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eMedication Management Conference

The nation’s only event to look solely at electronic prescribing and electronic medication management systems.

29-30 March 2022 | Swissotel Sydney

We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

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Early bird rate expires 11 February 2022


Now in its 11th year, The eMedication Management Conference is the only event of its kind to provide a platform bringing together key decision makers to network and discuss the latest in electronic medication management, electronic prescribing and the electronic health record.

Every year, the agenda evolves in line with key industry developments, latest initiatives and feedback from the industry. The 2022 iteration will provide a picture of what is happening across the country with eMeds and discussion will shift toward how we make use of emerging innovative technologies such as AI and automation and how this changes outcomes. It will also dive into governance and regulation, how we bring eMeds from hospitals into community and primary care settings, as well as what the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been.

Who Attends?
This event brings together a diverse cross section of decision makers from pharmacists to nursing staff, medical staff, IT support and project teams. Reflecting the high level and wide-ranging multidisciplinary perspectives featured in the conference program.


James Sallis

Pharmacist, SA Health

Michael Bakker

Electronic Medication Management and Pharmacy Automation Lead, SA Health

James Grant

Clinical Informatics Consultant (Pharmacist), Queensland Health

A/Prof Charlotte Hespe

Director and Current Faculty Chair NSW /ACT, Council Member, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Head General Practice and Primary care Research Primary, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, GP Director, Glebe Family Medical Practice

Mitchell Arthur

Specialist Pharmacist: Information Management Statewide Hospital Pharmacy, Tasmanian Health Service

Louis Cheung

eMM Team Lead, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

A/Prof Michael Franco

Chief Medical Information Officer, Monash Health

Aimee Solomon

Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, ACT Health

Scott Thomson

Head of Innovation, Customer Engineering, Google

Jolanta Samoc

Project Manager - Pharmacovigilance Branch, Therapeutic Goods Administration

Julian Soriano

Embedded Aged Care Pharmacist, Tanunda Lutheran Home, Senior Pharmacist Palliative Care, SA Pharmacy

Dr Nadarajah Kangaharan

Director of Medicine and Cardiologist, Division of Medicine, Top End Health Service, Clinical Sponsor, Acacia - Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP)

Richard Marotti

Director of Pharmacy Services, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Ross Vergios

Senior Analyst (Pharmacist) – Electronic Medication Management, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

Jo Hunter

Assistant Deputy Director of Pharmacy – Informatics, Monash Health

Jarrod Yip

Deputy Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, Alfred Health

Prof Elizabeth Manias

Research Professor, Deakin University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Institute for Health Transformation

A/Prof Melissa Baysari

Associate Professor in Digital Health, University of Sydney

Kate Renzenbrink

Chief Nursing & Midwifery Informatics Officer, Western Health and Clinical Reference Lead, Australian Digital Health Agency

Kristin Michaels

Chief Executive, The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

Vicki Ibrahim

Program Director, Medicines Safety Program, Australian Digital Health Agency

Ashleigh Rhind

Project Manager, Medicines Safety Program, Australian Digital Health Agency

Jessica Hosking

Senior Pharmacist - Electronic Medication Management, Perth Children’s Hospital

Mohamed Magoury

Director of Pharmacy Services at Fakeeh University Hospital

Magda Raban

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, NHMRC Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Anita Sivasubramaniam

Specialist Aged Care Pharmacist & Department of Pharmacy, Westmead Hospital

Richard Pannett

Acting Director, eMR Connect Program, eHealth NSW


9:00 am

Opening Address by Chair

Louis Cheung, eMM Team Lead, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

9:15 am

  • Patient-centric implementation and why this is critical ‘one patient, one chart’
  • Organisational culture and org readiness- valuing interprofessional collaboration, early design input from clinicians, targeted training, user engagement
  • The power of clinical informatics and digital health leadership- why a specialised workforce is needed for e-meds success
  • Unintentional errors and consequences with emeds- why? Where are the gaps? What can we do? Who can do it?
  • The nursing of the future – giving nurses and midwives back their power and their data- prioritise the people over the technology

9:45 am

Evidence Briefings on Interventions to Improve Medication Safety Report focusing on eMedication and Close Loop Medication Management System

Senior Representative, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care,

10:15 am

  • Improving Patient, Caregiver, Family & Clinician User Experiences in eMedications
  • How eMedications will work with devices, wearables & electronic health to provide a continuum of care
  • Improving clinical workflows and patient outcomes through better AI and data flows

10:45 am

Networking Break

11:15 am

  • ePrescriptions in hospital, community and aged care settings – current state and future landscape
  • Active Script List –benefits for consumers and pharmacists
  • Improved access to medicines information – My Health Record
  • Digital enablers to Medication Reconciliation – Pharmacist Shared Medicines List

11:45 am

Digital Health Innovations within Alfred Health

Jarrod Yip, Deputy Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, Alfred Health

12:15 pm

This multidisciplinary panel during will discuss bridging eMedication Management from a hospital and critical care into a homecare GP setting. Speaking to professional experiences and the evolving role of the GP’s post pandemic within ePrescribing, electronic medication management and digital health records.

12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm

  • Health Informatics Landscape in the NT – Past, present and future
  • Update of Acacia – NT wide EMR and other related clinical decision support tools ( ie Territory Kidney Care – TKC)
  • Role of Integrated information system in managing chronic diseases in the regional, remote and indigenous heath context – from a Clinician perspective.

2:15 pm

  • The decision regarding in-pharmacy automation – Pharmacy redesign and ROWA design
  • ROsWA Commissioning and Implementation during COVID – lessons learnt and complications
  • Benefits of automation and next steps

2:45 pm

  • Scale of eMeds rollout in NSW
  • Timeline and approach to rollout
  • Benefits achieved and lessons learned

3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:45 pm

The State of the Nation - Site Snapshots

Michael Bakker, Electronic Medication Management and Pharmacy Automation Lead, SA Health

James Grant, Clinical Informatics Consultant (Pharmacist), Queensland Health

Mitchell Arthur, Specialist Pharmacist: Information Management Statewide Hospital Pharmacy, Tasmanian Health Service

Aimee Solomon, Chief Pharmacy Information Officer, ACT Health

A/Prof Michael Franco, Chief Medical Information Officer, Monash Health

Jessica Hosking, Senior Pharmacist - Electronic Medication Management, Perth Children’s Hospital

4:45 pm

CLOSING | Closing Remarks from Chair and Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  • Understand the vision of the Autonomous Pharmacy Framework and its five components
  • Learn how Fakeeh University Hospital designed the medication use process around the Autonomous
  • Pharmacy Framework
  • Identify the challenges that affect the adoption of the Framework
  • Constructing a solid business case for Autonomous Pharmacy

9:40 am

  • SA Pharmacy use of the Allscripts system has evolved following the initial release of the system
  • Supporting version changes and new deployments demands considerable person hours to update individual user profiles to accept iterative changes in the system and is an opt-in method.
  • User behaviour of information is conveyed in the EMR has not been reviewed
  • Although more information is present in an EMR it takes longer to complete pharmacy documents and there is duplication across electronic system due to lack of interfacing
  • Observing user behaviour across the enterprise will be used to improve the default profile and centralise management
  • Standardising some elements of the system will inform system improvements that flow on to deliver practice efficiencies.

10:10 am

  • Technology-related errors (TREs) are new errors that occur after the implementation of eMeds.
  • Understanding the types of TREs that occur is crucial for ongoing optimisation of eMeds.
  • We investigated over 1000 clinical prescribing errors immediately and 1-year after the implementation of eMeds at a paediatric hospital.
  • One if four clinical prescribing errors were assessed to be technology-related.
  • How the TREs occurred, and actions taken to address them will be described.

10:40 am

Networking Break

11:10 am

  • The Therapeutic Goods Administration is investigating ways to improve how health professionals report medicine adverse events.
  • This work includes better integrating adverse event reporting into health systems to reduce barriers and help health professionals meet their regulatory obligations.
  • The TGA is also working to streamline how adverse event data is shared to improve the management of safety signals in Australia.

11:40 am

In the emerging environment of Electronic Medication Management in residential and hospital aged care. Within this panel of aged care professions will discuss their experiences within ePrescribing, electronic medication management and digital health record implementation and application across the care of individual in residential and hospital aged care facilities.

12:25 pm

Networking Lunch

1:40 pm

  • Most hospital pharmacy departments use their own local solutions to log discharge prescriptions that need to be dispensed such as paper slips, SharePoint sites and Excel spreadsheets.
  • These solutions are often designed for internal tracking purposes and not as communication tools between pharmacy and nursing staff.
  • A novel prescription tracking solution was developed to provide nursing staff with visibility of the dispensing process and hence facilitate discharge planning and patient flow.
  • The solution utilises existing functionalities within the Cerner Millennium platform and the Ministry of Health’s Patient Journey Board to provide real-time updates.
  • A successful pilot was conducted at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the Wollongong Hospital after which the solution was rolled out more broadly across South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts.

2:10 pm

  • How often are patients exposed to drug-drug interactions (DDIs)?
  • When and how are patients harmed from DDIs?
  • Implications for DDI alert inclusion and design

2:40 pm

  • The vast majority of Australian public and private hospitals are now registered to My Health Record platform
  • A survey of hospital pharmacists examined the use of My Health Record in hospital pharmacy settings, its adoption, and barriers and challenges to its use
  • Barriers identified to greater use were largely structural; with a lack of integration with conformant clinical software raised most frequently
  • Cultural barriers relating to negative perceptions regarding the accuracy and completeness of patient information, with training emerging as a key factor to enhance engagement

2:55 pm

CLOSING | Closing Remarks from Chair



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Mohamed Magoury, Head of Pharmacy Informatics and Automation at Fakeeh Care Group and Acting Pharmacy Director, Fakeeh University Hospital, DUBAI

The Al Wakra Hospital Pharmacy Department based in Doha, Qatar is one of the most advanced in the Middle East, with inpatient, sterile compounding, outpatient and satellite pharmacies serving more than 40 specialties. One of the most exciting innovations has been the introduction of pharmacy robots. In the outpatient pharmacy, integration of Rowa with Cerner PharmNet Retail has improved dispensing accuracy and medication safety, while reducing the average waiting time by up to 80 %.

“Rowa’s ability to store both lot and expiry date information for every medication in the device database has greatly improved our management of expired medications, reducing expired
stock wastage and improving patient safety.”
Mohamed Magoury, RPh, PMP, CPHIMS, Pharmacy Informatics Officer, Al Wakra Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha

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“Great over view of current position of eMM in Australia.”
Quality Improvement Officer, St Vincent’s Private Hospital

“Some great outcomes – fantastic to share with us.”
Nurse Educator, Alfred Health

“Lots of content provided in an engaging way.”
EMM Project Coordinator, Cabrini Health

“Good Practical presentations, with thought provoking issues.”
Manager – Quality, Strategy & Development Australian Medicines Handbook

“Lessons learnt from various sites can be used and coordinated for all the young eMM projects.”
eMM Design Manager, Western Sydney Health District

“A highlight was the presentations that gave us a view of where the future of eMM can take us and current experience in Australian Hospitals with implementation of eMM and primary robotics.”
Acting Chief Pharmacist, Princess Margaret Hospital

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29 - 30 Mar 2022

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 9238 8888


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