HIMSS AsiaPac17 Conference & Exhibition


Tuesday, 12 September 2017
08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:05Opening Ceremony
09:05 - 09:15Welcome Address [More Info]
Stephen Lieber, President & CEO, HIMSS, USA 
Harold 'Hal' Wolf III, (Incoming) President & CEO, HIMSS, USA 
09:15 - 09:30Opening Address [More Info]
Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State 
Ministry of Health, Ministry of Communications and Information 
Republic of Singapore
09:30 - 10:15Opening Keynote Session 1: Role of Technology in Enabling Team-Based Care [More Info]
Bruce Liang, Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Health, Singapore

As healthcare becomes ever more complex, an agile and multi-disciplinary approach towards delivering patient care will be increasingly crucial. One of the most challenging, yet promising, aspects of healthcare's transformation is the growing emphasis on team-based care. While patient-centered care is not a new concept, the model of effective team-based care is unique to every healthcare system, and will constantly evolve.

In this keynote address, Mr. Liang will offer his views on the role that technology can play in facilitating team-based care and discuss how IT architecture, solutions design, standards and policies are critical levers for inter- and intra- professional collaborations across space and time. He will also share the Ministry's Health IT Master Plan (HITMAP) in guiding the nation's technology journey towards making healthcare smarter.
10:15 - 11:15Keynote Session 2: Progress Towards AI-Enabled Care [More Info]
Dr. Dominic King, Clinical Lead, Google DeepMind, United Kingdom

DeepMind is the world leader in artificial intelligence and is on a scientific mission to push the boundaries of AI, developing programs that can learn to solve any complex problem without needing to be taught how. DeepMind is also building real-world applications of AI technology including in healthcare, where the DeepMind team is working with hospitals on mobile tools and AI research to help get patients from test to treatment as quickly and accurately as possible.

This session will cover the progress DeepMind has made in delivering AI-enabled care that is both practical and smart.
11:15 - 11:45Networking Coffee Break
11:45 - 17:20Population Health (Simpor Jr Ballroom - Plenary Room)IHiS Track (Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4604)Nursing Track (Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4804) (This track is accredited by Singapore Nursing Board for 4 CPE points)
11:45 - 12:00Keynote Session P1: Making Health IT Patient Centered [More Info]
Tina Esposito, Vice President, Center for Health Information, Advocate Health Care, USA

The notion of patient-centeredness has become a bit of buzzword across the healthcare industry with often less than clear meaning and intention. Historically, however, healthcare has not focused on the patient per se, evidenced all the way down to healthcare IT strategies and achievements. EHR systems, HIMSS stages of achievement, use of data warehouses and analytics and performance scorecards have all focused on episodic care. When the benefits are realized for the value of Health IT, we can see a shift to engage patients and move focus from patient to person.

In this session, join Tina Esposito, Vice President of the Center for Health Information Services at Advocate Health Care as she:
  • Illustrates specific approaches in making healthcare IT more patient focused
  • Assesses the current state of healthcare IT patient centeredness within our organizations
This session is sponsored by:

11:45 - 12:00 IHiS Session 1: Opening Address [More Info]
James Chia, Director, Planning Group-Portfolio Mgmt & Govern-HIT Strategy & Governance, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore
11:45 - 12:05 Keynote: Disrupting Nursing Practice in a Positive Way [More Info]
Tan Soh Chin, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health, Singapore
  • Why are nurses the best clinicians to implement innovations and why should they create positive disruptions?
  • How can nurses use innovative methods to tackle challenges?
12:00 - 12:3012:00 - 12:30 IHiS Session 2: Architecting for National Health IT / NEHR [More Info]
Ling Su Yuen, Director, National Architecture Office, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore
A/Prof. Low Cheng Ooi, Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore

The session will use the architecture evolution of national health IT systems to share the key learnings about leveraging on immediate opportunities and adhering to the long term road map. 

The development of the continuity of care record (CCR) for shared care will be used to illustrate the right siting of capabilities in the EMR and in the EHR, and the clinical and technical considerations for implementation in a heterogeneous environment.
12:05 - 12:20 Self Reported Informatics Competencies Among Nurses in Singapore: Preliminary Findings [More Info]
Dr. Betty Khong, Senior Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch12:20 - 12:35 Nursing Informatics Roadmap and Competencies in the Philippines [More Info]
Kit Sumabat, Founding President, Philippine Nursing Informatics Association, Phillipines
12:35 - 13:3012:35 - 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Session P2: Healthcare 3.0 - New Paradigm Required for Health and Care Delivery [More Info]
Andrea Fiumicelli, Vice President and General Manager, Healthcare & Life Sciences, DXC Technology, UK

The management of health and care service provides a near perfect synthesis of the complex challenges raised by demographic change, ever-increasing healthcare expenditure and unparalleled service users' expectations. Faced with these demands, health services are increasingly looking to new care delivery models and digital technologies to assist in the delivery of care - preventive, detection, treatment and on-going management. Andrea Fiumicelli, VP Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at DXC Technology explores the practical issues arising from the application of clinical outcomes and technology-based solutions to managing health and care services and sets out a model of how solutions can address these challenges. The resulting roadmap provides a frame of reference for those involved in the provision of care and the technology partners developing systems to support them.

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13:30 - 14:00 IHiS Session 3: Empowering Care Team with Predictive Analytics [More Info]
Dr. Goh Han Leong PhD, Assistant Director, Health Insights, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

With the pervasiveness of Big Data, Analytics has seen many successful applications in a number of industries, enhancing efficiency and cutting down on wasted overhead. In the context of healthcare, the use of big data analytics is beyond improving business profits it involves enhancing the care of patients, prevent avoidable admission and delay disease progression. However, the healthcare environment is extremely complex and ever changing. We need an organized approach to bring the people, data and systems together to develop and implement an actionable health care insight. 

With a centrally coordinated planning and visibility to analytics initiatives, duplicate initiatives and resources wastage can be avoided. Data security and patient confidentiality matters is also ensured when accessing data that is aggregated from individual health records. Centralized harmonizing and linkage of data enable good data quality for further downstream analysis. Taken together, these catalysts the progress of analytical work streams across the health sector. 

Operationalizing actionable analytics that disrupt healthcare setting is even more challenging and there are multiple intertwine factors to consider. The presentation will give some insights in organizing Analytics Capabilities that align technical expertise with business strategies. The Speaker will give an illustration on the experience and learning points garnered in the implementation of the first national-wide predictive analytics launched in all Singapore’s public hospitals early this year.
13:30 - 14:00 Can Nurses Lead Community-Based and People-Centered Care? The Buurtzorg Home Care Model [More Info]
Dr. Stephan Dyckerhoff, President, Buurtzorg Asia and China, China

Buurtzorg Nederland was founded in 2006 by Jos de Blok and a small team of professional nurses who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Together they decided to create a new model of patient-centered care focused on facilitating and maintaining independence and autonomy for the individual for as long as possible. What started as a team of 4 nurses in 2006, has grown now to more than 10,0000 nurses in 2017, with teams in the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, US, Germany, Japan, China and pilot projects in >25 countries including South Korea, Taiwan and India. A 2010 Ernst & Young report documented savings of roughly 40 percent to the Dutch health care system.

14:00 - 14:30Session P3: A Population Health Approach to a Technology Investment Programme [More Info]
Sarah Thirlwall, Director, Strategic ICT Transformation, Counties Manukau Health, New Zealand
Co-Authored by Vaughan Roberts, Programme Evaluator

Counties Manukau Health in 2013 were facing challenges similar to other NZ DHBs and worldwide with a unsustainable healthcare model, inefficient IT systems, staff dissatisfaction and an historic underspend in IT. Taking a population health focus to derive a multi-year technology investment programme requires a lot of factors to come together to get the engagement needed, agility to respond to changing influences, and commitment to deliver. 

 A reflective analysis of the 18 month journey identified lessons learnt into 8 core themes: Governance and Decision making; Procurement and Partnership; Collaboration; Clinical leadership and Engagement; Communication; Technology; Resourcing; and Regional and National context. These learnings and subsequent recommendations for those considering large technology investments in the future will be presented.
14:00 - 14:30 IHiS Session 4: Population Health Management - Digital Services via HealthHub and TeleHealth [More Info]
Ng Chun Kiam, Director, Population Enablement, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Singapore healthcare is embarking on the 3 shifts towards prevention, home-based care and value-based care. Digital health and connected Tele-health are integral to enabling the shifts in improving productivity, patient satisfaction and outcomes and health/healthcare education for better population health. This session will provide an overview on the strategy and technology platforms to make health and healthcare more personal. Targeted at the consumer/patient/caregiver, to better enable them to play their part in disease prevention and disease management, and to help them navigate our health system with ease through digitization.
14:00 - 14:20 Creating an Organizational Culture of Patient Safety: Nurses, Physicians and Allied Health Members [More Info]
Pang Nguk Lan, Director, Department of Quality, Safety and Risk Management, Medical Administration, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

  • Discuss the role of nursing and importance of promoting a culture of safety amongst all professionals
14:30 - 15:00Session P4: Managing Healthcare Costs with Digital Health [More Info]
Pang Sze Yunn, Head, Population Health Management, Philips, ASEAN Pacific, Singapore

Healthcare cost increases continue to outpace the rest of the economy by a considerable margin, and will continue to grow as the population ages. Globally, chronic disease and falls prevention programs powered by telehealth and predictive analytics have successfully reduced healthcare costs by lowering hospital admissions, enabling ageing at home and reducing health risks. Using case studies, Sze Yunn will show how digital health, big data and predictive analytics have been adopted effectively in US and Europe. She will discuss how insurers, corporations and healthcare providers could come together to change the existing healthcare paradigm.
This session is sponsored by:

14:30 - 15:00 IHiS Session 5: Technology Enablement for Pharmacy - Beyond Pharmacy to Patient [More Info]
Dr. Lou Huei-Xin Pharm D, MSc (Clinical Pharm), Director, Ancillary Care, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Head of National Pharmacy Programme Management Office, Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore

Technology has become an integral component of hospital and polyclinic operations, to deliver better care, improve productivity as well as patient safety. In the pharmacy arena, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy automation systems, closed loop medication managements are some examples whereby technologies have indeed made a difference. 

In line with Singapore’s healthcare transformational shifts - going beyond Healthcare to Health, Hospital to Community and Quality to Value, this session will share some insights how technology enablement in the pharmacy could support the new model of care.
14:20 - 15:10 Nursing Innovation Showcase Challenge [More Info]

1) KKH Lactation Tele-Consultation

Speaker: Sharon Lee, Nurse Clinician, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, Singapore 

2) Wearable Monitoring Devices
Speaker: Toh Seow Mei, Senior Nurse Clinician, Nursing Administration (Nursing Informatics), National University Hospital, Singapore

3) JurongHealth's Virtual Nurse: An Innovative 3D Game for Nurses 

Speaker: Siti Zainah, Assistant Nurse Clinician, Nursing Training & Development, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore 

4) Nursing Going Social
Speaker: James Ang, Nurse Manager, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
15:00 - 15:30Session P5: Breakthroughs with Neural Networks and AI - Predictive Modeling Comes Alive [More Info]
Dr. Fatima Paruk M.D., MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Allscripts Analytics, USA

The session provides an overview of the Allscripts artificial intelligence (AI) initiative to leverage Microsoft Azure solutions for predictive models for patient cost and care.

Analytics play a key role in the need for accurate risk stratification, predicting patients with rising costs, and enabling optimized care pathways for improved outcomes. Incorporating insights into actionable information is key to bringing value to existing data assets.

Dr. Fatima Paruk will highlight success stories and lessons learned in the race to deriving value from big data, and demonstrate how utilizing predictive models can drive business decisions and promote adherence to current, evidence-based guidelines in chronic disease management.

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15:00 - 15:30 IHiS Session 6: Healthcare Delivery from Hospital to Community - Health Marketplace [More Info]
Henry Kang, Deputy Director, ILTC IT Enablement, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Against the national backdrop of increasing aged care demand, the current scale of home care providers, and models of delivering care services, limits the ability for traditional market dynamics to encourage service providers to innovate and scale. 

The Health Marketplace (HMP) aims to provide the foundational capability to catalyse innovations in the aged care sector. This electronic platform aims to aggregates the growing need for home care across a range of services in a holistic manner and through digitisation promotes efficiencies in home care access and delivery. 

One of the key enablers of the Health Marketplace is to mitigate manpower shortage. By channeling home care requests via online and self-management processes, it reduces the need for additional administrative and support manpower to manage increasing home care demand. This electronic platform also allows service providers and suppliers to access aggregated demand, whilst improving transactional efficiencies in service ordering, delivery and quality. With this electronic platform, it can also serve to unlock under-utilised resources and build partnerships between providers’ offerings. 

The Health Marketplace represents a new innovation to transform community healthcare service delivery in today’s digital world.
15:10 - 15:30 Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety Through Informatics Using JETS (JurongHealth Escalation Trigger Score) [More Info]
Jamie Yee, Senior Staff Nurse, JurongHealth Services, Singapore
15:30 - 16:00Tea Break15:30 - 16:00 IHiS Session 7: Empowering Care Team Through SMART Systems [More Info]
Gerard Chew, Head, Innovation Lab, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

Smart Systems are ubiquitous in building a Smart Nation. From the standpoint of healthcare, Singapore’s Smart Systems strategy must be link to initiatives that support the elderly, improve productivity of the ageing workforce, and maintain the status of our healthy population. This talk will discuss the Smart Ward and Smart Home initiatives, and identify some of the challenges facing the programme in driving adoption among the elderly.
15:30 - 15:45 Tea Break
16:00 - 16:30Session P6: Olympics Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Inititiative - Using the Games to Advance Global HIT Implementation [More Info]
Michael H. Nusbaum B.A.Sc., M.H.S.A., FHIMSS, Vice-Chair Elect, HIMSS Board of Directors, USA
Co-authored by Todd Cooper, Technical Lead, HIMSS OHI Initiative

Every two years, people from around the world converge on a community to compete in the Olympic Games, which celebrates both athletic excellence and innovation. The Olympic host city is required to provide a full health services infrastructure to support athletes, volunteers and spectators, but like most healthcare systems, this is largely characterized by “silos of information”.

The HIMSS Olympic Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Initiative seeks to advance the seamless exchange and use of health information throughout the Olympic community, before, during and after the games. With startup support from HIMSS and SNOMED International, along with endorsements from many other organizations, the OHI initiative is focusing on the next three Olympic venues: Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 (all in Asia!) , as well as the 200+ nations that will participate in each of the games. This presentation will review how healthcare services are provided during each Olympics, and the opportunity to leverage open standards-based interoperability technologies to improve the safety, quality and expense of these services, as well as impacting every country participating in the games... long after the medals have been awarded!
16:00 - 16:30 IHiS Session 8: Establishing Scalability & Resiliency in IT - HCloud [More Info]
Francis Fan, Director, Infrastructure Services, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore

IT has become strategic tool for organization to gain operations efficiency and competitive advantage. Most organization deploys traditional method for BCM/DR using hot or cold backup system in alternative sites to mitigate IT failures. However, there are always challenges in such deployment. This presentation describes the deployment of Cloud services and Active-Active DC configurations, to provide better, faster and dynamic environment for organization to achieve scalability and resiliency in IT System.
15:45 - 16:15 Data, Evidence-Based Practice and Clinical Decision Making in Clinical Care [More Info]
Michael Draheim, Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health, Australia
16:30 - 17:0016:30 - 17:00 IHiS Session 9: Cybersecurity Trends Impacting Healthcare [More Info]
Chua Kim Chuan, Director, Cyber Security Governance , Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, Singapore
16:15 - 17:00 Nurses' Role in Achieving Robust Cybersecurity in a Hospital Environment [More Info]
Theresa Z. Meadows MS, RN, CHCIO, FHIMSS, FACHE, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Cook Children’s Health Care System, USA
Yap Soon Ghee, Deputy Director Nursing (Informatics), Nursing Division, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
John Ellis, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Andgiet Security, Former Chief Strategist, Cybersecurity, Akamai Technologies APJ, Singapore
17:00 - 17:4517:00 - 17:45 HIMSS Analytics Special - EMRAM Criteria Update [More Info]
John Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics, USA
Tina Hashim, Client Relationship Manager, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics, Singapore

HIMSS Analytics has updated the hospital EMRAM criteria and will implement the new criteria in 2018.

This not to be missed session will review the new criteria to give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and exchange dialogue with HIMSS Analytics experts on the upcoming changes.

17:00 - 18:00 IHiS Industry Briefing [More Info]
James Chia, Director, Planning Group-Portfolio Mgmt & Govern-HIT Strategy & Governance, Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), Singapore
Location: Roselle Jr Ballroom 4612
17:00 - 17:45 Panel Discussion: Nursing in a Digital Age [More Info]
Yong Keng Kwang, Chief Nurse, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Paulin Koh, Chief Nurse, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Samantha Ong, Chief Nurse, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Moderator: Trina Adams, General Manager - Australia, Cerner

Hear from chief nurses and nursing leaders on:
  • How can nurses effectively enhance patient care with technology 
  • Ways to embrace the efficiency and effectiveness of IT and not become reliant on it in nursing practice
18:00 - 21:00HIMSS AsiaPac Awards Dinner [More Info]

Location: Peony Jr Ballroom
(By invitation/registration only)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
08:30 - 09:00Registration and Coffee
09:00 - 09:45Keynote Session 3: The New Era of Cyber Threats: The Shift to Self-Learning and Self-Defending Networks [More Info]
Sanjay Aurora, Managing Director, Darktrace, Asia Pacific, Singapore

With machines fighting machines and increasingly sophisticated human attackers, we are now entering a new era of cyber-threats. The battle is no longer at the perimeter but inside of our organizations, and no security team can keep up with its speed. Cyber-attackers are quickly becoming silent and stealthy, and cyber defense has turned into an arms race.

This new wave of cyber-threats has seen skilled attackers that may lie low for weeks or months. By the time they take definitive steps, their actions blend in with the everyday hum of network activity. These attacks call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets.

Self-learning and self-defending systems are now being deployed to continually assess business environments. Known as ‘immune system’ defense, this approach is used to uncover threats that have already penetrated the network border, and then automatically fight back. Unlike legacy approaches, which rely on rules or signatures, these technologies work autonomously, enable the security team to focus on high-value tasks, and can counter even fast-moving, automated attackers.

In this session, learn about:
• The new age of silent, stealthy attacks that lie low in networks for weeks and months
• Why legacy approaches, like rules and signatures, are proving inadequate on their own
• How new ‘immune system’ technologies based on advanced mathematics and machine learning are being deployed today
09:45 - 10:30Keynote Session 4: From Digital Reinvention to a Cognitive Future: How New Technologies Are Transforming the Industry for a Healthier Tomorrow [More Info]
Farhana Nakhooda, Director, Healthcare & Social Services, IBM Asia Pacific, Singapore
Dr. Desmond Quek MMed(Ophth), FRCS(Ed), FAMS, MBA, Consultant, General Cataract and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore

The digitization of healthcare, accelerated by the deployment of electronic medical records, is now being exploited and augmented with technologies such as mobile, social, cloud computing and cognitive capabilities. This digital revolution has opened up new opportunities for engaging individuals in their health, optimizing workflow execution, improving quality and population health.

As data continues to expand exponentially, the need to gain insight into vast reservoirs of data – in particular images -- can be overwhelming. Healthcare institutions are already embarking on this journey to reinvent their organizations with new technologies. In this session you will hear how a leading provider, from the ophthalmology domain of medicine, is staying on top of these trends and securing the best tools and strategies to address these growing data challenges. Learn how organizations, like your own, can master the challenges at each stage- to transform and to reap the full benefits of inter-operable and interdisciplinary workflows, improve clinical confidence and ultimately create more efficient systems.
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10:30 - 11:00Networking Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:45Keynote Session 5: Improving Team-Based, Collaborative Care and Physician Efficiency Through an EHR Optimization Strategy [More Info]
Dr. Michael A. Pfeffer M.D, FACP, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences, Associate Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA

Electronic health records (EHR) are powerful platforms that have the potential to provide significant value for our patients and clinicians. By approaching the optimization of the EHR systematically with a focus on the physician, organizations can achieve efficiencies and improve clinical process outcomes. 

The systematic optimization strategy is based on the idea that there is an "optimal fixed cost" of work that must be done by the physician in the EHR--this is the ideal amount of time a physician should spend per patient encounter. The "variable costs" of work fall into three categories: physician optimization, systems optimization, and platform optimization. Each of these categories offer ample opportunities for optimization and can be done in parallel by the organization's informatics team. 

In this session, learning topics include: 
 • Defining value in healthcare related to electronic health records
 • Discussing a systematic optimization strategy focused on the physician
 • Exploring clinical decision support optimization that encourages team-based care
 • Next steps for informatics teams on tackling electronic health record optimization
11:45 - 12:30Keynote Session 6: The Move to Value-Based Healthcare [More Info]
Bob White, Senior Vice President & President, Asia Pacific, Medtronic, Singapore

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) seeks to achieve better health outcomes while improving the efficiency of care delivery in health systems. Health policymakers, payers, hospitals, physicians, service providers, and manufacturers are expanding efforts to transition the concept into practical and actionable measures to manage health system costs while improving service delivery, effectiveness and patient outcomes.

Data systems with analytics are needed to track and assess the outcomes achieved and costs incurred for services delivered through a VBHC program. This enables visibility and accountability for the value (e.g., outcomes achieved for the investments made) and provides the necessary intelligence for decision making. To successfully implement VBHC programs, outcomes must be clear and measurable and an infrastructure must be in place to support the accurate collection of data and analytics for developing insights that lead to action.
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12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 16:45Data & Technology (Simpor Jr Ballroom - Plenary Room)Collaborative Care (Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4604)Value-Based Care (Roselle-Simpor Ballroom 4804)
13:30 - 14:00Session D1: Powering the Genomic Revolution: Tackling the Big Data Bottleneck in Next-Generation Sequencing [More Info]
Charles Sevior, Chief Technology Officer, Unstructured Storage Division, Dell EMC, APJ, Australia

Next-generation DNA sequencing technologies are revolutionizing the way care is delivered. This new technology is scaling significantly faster than Moore’s law, and it promises to catapult the launch of many molecular diagnostic applications. However, most organizations do not have access to expertise, budget, or infrastructure that enables them to operate efficiently at petabyte scale. During this session we will summarize the latest approaches to computing and storage technologies that can be used to advance state-of-the-art research and analysis. The session will also highlight use cases that demonstrate the Edico Genome platform and will also provide best practices when setting up a genomics IT environment.

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Session C1: Charting the Road to Clinical Effectiveness [More Info]
Dave Patnaik, Vice President & General Manager - International , Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer, Singapore

Between unsustainable costs, aging populations, and evolving healthcare reform, it is becoming increasingly difficult for hospitals and healthcare systems to provide high quality care while keeping costs in check. Yet, the digitization of healthcare represents an untapped opportunity that could help solve many healthcare challenges. Join us and learn how Advanced Clinical Decision Support (ACDS) can be harnessed to work in an integrated and harmonized way to transform healthcare from a siloed, clinician-centric model to one that enters on the patient and ensures consistency of care across the continuum of care.

This session will discuss the following topics:
  • Why is transforming healthcare so hard and the cost of clinical ineffectiveness
  • Why patient-centered care is important for healthcare providers to succeed
  • The roadmap to Clinical Effectiveness
  • How healthcare technology can play an important role in improving clinical effectiveness
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Keynote Session V1: Case Studies in Value-Based Healthcare: From Theory to Implementation [More Info]
Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei, Vice President, Communications and Value-Based Healthcare, Asia Pacific, Medtronic, Singapore

Value-based healthcare (VBHC) has been gathering momentum around the world yet implementation has remained challenging. This session will focus on case studies that have successfully established one or more of the following foundational VBHC components:

  • Strategic plan for healthcare delivery demonstrating shared commitment to move away from volume to value
  • Data systems with analytics to track and assess outcomes and costs, enable visibility and accountability, and provide intelligence for decision making
  • Bundled care within defined requirements, timeframe, and costs
  • Integrated care pathways to improve efficiencies and outcomes
  • Provider payment models to reward stakeholders for achieving value
  • Integrated provider networks to coordinate care over time and settings

This session is sponsored by:

14:00 - 14:15Session D2: Protect Your Hospital IT, Protect Your Patient [More Info]
John Leon, Vice President, Business Development, ExtraHop, USA

Healthcare is being disrupted by the Internet of Things (IoT), whether it is the introduction of smart medical devices or orchestrating the movement of patient and medical data between devices and applications to automate clinical workflows. With this disruption comes challenges for healthcare organizations. How do they discover and manage all of these new devices? How do they ensure their workflows between devices, apps and users are operating effectively? And how do they make sure all of this is secure? 

This session will discuss how Healthcare IT Analytics can provide the visibility, and peace of mind needed to ensure that the disruption caused by IoT takes the form of improved clinician workflows and time savings across the organization, and does not take the form of security breaches, finger pointing and IT headaches. 

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Session C2: The Siemens Healthineers Digital Ecosystem [More Info]
Dr. Thomas Friese, Vice President, Digital Ecosystem Platform, Siemens Healthineers, Germany

Does digitalization already help you to bring better care to your patients? Are your peers just one click away, no matter where they are? Can you monitor your performance in real time and gain actionable insights from this data? Join Dr Thomas Friese to see how Siemens Healthineers is answering to these questions by building a digital ecosystem that brings together healthcare professionals, patients and solution providers in a secure environment. The cloud-based network ‘teamplay’ aspires to become the biggest virtual imaging team worldwide and provides tools to tackle big data and the challenges of increasing cost pressure. 

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14:15 - 14:30Session V2: Reducing Clinical Variation Through Analytics [More Info]
Charlie Farah, Director, Market Development - Healthcare & Public Sector APAC, Qlik, Asia Pacific, Australia

Clinical variation is one of the greatest drains on a healthcare organization's resources, adding to costs by as much as 30 percent. Every healthcare organization seeks to leverage visual analytics to improve patient care and reduce costs. According to the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare, “Awareness is the first important step in identifying and addressing unwarranted variation; if the existence of variation is unknown, the debate about whether it is unwarranted cannot take place”. Qlik’s visual analytics platform has enabled organizations to explore their data to readily uncover best practices, drive efficiency, and engage clinicians in reducing this variation. Come hear and see how! 

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14:30 - 14:45Session D3: IoT-Based Healthcare Services and Incubation Project [More Info]
Dr. Jongtae Park, Professor, School of Electronics Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Director, Daily Healthcare Demonstration Complex Construction Agency, Korea
Yoonseok Ko, Director, National Information Society Agency, NIA, Department of ICT Convergence, Healthcare & Welfare Team, South Korea

The Korean Government has initiated a project to deploy IoT-based healthcare services at Daegu Metropolitan City in South Korea to promote IoT-based healthcare services industry.

This initiative focuses on real-time monitoring of one's health using its developed services. Some of its services include General Health Management, Chronic Disease Management and Airforce Pilot Combat Force Management focuses on monitoring and management of one's health on a daily basis. This highly improves the quality of life of South Korean citizens by getting to know their health status at any time.

In this session, attendees can expect to learn about:
  • Improving quality of life of the population through IoT-based healthcare services
  • Supporting business incubation scheme with better regulatory support
  • Reaching out to potential service providers with identified demands to create and promote technology enabled care service market

Keynote Session C3: Establishing a Big Data Platform for Intelligent Connectivity Between Patients & Provider [More Info]
Dr. Edward Cheng, CIO, University of Hong Kong (HKU), CIO & GMIT, HKU-Shenzhen Hospital, China

The University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital has established a blueprint for digital health implementation of a Big Data platform that focused on enabling the connections between patients and the medical team. This Big Data platform includes clinical data, mobile and IoT data, and has the capacity to extend to include phenotype data as well as genome sequencing data in the future. It is deployed as an open and extensible Cloud solution architecture that is transferable to other hospitals. Today HKU-Shenzhen Hospital provides a high quality healthcare service on this platform to over 5,500 outpatients everyday along with 1,500 inpatients.

In this session, Dr. Edward Cheng will share the HKU experience in developing and managing a hospital in China as well as the process of deplying an open Big Data system architecture that enables a connected healthcare service between patients and providers.
14:45 - 15:00Session V3: Solving the Perennial Conundrum of Access, Cost & Quality in SingHealth Polyclinic - Value Care Through Disruptive Innovation [More Info]
Dr. Juliana Bahadin, Clinic Director, SingHealth Polyclinic - Bedok, Singapore

The triple impact of an ageing society, increasing burden of chronic conditions and rising patient attendances has resulted in the need to transform our care delivery system and services to meet changing and increasing medical needs of the nation. SingHealth Polyclinic aims to deliver value care to balance cost, access and quality of care. At SingHealth Polyclinic Bedok (SHP-Bedok), Dr. Juliana and her team pioneered the initial steps towards SHP Care Transformation (SCT). It was an apt opportunity to pilot transform care delivery efforts through the use of disruptive innovation initiatives as the facility is re-locating to a new site. The pilot efforts have resulted in improved patient care outcomes and right siting efforts.

In this session, join Dr. Juliana as she shares how she led her team to transform care delivery through the usage of disruptive innovation initiatives to counter the challenges we're facing in healthcare globally.
15:00 - 15:15Session D4: #PutData2Work [More Info]
Michael Cornwell, Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific and Japan, Pure Storage, Singapore

In today’s healthcare climate, monetizing your data is critical to success. Healthcare data organizations need to start putting the hard-won data trapped in their systems to use in decision making. The demand for real time data means more and more health systems are putting big data technology behind all of their reports and analytics, allowing them to combine sources to create actionable insights that help improve service line operations, advance clinical performance, identify new markets and opportunities, and drive patient and provider satisfaction. In short, we need to #PutData2Work.

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15:15 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 15:45Coffee BreakSession C4: Using Analytics to Support Integrated Care [More Info]
Michael Draheim, Chief Information Officer, Metro South Health, Australia

Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane at over 1000 beds, became the first large scale digital hospital in Australia in 2015 and achieved the HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 certification in May 2017. This session will explore the journey to using analytics and data to support collaborative care and the benefits the hospital has achieved in moving to an integrated EMR.

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Session V4: Value-Based Care = (Quality ÷ Cost) x Patient Engagement [More Info]
Tim Morris, Product & Partnership Director, EMEALAAP, Elsevier, UK

Patients are demanding more of their healthcare at a time when costs for basic care, procedures, drugs and management of long term conditions grow. Additionally, with increasing awareness on obesity, smoking, and alcohol, and with the introduction of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT), patients are in the embryonic phase of taking control of their own health and wellness. With the move to value-based care, patient engagement is becoming increasingly important. True value in healthcare can only be measured when quality over cost is delivered with patient engagement in the decision making process, resulting in compliance to treatment plans, and their overall satisfaction in health outcomes. This can be achieved through the delivery of consistent, sustainable, high value care, with the use of current, credible, evidence-based information and guidance.

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15:45 - 16:00Keynote Session D5: How Healthy is Blockchain Technology? [More Info]
Stephen Wilson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research Inc., Australia

Blockchain captured the imagination with a basket of attractive and topical security promises. Many of its properties – like decentralization, security and “trust” – are highly prized in healthcare, and as a result, interest is building in the health sector. But on close inspection, first generation blockchain technology is not a solid fit for e-health.

Born from the anti-establishment cryptocurrency movement, public blockchains remove ‘people’ and ‘process’ from certain types of transactions, but they degrade in regulated settings where people and process are realities. Having inspired a new wave of innovation, blockchain technology needs a lot more work to address the needs of the health sector. This presentation first recaps what blockchain was for, what it does, and what it cannot do, and closes off with advice for how eHealth professionals should engage with this evolving family of technologies.
16:00 - 16:30Session C5: Healthcare Everywhere [More Info]
Dr. Eric Mbuthia Kanyi, Technology Director, Access Afya, Kenya

Access Afya runs a collaborative care model in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Our care teams look different than one would in the developed world: patients receive care at clinics, in schools, at factories and after church. IT links together these interactions, providing data on provision of care, quality of care, and patient outcomes.

The OECD average ratio of physicians to people is 3 to 1,000 and beds to people is 4.9 to 1,000. Kenya has 0.2 physicians and 1.3 beds per 1,000 people. Developing countries such as Kenya need doctors and hospitals but we are not going to have enough capital and time to fix this ratio fast enough to get care to people who really need it. New models focused on prevention, group care, and community health workers have the potential to keep more people healthier with fewer doctors and hospital beds. Access Afya is developing this model to showcase how collaborative community based primary care can work in some of the lowest income populations.
Session V5: Panel Discussion: The Road to Value Based Healthcare - Achieving High Quality Care and Reducing Healthcare Wastages [More Info]
Dr. Keith Lim, Assistant Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Group Chief Value Officer, National University Health System, Singapore
Dr. Jeremy Lim, Partner & Head of Health & Life Sciences, Asia Pacific, Oliver Wyman, Singapore
Dr. Michael A. Pfeffer M.D, FACP, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, UCLA Health Sciences, Associate Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, USA
Moderator: Bob White, Senior Vice President & President, Asia Pacific, Medtronic, Singapore

Healthcare systems globally are struggling with rising costs and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases. Pressure on healthcare leaders to reduce costs and improve quality are also likely to continue. Value-based care has proven to be the single most effective approach for slowing the rise in healthcare expenditure while improving patients’ outcomes and overall healthcare experience. 

Healthcare systems in the UK and US have been working towards value-based care in the recent decades. However, the transition from volume-based to value-based care delivery in the Asia Pacific region has been slow. 

So what is holding it back in practice? 

In this session, join speakers from Asia Pacific and the United States as they share valuable experiences on their journey towards value-based care. Learn about their approaches in delivering patient-centered care and eliminating waste in their care settings.
16:30 - 17:00Session D6: If You Build It, They Will Come: Machine Learning Delivered Via an Ideal Organizational Structure [More Info]
Saif Ahmed, Chief Technology Officer, DocHuddle, USA

The joke within the analytics community is that analytics is 80 percent data gathering and 20 percent actual analysis. With larger datasets in the big data realm, and especially with unstructured data, data gathering, pipeline, engineering and preparation efforts can approach 95% of the effort. Interestingly, a growing community of technologists revel at the opportunity to work on these initial data engineering efforts, a role which is simultaneously, often reviled by researchers as a trough of despair in the path of research. The obvious solution is to better structure organizations and teams to focus on their core competencies.

Well structured medical data gathers researchers like bees to flowers. The wild success of several popular public medical datasets such as the diabetic retinopathy dataset, the lung cancer dataset and the breast cancer dataset are evidence of vast research interest which remains sadly underutilized by the medical community. Of course, hospitals will not generally make their internal medical datasets public, but even just internal usage is likely to foster internal research. Further, it is likely to attract highly motivated doctors and researchers to forward-leaning organizations and help differentiate technological and research leaders from traditional hospitals. Retention is also likely to increase. Research volume and impact are likely to increase, and commercial opportunities will even be realized by some leading players. The success of such centralized efforts is widely touted as one of the key differentiators at high-performing firms like Google, Facebook, Uber, Goldman Sachs, AQR Capital, and Citadel; Saif is driving efforts to bring these best practices to hospitals and clinical research organizations.
Session C6: Continuum of Care at Home: Navigating Complex Care Pathways from the Comfort of One's Home [More Info]
Dr. Oommen John, President, Indian Association for Medical Informatics (IAMI), Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, India

With increasing life expectancy and maturing healthcare systems, there is a growing population of people who develop chronic conditions that require long term care. In most settings, people with chronic conditions seek care from hospitals or standalone specialty centres. A person with multiple chronic conditions therefore would make several hospital or specialty clinic visits which add a huge burden to people who are aging and live on limited resources. As hospitals are primarily design to provide acute episodic care, there are immense opportunities for innovating around newer care pathways for chronic conditions.

This presentation aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the rationale for a technology assisted home based care provision that ensures the continuum of care. The talk would cover established models for ensuring the continuum of care in the home setting, specific focus would be on the technological innovations in this area and how these approaches could be evaluated for clinical outcomes.
17:00 - 17:10Session Transition
17:10 - 17:55Closing Keynote Session 7: Humanizing Health Care: Innovation as a Strategic Imperative [More Info]
Dr. Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA

There is nothing more humane than the pursuit of providing care to our patients, and leading them towards wellness. Yet, even as we have been leveraging technology to aid us in this pursuit, we have tremendous opportunities to innovate and use technology as an enabler of care (vs an impediment to better care). Indeed, innovation if done right, essentially makes technology "invisible" - and brings out the most human aspects of empathy, trust and shared decision making.

This keynote aims to take a critical look to the "culture clash" that exists today in healthcare redesign, and the evolution of health IT amidst the changing landscape of health care. As we evolve new care models that span the balance from precision medicine to population health, with collaborative care models and team based approaches to care that accentuate the core attributes of value based care, it's critical to balance powerful capabilities such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with the right approaches and mind-shift. This talk aims to shine an inspiring spotlight to the art of the possible: in leveraging innovation and innovative approaches to health care redesign to truly humanize health care.
17:55 - 18:00Closing