Healthcare - technology driven transformation

Healthcare - technology driven transformation

Apr 7
Complex healthcare challenges are upon us now. Join CEDA and Healthtech leaders dealing with front line issues to examine how Australia can harness the opportunities for data and digital transformation in healthcare.
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Sue MacLeman, Co-Chair, Expert Working Group, Health Technology Readiness Project, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Dr Charmaine Gittleson, Chief Medical Officer, CSL
Tim Kelsey, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Dr Nic Woods, Health Industry Executive and Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft

Event Overview

Australia has long needed a new prescription for healthcare and the sector has been poised for rapid technology change. While the current COVID-19 crisis has required greater acceptance and take-up of digital delivery of healthcare, much more can be achieved if we capitalise on the right technologies.

This event will examine:
  • The extent to which data, artificial intelligence and technology have enabled decision making during the COVID-19 crisis;
  • The growing use of smart devices, mobile health, telehealth and linking digital records to help improve equity of access and quality of care;
  • Driving the transition to electronic health records and ‘big data’ to map, monitor and predict population health trends;
  • Precision medicine and genetic testing becoming more common and affordable;
  • AI enabled devices and their role in healthcare to improve outcomes for disadvantaged and remote communities; and
  • Operational performance, population health, and enhancing productivity in healthcare.

Livestream start times:

SA/NT: 1.00pm
WA: 11.30am

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.


Meet the keynote speaker

Sue MacLeman
Co-Chair, Expert Working Group, Health Technology Readiness Project, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Sue MacLeman has more than 30 years’ experience as a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology executive having held senior roles in corporate, medical, commercial and business development. Sue has also served as CEO and Board member of several ASX and NASDAQ listed companies in the pharmaceutical sector and is currently Chair of MTPConnect, Anatara Lifesciences, and Tali Digital; a Non-Executive Director of Palla Pharma, Oventus Medical, and veski. Sue is also a member of several academic and government advisory committees. Her broad commercial experience is underpinned by graduate qualifications in pharmacy and post graduate qualifications in corporate governance, commercial law, business administration and marketing.

Meet the panel

Dr Charmaine Gittleson
Chief Medical Officer, CSL

Dr Charmaine Gittleson is an internationally experienced pharmaceutical physician and enterprise leader who has been the Chief Medical Officer for CSL Behring since 2017. She leads global benefit risk decisions, assessment of bioethical conduct of human research activities, and global patient engagement/focus. She has previously led various clinical and safety global R&D functions at CSL from 2005 to 2017, during which time she gained extensive experience in strategic drug development and registration with the achievement of global approvals for seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines, as well a number of biologics within the rare disease and orphan space. Charmaine is passionate about advancing patient and community health outcomes through partnership in development, contributing to scientific progress through strategic innovation balanced with risk tolerance and the development of talent, particularly women in Pharma.

Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Tim Kelsey is an advocate for data use that improves both customer experiences and outcomes. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency and the British Government's first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

Meet the moderator

Dr Nic Woods
Health Industry Executive and Chief Medical Officer, Microsoft

Having spent over 20 years working in clinical medicine and digital health globally, this is an incredibly dynamic time to be working in this intersection. I believe information technology has the capacity to significantly and positively change the face of how healthcare is delivered and how patients and consumers will participate with their care now and into the future. The acceleration of medical and digital technologies is opening a world of possibilities and now is the time to harness the best of them to support the generations of the future. 

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