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Medication Adherence and Health IT

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Non-adherence to medicines is a major health care problem and a significant $$ burden on healthcare. Non-adherence results in reduced effectiveness of prescribed medicines leading to potential patient death.

It’s unrealistic to assume that patients are getting the information that they need from their time poor doctors.

Innovations have the potential to boost medication adherence, cut costs, and ultimately – prolong lives.

At this event we get the clinician, pharma and technologist prospective on the gravity of the problem and understand some of the medication adherence strategies that support effective medication management.
Learn about adherence and compliance apps from startups that have been used at Pfizer and how startups can engage effectively with Pfizer Healthcare Hub.


Prof Kwang Lim - Clinical Director Medicine & Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Kate Porz - Portfolio Manager (Global Brands & Retail) & Healthcare Hub Co-Lead Melbourne

Adam Stormont - National Operations Manager - Ward Medication Management

6.00pm - Door open, drinks, food and network
6.30pm - Welcome from Sid Verma
6.40pm - Speaker presentation
7.15pm - Q&A moderated by Anna Figueiredo
8.00pm - Close

Venue: LEVEL 5 of the Alan Gilbert building 161 Barry street, University of Melbourne, Carlton.

Speaker bio.

Prof Kwang Lim, Clinical Director Medicine & Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital

Professor Kwang Lim is a Geriatrician and General Physician. He works at Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Clinical Director for Medicine and Aged Care. He is also a Professor for the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and has research interests in improving health and quality outcomes for older people in hospital and the community.

Kate Porz – Portfolio Manager & Healthcare Hub Co-Lead (Melbourne), Pfizer

Kate is the Co-Lead for the Healthcare Hub and based in Melbourne. Kate was the lead in the development and roll out of a clinical information system which has provided her with experience in data management, patient privacy and clinical information workflows. Her current role involves the marketing and brand management of a specialized infusion product. As a registered Pharmacist, she is interested in digital tools to improve quality use of medicines and patient health literacy.

Adam Stormont - National Operations Manager - Ward Medication Management

Adam Stormont is an experienced health care leader working in the aged care sector. He is a trained clinical pharmacist and has worked in roles in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and also Health IT and the digital space. He holds a Master of Health Services Management and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. He is currently the National Operations Manager at Ward Medication Management where he heads up the operational team providing clinical pharmacy services to a large portion of the aged care sector. He is passionate about patient and client centred care and is really committed to delivering improved outcomes for people, particularly in relation to medication management.