Webinar: What COVID-19 has taught us about health and healthcare – lessons from Melbourne
Date & Time: October 14th, 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEDT

This webinar is free for AHHA members.

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to present the next in our ongoing series of webinars. Cohealth CEO Nicole Bartholomeusz will lead this webinar where you will hear the perspectives of clinicians and senior leaders from community health, primary care and hospital sectors on what COVID-19 has taught us about health and health care.

Cohealth, a large community health organisation operating across the north and west of Melbourne, was central to the response to COVID-19 in Victoria. Cohealth provided primary care to the residents of the high rise flats under hard lockdown and continues to provide infection control supports and primary care services to residents of 28 high rise public housing towers. Lessons from that work informed the development of an innovative model of care for people who are COVID+. More than 90% of patients were able to be managed in the community with only a small proportion being admitted to ‘virtual wards’ of Melbourne’s hospitals. Insights on at risk populations and how transmission of the virus was prevented through supporting people to isolate at home will be shared.

Finally, the potential for expanding the shared care model’s success to support people who have complex comorbidities into the future will be discussed.

To register click here.


Value-Based Health Care Conference 

Time: 25th May 2021, 9:00am – 28th May 2021, 4:00pm

The inaugural Value-Based Health Care Conference will be held in Perth 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.

Register here.

Flyer available here.