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eMedication Management Conference

The nation’s only event to look solely at electronic prescribing and electronic medication management systems.
14 – 15 March 2017 | Swissotel, Sydney

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The 6th Annual eMedication Management Conference will take place on 14-15 March 2017 at the Swissotel in Sydney.

In 2016, we welcomed over 100 attendees from across all states and territories, including representation from NZ and the UK. We look forward to 2017 with an audience made up of public and private hospitals, governments and universities to examine the implementation and integration processes of eMM systems.

The conference provides fantastic networking opportunities, and a platform for information sharing, encouraging hospitals that have had success with the introduction of eMM systems, to then support and guide the activities of those at an earlier stage in the process.

View presentations from the 5th Annual eMedication Management Conference 2016

See images from last year’s eMedication Management Conference here.


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8:30 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Kate Richardson, eMM Pharmacist, St Vincent’s Health, Sydney

9:10 am

– Opportunities for eMM mobile apps & the benefits for clinical decision support, & consumer education & empowerment
– How privacy can be an enabler of trust & benefits realisation

9:40 am

Evaluation of Computerised Decision Support in eMed Systems

Melissa Baysari, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

10:10 am

A Collaborative Australian-UK Study to Measure the Impact of eMM on the Work of Hospital Pharmacists

Prof Johanna Westbrook, Director, Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

10:40 am

Morning Tea & Networking

11:20 am

– eHealth NSW vision – ‘A digitally enabled & integrated health system delivering patient-centred health experiences & quality health outcomes’
– Robust program governance to achieve eMR Connect’s expected outputs, business outcomes & integration with current & future eMR systems
– Tackling the challenges (strategic, program & LHD); & the path ahead

11:50 am

– Standardisation to improve safety & quality through system design
– Clinical risk management methodology for difficult decisions
– State-wide clinical governance framework, empowered to make decisions & recommendations
– Develop standardised system design in a ‘federated’ environment
– Establish speciality focus groups to address complex medication designs
– Partner with LHDs to develop enhancements

12:20 pm

– Design & build of IV infusions & complex medication orders
– Considerations for paediatrics
– Considerations for nursing

12:50 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:50 pm

– Process for design, build & validation
– Hurdles during build
– Uptake & usage of order sets
– Use of order sets as a tool for safer prescribing

2:20 pm

The successful implementation of electronic Order Entry Results Reporting at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
– A project that was clinically led and with project management support
– Organisational readiness; a gradual approach to rollout; and a tailored approach to change
– Go-live support

2:50 pm

– Medication safety improvements expected with the implementation of eMM
– Review actual medication incident reporting during the rollout of eMM & how this changes after rollout is complete
– How incident reporting influences changes to the eMM build & improves patient safety

3:20 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

3:50 pm

– Go-live preparation & roll-out of an eMM system across two co-located facilities
– Benefits & challenges of varied go-live approaches
– Preparing for the unexpected – Benefits of user engagement

4:20 pm

– Collaboration between eHealth NSW & the Clinical Excellence Commission to develop a process & categorisation matrix to analyse eMeds incident reports & clinical issues logged
– Identification & rectification of issues – Continuous optimisation of the eMR & learnings applied to new eMeds sites

5:00 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

8:30 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Remarks from the Chair

Jillian Campbell, eMR Application Manager (Pharmacy), eMR Unit, SCHN

9:10 am

– eMR Connect approach to monitoring & evaluation
– Embedding benefits realisation management
> Framework, change schedule, processes & tools, coaching to support the team
> eMeds benefits & key measures
> Metrics identified across the benefits end-to-end lifecycle
> Initial findings
– Key considerations & learnings

9:40 am

– What went wrong
– Lessons learnt for a failure
– Future strategy for letting at least someone know what’s happening

10:10 am

– Collaboration between eHealth NSW’s eMR Connect Program team, LHDs & the vendor/s & the roles each play to support one another to successfully connect with clinicians & front line staff affected by the introduction of new technologies
– Smarter, safer & better patient care is supported, delivering faster adoption, less resistance & better utilisation of the system

10:40 am

Morning Tea & Networking

11:10 am

– Current challenges of integrating existing advanced – practice role into eMM systems
– Development of priorities for planning capacity for future service
– Learning from others

11:40 am

– Implementation of an eMR to improve patient safety through communication, legibility, standardisation & improved workflow
– Demonstrating change is challenging
– Leveraging existing data & defining the new
– Preliminary findings post-implementation
– Prevail or perish – What did we learn?

12:10 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:10 pm

Implementing Paediatric eMR/ Oncology Powerplans/ PowerChart Oncology - From Planning to Implementation & the Lessons Learnt

Adam Bennett, Project Lead Oncology Electronic Medical Record Pilot, MEMORY Project, SCHN Catherine Ferguson, Oncology Lead Nursing Analyst, MEMORY Project, SCHN

1:50 pm

– Introduction to RCH & the Epic eMR system for Oncology functionality
– Defining the scope
– Implementation considerations – Build, resourcing, clinician involvement, validation & cutover
– Go-live issues & lessons learnt

2:20 pm

Afternoon Tea & Networking

2:50 pm

– Implementation in a greenfield site
– Local benefits of the ICU CIS implementation
– Challenges & risks of a standalone ICU CIS with a focus on lack of digital medical record integration & use of paper based medication charts on wards

3:20 pm

– Does the available evidence support the inclusion of a single medication alert type or alert suite over others in hospital eMM systems?
– Results of a systematic review of the comparative effectiveness of single & multiple medication alert types in hospital eMM systems
– Preliminary results of the first national survey on the use, configuration, evaluation & governance of eMM prescribing alerts in Australian hospitals

3:50 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair & Close of the Conference


Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $2595+GSTEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days) $2095+GSTEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Standard registration pricing
    Standard rate: $2,595
    Hospital rate: $2,095
  • Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost
    To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email
    Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.


“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


Kate Richardson

eMM Pharmacist, St Vincent’s Health, Sydney

Vanessa Halter


Melissa Baysari

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

Johanna Westbrook

Director, Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation

Jonathan Di Michiel

Program Director, eMR Connect, eHealth NSW

Andrew Hargreaves

Clinical Specialist - Pharmacist, eMR Connect Program; eMM Project Officer, NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group

Mina Georgy

Design Lead, eMR Connect Program

Jeffrey Ong

Medications Team Lead - eMR Project, Pharmacist - Pharmacy Department, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Jenny Te

eMR Clinical Analyst, Medications Team, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

Andrew Blanch

Lead Clinical Champion for ieMR & D/Director Emergency, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Natalie Tasker

Network Medication Safety Pharmacist, SCHN

Silvia Fazekas

SESLHD eMEDs Engagement & Adoption Lead, Information Management Services, The Sutherland Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital

Rachael Worthington

Clinical Business Analyst - Safety & Quality, eMR Connect Program

Lisa Shaheen

Clinical Specialist - Pharmacist, eMR Connect Program

Nina Muscillo

Senior Manager Medication Safety, Clinical Excellence Commission

Jillian Campbell

eMR Application Manager (Pharmacy), eMR Unit, SCHN

Jo Rappolt

Evaluation & Benefits Manager, eMR Connect Program

David Wallace

eMM Manager, Corporate Services Bureau, Department of Health, Northern Territory Government

Bianca Jordaan

Change & Adoption Manager eMR Connect, eHealth NSW

Michael Dooley

Director of Pharmacy, Alfred Health; Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety, Monash University

Adam Bennett

Project Lead Oncology Electronic Medical Record Pilot, MEMORY Project, SCHN Catherine Ferguson, Oncology Lead Nursing Analyst, MEMORY Project, SCHN

Stephanie Chau

eMR Senior Clinical Analyst - Beacon (Oncology), The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

Breigh Ridley

Senior Pharmacist (Critical Care Team Lead), Fiona Stanley Hospital

Natalie Page

M.Phil Candidate, Macquarie University

when & where

14 - 15 Mar 2017

Swissotel, Sydney
68 Market Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9238 8888

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