as Co-Chairman of Health 2.0. For that he's been mostly self-taught!
Dr Iltifat Husain, Founder, Editor-in-chief, iMedicalApps
Iltifat Husain, MD is the founder and Editor-in-chief of iMedicalApps.com, the leading mobile medical publication run exclusively by practicing physicians. He is currently an Emergency Medicine resident physician at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is passionate about studying the fusion between mobile and medicine.
Joanna Smith, Research Support Manager, Silver Chain Nursing Associate Inc
Joanna Smith has a Bachelor of Psychology and has worked in Silver Chain's Research Department for the last thirteen years.
She commenced as a Senior Research officer and was appointed Research Support Manager in 2010. Joanna has undertaken many research
projects and collaborations, including evaluations of services, health needs analyses, analysis of linked health data and the
development and testing of new service models such as telehealth technology for home care clients with chronic disease.
Prof Stephen Leeder, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney
Stephen Leeder is a professor of public health and community medicine at the University of Sydney and is a Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Chair of the board of the Western Sydney Local Health District. He has a long history of involvement in public health research, educational development and policy. His research interests as a clinical epidemiologist have been mainly asthma and cardiovascular disease. He was Dean of the Medical Faculty at the University of Sydney during which time he oversaw the implementation of a new graduate educational program and the formation of an extensive rural education network for medical students.
Prof Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Chair of Health Informatics Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne
Professor Martin-Sanchez is a biomedical information scientist. He is the foundational Chair of Health Informatics at the University of Melbourne's Medical School. A former director of a world-renowned laboratory in Medical Bioinformatics at the National Institute of Health of Spain, he played a key role in promoting research on Biomedical Informatics across the European Commission VI and VII Framework Programmes.
Adam McLeod, Director of Strategy & E-health, Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local
Adam McLeod is the Director of Strategy & eHealth at Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local, overseeing the rollout of the Wave1 PCEHR program in Eastern Melbourne. Adam has managed large scale implementations in Community Health and Hospital Networks. He is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters of Health Informatics.
Jenny O'Brien, Clinical Information Officer, Epworth HealthCare
Jenny O'Brien is the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Epworth HealthCare, Victoria's largest not-for-profit private health care group. Jenny's experience relative to digital healthcare includes an ICU nursing background, former CIO appointment in a public tertiary teaching hospital, a Graduate Diploma of Applied Information Systems and a Churchill Scholarship to develop an understanding of how bedside computing technology has supported improved healthcare quality, efficiency and safety of patient care. Jenny is currently completing a Masters in Law.
Lee Ridoutt, Director, Human Capital Alliance
Lee Ridoutt is the Director of HCA. Lee is a strategic planner specialising in the health sector and in human resources. Lee has specific skills in
working with, managing and analysing health sector problems, in particular through the design and evaluation of workforce interventions to overcome
service delivery problems. He has extensive health service and organisational evaluation research experience, underpinned by a philosophy espousing
primacy of customer needs in assessing the appropriateness of service delivery.
David Roffe, Chief Information Officer, St Vincents & Mater Health Sydney
After completing his Electrical Engineering degree and Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering, David started his career as a research and development engineer specialising in Cardiology and Intensive Care. In 1997 David joined the Sisters of Charity Health Service which own the St Vincent's Group of Public and Private hospitals. His role as Chief Information Officer was to integrate the three NSW based IT departments, manage a cultural change process and develop the organisations new IC&T vision and strategy. David's passion is to support clinicians to provide better practice patient care by the pragmatic application of engineering and computer science. The St Vincent's Darlinghurst Campus has been using an electronic clinical information system for over 10 years and is a Wave 2 site for the Commonwealth PCEHR Project.
David Rowlands, Managing Director, Direkt Consulting
David Rowlands is Managing Director of Direkt Consulting, which specialises in eHealth, standards, information and performance improvement. He has undertaken a variety of senior roles in the health sector over the last 25 years including health service management, planning and performance management, organisational change, informatics and corporate services. He has a strong commitment to health system improvement through informatics.
Greg Wells, Chief Information Officer, NSW Health
As Chief Information Officer of NSW Health, Greg Wells is
leading the way in many key ICT projects including the development of NSW
Health Infrastructure and eHealth capabilities. As a Senior Manager for
Accenture Australia's Government Practice, Greg has an excellent record in ICT
delivery. With in-depth government experience in the education and health
sectors, Greg has worked within the Asia Pacific region with organisations such
as Queensland Health, NSW Department of Education, University of NSW and the Singapore
Ministry of Education.
Dr John Zelcer, Head of Strategy, NEHTA
As NEHTA's Head of Strategy, John's role is to oversee NEHTA's corporate strategy, support the organisation's operational alignment to the
strategy and help guide internal departmental strategic planning. In addition his teams have responsibility for the Programme Management
Office and for NEHTA's work in Benefits Realisation and in Compliance, Conformance and Accreditation. John is a medical practitioner and
corporate strategy advisor whose background includes clinical and academic medicine, strategy management consulting and senior executive
management roles in Australia and the United States. He has been involved with health information technology initiatives for more than 25
years, and has been associated with NEHTA in various roles since 2005.