Collective action to secure Australia’s health at the 2023 Value-Based Health Care Congress

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The health outcomes that matter to people and communities will be the focus of the 2023 Value Based Health Care Congress, being held in Brisbane, on the 26th and 27th October.  

Together with keynote speaker, Dr Sally Lewis, National Clinical Director for Value Based Healthcare, NHS Wales and hosted by the Australia Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) Australian Centre for Value Based Health Care, the event will see over 200 health system and clinician leaders, executives, senior managers, consumers, policy makers and researchers come together  to discuss the latest evidence and showcase the best of value based health care in Australia.  

‘Health service leaders, together with our health systems stewards, are critical to driving the collective action needed to ensure that our health system is able to meet the changing needs of all Australians, says AHHA Chief Executive Kylie Woolcock.

‘This Congress provides an opportunity to rethink the way care is provided in Australia and secure Australia’s healthcare system sustainability.

The two day event will also explore the potential in emerging policies and examine the realities of implementing change across our services through conversations and facilitated panel discussions.

‘It’s a unique program that aims to prioritise how we can best understand the way people and communities experience care, says Ms Woolcock.

‘Drawing on the global experience, health leaders will assess how we shift from innovation to implementation in order to drive better health outcomes.

Sessions include:

  • Understanding the care pathway
  • The support you need when driving change
  • Unsing data to prioritise, design and drive improvements
  • Outcomes for people and our planet
  • Pricing and funding to drive better outcomes

Australian leaders in value-based health care will also be recognised with the announcement of the 2023 Value-Based Health Care Awards which recognises achievements in transforming the Australian system for VBHC; and the 2023 Sidney Sax medal for healthcare leadership.

The Congress is presented in partnership with the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Speakers at the Congress include:

Dr Sally Lewis, National Clinical Director for VBHC at NHS Wales (keynote speaker)

Professor Michael Pervan, CEO, Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority (IHACPA)

Susan McKee, CEO, Dental Health Services Victoria

Professor Zoe Wainer, Deputy Secretary for Public Health in the Victorian Department of Health

Kylie Woolcock, CEO, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Mike Bosel, CEO, Brisbane South Primary Health Network

Associate Professor Reema Harrison, Lead Healthcare Engagement and Workplace Behaviour, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Elizabeth Koff AM, Managing Director, Telstra Health

Professor Alexandra Barratt, The University of Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan, CEO, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Professor Maria Inacio, Director of the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA), South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Dr Katharine See, Chief Health Outcomes Officer and Director of Respiratory Medicine, Northern Health

Monique Bareham, Lymphoedema and Cancer Survivor Patient Advocate

Dr Alicia Veasey, Co-Chair, Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Clinical Network

Tracey Johnson, CEO, Inala Primary Care

Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine, CEO, Health Justice Australia

Shireen Martin, Director Connected Care and Partnerships, NSW Health

Dr Kate Sinclair, Consumer Advocate

Philippa Hawke, Lead Evaluator at CheckUP Australia

Dr Sonĵ Hall, Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Health Review

Associate Professor Jefferey Rowland, Director, Internal Medicine, The Prince Charles Hospital and Executive Director of the Medicine Stream, Metro North Health Service

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the independent peak membership body and advocates for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high-quality healthcare in Australia.

Media enquiries: Kylie Woolcock, Chief Executive, AHHA
0410 625 830