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Medication Adherence and Health IT
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 extent of the problem and learn about the opportunity for entrepreneurs to work on this major problem with pharma. Panel speakers on this topic. Prof Kwang Lim, Clinical Director Medicine & Aged Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital Kate Porz - Portfolio Manager (Global Brands & Retail) & Healthcare Hub Co-Lead Melbourne Fiona Rhody-Nicoll - CEO WardMM 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.

Alan Gilbert Building, Melbourne University

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