The privacy paradox: Data sharing in healthcare – presented by Monash Tech Talks

The privacy paradox: Data sharing in healthcare – presented by Monash Tech Talks

Monash Tech Talks Online webinar
Wednesday, 23 June 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (AEST)

‘Data’ - what comes to mind first?

For many, it’s privacy.

This is especially true in healthcare, where patients will often reveal their most sensitive details. But providing the right information could mean the difference between life and death.

This begs a few important questions: Where do we draw the line? What are the consequences? And are healthcare providers today equipped to effectively share data?

Prepare for a thought-provoking discussion

In this Monash Tech Talks webinar, hear from experts in IT and healthcare as they reveal behind-the-scenes insights into:

  • what interoperability is, how it works and why it’s important for the future.
  • the current state of interoperability across healthcare providers.
  • the impact of sharing and not sharing data on patients and their treatments.
  • solutions to balance the need for information with our right to privacy – such as micro-consent and attribute-based control.

Webinar details

Date Wednesday 23 June 2021
Time 12.30pm: Webinar commences
1.10pm: Q&A begins 
Where Online – via Zoom Webinars  

Meet the host and speakers

Watch this space – more panel members to be announced!

Rachel Pannett
Journalist, The Washington Post

Starting as a journalist in her home country New Zealand, Rachel has reported from around the world including Europe, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, East Timor and Papua New Guinea.

She has covered wildfires and terrorist attacks, elections and political upheavals, and traced the journeys of Myanmar Rohingya refugees and Afghan migrants seeking a better life abroad. On a less-serious note, she has also written about beer-can boat races, Elvis impersonators in the Outback and Australia's 'Route 66'.

Rachel joined the Post's foreign desk in 2021 after more than a decade with The Wall Street Journal, where she was deputy bureau chief for Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Chris Bain
Digital Health lead, Faculty of Information Technology

Professor Bain is the inaugural Professor of Practice in Digital Health. He is both a seasoned clinician and a respected IT and information systems specialist.

With more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, including 12 in clinical medicine, Professor Bain’s work focuses heavily on the usability of technology in healthcare, data and analytics, software and systems evaluation, technology ecosystems and the governance of IT and data. Working closely with other faculties, universities and companies around the world, Professor Bain has led numerous software development and implementation projects in both the clinical and management support areas.

He is recognised widely for his proven expertise in digital health – and his contributions to many prototypes and fully implemented systems.

Adjunct Associate Professor Naomi Dobroff
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, Monash Health
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University

Adjunct Associate Professor Dobroff is the healthcare executive responsible for leading and advocating for over 7500 nurses and midwives in the appropriate implementation of Clinical Information Systems that enable the provision of care to Monash Health patients. In addition to her current roles, she is also a Fellow with the Australian College of Nursing and is Chair of the Nursing Informatics, Community of Interest.

With an extensive clinical nursing career primarily in General Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor Dobroff has held many senior leadership roles including Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Operations at Angliss Hospital Eastern Health and Deputy Director of Nursing Strategy at Monash Health. She is also a skilled regulator and board member who chaired the Victorian Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for five years until June 2020, and was a board member for a further five years prior to that.

Adjunct Associate Professor Dobroff is currently a Board Member of the Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited and represents the Australian College of Nursing on many national advisory groups, most recently on the National Nursing and Midwifery Digital Health Capability Framework which was published in October 2020.

Dr Adam Chee
Chief and Convergence Scientist at Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore

Nicknamed the 'Consultant's Consultant, Dr Chee brings more than 20 years' experience in health informatics, digital health, innovation, technologies and business.

Serving as a coach and conduit between various key opinion leaders and stakeholders, he has engaged at operational, strategic and governmental levels, and developed commercial relationships with global firms and local start-ups in order to use Health Informatics and Digital Health as enablers in addressing the challenges of new and existing models of healthcare.

Throughout his career, Dr Chee has spearheaded many significant projects across the Asia Pacific and Middle East. He also serves on committees for Health Level Seven, the World Health Organisation, HL7 Korea-Singapore Research & Innovation Alliance, the Singapore Standards Council and more.

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Rachel Pannett

Reporter, The Washington Post


Professor Chris Bain

Theme Lead, Digital Health

Adjunct Associate Professor Naomi Dobroff

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer, Monash Health

Dr Adam Chee

Chief and Convergence Scientist at Smart Health Leadership Centre, National University of Singapore

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