Where Are They Now

Plenary sessions

Where Are They Now

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With the Clinical Excellence Showcase now in its seventh year, we have been privileged to see a number of projects and models scaled and spread to elsewhere in the state. Where are they now? is an opportunity to hear from previous Showcase presenters on how the event opened doors to new collaborations and contacts and ultimately helped foster improvements elsewhere in the state.

Dragon Medical One

In 2023, Dragon Medical One from Mackay Hospital and Health Service returns to the stage. Having taken out last year’s Best Presentation Award, it’s no surprise this simple but innovative voice-to-text technology has expanded from in its initial application in the Mackay Hospital Emergency Department, to other wards and even other hospitals.

Presenter: Dr Pieter Nel, Chief Medical Information Officer, Mackay Hospital and Health Service.

Working Together to Connect Care program

Also featuring in this year’s Where are they now? segment is the Working Together to Connect Care program. First presented back in 2019, the model has evolved from a combined hospital and community initiative to a unique, co-designed model providing a person-centred, comprehensive case management approach. Over the years, Working Together to Connect Care has been proven to reduce health system usage for this cohort and provide a socially oriented alternative model of care.

Presenters: Tracey Millichamp and Clancy McDonald, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, and Paul Martin, Brisbane North Primary Health Network.