Latest News

Back to News
1305_12-07-2018_5192.jpg

Reset demand management through disruption: VHA Annual Conference

Posted 12 July 2018

Digital strategy has played a huge role in the advancing business strategy of healthcare. Two of the world’s leaders in this area, Simon Goodrich, Managing Director of Portable and Dr Terry Sweeney, Managing Director of IBM Watson Health, will speak at the 2018 VHA Annual Conference on 16 and 17 August.

Rethink, reset, reimagine: Working towards a stronger Victorian health system attendees will hear Mr Goodrich and Mr Sweeney speak on demand management through digital disruption. As co-founder of Portable, a digital design innovation company, Mr Goodrich works to solve complex problems across the healthcare sector. He has served on the board of HISA, the digital health peak body, and is a University of Melbourne Accelerator Program mentor. 

Dr Sweeney is recognised as a thought-leader in healthcare and government technology with over 18 years industry experience. He leads IBM Watson Health for the Asia Pacific, Japan and China region, having negotiated and formalised the largest IBM Watson Health partnership to date, a $1 billion+ alliance to advance healthcare by the use of AI technology across China.

The two-day conference includes a mix of panel discussions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities, and the chance to hear from Victoria’s major parliamentary parties.
Each session will provide delegates the chance to rethink, reset and reimagine core focus areas outlined in the VHA’s 2018 Victorian election positions. The conference will connect innovative thinking with practical case studies in areas including workforce, infrastructure, funding, digital health and demand management.

The program will also include a networking event on the first evening and a Digital Health Breakfast at the start of the second day.

VHA voting members receive a complimentary conference ticket by using the code RETHINK18 at registration and can also access a two-for-one offer for additional registrants when purchasing a ticket. For more information and to register for the conference click here.

Click here for flyer

Tagged

News Archive

View all

RSVP: VHA AGM & 80th celebration

The VHA turns 80 this year. Member boards, executive and management teams are invited to attend a special cocktail celebration to mark this important occasion, reflecting on the past eight decades … Read more

2018 Celebrating Aged Care Awards winners

The 2018 Celebrating Aged Care forum,The balance: taking care of the workforce too, took place on 6 September in Melbourne, with winners of the Celebrating Aged Care Awards announced. This year the … Read more

VHA seeks views on single Charter of Aged Care Rights

The VHA is preparing a submission to the Commonwealth Department of Health’s consultation process on the draft single Charter of Aged Care Rights, which is a component of the Single Aged Care … Read more

VAD model of care – consultative group workshop

On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017. From 19 June 2019, Victorians at the end of life, who are suffering and who meet strict eligibility … Read more