Join Pen CS at Talking HealthTech Autumn Summit 2021, which will feature a diverse group of speakers focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and technology in the Australian healthcare ecosystem.

Our CEO, Edweana Wenkart will be facilitating a panel discussion at Talking HealthTech Autumn Summit 2021 on:

Topic: Preventative Healthcare to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalisation and Readmission

Session Overview: This session will focus on how PHNs, LHDs and healthcare providers are using data and technology to drive integrated team care and break down silos in healthcare.

Panel Session Details:

Date: Tuesday 23rd March 2021

Time: 9:00 – 9:30am AEDT

Location: Online through Video Conference

Panel members include:

  • Ray Messom, CEO, WentWest Limited (Western Sydney Primary Health Network): Ray is the CEO of WentWest, which leads primary health care system integration in Western Sydney. As the Primary Health Network, WentWest continually reimagine how primary, community, acute and social care is delivered, commissioning services into targeted areas of need and supporting primary care transformation and integration. WentWest aims to remove organisational and professional barriers, alleviate the siloed fragmented nature of care and pursue ‘one Western Sydney health system’ in order to provide value-based and person-centred care. Prior to joining WentWest, Ray led System Information and Analytics (SIA) Branch for the NSW Ministry of Health, which supports the data and analytical needs of the $22 billion NSW public health system. It leads data governance system-wide, research on, and evaluation of incentives, key performance indicators and health care improvement initiatives. Ray has also work with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Canada and PwC Australia where he advised government, private, NGOs and academic sectors across Australia and Canada on several transformational reform agendas. As a health economist and senior administrator for more than 20 years, Ray has dedicated his career to the translation of evidence into policy and policy into outcomes for citizens.
  • Richard Alcock AO, Chairman, Western Sydney Local Health District: Richard joined the Board of WSLHD in August 2016 after five years as deputy chairman and chairman of the Finance and Performance Committee of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN). Prior to his appointment to the SCHN board, he was a director of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. In 2017 he was appointed Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was previously the Managing Director and Co-Head of Transport, Infrastructure, Power & Utilities at Merrill Lynch Markets (Australia) Pty Limited from 2007. Formerly a corporate lawyer for 25 years with Allens Arthur Robinson he worked in Sydney, Singapore and Jakarta, was made a senior partner, head of Governance, and chairman of the Ethics Committee. Richard is a director of the UNSW Foundation Limited, and Art Exhibitions Australia Limited, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, established to bring major art exhibitions to Australia in partnership with State galleries and museums. In 2017, Richard was awarded the Officer (AO) in the General Division, for distinguished service to the community, particularly through health management roles, and to the law, corporate governance, and higher education organisations.
  • Dr Kean-Seng Lim, CareMonitor Co-Founder, AMA (NSW) Immediate Past President and GP: Kean-Seng is a General Practitioner and GP Principal in a small group practice in Mt Druitt, the Immediate Past President of AMA (NSW), and Co-Founder of CareMonitor, a Digital Shared Care and Patient Provider Partnership Platform.  He is a past Board member of Western Sydney PHN and current Clinical Council member. In 2015, he was awarded the RACGP General Practitioner of the Year award. He has previously served on the RACGP Faculty Board and Wentwest Board. Among other things, he has been a Clinical Lead with the National E-Health Transition Authority is one of the developers of the schools based obesity prevention and lifestyle education program – SALSA. He currently serves on several advisory groups including the PIP-QI Data Governance Group, as Co-Lead of NSW Health Primary Care Communities of Practice, and Co-Chair of the Western Sydney Urgent Care Services Development Subcommittee. He has been heavily engaged in the Western Sydney PCMH implementation project, and as a member of the Wentwest Clinical leaders group.  He is a consultant and trainer with the Health Care Homes Training team, and has delivered educational events for PHN’s across the country on eHealth and PCMH implementation.
  • Moderated by Edweana Wenkart, CEO, Pen CS: Edweana is the Chief Executive of Pen CS, Australia’s market leader in providing patient to population health informatics in primary care. Pen CS works with 28 of 31 Primary Health Networks and more than 6,000 general practices and Aboriginal medical services. Pen CS technology solutions are used to drive data-driven quality improvement that support healthcare providers and deliver better patient outcomes.  Edweana is a member of the Australian Institute of Digital Health and Medical Software Industry Association.  She holds an MBA from AGSM and Bachelor of Arts from University of Sydney. Prior to her role at Pen CS, she founded and managed an award-winning public relations and marketing agency Tsuki for 13 years after a successful career in feature film production working on movies including The Matrix and Australia. Edweana is a Board Member of both Ocean Health Systems and CareMonitor.

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