Firmly established as the singular agenda-setting Healthcare event of the Asia-Pacific region, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is returning in 2020 with a refreshed format to guide you through the year ahead.
2019 welcomed industry game changers such as the CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency and the CIO of NHS England (UK). This year, over 170 of your industry peers and an unrivalled selection of C-Suite speakers will make the ICC Sydney their home for two days on 5 & 6 May.
Together we will interrogate the entire continuity of care, and consider how we are engaging patients on their healthcare journey.
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35 + Industry speakers
// 5-Star networking environment
Executive Director Regulatory Operations
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Chief Executive Officer
Healthcare Denmark (DNK)
Deputy Secretary General E-services and Innovation
Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia (EST)
Kalle Killar is a Deputy Secretary General for e-services and innovation in the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia. Kalle has over 15 years of experience working in different positions in the international organisations (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Commission) and in different ministries in Estonia. Throughout his career Kalle has gathered experience in different areas from EU agriculture policy to investment banking in London that allows him to adapt to changing environment and maintain a positive attitude with an ability to find innovative solutions in the age of wicked problems. Kalle holds a MBA in Business Administration from the University of Tartu.
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency which is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. He was formerly National Director for Patients and Information in NHS England – a role which combined the functions of chief technology and information officer with responsibility for patient and public participation. He took up the post in 2012 after serving as the British government’s first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data. He was also National Information Director for health and care in England and Chair of the National Information Board which advises the Secretary of State on national priorities for data and technology.
Tim is a leading advocate of a popular knowledge revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare. He is also an internationally regarded expert in digital transformation of the customer experience in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service (www.nhs.uk) which now reports around 40 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times. Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper journalist and a television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC. He is co-author with Roger Taylor of Transparency and the Open Society which was published by Policy Press and the University of Chicago in 2016. Tim is visiting professor in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.
Head of Public Health & Medical Director
Bupa Australia and New Zealand
Dr Zoe Wainer is the Head of Public Health and Medical Director at Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Board of Dental Health Services Victoria and a Director on the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Her passion and expertise in public health has driven formal and informal collaborations with the ICHOM and Harvard Business School in value based health care across multiple organisations and she has a continued advocacy focus on the importance of sex differences across health from basic research to health systems implications. Zoe holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from Flinders University, and has a clinical background in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. She has a PhD and a Masters of Public Health from The University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chief People Officer
Canterbury District Health Board (NZ)
Research Director, Nutrition and Health
A/Professor Bev Muhlhausler is the Research Director of the Nutrition and Health Program in the Health and Biosecurity Unit in CSIRO. Bev joined CSIRO in November 2018 after 12 years as an NHMRC Early Career and then Career Development Award Fellow at the University of South Australia and University of Adelaide. Over this time, her work on the impact of maternal overnutrition on the programming of obesity and metabolic disease has made a significant contribution to current understanding of how exposure to maternal obesity and/or an excess nutrient supply before birth acts to alter the development of key systems involved in the regulation of energy balance. She has published 120 peer-reviewed papers which have been cited over 3,500 times, 14 invited book chapter, editorial and commentaries and presented 24 invited talks at national/international scientific conferences. Bev is current President of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Society of Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Scientific Programming Committee for the 2019 DOHaD World Congress and Treasurer of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).
Chairman, Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Australian Department of Health
John Pollaers has a proven track record in leading major Australian and international companies including Pacific Brands and Foster’s Group, and in his current roles is working across Government to bring about major reforms to vocational education and training and aged care. This is a realisation of his vision of building a strong future for Australia by creating opportunities for people and businesses to flourish and succeed. He is a passionate advocate for education and training, the care of senior Australians and including more people with disability in work and training. As former Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, he led the reform of the Vocational Education System. John is Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and a member of the Federal Government’s Aged Care Sector Committee. He is the Chancellor of Swinburne University and is Executive Chairman of Leef Independent Living Solutions, an innovative functional health and assistive technology business with 14 Independent Living Centres nationally
Chief Executive Officer
Russell is the CEO of Western Health and commenced his career in Britain with the National Health
Service. Over a period of 17 years Russell held numerous executive roles across all sectors, ie mental
health, acute care, community care and as a commissioner of health services.
He moved to Melbourne to join Western Health as Executive Director Operations in February 2013.
Russell has overseen the development and opening of the new Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s
Hospital, a successful Go Live to commence the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at Western Health.
Russell has also worked with Government to secure funding to develop 2 new Community Hospitals
and $1.5B to build a New Footscray Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria.
Russell has also addressed significant challenges around access and capacity as the catchment
covered has grown by over 300,000 in 5 years.
He has a strong interest in working towards improvements in patient care aimed at helping the
health system support the patient in the way which is best for the patient, and the system.
Russell is also committed to use of the best possible technology to benefit patients and staff.
Group Executive - Healthcare & Strategy
Andrew is responsible for Medibank’s Group strategy and the Medibank Health Solutions business, which provides health services on behalf of business and government, including telehealth, care coordination, in-home care, and health services into residential aged care. He is also responsible for Medibank’s healthcare purchasing, relationships with providers and enhanced care initiatives to support members in primary and community care settings.
Andrew has 25 years of experience in the health system, and remains a practising psychiatrist and lecturer.
He was a founder and co-president of McKesson Asia-Pacific, a leading telehealth and digital health business, which was acquired by Medibank in 2010.
Andrew is a director of Private Healthcare Australia Limited, the peak body for private health insurers.
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Angela Ryan leads the Office of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (OCCIO) and works collaboratively across the health system and promotes adoption and meaningful clinical use of digital health services and technologies to benefit all Australians. One of Angela’s key priorities is ensuring strong clinical engagement with Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy and associated programs and services including the My Health Record system. With more than 30 years’ experience in hospitals and the public-sector Angela provides clinical leadership in the implementation, advancement and optimisation of digital/ICT systems to support improved health and care outcomes. Ms Ryan also supports initiatives such as the Chief X Information Officer (CXIO) Network to help the Australian health workforce adapt, use, and embrace changes and opportunities created by digital health innovation and embedding them in their work flows. A leading patient safety advocate, Angela recently completed a Churchill Fellowship to investigate methods to reduce patient harm through digital health safety governance. Angela interviewed digital health and patient safety clinicians, researchers, policy makers and industry leaders in England, Canada and the United States to understand lessons learned from the design, development, deployment and surveillance of digital tools and technologies. Angela is also the President of the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI), Credentialed fellows and members of the college are thought leaders, experts and trusted advisers in digital health and health informatics. ACHI sets standards for professional practice and education in Health Informatics, provides evidence-based guidance to jurisdictions, supports initiatives, facilitates inter-disciplinary collaboration and mentors the community. Before joining the Agency, Angela led key streams of state-wide NSW programs, playing key roles in establishing design assurance and support functions and winning buy-in across the sector for her work. Angela is also a Registered Nurse, with a Critical Care Certificate, and a Graduate Diploma in eHealth (Health Informatics).
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Agency for Health Information
Dr Lance Emerson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI). Lance works with the VAHI team to drive improvements in safety and quality in Victorian health services through the provision of high quality health service performance information. 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). He is also a Board Director of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
Chief Executive Officer
Hirondelle Private Hospital
Institute for Health Transformation
Anna is Professor of Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health and the Director of the Institute for Health Transformation at Deakin University. As a public health researcher, she is particularly interested in the provision of information to facilitate objective and equitable choices in public health by policy makers, practitioners and the public. She is past President of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (2011-14), and in 2014 she was awarded the World Obesity Federation Andre Mayer Award for research excellence in obesity and a Churchill Award for innovative work in equity and population prevention.
Executive Branch Manager Future Capability and Governance
Director Analytics and Performance
Mater Health Services
Chief Executive Officer
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
James Downie is the Chief Executive Officer 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.
Professor of Urological Oncology & Robotics and Director of Medical Services
Macquarie University Hospital Sydney
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Trethowan commenced as CEO at headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, in January 2017. Jason spent the previous ten years in CEO positions primarily focussed on health and community services. Jason is involved in many national health system networks and is currently a company director with Barwon Health and Professionals with Alzheimer’s (PALZ). Jason graduated from La Trobe University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Record Administration and went on to achieve a Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics at Monash University and a Masters in Business Administration from Deakin University.
Seismic pressure is building in healthcare systems around the world. As we confront the toll of chronic disease and recognise the global swelling of ageing populations, it is clear that a paradigm shift is unfolding. While our healthcare system is at the frontier of global care delivery, it was not designed to counter the threats that we now conceive. This session provides the structural platform for the Forum, as we confront the entrenched political, financial and social forces shackling healthcare transformation in urban and rural locations, and reveal what action is underway to begin rescinding these barriers.
Accounts of consumer empowerment have reached the healthcare sector. Patients are demanding a more active role in the clinical decision-making process to articulate care preferences and priorities known only to them. Consumers are accustomed to data linkage across nearly every dimension of their lives, but over-reliance on archaic technology in healthcare is creating a severe disconnect and undermining patient confidence, experience, and outcomes. In this session, we’ll discuss how to care for the individual at a systems level; modelling shared decision-making processes to engage on the patient’s terms across the whole continuity of care.
Change is enacted on the frontline; at the point of connection between clinicians, care providers and patients, the site of data creation and collection. There is a distinct opportunity to augment this site to provide greater efficiency, accuracy and security in the pursuit of optimal patient outcomes. In this session, we’ll examine the new thinking and technology conceived to improve the interface between patients and practitioners, examine whether barriers to technological buy-in are a product of the product or the people, and cast a light on the need for greater mental health support for those who provide care.
Seamless and secure information exchange is the cornerstone of next generation healthcare systems. But moving from legacy systems towards the holistic adoption of cloud capabilities and applied AI remains an expensive and elusive undertaking. In this session, we will interrogate the financial and technological frameworks that are shackling system transformation, calling on leaders at various stages of their transformation journey to cast an honest light on the reality of pursuing interoperability.
The severity of the challenges facing contemporary healthcare leaders cannot be underestimated. Automation, machines, and algorithms will have a profound impact on healthcare, and rather than reluctant and belated acceptance, these advancements must be actively interrogated and integrated. In this session, we will shed insight on mastering rapid change management in an industry that has typically undertaken transformation carefully, and hear the strategies executives are adopting to navigate their way through the minefield of conflicting stakeholder interests and healthcare imperatives.
Technology is advancing at a pace and scale unprecedented in human history. This acceleration is a creating opportunities for emboldened thinkers with a penchant for disruptive methodologies to partner with experienced players that have witnessed the reality of provoking change in large-scale systems. In this session, we’ll examine how new entrants are proposing to revolutionise patient outcomes; which areas of care delivery are ripe for disruption and the risks that may entail, and the partnerships and compromises required to advance down the path to progress.
The healthcare built environment is evolving in the era of sustainable systems design. Creating connected, integrated, patient-centred sites is a vital cog in enabling healthcare transformation. In this session, we will confront how stakeholder interests and political pressure perpetuate existing systems and structures, consider what is being done to design smart, agile infrastructure that enables the flow of information across the entire continuum of care, and consider the challenges and solutions for care delivery in rural and isolated communities.
At PwC Australia our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
Kronos is the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Tens of thousands of organisations in more than 100 countries use Kronos to control labour costs, minimise compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.
MetaOptima is a fast-growing digital health company based in Vancouver, Canada that strives to empower people with advanced technologies to lead a healthier and happier life.
Celebrating its fifth year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.
The Forum is driven by an ambitious business agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as consultations in dedicated activation spaces further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience.
As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior healthcare executives, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.
This event was sold out in 2019
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What’s included in my delegate pass?
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