- 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 Innovation
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.
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
Date: 26 Apr 2017 By: Christine DennisEnhancing systems measurement – no this is not about collecting more data! If we are serious about enhancing systems measurement, then I suggest we start by understanding what works well from a systems measurement perspective and what needs enhancing. Is it the data that needs enhancing, or how we use it? The knowing-doing gap is …
Date: 25 Feb 2016 By: Margaret BrightMonitoring the health of the population is fundamental to the provision of evidence-based services and to improving health status. Governments, non-government agencies and universities all have a role in contributing to the strategic delivery of health outcome reporting. Experience in Queensland over the past decade has identified three critical factors: Health intelligence A recognised vehicle …
Date: 24 Feb 2016 By: James FedorowWe are now living in a world where data increasingly plays a large role in providing insights on which we can base our decisions. However, all data is not the same and as it forms the basis of decisions or actions, there is more importance placed on ensuring that we use relevant information. There are …
Date: 27 Jan 2016 By: Criterion Content TeamIn a review by the Productivity Commission, public health spending was reported as the biggest rise in government spending. Federal and state government spending on health has risen by 74 % in the past decade. The question now has this investment in health spending led to an improvement in health outcomes? One of the fundamental …
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