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Welcome

The Healthcare Leaders Forum is firmly established as the premier national event for Healthcare executives, congregating key stakeholders for top-line perspectives on management, policy and innovation.

Faced with ongoing constraints and rising expectations, Australia’s healthcare industry is under increasing pressure to innovate and meet the demands of patients, governments and commercial stakeholders.

Market forces, ground-breaking partnerships and digital advances have renewed healthcare for a connected world. As old and new models of healthcare collide and increasingly empowered patients drive demand for more efficient, affordable and high-quality care, the industry’s capacity to adapt will be critical to its future – and the health of the nation.

Gathering senior leaders from across the public and private healthcare spectrum, the annual Healthcare Leaders Forum equips executives with the insights they need to adapt and succeed in a dynamic climate.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, outcome-focussed agenda with over 40 C-suite perspectives from the highest levels of healthcare in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from the leaders of all the major industry stakeholders from across the nation.

  • Hear the latest thinking on what the market conditions will be for healthcare
  • Acquire actionable insights for your healthcare organisation in a changing, consumer-led world
  • Gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought leaders from across the healthcare industry
  • Engage with powerful ideas, people and perspectives in one place at one time
  • Discuss forward-thinking trends, case studies and healthcare imperatives
  • Network in the ideal executive environment where CEOs talk to CEOs
  • Determine what is next for healthcare in Australia
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Gain Access

// 6+ Keynotes

// 4 Tailored Streams

// 2 Powerful days

// Executive learning agenda

// 35 + Industry speakers

// 180 + executives

// 5-Star networking environment

Speakers


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Matthew Swindells
National Director Operations and Information
NHS England (UK)
speaker
Dr Henry Cutler
Director
Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
speaker
Gertje van Roessel
Chief International Officer
Buurtzorg Nederland (NL)
speaker
Daniel Coulton-Shaw
Co-Founder
Global Clinic Rating (USA)
speaker
Dr Anthony Bartone
Federal President
AMA
speaker
Professor Keith McNeil
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health
speaker
Dr Linda Swan
Chief Medical Officer
Medibank
speaker
Dr Lance Emerson
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Agency for Health Information
speaker
Kirsten O’Doherty
ANZ General Manager
AbbVie
speaker
Dr Rob Grenfell
Director Health and Biosecurity
CSIRO
speaker
Tim Kelsey
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
speaker
Dr Lachlan Henderson
Group Chief Executive
Epworth HealthCare
speaker
Bruce Goodwin
Managing Director
Janssen Australia & New Zealand
speaker
Ian McCrae
Chief Executive Officer
Orion Health
speaker
Georges Khoury
Director, Workforce Services Logan Bayside Health Network
Metro South Health
speaker
Dr Clair Sullivan
Chief Digital Health Officer
Metro North Hospital and Health Service
speaker
Graeme Loy
Chief Executive
Western Sydney Local Health District
speaker
Bruce Winzar
Executive Director Information Services & CIO
Bendigo Health
speaker
Dr Rachel David
Chief Executive
Private Healthcare
speaker
Dr Michael Brydon
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney’s Children’s Hospital Network
speaker
Leanne Wells
Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
speaker
Dr Diane Watson
Chief Executive
Bureau of Health Information
speaker
Donna Bonney
Chief Executive Officer
Mater Education
speaker
Dr Shane Kelly
Group Chief Executive Officer
St John of God
speaker
Mark Middleton
Group Chief Executive Officer
Icon Group AU
speaker
Hisham El Ansary
Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Bupa Australia & New Zealand
speaker
Dr Teresa Anderson
Chief Executive
Sydney Local Health District
speaker
Walter Kmet
Chief Executive Officer
Macquarie University Hospital & Clinical Associates
speaker
Dr Christine Dennis
Chief Executive Officer
The Australian Council of Healthcare Standards
speaker
Dr Ged Foley
Chief Executive Officer
Sonic Clinical Services
speaker
Dave Waters
Executive Director - Workforce Services
Metro South Health
speaker
Raj Verma
Director, System Transformation & Patient Experience
Agency for Clinical Innovation
speaker
Michelle Fenwick
Executive Director People & Culture
Northern Health
speaker
Dr Sally Philips
General Manager, Health Services
TAL Life
speaker
Alison Verhoeven
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
speaker
Annie Butler
Federal Secretary
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
speaker
Angela Ryan
General Manager
Australian Digital Health Agency
speaker
Frank Tracey
Executive Director Clinical Services
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
speaker
Professor Anna Peeters
Inaugural Director
Institute for Health Transformation
speaker
Dylan Hesselberg
Director of Infrastructure
Goulburn Valley Health
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Sessions

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Tuesday 6th August 2019
  • 08:25Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:55Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:00Opening Ministerial Address

  • 09:10Keynote

    Australia’s National Digital Health Record – Bringing Practitioners, Patients and Consumers a Step Closer
    Tim Kelsey
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 09:40Outlook Session

    Hand on the Pulse: Paradigmatic Change in Healthcare

    Systematic change is erupting across the entire health ecosystem. The rising burden of chronic disease, a wave of consumer expectation and a storm of data have all collided, creating a climate where longstanding models, definitions and outcomes are being challenged. How are healthcare leaders reconciling competing funding priorities, and what areas are being compromised? Which policy developments are helping accelerate the unification of disparate health systems? What can be done to remove friction and improve cooperation between federal and state governments?

    Leanne Wells
    Chief Executive Officer
    Consumers Health Forum of Australia
    Dr Teresa Anderson
    Chief Executive
    Sydney Local Health District
    Walter Kmet
    Chief Executive Officer
    Macquarie University Hospital & Clinical Associates
    Graeme Loy
    Chief Executive
    Western Sydney Local Health District
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Keynote

    Dr Rachel David
    Chief Executive
    Private Healthcare
  • 11:35Customer Session

    Diagnosing Dialogue: Amplifying Patient Voices

    Healthcare can no longer resist the tides of empowerment changing the consumer landscape. While the information asymmetry between clinicians and patients is striking, consumer expectations for a streamlined, reliable, and secure user experience are gathering real momentum with just cause. How can we empower patients to personally articulate the outcomes that truly matter to them? And is it possible to reconcile these individual outcomes at a systems level under a more holistic approach to healthcare? Is greater transparency the master-key for unlocking patient empowerment?

    Professor Keith McNeil
    Chief Clinical Information Officer
    Queensland Health
    Dave Waters
    Executive Director - Workforce Services
    Metro South Health
    Dr Michael Brydon
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sydney’s Children’s Hospital Network
    Bruce Goodwin
    Managing Director
    Janssen Australia & New Zealand
  • 12:25Keynote

    Cracking the Code: Ensuring Patients Choose your Clinic or Hospital in the Future
    Daniel Coulton-Shaw
    Co-Founder
    Global Clinic Rating (USA)
  • 12:50Lunch and Networking

  • 14:00

    People Stream
    Hearts and Minds: Clinicians and the Case for Change

    Any systems change that is resisted or rejected by clinicians is superficial. Architects of transformation are going to greater lengths to understand, respond to, and ultimately remove the barriers to buy-in from clinicians. How are executives engaging with personnel on the frontline to implement transformations of utility? And how are leaders overcoming intergenerational resistances to transformation and digital apathy? How are communication channels evolving to bridge the disconnect between clinicians and executive leadership? Are our existing mental health practices failing younger clinicians?

    Michelle Fenwick
    Executive Director People & Culture
    Northern Health
    Donna Bonney
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mater Education
    Annie Butler
    Federal Secretary
    Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
    Georges Khoury
    Director, Workforce Services Logan Bayside Health Network
    Metro South Health

    Data & Analytics Stream
    No Immunity: The Contagious Case for Advanced Analytics

    There is immense and unrealised potential in health data to improve patient outcomes. However, this utility is being strangled by tangible and mutating threats around data governance, privacy, and cyber-security. How can executives direct the swathes of data being collected towards discernible patient-led outcomes? How are institutions structuring patient information to buy clinicians time? Should executives be reducing data to an appreciable asset and sending a message to the Board? And how are executives countering the palpable risk of aggregating high-value medical records?

    Angela Ryan
    General Manager
    Australian Digital Health Agency
    Dr Lance Emerson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Victorian Agency for Health Information
    Dr Diane Watson
    Chief Executive
    Bureau of Health Information
    Dr Clair Sullivan
    Chief Digital Health Officer
    Metro North Hospital and Health Service
  • 14:50

    People Keynote

    Data & Analytics Keynote
    Informed Healthcare - Enhancing Quality, Performance and Policy with Data and Analytics 
    Dr Lance Emerson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Victorian Agency for Health Information
  • 15:20Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:50Technology Session

    Returns not Rhetoric: Implementing Technological Change at Scale

    We can no longer deny the transformative power of technology to radically improve patient outcomes. The depth of change envisaged by technology is as formidable as it is necessary on the path to securing the health of the nation. How are leaders forecasting technological ROI to ensure that outcomes are achieved relative to the cost of achieving them? And how are extensive system changes being justified before the Board given the pace of technological redundancy? Is EMR the bedrock of interoperability it was promised to be? And is technology resolving or confusing risk and accountability in healthcare?

    Raj Verma
    Director, System Transformation & Patient Experience
    Agency for Clinical Innovation
    Bruce Winzar
    Executive Director Information Services & CIO
    Bendigo Health
    Dr Ged Foley
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sonic Clinical Services
  • 16:40Keynote

    Matthew Swindells
    National Director Operations and Information
    NHS England (UK)
  • 17:05Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:15Close of Day One

Wednesday 7th August 2019
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 08:55Ministerial Keynote

  • 09:05Keynote

    An Eye for Oversight: Holding Healthcare Accountable
    Dr Anthony Bartone
    Federal President
    AMA
  • 09:40Leadership Session

    Courage at the Helm: The Calibre of Contemporary Leaders

    At a systems level, the gravity of change impacting healthcare is rarely overstated. The escalating pressure on leaders to navigate this dynamic environment however warrants greater attention. How are executives building the necessary knowledge and experience to lead with confidence in this interdisciplinary climate? What strategies are executives adopting to build change momentum and reconcile the diverging interests of diverse stakeholder groups? And how are conservative managerial approaches evolving through transformations to ensure greater system adoption?

    Alison Verhoeven
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
    Dr Shane Kelly
    Group Chief Executive Officer
    St John of God
    Mark Middleton
    Group Chief Executive Officer
    Icon Group AU
    Ian McCrae
    Chief Executive Officer
    Orion Health
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Keynote

    Dr Rob Grenfell
    Director Health and Biosecurity
    CSIRO
  • 11:35Partnership Session

    Allied for Advantage: Aligning Patient Outcomes with Business Imperatives

    Digital players with an eye for opportunity have turned their gaze on healthcare. As commercial environments collide and industry lines become blurred, the scope for partnerships is limited only by the complexity of their execution. How can we protect intellectual property in collaborative environments to deliver new more capable systems? How are new entrants from the technology and retail spaces redefining our approach to the patient experience? How are healthcare leaders engaging in cooperative, bipartisan conversations around healthcare policy? And what regulatory changes are required to more fully integrate external solutions into the wider health ecosystem?

    Dr Sally Philips
    General Manager, Health Services
    TAL Life
    Dr Linda Swan
    Chief Medical Officer
    Medibank
    Kirsten O’Doherty
    ANZ General Manager
    AbbVie
  • 12:25Keynote

    A Neighbourhood Model of Care
    Gertje van Roessel
    Chief International Officer
    Buurtzorg Nederland (NL)
  • 12:50Lunch & Networking

  • 14:00

    Service Delivery Stream
    Isolation and Innovation: Creating Reliable Access to Essential Healthcare

    Competing against geography with a diminishing chest of funds, healthcare leaders are now turning their attention to technology to bring patients closer. These efforts are fueled by a broader shift in thinking, an interrogation of existing models of care delivery to secure affordability, accessibility and sustainability. How is technology creating new avenues of care for isolated communities? How are these experiences translating into metro areas, and what can each learn from the other? What is being done to improve health literacy and reduce health inequalities across the nation?

    Professor Anna Peeters
    Inaugural Director
    Institute for Health Transformation
    Dr Christine Dennis
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Australian Council of Healthcare Standards

    Infrastructure Stream
    Systems and Structures: The Architecture of Contemporary Care

    Infrastructure is the physical site where population, commercial and political pressures meet. It is also the cornerstone of complex system transformation. While there are natural limitations on the longevity of infrastructure, do we fully understand how the increased pace of technological redundancy is impacting large-scale projects? And how can we prevent health infrastructure from being wielded as a political weapon for partisan outcomes? How are leaders achieving a synergy between clinician and business-led outcomes? What role does infrastructure play in facilitating a move to new models of care delivery?

    Frank Tracey
    Executive Director Clinical Services
    Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
    Dr Lachlan Henderson
    Group Chief Executive
    Epworth HealthCare
    Dylan Hesselberg
    Director of Infrastructure
    Goulburn Valley Health
  • 14:50

    Service Delivery Keynote
    Healthcare Service Delivery -  New Models for Integration and Transformation 
    Dr Lance Emerson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Victorian Agency for Health Information

    Infrastructure Keynote
    Hisham El Ansary
    Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
    Bupa Australia & New Zealand
  • 15:20Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 15:50Keynote

  • 16:15Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 16:20Close of Forum

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Sponsorship

www.kronos.com.au

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.

www.digitalhealth.gov.au

The Australian Digital Health Agency officially commenced operations on 1 July 2016 and is tasked with improving health outcomes for all Australians through the delivery of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, seamless and secure in collaboration with partners across the community.

The Agency is the System Operator of My Health Record, which is an electronic summary of an individual’s heath information that can be shared securely online between the individual and registered healthcare providers involved in their care to support improved decision making and continuity of care.

Celebrating its 4th year, the Healthcare Leaders Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts. A strict screening process and strong delegate focus ensures a senior executive only event to discuss the future of healthcare in Australia.

A unique sponsor format will position you and your brand as a thought-leader amongst the decision makers in Healthcare. From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this audience, before, during and after the event.

As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business within the healthcare industry, the Healthcare Leaders Forum offers unrivalled cut-through.

This event was sold out in 2018

 

Contact:

Angel Gomez – Commercial Director
Tel: 02 80904363
Email: [email protected]

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Healthcare Professional: 1-2 Delegates $1800 + GST $2200 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 3-5 Delegates $1620 + GST $1980 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 6-9 Delegates $1440 + GST $1760 + GST
Healthcare Professional: 10+ Delegates $1260 + GST $1540 + GST

Please note if you are a Service Provider to healthcare professionals, email ang[email protected] to register.

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    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

     

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    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

     

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    Connect Media and Communication Group Pty Ltd may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Media and Communication Group Pty Ltd in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Media and Communication Group Pty Ltd in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise [email protected]

     

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

     

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  • FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    What’s included in my delegate pass?

    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?

    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact [email protected]

    Can I transfer my pass?

    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to [email protected]

    How do I receive my delegate pass?

    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    Is media registration available?

    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or services to the primary audience of healthcare industry.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Will there be a delegate list available?

    No, Connect Media does not provide delegate lists to attendees