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Close-up: Dr David Evans

28 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Dr David Evans
Dr David Evans

Dr David Evans is the Director of Medical Services at the QE II Hospital in Brisbane. He is a specialist in medical administration and has academic qualifications in health administration, information technology and occupational health and safety. He has a 20 plus year involvement in Health Informatics and has contributed to the National EHR Taskforce, Health Connect, Queensland Health’s Enterprise Discharge Summary and Viewer projects, NEHTA and the PCEHR’s development.

He is an Australian Representative to the IHTSDO Quality Assurance Committee working on SNOMED CT, a Project Executive, Application Owner and Clinical Advisor with e-health in Queensland Health, a NEHTA Program Clinical Lead and co-chair of the Australian Classification and Terminology User Group. He is active within a variety of IT14 committees within Standards Australia.

Dr Evans is passionate about safe, effective information technology and secure, meaningful communication across the continuum of clinical care. Current interests are focused around knowledge management and clinical systems architecture.

Dr Evans will be speaking at the eHealth Interoperability Conference, to be held on the 11th and 12th September. His presentation will cover:

Evolution not revolution in the development of an award winning shared electronic health record for Queensland

  •  The evolution of a first generation shared electronic record called “The Viewer” within Queensland Health.
  •  Early design enhancements and utilisation of current web services have enabled dynamic interoperability with emerging national initiatives (eg PCEHR)
  • Utilisation successes demonstrated in disaster management, lost paper records, financial savings, PCEHR support and ease of use.
  • Rapid front end redesign provides in-house flexibility.
  • Increasing functionality as more information sources become integrated.

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