Date: 7 May 2021 10:00am to 7 May 2021 11:00am

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to bring you the next webinar in our webinar series on ‘Applying continuous improvement processes to ensure continuous patient care – how can it remedy healthcare challenges?’

Join our expert panel featuring speakers who have been involved in the planning and actual roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and Australia, as they share insights and expertise on:

  • What they learned and are still learning and potential pitfalls that can be avoided
  • Key methodologies and processes that have been successfully implemented
  • Real-life cases on how these processes have positively impacted organisational culture, development and learning, professional growth opportunities, and streamlined departments processes.

Central to this will be discussion of the Lean methodology and Continuous Improvement techniques that strive to optimise healthcare operational functionality and increase value for patients.

Lean, Continuous Improvement and transformation are terms that have come to the fore in recent years. One thing that has really brought them into the limelight is COVID-19.

COVID-19 forced the healthcare sector in Australia to rapidly adopt telehealth practises to ensure continuous care for patients. The rollout of the vaccine will further test the operational efficiencies of the sector to ensure.

  • stringent health and safety guidelines are met,
  • community trust is maintained,
  • and a distributed workforce operates efficiently and effectively

Attend this discussion to understand how Lean methodologies can help all sectors of health meet their strategic objectives that are paramount to the health and well-being of all Australians.

Moderator: Greg Kilbey, Senior CI Consultant, LEI Group

Panellist: Jane Bishop, Director of Healthcare Services at LEI Group Canada

Panellist: Tabitha Jones, COVID-19 Response Coordinator Western NSW PHN

This webinar is FREE for AHHA members. To get your discount code email communications@ahha.asn.au

Register here.


Date: 13 May 2021 4:00pm to 13 May 2021 5:00pm

Israel has had the fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the world.

Commencing in December 2020 and prioritising individuals aged 60 years or older, health care workers and individuals with underlying conditions for vaccination, as of 15 March 50% of Israel’s population had been fully vaccinated and 60% had their first dose.

While Israel’s relatively small size, both geographically and in population, offers benefits in managing a rollout, a wide variety of factors have contributed to the success of the program. These factors which range from central governance and planning to the use of the workforce and the relationships between health providers and the government, provide opportunities to consider both Australia’s vaccine rollout, and also to consider the lessons learned for better integrated and managed health programs into the future.

In this webinar, Dr Asher Salmon, Head of International Relations at the Israeli Ministry of Health will outline the factors that have made the Israeli program a success.

Please note, webinars are FREE for AHHA members. To register for this event as a member for free, email communications@ahha.asn.au for your discount code.

Register here.


Pre-conference Workshop – Measuring Outcomes that Matter 

Date: 20 May 2021 9.30am to 25 May 2021 1.30pm

Join the Value Institute for Health & Care at the University of Texas at Austin for a virtual workshop on measuring health outcomes that matter to individuals and families. Facilitated by internationally renowned Professors Elizabeth Teisberg, Scott Wallace, Alice Andrews, and Kathy Carberry from the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas at Austin, this intensive workshop will provide an in-depth look at a key element of value-based health care – how to measure health outcomes of care.

This program is designed to build the skills and knowledge of health services leaders, managers, clinicians, and patients to successfully lead change and deliver high-value health care in Australia, with an interactive, virtual format that combines case discussions of successful high-value care models with overview presentations and implementation frameworks that participants can readily deploy. The workshop consists of four, half-day virtual sessions designed to be interactive and build connections among participants.

The first two days will explore why value-based health care is essential and how to begin creating and implementing high-value care. Participants will learn about organising care around medically-relevant patient segments, how to identify health outcomes that matter to these individuals and families, and why understanding the actual cost of care delivery is essential strategic decision-making. These sessions will conclude with a case study about public oral health care in Victoria and the importance of communication for mobilising culture change.

The last two days will move deeper into the skills required to measure health outcomes. These sessions will stress implementation of the principles of outcomes measurement, including where to start, what measures to use, and how to map a care path. Participants will get to know the Capability, Comfort, and Calm framework, which simplifies and streamlines outcome measurement and evaluation. They will also discuss overcoming barriers to measurement, as well as how to support a learning culture that enables continuous care delivery improvement.

Places in this highly interactive online workshop are strictly limited to maximise interaction and participation, so do not delay in securing your place.

The workshop will be presented in 4 x 4-hour sessions on May 20-21 and 24-25 with each session held between:

7:30am – 11:30am – AWST

9:30am – 1:30pm – AEST

Please note that this workshop is held in conjunction with the 2021 Value Based Health Care Conference and registration can only be made in combination with conference registration. For more information on the Value Based Health Care Conference, click here.

For more information and to register, click here.

This workshop is SOLD OUT. A second workshop may be held later on in the year. Please email value@ahha.asn.au(link sends e-mail) to register your interest.


VBHC Conference gone hybrid

Value-Based Health Care Conference 

Time: 27th May 2021, 9:00am – 28th May 2021, 4:00pm

Abstracts close: 4 December 2020
Award nominations close: 18 December 2020

The inaugural Value-Based Health Care Conference will be held in Perth and online in May 2021 to raise awareness of value-based healthcare (VBHC) and the work being done in this area across any/all disease types or conditions. VBHC focusses on delivering the outcomes that matter most to patients at the optimal cost. This approach is already transforming whole health services e.g. NHS Wales, the Dutch health system and has been adopted by some of the largest health care providers worldwide e.g. MD Anderson.

The aim of the conference will be to showcase and celebrate Australian value-based healthcare innovation, initiatives, implementation, research, and training from all areas of the health care system, with discussion on topics as diverse as cancer, stroke, dental health, and more.

Focus will be given to practical applications of VBHC, rather than a theoretical approach, with innovative opportunities for involvement and discussions about how to put VBHC into practice and the conference will also feature the inaugural Australian Value-Based Health Care Awards.

The conference will now be held in a hybrid format (both face-to-face and virtual modes) and registration options for both modes are now available. Because border access may be uncertain for some time, if you register now for early bird virtual attendance and find that you can attend in person, you will have the option to upgrade to F2F attendance at the early bird price until 30th April 2021.

The conference will be preceded by an intensive online workshop ‘Measuring Outcomes That Matter’ facilitated by Elizabeth Teisberg, Scott Wallace and Alice Andrews from the Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas. Limited places are available and will book out quickly. The workshop can be booked as part of your conference registration.

Register here.

Flyer available here.