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.