Peter O’Halloran


Peter O’Halloran is the National Blood Authority’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of Health Provider Engagement. Peter is responsible for the provision of services to health providers and ICT systems supporting the Australian blood sector.

Named by iTnews as the 2015 Healthcare CIO of the Year, Peter uses ICT systems to reform and reshape the Australian blood sector in a collaborative manner that improves patient outcomes and actually saves money.

Peter joined the Australian Public Service in 2006 after more than a decade designing and managing service delivery in the university and not-for-profit sectors. Currently responsible for ICT, health provider engagement and corporate services, Peter has diverse experience across both service delivery and corporate support.

Title: Interfacing, automation and the internet of things – the digital disruption of transfusion laboratories is happening

Traditionally the poor cousin of pathology, the digital transformation of transfusion laboratories in Australia is now well underway and transforming the provision of these essential clinical services. Explore the transformation of the Australian blood supply chain and understand how the ongoing developments of new and existing national systems such as BloodNet and BloodSTAR provides both opportunities and significant challenges.

Explore how real-time monitoring of the supply chain and transfusions could change your provision of pathology services.

And explore perhaps the greatest mystery of all – why is it that Australia has a world-leading solution that enables haemophilia patients in the community to record in real-time their bleeds & infusions and notify their clinicians, but we are still unable to comprehensively implement computer assisted transfusions at the bedside in our hospitals ?

Major developments in pathology raise many questions. Be part of the discussion on the way forward.

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