Perioperative medicine – digital strategies and global trends

SINGAPORE, 15 March 2016

HISA in partnership with Getz Clinical invites you to attend a breakfast presentation and networking opportunity. In this feature event we will explore the clinical experiences in implementation of digital systems supporting perioperative care and anaesthesiology in hospital settings.

The session will include discussion on electronic perioperative information management systems (ePIMS), the evidence supporting their adoption and perspectives on innovative business models that enable efficient and cost effective implementation of clinical software solutions in the hospital environment.

With special guest speakers:

Dr John Ellingham

Dr John Ellingham, FANZCA will present on the evidence and practical clinical experience in ePIMS, workflow design and practice change as it relates to perioperative medicine.

John is a senior specialist medical practitioner and anaesthetist currently based in Canberra with experience across public and private practice settings. John has a passion for achieving clinical excellence in medical and health service delivery, with experience at both State and hospital level in quality assurance initiatives and the application of digital information systems.

Stephen Fitzgerald

Stephen Fitzgerald, CIO Getz Clinical will present on the emerging technology trends in this area and provide an overview of Software as a Service, Hardware as a Service and emerging cloud technology trends within healthcare.

Stephen is an experienced IT solution professional with a deep understanding of clinical system design and implementation, health sector business engagement and emerging technologies and innovations.

Areas covered include:

  • Practical experience and lessons learnt in clinical workflow design and implementation in digitising perioperative care and anaesthetics systems
  • Perspectives and observations on change and the clinical and business outcomes for practitioners, IT implementers and administrators
  • Latest emerging trends and technologies in the perioperative space with an increased focus on innovation delivery, interoperability and patient engagement
  • Practical experience from a number of key case studies from around the world

This presentation would benefit:

  • Medical Directors, Heads of Department and senior medical practitioners in perioperative care and anaesthesiology
  • Related clinical practitioners including nursing and allied health related in perioperative care
  • Healthcare executives and administrators managing hospital services and service redesign and change
  • Health and Hospital CIOs, enterprise architects, health informaticians and health IT implementers involved in digital hospital programs and health IT implementations

The event will be hosted by HISA CEO, Dr Louise Schaper:

Dr Louise Schaper

Louise Schaper is an innovator and a change agent who doesn’t sit still and whose passion and enthusiasm for health informatics is shaping a new future for HISA. Her appointment as CEO came on the back of 10 years of experience in, and applied passion for, health informatics. With a background as an occupational therapist and a PhD on technology acceptance amongst healthcare professionals, Louise is a world leader in allied health informatics and is intimately connected to Australia’s substantial health reform efforts, where ehealth is a key enabler to achieving high quality, safe, sustainable and patient-centred care. In addition to her leadership of HISA, Louise was on the Advisory Board for Stanford Medicine X 2013 conference, has been part of NEHTA’s Clinical Leads team and previously chaired the E-Health International Advisory Group of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Event details

When: Wednesday 30 March 2016, 7.00am for a 7.30am start, until 9.00am

Where: Mercure Hotel, Perth, Caroline Room, 10 Irwin Street, Perth 6000, Australia

Contact: E: T: 03 9326 3311

Register your interest for this breakfast event. HISA members will receive first preference.

About HISA

HISA is the peak body for digital health, eHealth and health informatics in Australia. We advocate and promote the use of digital technologies in healthcare in improve efficiency, quality of care and patient outcomes. As a not-for-profit membership based national organisation we work with government, health providers, industry and researchers to grow the profession of health and clinical informatics and better healthcare. The HISA Breakfast Series focuses on thought leadership, practical experience and knowledge exchange around key topical and speciality areas of interest with the support of sponsoring industry partners. To learn more about HISA visit

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