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Dr	Mark	Britnell Dr Mark Britnell, KPMG LLP
Mark Britnell is a partner and Head of Healthcare, Europe & UK for advisory firm KPMG. Mark is a former Director-General for Commissioning and System Management for the National Health Service (NHS) of England. He held the position between July 2007 and September 2009. In 2006 he was appointed as chief executive of the South Central Strategic Health Authority. From 2000 - 2006, he was chief executive at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust where he worked for 9 years. He is a graduate of University of Warwick and during his time there was considered a student activist. He subsequently joined the fast-track Management Training Scheme for the NHS and received his postgraduate education at Warwick University Business School.

Dr	Michael	Georgeff Dr Michael Georgeff, Precedence Health Care
Professor Michael Georgeff is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Precedence Health Care, a company providing Internet-based chronic disease management services for the health profession, and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. He is a principal advisor to government and industry in the US, Europe and Australia on information technology strategy in health care and business and serves on the boards of various companies. In 1983, as Program Director in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, Professor Georgeff and his team created one of the first implementations of an intelligent software agent, deploying it on NASA's space shuttle. In 1988 he was invited back to Australia by the Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, to establish the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Dr	Trisha Greenhalgh Prof Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care and Director, Healthcare Innovation and Policy Unit
Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and The London School of Medicine and DentistryQualifications: FHEA, Institute for Learning and Teaching, 2001 - FRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners, 1999 - FRCP, Royal College of Physicians, 1997 - MD , Cambridge University, 1995 - MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners London, 1990 - MRCP, Royal College of Physicians London, 1986 - BM BCh, Oxford University, 1983 - BA , Cambridge University, 1980. Expertise and Research InterestsRESEARCH: - Organisation and delivery of health services - Electronic patient records - Use of narrative techniques in health services research - Policy analysis - Systematic review - TEACHING: - Web based postgraduate courses in primary health care - Widening participation in medicine

Dr Ross LazarusDr Ross Lazarus, Channing Laboratory
Ross Lazarus completed an undergraduate medical degree at the University of Melbourne in 1974, and worked in General Practice and later in Occupational Medicine, while undertaking postgraduate training in public health, epidemiology and computer science. He became a full time academic in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1988 and then moved to Harvard Medical School in 2000. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine, and Director of Bioinformatics at the Channing Laboratory. Ross's research is funded by NIH and CDC health informatics grants in a range of fields, including public health surveillance, pharmacogenetics and genomics. Many of these grants support the creation and dissemination of specialised software and information systems, including ESP, Rgenetics, Bioconductor packages, and Galaxy.

Dr Donald Mon Donald T. Mon, PhD, Vice President, Practice Leadership, American Health Information Management Association
Donald T. Mon, PhD, leads the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) professional practice initiatives, which include the Association's advocacy for national policy and its participation in standards development for electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), and health information exchange (HIE). Dr. Mon is a member of the board at the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) and Health Level Seven (HL7); co-chairs the HL7 EHR and PHR Work Groups; and has served as an industry liaison for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, as well as on numerous EHR, PHR, quality measurement, and secondary data use expert panels. Prior to joining AHIMA, Dr. Mon held management and executive level positions at the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Catholic Healthcare West, University of Illinois at Chicago, Premier, Inc., the Oracle Corporation, and Rush University Medical Center.

Dr Paul Tang Dr Paul Tang, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified Internist and Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University PAMF has been using an electronic health record system since 1999 and a personal health record system (PAMFOnline) since 2001. Currently, over 50% of PAMF's adult primary care patients use PAMFOnline. Dr. Tang is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association, a member of the board of the National eHealth Collaborative and chair of its Value Case Steering Committee. He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and serves on its Health Care Services Board. Dr. Tang chaired an IOM patient safety committee whose reports were published in 2003-4: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. He chairs the National Quality Forum's (NQF) Health Information Technology Expert Panel, is a member of the NQF Consensus Standards Approval Committee, and co-chairs the Measurement Implementation Strategy work group of the Quality Alliance Steering Committee.

Fran Thorn Fran Thorn, Secretary, Department of Health
Fran Thorn was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health, which was created in August 2009 to ensure a truly integrated approach to health, mental health and aged care. The new department is pursuing an enhanced focus on prevention and early intervention, as well as addressing the demands on the Victorian health system occurring as a result of the ageing population and complexity of clients. Between 2007 and 2009, Fran was Secretary of the Department of Human Services, predecessor to the Department of Health. DHS encompassed health, community services, housing, aged care, disability and emergency management. Between 2005 and early 2007, Fran was Secretary of the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. Immediately prior to this role she was with the Department of Sustainability and Environment as Under Secretary, Portfolio Performance. From 2002 to mid 2004 she was a Deputy Secretary of the Policy and Cabinet Group in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Between 1996 and 2001 Fran was a Director of KPMG Consulting Pty Ltd, in Australia and then Hong Kong. Whilst at KPMG, Fran primarily consulted to the education sector and Government, providing advice on policy implementation, program evaluation strategy, costing and refocussing service delivery and future directions at Government and the funded institution level. Prior to joining KPMG, Fran had 17 years experience in public sector administration, with approximately half of that in post compulsory education and training, where she held senior management roles with major policy development, budget, staffing, program management and strategic planning functions. She has been actively involved in managing implementation of reforms in government service delivery in education and training at a system-wide level and in the management of human resources at a public sector-wide level.

John Thorp John Thorp, President, The Thorp Network
John Thorp is an internationally recognised leader in the field of value and benefits management. A management consultant with over 45 years' experience covering all aspects of the information management field, including technical, management and executive positions, a frequent speaker, and author of "The Information Paradox", John's focus is on realising the benefits of information technology-enabled change. He has worked with organisations across the world, including many in the Healthcare sector, helping them to: identify the opportunities that IT provides for their organisational transformation; determine the opportunities with the greatest potential; and manage their investments in IT-enabled change to realise maximum value. Over the last ten years, John's work has extended to the broader issues of Enterprise Value Management, and Strategic Governance. John is a Certified Management Consultant, holds the Canadian Information Processing Society's I.S.P. and CITP professional designations, and is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) in the United States. John recently led the development of ISACA's Val IT Enterprise Value Framework, and is also currently a member of ISO's working group on Corporate Governance of IT.

Prof Michael Ward Prof Michael Ward, Health Quality and Complaints Commission
Born in England and qualified in medicine at Kings College Hospital London. He trained as a gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh & University of Edinburgh. He migrated to Australia in 1977 and has previously held positions as: - Director of Gastroenterology Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - Director of Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - Interim Program Director for the Queensland Health Skills Development Centre, - Head of Central Clinical Division of the University of Queensland School of Medicine - Senior Director of Queensland Health Clinical Practice Improvement Centre. He was appointed as Commissioner of the Health Quality and Complaints Commission in Queensland in January 2008. Research interests and publications have related to clinical and basic laboratory aspects of gastroenterology, organisational aspects of healthcare delivery and clinical information management systems.