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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.

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