Kate Richardson

eMedicines Specialist Pharmacist
St Vincent's Health Australia

Kate Richardson is a nationally recognised leader and subject matter expert for electronic medicines and adverse reactions management. She specialises in navigating the e-health maze to innovate and optimise safe, meaningful and effective clinician and consumer friendly solutions. Kate’s key interests are eHealth interoperability challenges and maximising the use of targeted clinical decision support to provide evidence based best practice at the point of patient care.

What does the conference theme “Do More” mean to you?
It inspires a positive and pro-active feeling of “striving to achieve better outcomes”.

Why you are excited about participating in MM2017?
I am always excited to meet up with old friends and colleagues, meet new ones and share the good, bad and ugly stories. The annual conference is a wonderful time to laugh and share lessons learned. I always bring back encouraging fresh approaches to problems and gain new perspectives and ideas.

Where do you see pharmacy in 10 years?
Pharmacy knowledge, expertise and management skills will be crucial in the future domain of clinical informatics – I can see old skills (pharmacognancy) coming back and new skills / work environments constantly evolving.