Thank you to the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates of The Quantum Leap 2012. We are thrilled with the success of this conference and ask you to put 28 - 30 October 2013 in your diary NOW to continue the conversation on the Gold Coast.
“The Quantum Leap, Measurement: redefining Health’s Boundaries?”
Sofitel Sydney, Wentworth
24th Sept: Pre-conference Workshops
25– 27 Sept: Conference Days
Following the success of The Great Healthcare Challenge in 2011, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) will join forces with Women’s and Children’s Healthcare Australasia in 2012 to bring you – The Quantum Leap, Measurement: redefining Health’s boundaries.
The conference is brought to you by three of Australia’s most respected health organisations, covering three significant areas of health:
- quality and safety through standards development and promotion,
- national representation of the public healthcare sector, and
- specialisation of hospital management.
We represent three very specific and dynamic aspects of healthcare with a broad and influential reach across the health spectrum. Our collaborative efforts ensure that we are presenting some of the best specialists in the field of quality improvement to provide a stimulating and enriching environment for all.
Health has been undergoing many changes in recent years. However, measurement of outcomes and results has been a constant necessity for patient care, which requires us to cleverly redefine Health’s boundaries in terms of safety and efficacy. Assessment of organisational performance is now taking on an added imperative.
How much further can we move forward in improving the level of measurement undertaken before the focus is imbalanced – and are we actively determining how meaningful the measurement is, or are we just resting on the laurels of old presumptions?
The growth in quality, improvement and standards has created an industry of those who are keen to measure results, impacting on those whose efforts are continually being measured, evaluated and even standardised. The improvements may be plentiful, but are the right measures in place and has the quest for strict performance overshadowed other vital areas?
Every conference has its own pace, rhythm and a vision for how the future should look. We are delighted you have taken the opportunity to be a part of what we promise is Australia’s best value health conference this year, and trust that you and your organisation will benefit from attending, long after the conference closes.
The structure for the conference includes a range of local and international speakers who will present an information-rich program of plenary sessions, as well as invited papers and workshops exploring the key issues that may affect you.
Trade exhibitors will showcase their products and services to the industry’s leaders and decision-makers and we are delighted you are here to take advantage of the knowledge, learning, experience and camaraderie of those with a passionate interest in understanding health’s critical boundaries created by measurement.
Without the generous sponsorship and support from our key sponsors – The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the Ministry of Health NSW, and the many sponsors who have invested their valuable time and resources, the conference would not be possible and we are especially grateful for such support.
We warmly welcome all attendees and hope you enjoy the conference.
Who should attend?
This conference will appeal to a wide cross-section of the public and private healthcare sectors across rural, regional and metro areas.
** Member: Any individual, associate or institution who is a member of the AHHA, ACHS or WCHA.
If you need any assistance with your registration please contact Just Health Consultants via registration [at] thequantumleap [dot] com [dot] au or +61 2 6162 0780.
Thank you for your participation last week in The Quantum Leap
To continue The Quantum Leap conversation on the Gold Coast in 2013, we ask you to put 28 – 30th October 2013 in your diary NOW. Keep visiting www.thequantumleap.com.au website to see how plans for our 2013 conference are progressing!
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We have begun uploading the conference presentations HERE. Keep checking back as more are uploaded.
Our official photographer, Grin and Bear It, have begun to upload photographs taken during the Conference. Photographs are available for sale HERE:
MOBILE APP LAUNCHED:
The Quantum Leap is fast approaching and we want to make sure you're prepared for a great event. We're excited to be offering a mobile event guide to attendees featuring speaker information, session schedules, and much more! Best of all, it’s accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops.
By Monday 24th September, this app will be fully operational, so check back often as new sessions/speakers are uploaded.
CONFERENCE DINNER - WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER - TARONGA ZOO
Book NOW to secure your dinner reservation at the conference dinner. Tickets priced at $145pp which includes 3 course meal and wine/soft drink, entertainment and bus transfers.
$ 1100.00 Non-Member (25 - 27 Sept)
$ 550.00 Day Member
$ 660.00 Day Non-Member
$ 145.00 Dinner Ticket (pp)
Earlybird Registration opens 15 March 2012 Earlybird Registration closes 31 July 2012 Program Book advertising booking deadline 1 July 2012 Program Book advertising artwork deadline 31 July 2012 Satchel insert deadline 1 September 2012
Satchel insert material to be provided to the hotel: 20-21 September 2012
Pre-Conference Workshops: 24 September, 2012
Conference Days: 25 - 27 September, 2012
Welcome Reception: 25 September, 2012
Conference Dinner: 26 September, 2012
Conference Close: 27 September, 2012
FREE BREAKFAST SESSION - WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMER - 7.30AM - FULLY BOOKED
Fractures, fusions and federalism: accountability in Australia's health system.
Professor Greg Craven : Deputy Chair of the COAG Reform Council
Ms. Robyn Kruk: CEO National Mental Health Commission
Hon. Professor Geoff Gallop: Director Graduate School of Government
Mr. Mark Metherell, Independent Journalist
Ms. Monica Attard OAM, Walkley Award winning journalist