Singapore Innovations Summit


Singapore eHealth Innovations Summit 2016 Theme: Assuring Safety and Quality in Patient Care.

Friday, 7 October 2016
08:00 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:05Opening Remark [More Info]
Dr. Nipit Piravej, Chair, Governing Council, HIMSS Asia Pacific
09:05 - 09:10Welcome Address [More Info]
H. Stephen Lieber, President and CEO, HIMSS
09:10 - 09:20Opening Address [More Info]
A/Prof. Benjamin Ong, Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Singapore
09:20 - 09:30EMRAM Award Presentation
09:30 - 10:15 PL1 - Opening Keynote: Transforming Singapore’s Healthcare Model – Meeting the Needs for the Future [More Info]
A/Prof. Kenneth Mak, Deputy Director Medical Services (Health Services Group), Ministry of Health, Singapore

Healthcare in Singapore is at its crossroads. The changing demography in Singapore, with an increasingly older and frail population, brings new challenges. Our current healthcare model is unsustainable if we fail to address the rising demand for healthcare resources and increasing healthcare costs. We must move away from an acute-care biased care model to one which is based in the primary and community care sectors, with each Singaporean having a Family Physician to coordinate care. As we continue to make healthcare more accessible by expanding our healthcare infrastructure, we must move upstream, away from treating illness and towards risk prevention and healthy lifestyle promotion. We will continue to ensure our care is of high quality. This commitment encompasses a high regard for patient safety, as well as ensuring that care provision remains appropriate and efficient. Our push to create a more sustainable healthcare system will also see a greater more emphasis on value-driven healthcare initiatives, so as to improve clinical outcomes while reducing cost. Our quest to create a more person-centred healthcare model can only be achieved if we understand our patients, their health needs and their care journeys better. This requires better use of data and sharing of data across our healthcare system. Only by doing so will we achieve better health, better care and better life for all in Singapore.
09:30 - 17:00Exhibition Hall Opens
10:15 - 10:45Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
10:45 - 16:30Medication Safety Symposium (Level 3, Room 300)Enterprise Imaging Symposium (Level 3, Room 301)Physician Symposium (Level 3, Room 302)
10:45 - 11:30Keynote Session MS1 - Pharmacy's Role in Ensuring Safe Use of Medications [More Info]
Dr. Paul W. Abramowitz Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

This session will describe the importance of an organized approach to medication safety and the role that pharmacy should play. Each session that follows will complement and build on the keynote session.
Keynote Session EI1 - Deep Learning: Threat or Opportunity for Medical Imaging [More Info]
Prof. Bradley J. Erickson MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Board Member, American Board of Imaging Informatics
Deep Learning is an exciting new technique in the field of artificial intelligence. It has been very successful in a number of arenas, including characterizing objects in photographs. The technology is still rapidly advancing, and many companies are investing heavily in its application in medical imaging. This session will describe some of the underlying principles of deep learning, explain some of the recent advances that have led to the great enthusiasm for this technique, and discuss how this is being applied to medical images. The final component will be some prognostication on how deep learning could threaten or advance the field of medical imaging.
Keynote Session PH1 - Panel Discussion: Empowering Physicians Through Technology [More Info]
Dr. Manish Kohli M.D, MPH, MBA, Chief, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Liem Sian Yang MBBS, GDFM, Family Medicine Physician, Drs Lim & Chan Clinic, Singapore
A/Prof. Loo Chian Min MBBS, MRCP (UK), FAMS, FCCP, Chief Medical Information Officer, SingHealth, Singapore
Moderator: Russell Branzell, CEO & President, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), USA

How will healthcare look like in the next decade? How will it reshape and empower physicians in providing and assuring safety and quality in patient care?

With a panel of experts, we discuss the way technology has transformed, and is continuing to transform healthcare, and ways for physicians to leverage and make meaningful use of technology.

11:30 - 11:35Session Transition
11:35 - 12:15MSS2 - Creating an Organizational Culture of Medication Safety: Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and Management [More Info]
Douglas Scheckelhoff M.S., FASHP, Senior Vice President, Office of Practice Advancement, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Equally important as having good medication related systems in place, organizations must support and promote a culture of safety among all professions. This session will describe how accomplish this goal and data tha supports its impact on improving safety.
EI2 - RIS-PACS [More Info]
PACS in Enterprise Imaging aims to derive specific benefits especially in terms of cost reduction, usability, data integrity and business intelligence. Typical adoptions cycles have already been described, but experience counts. Take this opportunity to hear from international speakers who share their experiences from USA and Australia regarding the strategy and implementation of PACS.

Evolution of RIS-PACS:
Dr. Richard Wiggins, MD, CIIP, 
The Ideal RIS-PACS System:
Dr. Christopher Roth, MD, USA

Hurdles in RIS-PACS Implementation:
A/Prof. Ronnie Ptasznik, MBBS, FRANZCR, Australia
PH2 - Electronic Health Records, Change and the Central Role of Patients [More Info]
Dr. George Reynolds MD, MMM, FAAP, CPHIMS, CHCIO, Retired CIO & CMIO, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, USA

Over much of the last decade, healthcare providers across the globe have focused on implementing and mastering electronic health records (EHRs). While much remains to be done to make these systems more intuitive and user friendly, the next decade will see a shift in focus. Increasingly, patients expect more transparency about and access to their health information. This will change some age-old paradigms for clinician documentation and communication. As with any disruptive change, there will be both positive and negative implications to this patient-centric EHR model. This presentation will discuss some ways that doctors can reinforce the positive and minimize the negative.
12:15 - 12:45MSS3 - Singapore Medication Safety Landscape [More Info]
Wu Tuck Seng BPharm (Hons), MHSM, MRPharmS, FPSS, MMPS, AMIChemE, Deputy Director, Head of Pharmacy Department, National University Hospital

This session will highlight the current state of medication safety efforts in Singapore, including local initiatives and systems and national standards.
PH3 - Scaling Success Using People, Process, and Transformative Technology [More Info]
Dr. Jeffrey A. Cleveland M.D., Medical Director, Carolinas HealthCare System, USA

Carolinas Healthcare System has been able to achieve HIMSS Level 7 for 287 Ambulatory Clinics in North and South Carolina, and also has been recognized for HIMSS Level 7 at 10 of their Acute facilities. Hear how CHS has been able to effectively implement innovations and achieve outcomes at this scale through effective governance and change management.

This session is sponsored by:

12:45 - 13:45Lunch and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
13:45 - 14:25MSS4 - Roadmap to a Medication Safety Program [More Info]
Dr. Jeff Chalmers Pharm.D., Director, Pharmacy Informatics and Technology, The Cleveland Clinic, USA

Each organization should develop a plan or roadmap for medication safety that describes their systems and efforts around continuous improvement. This session will describe how to approach developing and implementing such a plan.
EI3 - Status of Information Management Systems in the Market Place [More Info]

Gain understanding of current information management technologies, such as databases, communication protocols, cloud computing and web framework in healthcare and imaging informatics. Learn from experienced speakers as they speak about what are the ideal characteristics of an information management system versus what is currently available in the market place. Learn how you can make the best of what is available currently to achieve better productivity, cost savings and improved patient experiences.

What is Ideal?
Dr. Christopher Roth, MD, USA
What is Available?
Dr. Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, USA
PH4 - Cyber Security Challenges for Healthcare [More Info]
John Ellis, Chief Strategist, Cyber Security, Akamai Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan

Asia is the world’s fastest growing region in terms of people, technology, markets and geopolitical tensions. Asia is also a hot spot for cybercriminal activity with over 70% of the world online attack originating from networks in Asia. The dilemma for many business leaders across all industries is how do they take advantage of the information revolution at hand, while still protecting their business from these cyber threats? 

Of particular concern to the healthcare industry is the increasing number of cyber-attacks against their industry. The healthcare industry has become an increasingly attractive target for cyber criminals with stolen healthcare data being more valuable than credit card data on the ‘hacker underground’. With critical information now residing in the cloud and accessed by a growing number of devices and applications, web-based attacks have become increasingly pervasive. The same forces that enable new efficiencies open healthcare providers up to new vulnerabilities.

Join John Ellis as he sheds light on the growth of cyber attacks in the healthcare industry and the challenges in data protection, and the way to combat them.
14:25 - 14:30Session TransitionPH5 - Considering the Risk of Health IT [More Info]
Eric Woo, Regional Director, ECRI Institute, Asia Pacific

Healthcare providers and policymakers have embraced health information technology (IT) as an essential component of high-quality healthcare because it has the potential to provide multiple benefits: support clinical decision making, enhance provider communication, provide clinicians with access to patient data, engage patients, and reduce errors. However, studies shows certain “unintended health IT consequences” that may occur when critical elements; such as culture, work flow, are not deeply considered or implemented successfully. Health IT system such EMR are intended to record large number of patient data, reports has indicated that health IT error has affected patients treatment causing harm and injury, and healthcare providers paying hefty sum of compensation due to such error. Therefore, having continuous program in understanding, designing, implementation are vital for healthcare systems.

In this session, latest developments of the following top 10 health-IT related safety and solutions will be discussed. We will also review international platforms and endeavors that are supporting safe implementation in such technological adoption.

14:30 - 14:55MSS5 - Use of Automation and Technology to Improve the Safety of Medication Use [More Info]
Dr. Michael Ganio Pharm.D., MS, BCPS, CPHIMS, Operations Manager, The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital, USA

Automation and technology are playing a significant role in improving and ensuring the safe use of medications. This session will describe how each type of automation fits together to make a safe system for patients.
EI4 - Procurement of PACS [More Info]
The PACS system has expanded from Radiology to an enterprise wide solution that has become a critical component of the enterprise medical record. Consequently, the procurement of a PACS system has become a more complex and expensive process. Come and listen from experts as they share their experience of the procurement process from Singapore and the USA. Learn about how IT departments add value to the procurement process and help level the playing field between purchaser and vendor.

The Singapore Way:
Dr. Steven Wong, MB BhB, MMed (Diagnostic Rad),
The Role of IT in Procurement: 
Ms. Nicole Tan, Singapore
How It's Done in the USA
Dr. Richard H. Wiggins III,  MD, CIIP, USA 
14:55 - 15:25PH6 - Delivering Technology Enabled, High Quality, Physician Led Team-Based Care [More Info]
Dr. Manish Kohli M.D, MPH, MBA, Chief, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
15:25 - 15:30Session Transition
15:30 - 16:00MSS6 - Improving Patient Safety through Closed Loop Medication Management: The Singapore Experience [More Info]
Dr. Joseph Manuel Gomez, Director, Medical Informatics and Head & Senior Consultant, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Providing a closed loop system is considered to be the ultimate goal in improving safety, where all systems are interoperable and are able to connect and leave little room for human error. This session will describe the Singapore experience with closed loop medication management.
EI5 - PACS Project Management [More Info]
PACS projects can stretch an institution’s resources to the limits and cause immense stress to daily operations.
It is imperative to understand the nuts and bolts involved in managing a PACS project. Learn the roles that IT and Radiology play in the team. Take the opportunity also to learn how PACS project management is conducted in Duke Health, USA.

IT Oversight - Testing & Evaluation, Rollout
Mr. Cheng Lam Peh, Singapore
The Role of Radiologists
Dr. Chan Lai Peng, MBBS, FRCR, FAMS, Singapore
The Duke Experience
Dr. Christopher Roth, MD, USA

PH7 [More Info]

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16:00 - 16:30MSS7 - Facilitated Panel DiscussionPH8 - Gamification of mHealth: Can we do better? [More Info]
Dr. Woojin Kim, Chief Medical Information Officer, Healthcare Division, Nuance Communications, USA

With growing focus on personalized medicine and patient engagement, combined with constantly evolving ubiquitous computing through mobile devices, mHealth has a real potential to make a difference in modern healthcare. However, despite growing interest and enthusiasm surrounding mHealth, its effectiveness has had limited evidence to date with calls for better evidence. Gamification of mHealth apps has also been criticized for absence of valid evidence. If so, can we do better? Can we learn from the gaming industry on how to improve the gamification of mHealth? Dr. Woojin Kim will be sharing his presentation on some of the lessons learned from the gaming industry on how gamification of mHealth can be improved. In addition, he will also share an example of how mHealth has incorporated some of the described principles learned from the gaming industry.

16:30 - 17:00Coffee Break and Dedicated Exhibition Hall Time
17:00 - 17:45 PL2 - Closing Keynote: Panel Discussion - Building a Closed Loop Team Care [More Info]
Wu Tuck Seng BPharm (Hons), MHSM, MRPharmS, FPSS, MMPS, AMIChemE, Deputy Director, Head of Pharmacy Department, National University Hospital
Dr. Yik Voon Lee, Executive Director; Chaiman of Medical Informatics, Singapore Medical Association
Adj. A/Prof. Gerald Tan, Consultant, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO), Tan Tock Seng Hospital; Lead for Imaging, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Moderated by: Adj. A/Prof. Gamaliel Tan, CMIO, JurongHealth Services

Many health systems worldwide are shifting towards providing medical care as a team, cultivating a culture of sharing a common commitment to offer the highest quality, the safest and most cost effective care to patients.

Our panel of multidisciplinary clinicians will be sharing their perspectives and experiences towards the need for a move towards team based care in Singapore.
17:45 - 17:50Closing Remark [More Info]
Dr. Nipit Piravej, Chair, Governing Council, HIMSS Asia Pacific