An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD officially opened the 12th Annual HISI Conference and Symposium at Dublin's Stillorgan Park Hotel on 21-22 November 2007. For the plenary session, organised in conjunction with the Irish Health Services Management Institute, HISI maintained its tradition of having as a keynote speaker the winner of the US CEO of the Year Award for Information Technology, currently Mr Mike Murphy.
With a wide range of expert workshops, seminars, peer-reviewed presentations and a significantly expanded commercial exhibition, attendees had even greater opportunities to update and inform themselves on the latest developments in healthcare informatics at home and abroad, and to meet and network with their peers, industry leaders and experts.
Plenary session and keynote speakers
The plenary session featured the input of internationally recognised experts in decision support, clinical and nursing informatics, healthcare informatics standards, change and process management, technology and systems innovation.
|Mike Murphy ||President and chief executive officer of Sharp HealthCare, where he oversees a workforce of nearly 14,000 employees, 2,600 affiliated physicians and 2,000 volunteers. He is a member of the American Hospital Association’s Health Care Systems Governing Council and is actively involved in several community based health and social service organisations. |
|John O'Brien ||Director of the National Hospitals Office and is responsible for 53 Acute hospitals in the Health Service Executive. He was Chief Executive of St. James’s Hospital, the largest academic teaching hospital in Ireland. His extensive experience in health and hospital Management both nationally and internationally spans some 30 years. |
|David Davies ||A member of the working group that oversaw the delivery of the original Informing Healthcare strategy, he has been closely associated with its development since 2001. He has over 25 years experience, eight of which have been in technology assisted change management. He now leads on engagement, readiness and professional development with the NHS in Wales. |
|Kari Harno ||Chief physician at Helsinki University, he currently co-ordinates the implementation of the Finnish national repository for healthcare. An associate professor in medical informatics at Kuopio University, he participates in several national working groups including ones on EHRs, ePrescription and legislation to support the use of eHealth. |
Presentations, workshops and commercial exhibitions
A wide range of papers were presented to the conference on topics including the international experiences in implementing ICT in healthcare, the nursing care record in the context of integrated care delivery, standards and interoperability for EHRs, and the validation of the secure and safe electronic interchange of prescriptions and dispensing notification between primary and secondary care prescribers and retail pharmacies. HISI 2007 also featured the 6th Annual Irish Forum for Health Informatics Conference.
A full and detailed conference programme, which includes information about speakers, presentations, workshops and commercial exhibitors, is available for download (in PDF format).