ER Health – First Roundtable Event for 2015

Evolving technology and its impacts on the delivery of safe and quality patient care.

By Jade Mortlock1D6A0698

Last night, Tuesday 10th February, saw Eden Ritchie Health’s first roundtable event of 2015. Following the same theme of previous successful events our guests and panel focussed on the ‘delivery of safe and quality patient care’ and what the rapid convergence of emerging technology and healthcare means in our current climate.

Over 40 senior healthcare professionals attended the event with guest speakers Mal Thatcher, Chief Health Information Officer, Department of Health, Queensland; Patrick Lilwall, Chief Information Officer Blue Care; Dr. John O’Donnell CEO Mater Health Services and Deb Boyd, General Manager St. Stephen’s Hospital Hervey Bay, in what was described on the night as “one of the best format events I have been to in a long time”!

Our Director, Justine Eden, led the event through an opening session that saw each guest panel member discuss what evolving technology and healthcare means to them, their business and the future of health. That initial conversation covered wearable technology, privacy, connectivity, multiple platforms and cross communication and, standardising policy.

After being put on the spot with a “bluesky” question on health and technology, the panel members delivered some thought-provoking ideas that really opened up the discussions across the tables such as “the rise of the machines”, how consumers are embracing technology, Australia wide standards, off the shelf technology and big data.

The guests speakers led each table in a rousing discussion that took into account the theme of the night; Evolving technology and its impacts on the delivery of safe and quality patient care; the points raised by the panel and their own experiences. At the end of the session, each group delivered key points covering what they see as the greatest opportunities, risks or concerns, questions for future research and taboos or topics they are not ready to go to!

Big ideas were born and tabled discussions continued well past the official close. Our Health team were happy to hear that the event was industry relevant and a networking success.

Below is a selection of images from the night and if you are interested in attending roundtable events such as this contact our team at or call (07) 3230 0033.



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About Eden Ritchie Recruitment

We are a Brisbane business developed with the needs of the Queensland market in mind. Being locally owned and operated ensures that we are committed to playing our part in growing the Queensland economy. Eden Ritchie Recruitment was established in March 1996 by Kim Ritchie and Justine Eden, whose combined recruitment industry experience exceeds 40 years. Since its inception Eden Ritchie Recruitment has gone from strength to strength. Why? For the same reason all good businesses succeed; ability, commitment, dedication, self-belief and tenacity. However more important than all of these necessary attributes, there exists the innate understanding that to succeed in this competitive market, we must constantly adapt and recast ourselves to ensure our continuous alignment with the needs of both employers and candidates. We believe that ‘focused’ is the word that best describes our approach to all aspects of the recruitment profession. Our mission statement: To provide a professional, individually tailored recruitment service to both employers and candidates through the development of long term relationships and an understanding of market demands.