Dr Hannah Seymour (WA)

Dr Hannah Seymour is the Medical Lead of the Electronic Medical Record Program Team, as well as a Consultant Geriatrician at the Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group.

Hannah has worked in Acute Orthogeriatrics at Fiona Stanley Hospital since 2015 where she shares the care of older people with orthopaedic surgeons. Hannah is passionate about using data to improve the care of older people with fractures across the world by working on the Steering Committee of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry and as President Elect of the Fragility Fracture Network. She has presented internationally on the care of older people with fractures.

Hannah has held a number of leadership positions in Western Australia including the Falls and Aged Care Lead in the Department of Health, Leadership of the Four Hour Rule Program at Royal Perth Hospital and Clinical Commissioning Lead and Medical Director at Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group. Most recently she was Clinical Nominee on the Sustainable Health Review which was published in April 2019.

Dr Seymour has been involved in ICT in WA since 2009 when her first ICT project was developing QoCR (Quality of Care Registry) for collecting hip fracture clinical care standards. Despite vowing to never work in ICT again Hannah became responsible for a number of Clinical Systems at the commissioning of FSH. These included NaCs, iCm and BOSSnet. Since FSH opened Hannah has been the Lead for ICT at FSH and then SMHS and Chair of the BOSSnet Business User Group. During the last five years there have been many incremental improvements which have delivered significant improvements in the way ICT functions at FSFHG.

Hannah does not consider herself an ICT expert and finds Enterprise Architecture rather dull – she has however learnt how to interface between “techies” and clinicians and is excited to deliver some ICT benefits to the entire WA Health System in this role.