23 - 24 July, 2019 | Melbourne, Victoria

Nurses and Clinicians- Onfloor Program Day One: Monday, 20th August 2018

10:20 am - 10:30 am Welcome Address from the Chair

10:30 am - 11:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Establishing the Link Between Nursing Leadership and Enhanced Staff Retention, Recruitment and Patient Outcomes

Positive nursing leadership directly correlates with a happier safer workplace in acute, community and aged care settings. With reference to Peter Mac, Jac will discuss:

  • The dire need to modernise the way we lead healthcare and plan the workforce to align with changing work environments and expectations of the next generation of workers
  • How to keep your staff engaged as they transition and settle into a new environment, lessons learnt from Peter Mac’s relocation
  • How the VCCC is changing the way nurses work as teams work more autonomously in single rooms and now service over 180 patients daily

11:00 am - 11:30 am The Emerging Role of the Chief Nursing Information Officer

Vanessa Reid - CNIO, Northern Health
This presentation will delve into the emerging prominence of Chief Nursing Information Officers (CNIOs) in today’s healthcare IT environment. In this session, Janette will:

  • Discuss why the CNIO role is pivotal for health services embarking or sustaining a digital ecosystem
  • Define the difference between the CNIO role and other nursing informatics positions and the skill sets necessary for the CNIO role
  • Discuss how to build and justify a business case for overcoming the lack of senior management support on the need for the CNIO role
  • Explore the CNIO role in response to EMR and other technologies that can enhance productivity and patient care

Vanessa Reid

Northern Health

11:30 am - 12:00 pm CASE STUDY: Multi Drug Resistant Organisms – Prevention, Control and Patient Management

Karen Maglinao - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Infection and Prevention, Melbourne Health
  • Emergence of the multi-drug resistant organisms (MRO)
  • Emergency to create awareness and educate nurses around recognising symptoms and treating patients with MRO
  • Prevention and active management strategies

Karen Maglinao

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Infection and Prevention
Melbourne Health

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Leverage the Full Potential of Nursing Informatics

Vanessa Reid - CNIO, Northern Health
This panel will explore how to use nursing informatics more effectively to improve stakeholder communication for more transparent and efficient patient flow and improved patient care. Discussion points will include:

  • Resources required to aggregate robust data and translate into meaningful interpretations
  • Identifying data that is fit for purpose for frontline clinicians to mitigate clinical patient risk
  • The need for nurses to become data astute and closing the skills gap with focused and continuous training
  • Achieving transparent patient flow information, accurate scheduling and patient transfer in real time across your healthcare facility
  • Ability for demand management through predictive analytics capability
  • Requirements enabling benchmarking from EMR’s for measuring quality of nursing care outcomes

Vanessa Reid

Northern Health

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Break

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Augmented and VR - Star Trek Novelties or Innovative Healthcare Opportunity?

Damian Claydon- Platt - Chief Information Officer, Epworth Healthcare

Damian Claydon- Platt

Chief Information Officer
Epworth Healthcare

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Transition and Succession Planning at Mercy Health

Louise Kortum - Senior Clinical Coordinator - Ambulatory Care Services, Mercy Hospital for Women

Louise Kortum

Senior Clinical Coordinator - Ambulatory Care Services
Mercy Hospital for Women

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Redefining and Implementing New or Modified Clinical Process

Brett Sellars - Clinical Nurse Consultatn, Robina Hospital

Brett Sellars

Clinical Nurse Consultatn
Robina Hospital

3:30 pm - 3:30 pm Expo Passport Prize Draw