Showcase 2023 was a great success, with 700-odd in-person attendees and more than 2,000 virtual guests.
The second day kicked off with Where are they now? where delegates heard from previous Showcase presenters and how their projects have evolved since.
- Dragon Medical One—a voice-to-text application used in the emergency department—has seen a significant uptake in licences (from 29 to 416) since presenting at Showcase 2022. Dr Pieter Nel spoke about new functionality and how PowerPlan order time has been reduced from minutes to seconds.
- Working Together to Connect Care received funding in 2022 to recommence the robust social-oriented community-based care they started in 2016. The Working Together to Connect Care team first presented at Showcase 2019.
In keeping with the Learn – Partner – Innovate theme, the rest of Day 2’s presentations focussed on care and improvement initiatives from seven of our Hospital and Health Services.
NeoHOME: Innovation in care location for Queensland’s smallest humans and A collective call to action that has driven a hospital recycling revolution and sustainable reform drove conversation on the Showcase app while ICU of the Future – redesigning the ICU environment to optimise patient outcomes got others talking.
Dr Helen Brown, Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Queensland, was fill in chair for the afternoon’s Great Debate where this year’s participants argued whether or not Australia is the best place for clinicians to live and work.
Despite Associate Professor Cath McDougall, Chief Medical Officer, for the negative team arguing “It’s not the best place. It’s the greatest,” the affirmative team received the most votes.
People’s choice award
Tie between Torres and Cape York Integrated Ear, Nose and Throat Service - Sustainable specialist care on Country (Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service) and ICU of the Future – redesigning the ICU environment to optimise patient outcomes (Metro North Hospital and Health Service)
Consumers’ choice award
Limiting admissions: Innovating care. A ward based ambulatory care model for patients with liver disease (Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service)
Special mention to A Non-touch approach using artificial intelligence to assist nursing intermittent visual observations (Metro North Hospital and Health Service)
Primary Contact Hand Therapy - The helping hand in leading an innovative model of care (Gold Coast Hospital and Health Services)
Highly commended to A collective call to action that has driven a hospital recycling revolution and sustainable reform (Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service)
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