Shaping the future of financial resourcing & driving innovation
Conference Date
29th & 30th April 2020
Location
Live Stream
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Day 1 - Wednesday 29th April, 2020

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Gain clarity on the current state of funding for aged care
8:40
MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: A vision for the future of aged care
Invited Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister for Aged Care & Senior Australians
9:00
Examining the current state of funding in aged care
Senior Representative
Department of Health
9:40
Insights into sector performance
Michael Callaghan AM PSM
Chair
Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA)
10:20
Morning tea & networking
10:50
Reviewing ACAR: Impact & analysis of allocating residential aged care places in the future
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the current Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR)
  • Options for improving arrangements within an ACAR framework
  • Allocating residential aged care places within a consumer driven, market based policy framework
Michael Woods
Professor of Health Economics
University of Technology Sydney
11:30
Engaging in new opportunities to transform the sector
  • Exploring future financing with a consumer-focus
  • Addressing consumer contributions, new funding models and risk
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
12:10
Q&A DISCUSSION SESSION

Make your voice heard and share your insights with key policy makers in this interactive session where attendees will have the opportunity to ask their biggest questions.

Michael Callaghan AM PSM
Chair
Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA)
Michael Woods
Professor of Health Economics
University of Technology Sydney
Grant Corderoy
Partner
StewartBrown
Senior Representative
Department of Health
12:50
Lunch address by Shaw and Partners

1:00
Networking lunch
Drive innovation & transformation to enable your organisation to thrive
2:00
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Managing business continuity in response to COVID-19
  • Using technology to find increased efficiency
  • Identifying tools to improve rostering and staff management
  • Minimising costs without compromising on high quality care
3:00
Engaging the board in innovation & risk
  • Bringing your board on the journey and getting organisational buy in
  • Creating an appetite for risk and managing calculated risk taking
  • Identifying strategic business priorities and making strategic internal investment
Mark Sewell
Chief Executive Officer
Warrigal
3:40
Afternoon tea & networking
4:10
Driving agility & organisational innovation
  • Changing organisational mindsets to drive a culture of innovation
  • Understanding your product and bedding down systems to enhance efficiency
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration to enhance sustainability
Jennifer Stuart Smith
Chief Executive Officer
James Milson Village
4:50
Developing partnerships and innovative models for success
  • Reimagining aged care to overcome challenges facing rural and regional providers
  • Collaborating to achieve shared interests and improve sustainability in a competitive marketplace
  • Practical learnings from the PACE journey thus far and strategies for the future
Greg Worrall
General Manager Corporate Services
PACE Aged Care
5:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
5:40
NETWORKING DRINKS

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Day 2 - Thursday 30th April, 2020

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Unpack & explore new opportunities for resourcing the sector
8:40
KEYNOTE: Alternative models of funding & innovation
Henry Ergas AO
Economist
The Australian
9:20
Examining long term funding options for aged care
  • Unlocking the value of the family home – looking at the equity release market
  • Reviewing a long term insurance model of financing
Professor Hal Swerissen
Visiting Fellow
Grattan Institute
10:00
Exploring investment in aged care
Leading Economist To Be Announced
10:40
Morning tea & networking
11:10
Understanding financial trends, challenges & drivers of success across the industry
  • Exploring recent figures and forecasts for the months ahead
  • Strengthening dialogue across the sector to get funding reform right
  • Looking for opportunities and exploring learnings from profitable providers
Grant Corderoy
Partner
StewartBrown
11:50
Examining & addressing current financial pressures on providers
  • The challenge of sustainability in the current aged care climate
  • Identifying opportunities to transform for a stronger future
Pat Sparrow
Chief Executive Officer
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
12:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Strengthening your strategic direction, maintaining agility & looking for new opportunities
  • Identifying opportunities for growth and sustainability
  • Connecting funding and investment to the delivery of high quality care
  • Leveraging innovation and technology
  • Strengthening governance to support strategic investment
  • Shaping your organisation’s value proposition
  • Strategising for consumer focused, sustainable business transformation
1:10
Networking lunch
Manage quality & workforce costs in a resource constrained environment
2:10
Investing in technology for a stronger future
  • Reviewing key considerations when investing in technology
  • Developing a framework to implement technology in a structured and sustainable way
  • Exploring how technology can provide transparency and offer real time insights for better quality
  • Leveraging automation to scale out the workforce and aligning with the broader healthcare system to minimise costs
George Margelis
Independent Chair
Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council
2:50
Leveraging technology to drive sustainability
  • Engaging your organisation to understand and effectively balance short and long term interests
  • Identifying where to invest in technology to have the biggest impact on productivity and efficiency
  • Examining the impact of new technologies and implementing robots to improve service delivery
Graeme Wickenden
Chief Financial Officer
MiCare
3:30
Afternoon tea & networking
4:00
Resourcing the workforce to effectively grow and strengthen your organisation
  • Investing in staff to optimise performance and ensure quality service delivery
  • Strengthening leadership and whole of organisation approaches for a better and more sustainable future
  • Building a financial and workforce strategy informed by current and future customer interests
James Findlay
Chief Financial Officer
Fronditha Care
4:40
Enhancing efficiencies while ensuring high quality care
  • Connecting quality and consumer interests with business strategy
  • Identifying innovation and opportunities to thrive in a competitive market
  • Balancing the books today while investing and building a stronger future
5:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: How to implement technology to improve business performance
Thursday 30th April 2020, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Significant internal investment is needed for providers to thrive in a changing funding environment. With growing quality and staff costs, leveraging technology more effectively is an opportunity to manage these costs without compromising on high quality care.

Learn how you can boost business performance by aligning IT and technology to your business strategy in this interactive workshop. Understand how best to select which technology to invest in, create a roadmap for implementation and take your internal stakeholders on the journey of transformation.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Understand organisational growth areas and how to decide where to invest in internally
  • Learn how to get organisational buy in for technology investment
  • Develop a strategic plan for implementation
  • Drive transformation with a focus on outcomes for consumers

What you will take away attending

  • A roadmap to successfully implement new technology
  • Insights to take key stakeholders on the transformation journey
  • Lessons learned from a practical implementation case study

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Wendy Flavien
Former Chief Integration Officer
Bolton Clarke
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Workshop A: How to implement technology to improve business performance
Thursday 30th April 2020, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Significant internal investment is needed for providers to thrive in a changing funding environment. With growing quality and staff costs, leveraging technology more effectively is an opportunity to manage these costs without compromising on high quality care.

Learn how you can boost business performance by aligning IT and technology to your business strategy in this interactive workshop. Understand how best to select which technology to invest in, create a roadmap for implementation and take your internal stakeholders on the journey of transformation.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Understand organisational growth areas and how to decide where to invest in internally
  • Learn how to get organisational buy in for technology investment
  • Develop a strategic plan for implementation
  • Drive transformation with a focus on outcomes for consumers

What you will take away attending

  • A roadmap to successfully implement new technology
  • Insights to take key stakeholders on the transformation journey
  • Lessons learned from a practical implementation case study

*Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Wendy Flavien
Former Chief Integration Officer
Bolton Clarke
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Workshop B: How to strengthen your financial future
Friday 1st May 2020, 9:00am – 4:00pm

In an immensely challenging financial climate, it’s essential to think strategically and identify success factors – not just to balance day to day costs for financial sustainability but to transform and grow your organisation in the long term. With such a large percentage of the industry operating at a loss and feeling the pinch, what can you learn from industry trends and case studies of leading providers to build a better financial outlook in your organisation?

Attend this interactive workshop to explore and unpack your options. Hear from industry experts how best to tackle the challenges of resourcing the workforce and maximising revenue streams while continuing to deliver quality care.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Discuss how to strategically balance costs and improve efficiencies in the midst of funding reform and uncertainty
  • Discover success factors of leading providers who are successfully navigating financial pressures
  • Explore options for investment to maximise revenue and ensure viable models of quality care
  • Gain insights to get the most out of ACFI and strategically manage your assets
  • Learn about effective, sustainable workforce management

What you will take away attending

  • Tips and tools to maximise your ACFI funding and invest strategically in asset refurbishment
  • Strategies to boost occupancy and improve efficiencies
  • Ideas and blueprints for providing additional services to strengthen your financial outlook

*Refreshments & lunch provided

Price: $899 + GST

Grant Corderoy
Partner
StewartBrown
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Key Speakers

Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
Pat Sparrow
Chief Executive Officer
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
Michael Callaghan AM PSM
Chair
Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA)
Mark Sewell
Chief Executive Officer
Warrigal