Brendan Lovelock

Health Practice Lead

Cisco Australia

Brendan Lovelock is the Health Practice Lead for Cisco Australia. In this role, Brendan is responsible for developing transformative information technology solutions and services that facilitate the delivery of safe, affordable and accessible healthcare. The focus is to drive quality and performance through improved utilisation of healthcare resources across the whole care provider ecosystem.

Prior to this role, Brendan was the CEO of the Health Informatics Society of Australia, where he had a focus on catalyzing innovation in healthcare provider processes in Australia. Brendan has previously sat on the board of the Health Informatics Society of Australia and the advisory board of Melbourne University’s Centre for Global Innovation Management.

Brendan has an extensive background in business management and technology commercialisation, having held senior executive positions with Telstra and Eastman Kodak, both in Australia and internationally.


August 4, 2017


Capturing the Opportunity of Digital Transformation

How effectively are health systems and hospitals using information to drive improved care processes? Are they fully leveraging the information opportunity that is before them?

July 24, 2017


6 key lessons for innovation in healthcare

The big challenge in healthcare is how do we evolve more effectively, how can we respond to the rapidly escalating challenges of demand, complexity, equity and cost.  This is not so much a search for a single solution, but rather the development of a process, as each organisation, region and country needs to have healthcare […]

June 1, 2017


Roundtable Wrap Up: Healthcare Innovation at Cisco Live Melbourne 2017

In early February, a group of healthcare CXOs and innovation leaders toured a set of iconic US hospital innovation labs and healthcare innovation centres. Their aim was to study innovation process in the US and gather learnings appropriate for application in Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) healthcare communities. The facilities visited included: Mass General Healthcare […]

January 30, 2017


Bairnsdale Regional Health Service: Enhancing Accessibility of Regional Care

The practical reality of regional and remote communities in Australia is that they have been consistently disadvantaged in accessing specialist care.  Getting access to specialised clinicians, whether it has been for emergence room consultation, acute patient care or post-operative support has often involved delays and inconvenience for both patients and clinicians.   This translates to both […]

November 8, 2016


Innovation Learnings in Hospital Information System Deployments

The Digital Hospital Design group (Health Informatics Society of Australia) held an expanded roundtable discussion as part of the HIC 2016 conference.  The focus of the discussion was around three large hospital innovation projects in Australia and the common lessons that could be learned on the drivers of innovation with these facilities. The three projects […]

June 17, 2016


Board Challenges in Managing Digitization and Innovation in Hospitals

This new report looks at the contribution of information technology to innovation and digitization in Australian hospitals.

June 6, 2016


Health Innovation Roundtable: A Recap

The Health Innovation Roundtable was established to bring together representatives from more than 20 hospitals in Australia