Nurses – Acute/ Primary health care/ Academic

Ms Helen Almond PhD

Ms Helen Almond PhD

RN RSCN MSc NP PGCertMgt, Melbourne VIC

Specialist General Practice Nurse | Researcher Lecturer | Post Graduate University

Helen has been a registered nurse for over 30 years. She holds a PhD in Digital Health and Informatics and an MSc in Clinical Nursing (Nurse Practitioner UK). Helen is regarded as an innovative and agile individual with a dynamic personality and a diverse range of experience. She has the aptitude and capability of contributing to research, making strategic and operational contributions to the delivery of the highest standard in tertiary education, advanced clinical nursing practice, academic, strategic workforce and service development, design and delivery. Helen is currently employed as a Lecturer in Digital Health at Swinburne University of Technology providing a strong commitment to curriculum development, academic teaching, and research activity in Digital Health and Informatics across the various programs offered within the School of Health Sciences, with a primary focus on health professions including nursing. Helen continues to be an active member of The Health Informatics Society of Australia. She has recently been voted onto the Nursing Informatics Australia committee and appointed as the digital health representative on the HISA nursing competency development program. Helen’s research focus remains embedded in understanding the impact of digital health technology on the delivery of person-centred care for all vulnerable communities. Through educational and curriculum development Helen is expanding her research focus toward the Health Professional. Advancing knowledge of the digital health and informatics capabilities required for successful early career and established health professionals.

 

Ms Kate Renzenbrink

Ms Kate Renzenbrink

RN, CHIA, Bendigo VIC

Gynaeoncology Clinical Nurse | Specialist Registered Nurse | Certified Health Informatician

Kate has worked as a Registered Nurse for 22 years in public health and has a wealth of experience in clinical education and facilitation, general medicine, stroke, rheumatology, cardiothoracic surgical nursing and gynaecology and cancer nursing. She worked for more than 5 years in Quality and Safety as a Consumer Liaison Officer helping patients to resolve complaints and concerns about their health care, many of which were communication problems relating to health information sharing. Kate is currently the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Information Officer at Bendigo Health supporting the implementation of the electronic patient record and to ensure the Nursing and Midwifery workforce have the health informatics skills to meet the challenges of contemporary practice. She recently completed her Bachelor of Health Informatics (Professional Honours). Kate is a strong advocate for patient-centred care and consumer involvement in healthcare delivery using health IT solutions.

 

Mr Cameron Stewart

Mr Cameron Stewart

BN, MN, CHIA, Cairns QLD

Clinical Analyst Nurse

Cam has a broad range of Health Care experience after 19 years in the field. He is working with James Cook University supporting the Masters of Nursing program along with nursing in Aged Care and Cairns Hospital. Cam has recently worked on large scale Electronic Medical Record system implementations across the spectrum for Hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centres and experienced the benefits that electronic systems have to offer. Cam is passionate about the My Health Record and strongly advocates for patients to get on board and take charge of their health care. Cam is looking forward to the great outcomes in shaping best practice by having large patient data sets to shape quality healthcare provision.