At Australian Healthcare Week, held earlier this year, Wolters Kluwer, providers of clinical effectiveness solutions, sat down with 12 Senior Executives from across the Australian healthcare sector, including Alfred Health, Healthscope, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Health and Calvary in an exclusive roundtable discussion.
Earlier this year we profiled over 100 Australian healthcare leaders to uncover the biggest trends and priority areas in 2019 and beyond. Ahead of Victorian Healthcare Week 2019, and in light of the recent Victorian State budget, we did some analysis to better help you understand how your business can connect with Victorian end-users by offering them the products, services and solutions they really need.
Ahead of Victorian Healthcare Week 2020 we take a look at some of the most informative presentations from the 2019 event.
Here Michelle Fenwick, Executive Manager, People and Culture at Northern Health explores:
To understand how digital healthcare can help meet growing need, and streamline care delivery, without adding beds, we take a look at three case study examples – from Metro South Health, eHealth NSW and St. John of God Health Care – who have already embarked on their transformation journey.
Looking specifically at Victoria, over the last four years there has been a record investment of $11.4 billion into Victoria’s healthcare and hospital services. This investment has brought about substantial transformation and a number of new facilities being green-lit. Most notable of these is Western Health’s $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital.
What’s more, the recently announced Victorian Budget for 2019-2020 pledges a further $5.5 billion to Victoria’s healthcare scene over the next four years to ensure every Victorian can get the best care. Looking again to the ‘Top Trends’ report we explore the key drivers prompting this comprehensive investment. Challenges around aging infrastructure were cited as the key driver with 37.5% of Victorian healthcare providers burdened by out-dated infrastructure. This is followed respectively by a desire to deliver better customer experiences (25%) and to increase overall operational productivity (18.8%).
Ahead of the Health Facilities Design and Development Summit, running
as part of the annual Victorian Healthcare Week event we take a look at the
infrastructure investments being made by three Victorian healthcare providers
and delve into the strategies they’re harnessing to meet future need, deliver
better patient experiences and increase operational productivity.