Dr Patricio Sepulveda
Director Business Development & Innovation Catalyst
2:00 PM EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Create a Culture for Commercial Innovation in Public Hospitals
Contemporary challenges require the convergence public (hospitals) and private organisations to drive an innovation economy. But the final step of research translation into commercial outcomes is unusual in the setting of a large general Australian health services with its myriad competing demands, partially due to a cultural problem.
In this session Patricio will showcase how a unique innovation culture initiative within the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Melbourne Health Accelerator (MHx), is turning the dial of the hospital’s innovation culture.
3:00 PM EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Current ICT Trends and Leveraging Emerging Technologies to Achieve Greater Connectivity and Access
Recent “disruptive technologies” currently impact business models in health. These can catalyse new models of care which bring the locus of control closer to the individual or their carers. Empowering individuals to manage their health status addresses the burden of disease and improves quality of life. This panel will provide some examples of how health services can leverage these technologies.
- Greater connectivity and power of mobile devices supports distributed work tasks
- Access to information when and where it is needed allows better health decisions
- Collecting data continuously for individuals provides more personalised health understanding
- Empowering the individual to take control of their health – how having a more engaged and informed patient can lead to better patient outcomes and patient-clinician relationships