The Measuring Health Outcomes conference will examine strategies to develop a system for measuring health outcomes from end to end, including what to measure, how to measure, how to analyse and how to use data collected to inform and advance policy and funding.
What will you take away?
- An understanding of how to develop and evaluate health outcomes
- How to implement an evaluation system for different programs
- Strategies to measure the impact of your services on diverse and marginalised groups
- Approaches to building partnerships with other organisations to collect and share data
- Methods for translating data into policy and practice
Who will attend?
Representatives from Federal & State Government Departments of Health, Government Agencies, Health Services, Primary Health Networks, Local Health Districts, Research Institutes & Universities with responsibilities for:
- Data Analysis
- Clinical Quality
- Health Information
- Policy & Projects
- Population Health
- Health Prevention
Attend to learn:
- Identify health outcomes & understand which can be practically evaluated
- Measure outcomes for different programs & population groups
- Collect, analyse & use data to inform policy
- Develop partnerships to improve quality measurement of outcomes
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.
Western NSW LHD
Tricia has over 30 years of experience in health and human services at both Commonwealth and State level, including clinical and senior management positions as well as an industry consultant with a global consulting firm. The focus of Tricia’s work over the last 10 years has been on performance measurement and evaluation, working with a diverse range of stakeholders to explore and understand their needs for data and information and looking at looking at new and innovative ways of using data and measuring outcomes to inform policy development and service improvement. As Director of the Western NSW Health Intelligence Unit (HIU) Tricia is responsible for providing strategic leadership and management of the HIU, a new shared Health information service for the peak health care organisations in Western NSW that supports a collaborative approach to health care planning, delivery and evaluation in the region.
Victorian Agency for Health Information
Dr Lance Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information or VAHI. The Agency monitors and reports on public and private services that impact on health, wellbeing, quality and safety in order to stimulate and inform improvements, to increase transparency and accountability, and inform the community.
Lance has a passion for development and maintenance of information systems to improve consumer care, and has a PhD in the use of clinical indicators to guide better care and improve health outcomes. He has extensive experience in running specialist health organisations, having most recently been CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and prior to that, CEO of the Australian Research and Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
Australian Stroke Clinical Registry
Professor Cadilhac is an expert in health services research within the field of stroke with application of her work in acute, rehabilitation and long-term care. She has published over 160 articles. She currently heads the Translational Public Health and Evaluation Research Division in Stroke and Ageing Research within the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University, and is the Head of Public Health: Stroke Division within the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Australia). She is the Data Custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry. Her skill set includes epidemiology, implementation science and economic evaluation.
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What People Are Saying
“The Measuring Health Outcomes conference was a well rounded, high level panel of speakers. Lots of great takeaway messages and a very interactive crowd.”Dietician, Alfred Health
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