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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.
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.
// 6+ Keynotes
// 4 Tailored Streams
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35 + Industry speakers
// 180 + executives
// 5-Star networking environment
Dr Henry Cutler|
Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy
National Director Operations and Information
NHS England (UK)
Matthew joined NHS England in May 2016 from the Cerner Group, where he was Senior Vice President for Population Health and Global Strategy. He is responsible for national performance of the NHS against the NHS Constitution Standards, assurance of Clinical Commissioning Groups, achieving digital transformation, and information and technology programmes.
He has over 25 years’ experience in health care services, and has worked in the Department of Health and the Prime Minister’s Office of Public Service Reform.
Matthew began his career at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in the early 1990s, and went on to become Director of Clinical Services of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital and later Chief Executive of the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
He is visiting professor and chair of the advisory committee in the School of Health Management at the University of Surrey and Member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Population Health Management.
Gertje van Roessel|
Chief International Officer
Global Clinic Rating (USA)
Dr Anthony Bartone|
Professor Keith McNeil|
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Dr Linda Swan|
Chief Medical Officer
Dr Lance Emerson|
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Agency for Health Information
ANZ General Manager
Kirsten O’Doherty is the ANZ General Manager of biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie where she leads a team of 300+ staff across Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the AbbVie regional leadership team in Asia, including Japan. AbbVie is focused on discovering, developing, and delivering medicines in therapeutic areas where the company has proven expertise and where the most impact can be made. These areas include immunology, oncology, virology and neuroscience. AbbVie has been ranked in the top three companies for the PatientView reputation survey since 2016 and has been named one of Australia’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in the Great Place to Work index for several consecutive years, including a category ranking of #7 in 2018. Originally qualified and working as a hospital pharmacist, Kirsten’s career has subsequently spanned more than 20 years in the Australian pharmaceutical industry, moving from initial clinical research and medical roles to commercial roles, and finally into senior leadership roles. Throughout her career, Kirsten has remained committed to continuing professional development. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has undertaken residential senior leadership programs at the London Business School, and at IMD in Switzerland. Kirsten has a breadth and depth of experience including leadership of financial performance, marketing and sales excellence, strategic planning, change management and creating high levels of employee engagement. Kirsten is on the Board of Medicines Australia, the industry association for the pharmaceutical industry. In this capacity, she is also the Chair of the Nominations Committee and is the Co-Founder of the Pharma Australia Gender Equity (PAGE) Group. In recognition of her commitment to advancing workplace gender equality, Kirsten is listed as a Pay Equity Ambassador with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Dr Rob Grenfell|
Director Health and Biosecurity
Dr Rob Grenfell, a Public Health Physician, is the Director of CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity Business Unit. Leading a broad portfolio covering Nutrition, eHealth, Medtech and Diagnostics and Biosecurity from weeds to Ebola. Rob has broad ranging public health experience including; National Medical Director at BUPA Australia New Zealand National Director Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation Strategic Health Advisor to Parks Victoria Senior Medical Advisor at the Department of Health Victoria Physician in charge of travel health BHP General Practice He was a member of the Safety and Quality Outcomes Committee of the Hospital Innovation Reform Council, a member of the Victorian Quality Council, Chair of General Practice Victoria, and Member of the Health Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Dr Lachlan Henderson|
Group Chief Executive
Dr Lachlan Henderson is a medical practitioner who has 30 years’ experience in the health industry. Prior to taking on a variety of executive leadership roles, he was a General Practitioner for over a decade. Lachlan is currently Group Chief Executive of Epworth HealthCare, a role he took on in January 2017. Epworth is the largest private, not for profit hospital group in Victoria with revenue in excess of $900m, employing over 7000 staff across nine sites. In his career, Lachlan has held a variety of University and Board appointments. He is currently Vice President of the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) and a Board Member of Cricket Australia.
Dr Michael Brydon|
Chief Executive Officer
Sydney’s Children’s Hospital Network
Dr Michael Brydon was permanently appointed to the role of Chief Executive of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network in July 2016. Prior to the network forming, Michael worked at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick for 27 years after completing his undergraduate Medical Degree at UNSW and his Fellowship of Paediatrics in the Randwick program. His other post-graduate qualifications include a Masters of Paediatrics and a Masters of Health Administration from UNSW. In the last two decades, Michael has held an increasingly more senior management portfolio across a local, state and national agenda. As a result of these roles, he has established a wide network of professional partnerships, predominantly in the child health environment and gained significant expertise in clinical management and medical administration. Ever since entering paediatrics, Michael has advocated for children and their families, highlighting the differences in their needs and ensuring a fair allocation of resources to paediatrics.
Chief Executive Officer
Consumers Health Forum of Australia
Hisham El Ansary|
Chief Financial & Strategy Officer
Bupa Australia & New Zealand
Executive Director - Workforce Services
Metro South Health
Director, System Transformation & Patient Experience
Agency for Clinical Innovation
Executive Director People & Culture
Dr Sally Philips|
General Manager, Health Services
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Angela is the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Acting Chief Clinical Information Officer. Angela is a Clinical Leadership and Health Informatics Professional with 30 years’ experience in Hospitals and Public Sector Organisations, with more than two decade’s experience as a paediatric and adult intensive care Nurse. Angela is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Informatics and serves as President of the ACHI Council. In 2017 Angela was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study methods to prevent patient harm through national digital health safety governance and has recently completed travel to the UK, USA and Canada as part of the Churchill Fellowship research. The report will be published later this year.
Professor Frank Tracey|
Executive Director Clinical Services
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Frank Tracey is the Executive Director Clinical Services at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CHQ HHS). He holds a clinical operational portfolio and leads the Planning Improvement and Innovation functions for the organisation. Frank has more than 30 years’ experience working in health systems. This experience includes executive roles in large health organisations. Frank has a clinical background in nursing and holds advanced qualifications in health management and governance. His extensive experience in health commissioning and provision in clinical and community settings is complemented by strong managerial and leadership skills, and an applied interest in population health planning and translational health research. While working in both government and non-government roles Frank has focused on delivering sustainable health strategies that serve the best interests of patients, health professionals, the broader health system and the community.
Dr Donna Bonney|
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Shane Kelly|
Group Chief Executive Officer
St John of God
Dr Shane Kelly was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Health Care in June 2018. Dr Kelly completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia, following which he worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in clinical roles. He went on to complete a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Public Health and took on senior management roles in Western Australia including as the Chief Executive of the Women’s and Children’s Health Service and subsequently the South Metropolitan Health Service. Before joining St John of God Health Care, Dr Kelly was Group Chief Executive Officer of Mater Misericordiae in Queensland and prior to that he was Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service. He also spent more than eight years as the Chief Executive Officer of St John of God Subiaco Hospital. Dr Kelly is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, the Australasian College of Health Service Management, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly Australian Institute of Management). He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences) and an Adjunct Professor of Australian Catholic University. His main professional interests are in relation to health system performance and accountability, and the provision of safe, high quality evidence-based patient care.
Dr Diane Watson|
Bureau of Health Information
Professor Anna Peeters|
Institute for Health Transformation
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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
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|Packages||Early Bird Price Per Delegate (Ends 10 May)||Standard Price Per Delegate|
|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|
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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?
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