FEATURED SPEAKERS

StephenDuckettHS-Grayscale

Dr Stephen Duckett

Health Program Director, Grattan Institute

and Former Secretary, Department of Health

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Dr Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health Program at the Melbourne-based think tank, Grattan Institute. He has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals, to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: Improving quality & productivity through effective ABF
WORLD CAFÉ
Friday 26th February: Post Conference Workshop B commences

Workshops:
How to improve hospital performance through activity based budgeting & planning
JamesDownieHS-Grayscale

James Downie

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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James Downie is the Executive Director of Activity Based Funding (ABF) at the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA). He leads the teams responsible for delivering the classification, costing and pricing functions of IHPA as well as the data acquisition activities.

 

Prior to this he was Manager Funding Systems Development in the Victorian Department of Health, responsible for Victoria’s existing funding models, and the national ABF developments. He has also worked on Service Redesign at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, and prior to that spent 15 years in the mining industry.


Speaking On:
KEYNOTE: Examining the future of ABF in Australia
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Exploring alternate models of funding
NatalieMcDonaldHS-Grayscale

Natalie McDonald

Executive Director, Finance

Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW

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Natalie has had various experience in Finance positions ranging from various accountant positions from 1995-2009 which include Bhp Billiton, Natalie then went on to be the Financial controller at the Alfred Hospital from January 2012 – February 2015 and is now the Executive Director of Finance at Western Sydney Local Health District from February 2015 to present.


Speaking On:
Assessing the impact of coding & casemix on ABF
CraigMargettsHS-Grayscale

Dr Craig Margetts

Director of Medical Services

Redcliffe Hospital & CISS, QLD

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Dr Craig Margetts is the Director of Medical Services at Redcliffe Hospital in Metro North who has over 20 years’ experience in Casemix, ABF and hospital management and led the introduction of clinical costing to Australia in the 90’s.

 

Dr Margetts was Director of Finance and Administration at the Royal Darwin Hospital during the introduction of Casemix and the divisionalisation (streaming). He has worked in a range of senior management positions being General Manager EDMS roles in Victoria, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland. He has been in Queensland for the last 14 years.

 

As well as a medical degree he has a MBA from Monash University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Medical Administrators.


Speaking On:
Balancing financial security with quality of care
WORLD CAFÉ

Forwarding activity based hospitals

Activity based funding has been proven to be effective in reducing costs and allowing for higher accuracy in funding, through costing and coding of operations and procedures that use a wide variety of resources. ABF is not the only source of funding for hospitals, but it also holds the potential to allow hospitals to mature by providing a way for them to track progress and find areas of inefficiency. ABF provides a way to accurately report hospital activity and ensure adequate funding to continue operations through the next budget.


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  • Improve ABF within a blended funding model

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  • Utilise activity information to drive financial strategy

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  • Strengthen clinician engagement in ABF best practice

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  • Hear ABF best practice case studies from finance, clinical, performance and health information leaders
Day 1
MarkLawrenceHS-Grayscale

Mark Lawrence

Executive Director, Finance & Performance

Western Health, VIC

CraigMargettsHS-Grayscale

Dr Craig Margetts

Director of Medical Services

Redcliffe Hospital & CISS, QLD

Joanne-Fitzgerald-Criterion-GS

Joanne Fitzgerald

Director, Classification and Coding Standards

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA)

Liz-Lea-Grayscale

Liz Lea

Manager Clinical Costing and Reporting

Metro North Hospital & Health Service, QLD

Day 2
StephenDuckettHS-Grayscale

Dr Stephen Duckett

Health Program Director, Grattan Institute

and Former Secretary, Department of Health

NatalieMcDonaldHS-Grayscale

Natalie McDonald

Executive Director, Finance

Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW

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Stephanie Laurent

Clinical Performance Officer

RPA

Emma.Kerr.GS

Emma Kerr

Director, Operational Strategy and Performance

Sydney Local Health District, NSW

Colin-McCrow-Grayscale

Colin McCrow

Manager, ABF Costing

Department of Health QLD

WORKSHOP A
WORKSHOP B

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