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NSW Health Symposium
 Caring Now and for the Future: Health System Sustainability
 Hilton Sydney, 19 June 2014
8:00 – 9:00 Registration Desk Open
9:00 – 12:45 The Big Picture
9.00 am Welcome
Master of Ceremonies, Dr Norman Swan, producer and presenter of the Health Report
9:10 am Welcome to Country
Uncle Allen Madden, Gadigal Elder
9:15 am Opening Remarks
The Hon Jillian Skinner MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research
9:25 am The Changing Landscape of National Health Reform: Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Christine Bennett AO, Dean, School of Medicine, Sydney, the University of Notre Dame Australia; Board Chair, The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
10:10 am NSW Perspective
Dr Mary Foley, Secretary, NSW Health
10:45 - 11:15 Morning Tea
11:15 am

Policy Panel: Health System Sustainability

  • Mr Paul McClintock AO, Director, The George Institute for Global Health
  • Professor Phillip Harris AM, Board Chair, South Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD); Clinical Professor, Central Clinical School (Medicine), University of Sydney; Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Service, Sydney LHD
  • Dr Rohan Hammett, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Tony Lembke, General Practitioner, Alstonville NSW; Chair, North Coast Medicare Local; Director, Australian Centre for the Medical Home; Member of GP Advisory Council, Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI)
  • Mr Joshua Shrubb, Executive Director, Health and Justice Division, NSW Treasury
  • Mrs Michelle Sharkey, Executive Officer, Stroke Recovery Association NSW
12:15 pm

Supporting Clinicians and Health Managers to Drive Change Together: Unlocking Data

  • Dr Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive, Sydney LHD
  • Dr Gabriel Shannon AM, Staff Specialist Physician, Orange Health Service, Clinical Leader – Clinical Governance Unit, Western NSW LHD; Deputy Head School of Rural Health, University of Sydney
  • Dr Rohan Hammett, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Ministry of Health
12:45 - 1:45 Networking Lunch
1:45 - 2:45 Breakout Sessions
Session 1 Responding to Unwarranted Clinical Variation: A Case Study

Case study using 30 day mortality data to improve care for stroke patients providing practical advice on how to respond to unwarranted clinical variation:

  • Dr Jean-Frédéric Lévesque, Chief Executive, Bureau of Health Information
  • Conjoint Associate Professor John Worthington, Clinical Co-Chair, ACI Stroke Network
  • Ms Leanne Ovington, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Moruya and Batemans Bay Hospitals, Southern NSW LHD
  • Ms Catherine Barkley, Allied Health Manager, Eurobodalla Community Health Service, Southern NSW LHD

Facilitated by Dr Nigel Lyons, Chief Executive, ACI

Session 2 Future Directions forMental Health

Opportunities for the future and ensuring a timely integrated mental health service.

  • Mr John Feneley, Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of NSW
  • Mr Scott McLachlan, Chief Executive, Western NSW LHD
  • Dr Tristram Duncan, Consultant Psychiatrist, Western NSWLHD
  • Dr Sue Hallwright, Associate, Health Partners

Facilitated by Dr Mary Foley, Secretary, NSW Health

Session 3 Integrated Care and Health System Sustainability

This Session will explore how to successfully implement integrated care initiatives and evaluate their impact on health system sustainability.

  • Associate Professor James Gillespie, Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy
  • Mr Matt Hanrahan, Chief Executive, Central Coast LHD
  • Dr Angus Ritchie, Clinical Lead, HealthPathways Sydney, Sydney LHD

Facilitated by Dr Rohan Hammett, Deputy Secretary, Strategy and Resources, NSW Ministry of Health

Session 4 Purchasing Sustainable Care for Patients across the Care Continuum

Ideas and perspectives on achieving sustainable health care in a purchaser/provider environment. Expert insights on purchasing health services that work across the hospital and primary care settings.

  • Mr Chris Mules , Partner, Health Partners
  • Associate Professor Lyn Fragar, Board Chair, Hunter New England LHD
  • Mr Michael Di Rienzo, Chief Executive, Hunter New England LHD
  • Dr Martin Cohen, Director Mental Health Services, Hunter New England LHD

Facilitated by Mr Ken Whelan, Deputy Secretary, System Purchasing and Performance, NSW Ministry of Health

3:00 - 4:00 Capturing The Opportunity
3:00 pm

On the Couch: Opportunities for NSW Health

  • Dr Mary Foley, Secretary, NSW Health
  • Ms Cathy Schoen, Senior Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Dr Nigel Lyons, Chief Executive, ACI
  • Mr Ken Whelan, Deputy Secretary, System Purchasing and Performance, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Dr Rohan Hammett, Deputy Secretary, St​rategy and Resources, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Susan Pearce, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, NSW Ministry of Health
  • Mr Gerry Marr, Interim Chief Executive, South Eastern Sydney LHD
4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Dr Mary Foley, Secretary, NSW Health

4:15​ Close
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