CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
Sub‐theme 1: Supporting Clinical Performance
Clinicians are central to achieving high performing, safe, quality health services, but as a group they often report disengagement with system wide efforts to measure, monitor and improve performance. This sub‐theme will attract papers which address methods to engage clinicians in improving clinical performance be it through leadership, teamwork, self‐assessment or peer review processes, or other innovative solutions to supporting clinical performance. Areas such as supporting manager performance, involving consumers in clinical performance and partnerships for performance will also be covered as will the related and tricky issue of clinicians in difficulty. Initiatives to support clinical performance in areas such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are welcome in this sub‐theme.
Sub‐theme 2: Designing Quality Systems
In this period of health service reform and redesign, it is timely to examine how to design health systems to enable safe, quality care. This sub‐theme will include aspects of the current health reform process such as how the new national approaches to data can enhance performance; international perspectives as well as state based initiatives such as the Four Pillars in NSW and the “Between the Flags” program. Concepts such as service oriented healthcare, pay for performance and consumer involvement in design will be addressed.
Sub‐theme 3: Managing Meaningful Measurement
The health services suffer from the ‘Data Rich/Information Poor’ problem. This sub‐theme will look at moving beyond ‘measurement for measurement’s sake’ to using measurement to drive quality, to engage clinicians’ learning and to empower innovative models of care. The wider issues of public reporting of performance (both at an organisational level and at a clinical level) and the consumer understanding and use of performance data will be canvassed.
Who should submit?
- Clinicians and health managers from all sectors of the health system
- Government and Non‐government organisations
- Academic researchers (including MPH students, PhD students and post‐doc researchers)
- Business/Corporate groups with an interest in health and policy
- General practice/Primary and Aged Care
- Community/Consumer groups
We look forward to your contributions for this stimulating and ground‐breaking event in Sydney in September 2012.
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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