PPA ran its inaugural innovations plenary on 31 August 2022.

Congratulations to Mr James Patterson (NSW Health Pathology) for his winning presentation on the Health Interoperability Toolkit and a special mention goes to Mr Rob Vanhaeften (Royal Hobart Hospital Pathology) who came in second place.

All presentations are listed below.

Phlebotomy Outpatients – Patient Self Booking Portal, presented by Mr Shay Bosworth, Pathology Queensland

Digital Haematology Morphology Program, presented by Mr Paul Panigiris, SA Pathology

Health Interoperability Toolkit, presented by Mr James Patterson, NSW Health Pathology

Improving Laboratory Efficiencies with Integrated Informatics, presented by Mr Simon Newton, ACT Pathology

Establishing Deployable, Flexible Diagnostic PCR Capacity in Remote and Rural Settings, presented by Dr David Smith, PathWest

Scaling up COVID testing in a Constrained Space, presented by Mr Rob Vanhaeften, TAS Health Service

The Distraction of Virtual Reality, presented by Mr Mark Rane, Pathology Queensland

Opportunities to Accelerate the Impact of Genomics through Policy, Infrastructure and Data Sharing, presented by Ms Sharon Bain, SA Pathology

Austin Pathology’s Regional Expansion, presented by Ms Donna McNally, Austin Health Pathology