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Latest News February 2020 | Keynote abstract

Title: Envisioning a National Learning Health System

“Learning” health systems have the capacity to, continuously and routinely, study and improve themselves.  They do this by implementing virtuous cycles, each focused on a specific health problem, that analyze data to create new knowledge and apply that knowledge to improve health.  Learning cycles are carried out by multi-stakeholder communities, and rely on digital technology to function efficiently.  Learning health systems can exist at multiple levels of scale, from single organizations to entire nations. This presentation will focus on the potential and promise of a national learning health system, and what this might mean for Australia in bridging gaps in health care.

Keynote speaker: Dr Charles Friedman

Keynote speakerThe keynote speaker is Dr Charles Friedman. Charles Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In recent years, he has focused his academic interests and activities on the concept of Learning Health Systems, and the socio-technical infrastructure required to achieve them.

Dr. Friedman’s department is a “first in the nation” medical school academic department dedicated to the sciences of learning at all levels from scale:  from learning by individuals, to learning by teams and organizations, and learning by ultra-large scale systems such as entire nations.  It is home to an interdisciplinary faculty; a new graduate program in “Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems”; and a new journal, Learning Health Systems, for which he serves as Editor in Chief.

Prior to coming to Michigan, Friedman held executive positions at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: from 2007 to 2009 as Deputy National Coordinator and from 2009 to 2011 as ONC’s Chief Scientific Officer. Immediately prior to his work in the government, Dr. Friedman was Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Informatics, and Founding Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh.

Latest News February 2020 | Final program

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Latest News November 2019 | Program and registration information

Registration opens for eHealth@Sydney 2020 on Monday 18th November. The conference will feature keynote speaker Dr Charles Friedman with the keynote address: Envisioning a National Learning Health System. We will also be joined by a number of thought leaders, throughout the day. The day will also feature abstract sessions, across a number of streams, showcasing emerging researchers and current innovators. There will also be an ePoster display with exciting projects and research from The University of Sydney, Local Health Districts and beyond.

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Latest News October 2019 | eHealth@Sydney 2020 speakers announced

All abstracts have been submitted and the Steering Committe is working hard on creating a very exciting program for eHealth@Sydney 2020! We will be hearing from researchers across the University of Sydney and beyond on some of the truly innovative work they are involved in.

We will also be joined by a number of thought leaders, throughout the day, and are pleased to share that plenary speakers include:

– Professor Wendy Chapman, Associate Dean for Digital Health and Informatics, University of Melbourne
– Professor Enrico Coeira, Director of the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
– David Bunker, Executive Director, Queensland Genomics
– Associate Professor Sonja van Wichelen, Lead Biohumanity Theme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney.

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