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AIIA NSW Healthcare Leadership Discussion: “Healthcare Analytics and the Algorithm Economy”

Thursday, 05 May 2016
Member price: $65


“Data is inherently dumb — Algorithms are where the real value lies. Algorithms define action.” Peter Sondergaard, Senior Vice President, Gartner Research

Healthcare organisations large and small are struggling with the amount of data created by the systems that they are investing in, and the difficulty in getting that data out in a meaningful form.

Come along and hear experts including Dr Zoran Bolevich, CEO, e-Health New South Wales, as well as Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Business Analytics Research Team at Gartner, addressing this important issue. They will be joined by Dr Jean Evans who will discuss some practical examples and challenges from her recent work at the Kolling Institute in Sydney.

This member-only panel discussion will draw out the key challenges and some potential solutions for analytics and big data in healthcare, as well as updating you on the latest Gartner research on the algorithm economy.


Ian Bertram, Managing Vice President, Business Analytics Research Team, Gartner

An IT industry veteran for 25 years, with unsurpassed knowledge of the global technology market, I’ve fulfilled various local, regional and global roles, holding responsibilities across different parts of the business with a proven track record leading high performance teams.

Recognised as a subject matter expert in IT led businesses, in particular around Business analytics and use if Information. I advise and partner with executive management of organizations developing strategic plans and guiding their implementation.

I have extensive experience with executive management, business development, sales, marketing management, and product development roles. I’m a seasoned public speaker at events and within the media, as well as a regular on social media.

Dr Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive Officer, eHealth Department NSW

A trained doctor with a passion for ICT, Zoran brings to eHealth NSW broad experience in a range of senior health management and ICT leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to joining eHealth NSW, Zoran has worked at the Ministry of Health as Executive Director for Health System Information and Performance Reporting and, most recently, as Acting Deputy Secretary for System Purchasing and Performance.

Across the Tasman, Zoran spent several years leading a regional shared services agency for District Health Boards and, after that, took up a role with New Zealand’s Ministry of Health where he was responsible for the national health information strategy and architecture.

He is a member of the eHealth Executive Council, the peak ICT committee for NSW Health, which is responsible for setting eHealth strategy, advising on eHealth policy and standards, monitoring performance and ensuring effective project delivery within a whole of NSW

Health context. Zoran is NSW Health’s representative on the National Health Information and Performance Principal Committee of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council and is the current Co-chair of the National Health Chief Information Officers Forum.

Since joining eHealth NSW in July, he has focused on building on current areas of strength, streamlining governance of eHealth’s key programs and activities as well as progressing the development of new eHealth strategy for NSW Health.

As well as a medical degree, Zoran holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Dr Jean Evans, Project Director, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Over 25 years experience in senior management roles in public and private healthcare organisations including Ministry/Department of Health, hospitals, and for consulting organisations and software developers in Australia, Asia, Middle East and in Europe.

She has presented on eHealth at a number of international conferences, and has facilitated workshops explaining the lessons learned from a large and complex implementation of an electronic medical record.

Jean’s previous experience as Chief Information Officer/Director of ICT at the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District managing health information technology and communications for 20 hospitals, gives her extensive practical knowledge for consulting in many areas of health-related challenges.

Recently, Jean has assisted the NSW Ministry of Health in projects relating to Activity Based Funding, and with the Office of Health & Medical Research, undertaking an environmental scan of NSW universities, local health districts, medical research hubs and the Pillars, to determine the projects that are being undertaken relating to Health Informatics, and how there can be greater collaboration. In addition, Dr Evans has participated across Australia in ACHS & National Standards accreditation reviews of both public and private hospitals, which cover the clinical areas of the national standards.

Jean’s role in the Kolling Institute with their Health Informatics Project (Big Data Analytics), required her to work with key stakeholders to determine the relevant extracts of clinical information to be taken from the LHD’s various clinical systems for the Obstetrics, Head & Neck Cancer and Cardiology exemplars. This enabled integrated and linked data to be displayed in a dashboard, allowing clinical staff to pose health treatment questions of the displayed data.  Clinical interrogation of integrated patient data in real time in a project such as this, should assist in improving both diagnosis and health outcomes.

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