The 4th Annual Financial & Operational Improvement in Hospitals conference will bring together the key stakeholders from a wide range of hospitals and healthcare providers to share their success stories, challenges and learnings in improving financial outcomes whilst delivering a seamless patient experience.
Overcome your hurdles, hear insights & network with peers on
- Exploring a value-based healthcare journey
- Identifying opportunities for waste reduction
- Driving and maximising activity-based funding
- Data analytics for enhanced decision making
- Identifying and driving alternate revenue streams
- Strategies to engage clinicians to improve cost efficiency performance
- Leveraging technology to drive better collaboration & enhance patient flow
- 91% would recommend this conference to their industry peers
- 89% referred to the event as excellent learning and networking platform
- 90% appreciated the insightful presentations and workshop
Hospital and Health representatives with roles and responsibilities including:
- CEO, CFO, COO
- Finance Directors
- Management Accountants & Financial Analysts
- Business Improvement Managers
- Directors of Nursing, Surgery, Emergency & Medical Services
- Operations Directors
Attend to learn:
- Improving health outcomes & efficiencies through implementing a value-based healthcare journey
- Maximising activity-based funding to balance downward revenue pressures & upward labour costs
- How to ease financial pressure by identifying & driving alternate revenue streams
- Leveraging technology to drive better collaboration & improve operational efficiency
- Improving patient flow & operational efficiency with effective communication
- Exploring a value-based health care implementation & funding model reform
- CASE STUDY: How Eastern Health is embracing their mission statement: Together we care, learn, discover & innovate
- CLOSING KEYNOTE: Private health insurance: An agenda for change
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.
David has worked at Eastern Health since 2002 and was appointed Chief Executive in September 2016. David is responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management and performance of Eastern Health. Prior to this appointment, David was the Executive Director of Acute Health/Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, along with a number of other roles. David’s focus on the patient and outcomes has been enhanced by his work as a surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Prior to joining Eastern Health, David held senior roles at Epworth Richmond and Latrobe Regional Hospital. He holds an MBA, is a GAICD and is a fully qualified perioperative (theatre) nurse.
Dental Health Services Victoria
Dr Deborah Cole has held the role of CEO at Dental Health Services Victoria since 2011 where she has worked to significantly improve the community’s access to quality and equitable dental care. Prior to joining DHSV, Dr Deborah Cole held numerous leadership roles as the CEO of the City of Yarra, Director of Health Support Services at St Vincent’s Health, CEO of Calvary Health Care, Executive Director of Health Services at Mercy Health and Non-executive Director on the Dental Practice Board of Victoria. Dr Deborah is the Board Chair for the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and a Board Director for the Hessel Care Foundation and HESTA. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australasian Section of the International College of Dentists.
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
James Downie is the CEO of the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).
Prior to this James was the Executive Director, Activity Based Funding, leading the teams responsible for delivering the classification, costing and pricing functions of IHPA as well as the data acquisition activities.
He previously held roles with the Victorian Department of Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and various technical and operational roles in the resources industry.
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What People Are Saying
“I took away some great ideas and inspiration to make operational changes that will make a difference.”Director of Finance, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney LHD
“Financial and Operational Improvement in Healthcare conference was a great event that has left me with many ideas to consider and implement at the hospital I work at.”Chief Executive Officer, St John of God Hospital
“The Criterion Conference team provides the complete package – attention to detail from online registration, through to seamless conference proceedings, all tailored to customer requests and hot topics. Highly Recommended!”Performance Reporting Coordinator, Central Queensland Hospital & Health Service
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Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.
Our vision is for a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system.
Our membership includes state health departments, Local Hospital Networks and public hospitals, community health services, Primary Health Networks and primary healthcare providers, aged care providers, universities, individual health professionals and academics. As such, we are uniquely placed to be an independent, national voice for universal high-quality healthcare to benefit the whole community.
Founded as the Australian Hospital Association in 1946, the AHHA has become a perennial fixture in the national health conversation, maintaining its vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it.