IHF World Hospital Congress 2018

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The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchanges of knowledge, expertise and experience are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. 

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is honoured to host the 2018 IHF World Hospital Congress in Brisbane on 10-12 October 2018. 

Health leaders from around the world will be heading to Brisbane to discuss key issues around the shift to value-based care, the role of hospitals in the broader medical neighbourhood and how data and technology are transforming healthcare delivery – will you be joining them? Here are a few reasons why the World Hospital Congress should be on the top of your must attend list.

Interested in value based healthcare?

Are you interested in learning more about the movement to change the focus of health organisations from volume of services or activities delivered to the value of outcomes achieved? We can’t announce names yet, but some of the world’s leading thinkers and influencers in this space will be presenting keynotes, along with case studies and real project examples from Brazil, Denmark, South Africa, India, Colombia and more.

Interested in health system integration?

You can learn from the Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust on the UK experiences in his keynote address, but you can also hear how Tanzania is developing an innovative and integrated health system from primary care up, how Taiwan is integrating home medical care services or how Iran is developing integrated and people-centred palliative care.

Interested in the impact of technology on healthcare delivery?

The International President of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Hal Wolf will provide a big picture and then in our concurrent sessions you can learn what Spain is achieving with health apps, how Zambia is using technological innovations to provide better quality of care in low resource settings and how the Mayo Clinic in the USA has used technology to review and improve opioid prescribing.

These are just a few of the many amazing presentations that will take place at the World Hospital Congress, for more information on how to be involved, visit the World Hospital Congress website.

See our invitation video below