About the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
The Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the only national organisation representing the public healthcare sector and the professionals working in it.
For over 60 years the AHHA has upheld the voice of public healthcare. Our core business is to represent and support Australia’s public healthcare sector. Our mission is to develop good policies and promote reform. The Association supports access to networks of colleagues and provides professional forums to stimulate critical thinking. It facilitates a collective voice across Australia on behalf of the public healthcare sector.
Whether you are a student, clinician, academic, policy-maker or administrator, the AHHA values your skills and expertise. The AHHA reflects your views and gives them a voice. For more information visit www.ahha.asn.au.
About Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to improving the quality of health care in Australia through continual review of performance, assessment and accreditation.
Established in 1974, after many years of pioneering work from a range of health care professionals including members of the Australian Medical Association, medical colleges and the Australian Hospital (now Healthcare) Association, the ACHS has maintained its position as the prinicpal independent authority on the measurement and implementation of quality improvement systems for Australian health care organisation.
Standards for evaluation, assessment and accrediation are determined by a committee drawn from peak bodies in health, representatives of government and consumers.
Our organisation oversees the process of evaluation and assessment by professionally qualified surveyors. For more information visit www.achs.org.au.
About Women's & Children's Healthcare Australasia
Women’s Hospitals Australasia and Children’s Healthcare Australasia, are two independent sister organisations who share a common vision: to enhance the health and wellbeing of women and children respectively through supporting member hospitals and health services to achieve excellence in clinical care in both Australia and New Zealand.
We support hospitals and health services to achieve excellence in care of women, babies, children and young people through:
• Benchmarking performance
• Professional networking
• High quality conferences
• Interdisciplinary professional forums focusing on innovation and best practice, and
• Advocacy to governments and the media.
WHA and CHA are currently developing a new website, which will soon be available at www.wcha.asn.au
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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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