Health Leaders Summit

The CEO or Health Leaders Summit is a Premium Access Ticket track and accessible only by invitation, but is open to all stakeholders to apply. This session now in its sixth year is always run in camera. This is designed to keep opinion honest and candid. The track always features Irish and International speakers who share best practice and recent developments with a round table audience. The objective is a candid and open discussion of ideas.

Elbha Purcell

Head of Dietetics and Wellness

Aramark

Biography

Elbha graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2001. She then went on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics in 2003.

Elbha Joined Aramark in January 2015. Within Aramark, Elbha’s priority is the development of menus and training programmes to ensure the nutritional requirements within Aramark’s healthcare line of business are met. Elbha is also responsible for supporting the culinary and front line teams through nutritional analysis of menus across their Food Services division, whilst also running the company’s Health and wellness programme – Health for Life (HFL). The goal of Healthy for Life is to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of Aramark’s customers, clients and communities.

Elbha brings with her over 14 years’ experience as a registered dietitian. She is a member of the UK Health Professional council, British Dietetic Association and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute and CORU.

Previously Elbha worked as a clinical dietitian throughout the United Kingdom within the NHS. She also worked abroad as a senior dietitian in the Bahrain Petroleum Company for 6 years. She returned home as a freelance dietitian, developing wellness campaigns within Aer Lingus, primary and secondary schools in addition to providing individual tailored nutritional advice to her own clients.

Personal Ethos

Throughout my 14 years as a dietitian I have gained considerable experience across a wide field of dietetics – and life! I developed an understanding of a variety of cultures and a keen interest in how people think and behave when it comes to food.

My aim is to always provide appropriate and accurate advice, both verbal and written, in an easy to understand, interesting and informative manner.
I derive great satisfaction from helping people achieve their goals in a practical and enjoyable way and I believe that improving one’s relationship with food is the key to achieving optimal health.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:20 Ireland’s Leading Healthcare Food services Partner

Dean Sullivan

Deputy Director General – Strategy

HSE

Biography

Dean Sullivan joined the Health Service Executive in August 2017, taking up the role of Deputy Director General – Strategy. In this role Dean leads the HSE’s planning and reform process across the health and social care system.

Dean brings to the Deputy Director General – Strategy role a wealth of experience in strategic and operational planning and service delivery in health and social care. He has worked at a senior level for a number of years in different roles taking forward reform in the Northern Ireland health and social care system. In his previous role as Director of Commissioning in the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Board, Dean personally oversaw a number of high profile regional service developments including the introduction of the new radiotherapy service in Derry.

Dean has 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Dean, who trained as an accountant with the National Audit Office in London, previously worked as a senior civil servant for the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, overseeing the delivery of significant improvements in waiting times across a range of hospital and community services.

Prior to this, Dean worked as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse and PA Consulting Group. In PA Consulting Dean played a lead role in supporting the development by the independent Acute Hospitals Review Group of a comprehensive strategy to transform health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

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Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Day 1

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:20 Transformation in Health and Social Care

Stephen Hart

National Director for Leadership Development

Health Education England

Biography

Stephen is the Managing Director of the NHS Leadership Academy and the National Director for Leadership Development for Health Education England.

The NHS Leadership Academy supports and enables outstanding leadership across NHS funded services by ensuring that there are leaders at every level of the NHS with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours required to promote cultures of compassion, collaboration, inclusion and learning.  Prior to joining the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016 Stephen served for 20 years in leadership and management positions in the Military including time as the Head of Command Leadership and Management training for the Army Division at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 09:15

Speaking in Health Leaders  Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 11:00, 11:40 Leadership Development,What works?

Loretto Callaghan

General Manager & Country President

Novartis Ireland

Biography

 

Loretto Callaghan has been CPO Head & Country President Ireland since 2006 during which time she also held ai CPO Head UK position for 6 months (during 2016-2017).

Prior to her current appointment, Loretto held various Sales, Marketing and Management roles within Novartis Ireland.

Loretto started her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry with Glaxo in the UK in various commercial roles

Loretto holds a B.Sc. (Pharmacology) from University College Dublin and a M.Sc. (Toxicology) from Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Diploma in Marketing from Harlow University, England as well as a Diploma in Company Directorship from the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Loretto sits on the Board of the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) and is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

In her spare time, Loretto is a keen cyclist.

Speaking in Plenary Summit

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Day 1

Time 09:00

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:40, 11:40 “Bringing Value to Healthcare” 

Dr. Hee Hwang

CIO & Associate Professor, Seoul National University Hospital

Biography

Chief Information Officer & Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Address: Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital,
300 Gumidong, Bundanggu, Seongnam City, Gyeong-gi do, Korea

1996. Graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine
1997-1998. Intern, Seoul National University Hospital
1998-2002. Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital
2002-2004. Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Neurology, Seoul National University Children’s Hospital
2004-2012. Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2012-current. Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2011-current. Chief Information Officer (CIO), Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
2014-current. Chief, National Health IT strategy TF, Korea Health Industry Development

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Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:00 Data driven healthcare by utilizing ICT technology

11:40 Panel Discussion

Speaking in eHealth Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:15

Eilísh Hardiman

Chief Executive at the Children’s Hospital Group

Biography

Eilísh Hardiman is Group Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group since 2013. This Hospital Group is one of seven across the acute hospital system in Ireland and consists of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital, in partnership with several academic institutions in Ireland providing paediatric healthcare education and research.
The remits of the Children’s Hospital Group Board is to oversee the integration the three existing children’s hospitals into a new single legal entity well before transitioning to the new Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly (2019) and Tallaght (2020) Hospitals and the new children’s hospital at St. James’s Hospital (2022), developing an effective corporate and clinical governance structures for the Hospital Group, developing a services integration/reconfiguration plan for paediatric services in the Greater Dublin Area and to act as client for the new children’s hospital capital project, the largest capital investment in healthcare. The new children’s hospital will be central to an integrated clinical network for paediatric services, some on an all-island basis and is also planned as the first Digital Hospital in Ireland.
Eilísh has over 28 years acute academic teaching hospital experience, 18 of which at senior corporate management level in several roles, including Chief
Executive of Tallaght Hospital, both Deputy CEO and Director of Nursing of St
James’s Hospital, as well as, CEO to the previous National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 12:30

Jim Mackey

Chief Executive

Biography

Jim Mackey returned to his substantive role as Chief Executive of the Trust in November 2017, a post he previously held for ten years.  He was welcomed back after completing a two year secondment in a national role as Chief Executive of the NHS Improvement.

Jim successfully oversaw the creation of NHS Improvement, an organisation that brought together the Regulators Monitor and the Trust Development Authority.  Responsible for overseeing NHS Trusts, NHS Improvement supports providers to ensure patients are given consistently safe, high quality compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable.

Previous to his time at Northumbria Healthcare, Jim held a number of senior roles with the NHS, the Regional Office of the Department of Health in Northern and Yorkshire and, prior to that, worked in Local Government.

Speaking in Plenary Summit Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall * Liffey B

Time 09:45

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 12:50 Current challenges in the NHS and lessons learnt for Ireland

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Paul Connors

National Director of Communications at HSE

Biography

Paul is National Director of Communications for the HSE. The HSE Communications Division works with health service teams all over the country. Together we create communications programmes that support a healthier nation and build health services that are valued by everyone in Ireland.

We work with all HSE Divisions, and support the new Hospital Groups and Community Health Organisations, to deliver over 500 Communications projects annually.

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 10:00 to 13:10

Chair

Ian Carter

CEO RCSI Hospital Group and Beaumont Hospital

RCSI Hospital Group

Biography

Ian Carter holds the positions of CEO RCSI Hospital Group and CEO Beaumont Hospital.

 

Ian was previously National Director of Hospitals, CEO of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), Head of the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), CEO St James’ Hospital and General Manager Acute Hospitals Mid-Western Health Board.

Ian has also held positions in the UK: Director of Contracts and Business Administration, Regional Surgical Specialties Manager and Saudi Arabia: Assistant Hospital Manager and Director of Operations.

Ian is Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at Trinity College and Adjunct Professor Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Day 1

Time 14:00

Dalibor Frtunik

CEO of Sorsix International

Biography

Dalibor Frtunik is the CEO of Sorsix International, provider of the national integrated e-health systems of Macedonia and Serbia. The implementation of this solution, branded Pinga internationally, abolished waiting lists in the country of Macedonia within 6 months. Since its implementation, Macedonia has experienced an increase in healthcare service provision by over 70% without additional beds, doctors, or costs, through the resultant improvement in efficiency, visibility, and accessibility of healthcare resources.

Sorsix designs, develops, and implements turnkey solutions for the healthcare industry and utilities. Dalibor is based in Australia and has served as the lead architect on multiple Sorsix projects internationally. He has led the development of an integrated data management platform for a major motorway in Sydney, Australia, and is currently engaged in expanding the Pinga system to cover the needs of international markets.

Prior to his work with Sorsix, Dalibor has developed mission-critical solutions for one of Australia’s major airlines and largest banks. Dalibor holds a number of technology patents and has advised companies on their R&D and IP strategies in the past, experience he brings to his work at Sorsix. Dalibor graduated with first class honors from the University of Sydney, Australia.

Cyber & Innovation Summit Slides

Speaking in Plenary Day 1

Venue Main Exhibition Hall Liffey B

Time 09:30

Speaking in Health Leaders Summit – Panel Discussion

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 11:40

Speaking in Cyber, Innovation & Digital Summit

Day 2

Venue Liffey Hall 2

Time 15:20

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Dr Hee Hwang – Data driven healthcare by utilizing ICT technology

Dean Sullivan – Transformation in Health and Social Care

Loretto Callaghan –   “Bringing Value to Healthcare”

Stephen Hart – Leadership in healthcare “What Works”

Elbha Purcell – Ireland’s Leading Healthcare Food services Partner

Eilísh Hardiman – 

Jim Mackey – Current challenges in the NHS and lessons learnt for Ireland

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