4th Annual
Balancing the delivery of a seamless patient experience & driving financial performance
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd October 2019
Location
Novotel Sydney Central
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Day 1 - Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Driving financial & operational excellence in hospitals
8:40
Locating waste reduction opportunities
  • Utilising data analytics to develop an end to end view of the business and drive efficiencies
  • Engaging clinicians with tangible strategies to reduce wastage
  • New methods to tackle hospital acquired complications and reduce variation
  • Tackling unnecessary clinical processes to reduce costs
Nigel Jarvis
Acting Chief Executive Officer
St John of God Health Care, Ballarat
9:20
Improving patient flow & operational efficiency with effective communication
  • How communication breakdowns and clinician burnout impact patient flow, safety and quality of care.
  • Ways to simplify clinical workflows and reduce cognitive overload among clinicians
  • How actionable alerts and notifications with contextual information can reduce interruption fatigue, improve staff efficiency and increase patient safety, care and experience
Andrea Leverett, RN
Senior Clinical Executive, ANZ
Vocera Communications
David McLaren
Senior Area Sales Manager
Vocera Communications
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in two minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Roundtable A: Finance solutions to enhance efficiency
  • Roundtable B: Improving operational efficiency through patient flow redesign
  • Roundtable C: Utilising data analytics to evaluate opportunities for waste reduction
12:00
Introducing the new mental health classification
  • Implications of this classification
  • What to expect in terms of funding
James Downie
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
12:40
Networking lunch
1:40
Manage your assets, maximise your potential
  • How Financing can help patient outcomes and give hospitals access to quality care
  • How to finance growth ambitions in healthcare
  • Tapping into assets to fund your hospital
Michelle Gianferrari
Chief Growth Officer
Maia Financial
Exploring a value-based healthcare journey
2:10
Exploring a value-based health care implementation & funding model reform
  • Identifying enablers for a successful and coordinated national strategy
  • Moving the focus from delivering volume to delivering value.
  • Providing improved patient outcomes, while reducing the overall cost of delivery
Dr Linc Thurecht
Senior Researcher
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)
2:50
Afternoon tea & networking
3:20
CASE STUDY: How Eastern Health is embracing their mission statement: Together we care, learn, discover & innovate
  • Driving the value based healthcare and delivering a culture of patients first
  • The journey so far in integrating primary care and hospitals – challenges and learnings
David Plunkett
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Health
4:00
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Private health insurance: An agenda for change
  • Current challenges of private health insurance
  • Addressing the vicious cycle of the aging of population and its implications for health insurance
  • Options for change – what we should be doing to improve the efficiency of the private sector
  • Future of private health insurance
Dr Stephen Duckett
Health Program Director
Grattan Institute
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
4:45
NETWORKING DRINKS

Day 2 - Wednesday 23rd October, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Exploring a value-based healthcare journey
8:40
CASE STUDY: Exploring Dental Health Services Victoria’s value-based health care journey
  • Implementing a patient-centric, outcome and prevention-focused value based health care model
  • Reducing unwarranted variation and limiting low value services that does not improve outcomes
  • Creation of a policy authorising environment that enables focus on outcomes including the development of a standardised outcomes data collection and reporting
Dr Deborah Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Dental Health Services Victoria
9:20
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this interactive session you will share your operational challenges, best practices and learn how your industry colleagues and peers are tackling similar issues

10:00
Morning tea & networking
10:30
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Roundtable A: Understand how advanced and predictive analytics are being used to improve clinical and operational outcomes
  • Roundtable B: Enhancing data integration and visualisation to deliver actionable insights
  • Roundtable C: Driving digital health as key to improving service delivery and health outcomes
11:30
Ensuring the sustainability & value of private health
  • Directing funding to the right care, in the right setting and at the right price
  • Considering the issue of the right level of subsidy for younger cohorts to protect community rating
Rachel David
Chief Executive Officer
Private Healthcare Australia
12:10
Networking lunch
Identifying & driving alternate revenue streams
1:10
Driving resource excellence
  • Establishing a strategic plan and measurable steps towards that
  • Balancing operational plans
  • Identifying resources to support the plan
Andrew Stripp
Chief Executive Officer
Monash Health
1:50
Driving & maximising activity-based funding to meet demands
  • Maximising ABF funding to meet the falling and growing demand
  • Exploring activity-based costing and budgets
  • Use of costing information
Stephen Cole
Director ABF Financial Reporting
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
2:30
Engaging clinicians on clinical variation & relevant financial information
  • Assisting clinicians in undertaking a root cause analysis
  • Engaging with clinicians to identify possible drivers of variation
  • Evaluating the impact of variation on length of stay and resources consumed (ABRAEM)
  • Making it easy for clinicians to understand financial concepts such as ‘contribution margin’ through the service line model
Michael Campbell
Manager Systems and Technology
North Metropolitan Health Service
Brendon McMullen
Area Director Business Information & Performance
North Metropolitan Health Service
3:10
Afternoon tea & networking
3:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: How to maximise revenue through traditional sources
  • Driving revenue in an inpatient / outpatient setting
  • Coding optimisation to increase revenue
  • Chasing private health insurance as a measure
  • Upskilling and engaging clinicians to maximise revenue
  • Use of bulk billing – benefits and challenges to all stakeholders
Brendon McMullen
Area Director Business Information & Performance
North Metropolitan Health Service
Stephen Cole
Director ABF Financial Reporting
Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Dr Stephen Duckett
Health Program Director
Grattan Institute
David Plunkett
Chief Executive Officer
Eastern Health
Dr Deborah Cole
Chief Executive Officer
Dental Health Services Victoria
James Downie
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority