Pen CS is proud to launch the inaugural Pen CS Awards. This national event recognises excellence in data-driven quality improvement in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services, by using health informatics. Register now for the Virtual Award Ceremony.

“The inaugural Pen CS Awards recognise excellence in data-driven quality improvement that improves patient outcomes.  Data is pivotal to informing quality improvement (QI) programs and so is a strong practice culture, with a learning orientation, that embraces health informatics to inform QI.  The Awards will acknowledge innovation in health informatics and the esteemed and pivotal role of Practice teams and Doctors in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services, for their commitment to building a healthy Australia,” said Edweana Wenkart, Pen CS CEO.

Pen CS Awards Virtual Ceremony Event Details:

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021.
Time: 6 – 7pm AEST.
Location: Online via Hopin.
Register now through https://hopin.com/events/pen-cs-awards-2021.

Winners Prize

Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony and will receive a cash prize of $500 with their trophy.

Special Guest Award Presenters and Master of Ceremonies Announced

Dr Ross Walker
Cardiologist, Sydney Heart Health Clinic
Libbi Gorr
Australian Radio and TV Broadcaster
Jacinta Price
Deputy Mayor of Alice Springs Town Council
Gillian Mason
Board Director, Australasian Institute of Digital Health
Dr Thomas Wenkart
CEO, Macquarie Health
Edweana Wenkart (MC)
CEO, Pen CS
  • Dr Ross Walker, a cardiologist in Sydney comes with a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of echocardiography and has since performed over 50,000 studies & 80,000 transthoracic echocardiograms. Dr Walker introduced coronary calcium scoring into Australia in 1999 in conjunction with the Sydney Adventist Hospital. His other area of expertise is in the field of preventative cardiology. He has also commenced a related service in arterial screening, which is an indirect measure of endothelial function and arterial stiffness, and does not involve irradiation or injections. Dr Walker has published 7 best-selling books on preventative cardiology and lectures both nationally and internationally on this subject.
  • Libbi Gorr is a multi award winning Radio and TV Broadcaster with a Masters in Live Performance; always approaching her subject matter with wit, lateral thought and warm embracing humour. Currently part of the ABC Radio Melbourne Broadcast squad, Libbi presents the wildly popular Saturday Breakfast program and The cultish Sunday Morning Show: Health and Wellness for the Chronically Flawed Yet Eternally Optimistic.
  • Jacinta Nampijinpa Price is a Warlpiri-Celtic woman, former Director of Indigenous Research at the Centre for Independent Studies, a spokesperson for Advance Australia, a Sky News Political Commentator, contributor to The Australian and the Daily Telegraph and serves as Deputy Mayor of Alice Springs Town Council. Jacinta and her mother, former NT Government Minister Bess Price, have for many years advocated against domestic violence and the need for positive cultural change. Throughout the platforms of television, visual art, music, women’s AFL and local government, Jacinta has led a number of initiatives to empower young Indigenous children, girls and women.
  • Ms Gillian Mason is a healthcare consumer and disability advocate who lives with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome. She is also a physiotherapist, clinician-researcher and science communicator working in stroke and rehabilitation research with the Centre for Rehab Innovations and the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury (University of Newcastle) at Hunter Medical Research Institute, in Newcastle, NSW. She is a consumer representative member of the Australian Department of Health’s Medical Services Advisory Committee and Health Technology Assessment Committee. Her work centres around improving access and inclusion in healthcare for patients and workforce, meaningful involvement of consumers in health and medical research, and innovating solutions for individualised precision-rehabilitation medicine.
  • Dr Thomas R Wenkart is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Macquarie Health Corporation Limited (MHC) and Chair of Pen CS Pty Ltd. Tom graduated at the University of Sydney in 1968 as a Medical Practitioner. He entered General Practice and developed a multi-practice medical group. From that beginning he initiated activities in the health sector resulting in Macquarie Health Corporation Limited. Since 1978, MHC has grown into Australia’s third largest private hospital group with 11 hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne. Other significant roles have been in the AMA, PHA and hospital politics, computers in medicine, medical biotechnology and related investments. In 1976, he established the Health Care Research Institute and the Wenkart Foundation which supports the Arts and Health Sciences. In 2007, the Wenkart Foundation established the Wenkart Chair of the Endothelium at Sydney University and the Centenary Institute. Tom is a board member of CareMonitor, Ocean Health Systems and City of Sydney Eisteddfod amongst other companies. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.
  • Edweana Wenkart BA MBA, 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 Primary Health Networks, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations 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, to improve patient outcomes. Edweana is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and Medical Software Industry Association member. 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.

Learn more about Pen CS Awards at pencsawards.com.au.