- Measuring the outcomes of service provision
- Translating research into improved policy and practice
- Improving health outcomes through policy design
- Measuring return on investments
- Informing the provision of better, safer care
- How and where to spend public health funding
- Federal & State Departments of Health
- Primary Health Networks
- Federal & State Government Agencies
- Health Services
- Local Health Districts
- Research Institutes & Universities
Attend to learn:
Improve outcomes through policy innovation
Use data to prioritise expenditure
Improve performance measurement practice
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.
Wentwest Western Sydney PHN
With a major focus on realising integration across primary and secondary health sectors, Ian has responsibility for commissioning activities, major programs and partnerships in eHealth, mental health, chronic disease programs and quality improvement and education services for GP and allied health practices in western Sydney. Additionally Ian has responsibility for leading the Health Care Home implementation in western Sydney
Prior roles and experience include:
- Own consulting business focussed on leadership development and market research
- Extensive experience in major corporates in strategy development, change management, learning and development and marketing in the UK, US, New Zealand and Australia.
Victorian Agency for Health Information
Dr Diane Watson is the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the newly established Victorian Agency for Health Information. Previously, Dr Watson was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Performance Authority which was established by all Australian governments to monitor, and report on, the performance of 1000+ public and private hospitals and 300+ health regions.
Dr Watson was also the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Bureau of Health Information. She has 20 years of senior management experience in leading organisational change – between 1993 and 2016 as chief executive or second-in-charge responsible for establishing five new organisations and overseeing the merger of a further two health information organisations. In these and prior roles, she has set the future direction of high profile, board governed agencies and inspired a strong sense of purpose among a highly talented and specialised workforce.
is the Senior Director, System Performance within Queensland Health. Dan is responsible for leading and building the capability of a team that provides actionable insights promoting enhanced system performance across Queensland Health and evidenced based purchasing decisions that support system performance.
Dan has held positions in a range of healthcare organisations at clinical, management and governance levels. Prior to joining Queensland Health, Dan was the Director, Financial Performance Reports, National Health Performance Authority where he led the development and production of Australia’s first reports on the relevant efficiency of Australia’s largest public hospitals including contributing to the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation.
Dan has over 10 years’ experience in Primary Health Care, and National and State Health experience in organisational performance reporting. Dan has designed and implemented a wide variety of primary care programmes including the first system in Australia to share data with the Emergency Department 24 hours a day.
nib health funds limited
nib is a leading financier and facilitator of healthcare spending with a reputation for innovative products, value for money, outstanding customer service, corporate social responsibility and strong shareholder returns.
Established in the NSW Hunter Region in 1952 to provide health insurance for workers at the BHP Steelworks, nib has now grown to be a truly national and international operation.
nib’s core health insurance business is Australia’s fourth largest private health insurer and one of the industry’s fastest growing, while in New Zealand it is the second largest private health insurer. Today, nib provides health and medical insurance to more than one million Australian and New Zealand residents.
In 2007, nib became the first private health insurance fund to list on the Australian Securities Exchange, which provided the platform for the company’s diversification and expansion into new and diverse markets. Today it has a market capitalisation of over AU$2.2 billion.
nib also provides private health insurance cover to over 100,000 international workers and students in Australia and recently launched international health insurance cover providing medical and hospital treatment for Australians living overseas.
In July 2015, nib acquired leading travel insurer, World Nomads Group as part of the group’s strategy to diversify from its core health insurance business and to grow earnings in complementary markets.
nib’s robust financial performance since listing has ensured it has continued to deliver strong returns for its shareholders. Since 2007, nib’s total shareholder return has been more than 1,000%, having substantially outperformed other accumulation indices, including S&P/ASX200 with TSR for the same period of approximately 32%.
What People Are Saying
“The Measuring Health Outcomes Conference was informative and inspiring. A great selection of presenters talking about their experiences in a range of different parts the Australian healthcare system. Lots of food for thought!”Sunshine Coast PHN, Past attendee at Measuring Health Outcomes
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Date: 26 Jun 2017 By: Maisie Holder
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