Welcome to the VBHC Congress 2023

Held in Brisbane on 26th-27th October 2023, the VBHC Congress 2023 will place a spotlight on the transformation to improve the health outcomes of Australians and the sustainability of our health system. 

Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) is a global movement. Both in Australia and internationally, health services and systems are exploring opportunities to move from a focus on the volume of services delivered, to the outcomes achieved, through a range of transformative programs and policies.

Value for patients requires collaboration and we know that integrated care cannot be achieved when organisations work in isolation. Together we must create a shared purpose and culture across the disciplines – clinical, financial, operational, management, informatics and technology.

This Congress will bring together leaders from across the health system – clinician leaders, executives, senior managers, consumers, policy makers and researchers to showcase and share experiences.

The Congress program will include:

Keynote Speaker

Dr Sally Lewis
National Clinical Director for VBHC at NHS Wales

Dr Sally Lewis will be coming to Australia as our keynote speaker and also as a panellist throughout the Congress.

Sally was a GP for 24 years and has front-line experience of primary care at its most challenging.

She entered a career in medical management in 2011 and was appointed to Assistant Medical Director for Value-Based care in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014.

Since 2018, Sally has been leading the national Value-Based healthcare programme in Wales, and is director of the Welsh Value in Health Centre. She is an Honorary Professor at Swansea School of Medicine.

Our Panel Sessions

Our facilitated panel sessions are being designed to engage you in discussion that considers the latest evidence, showcases programs across Australia, explores the potential in emerging policies and examines the realities of implementing change across our services.

Panel sessions will include:

Panellists will explore:

  • How we can best understand the way people and communities experience care.
  • Shifting care upstream and supporting a wellbeing economy.
  • Connecting care through MyMedicare, Australia’s voluntary patient registration initiative. 
  • Bridging siloed approaches to funding.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Susan McKee, CEO, Dental Health Services Victoria

Panellists will explore:

  • Navigating competing interests in the design of new models of care and ethical collaboration.
  • Who comprises a team, and how do they work together?
  • Clinician engagement in the research agenda.
  • How we draw on the global experience – shifting innovation to implementation. 

Panellists will explore:

  • Whose data is it?
  • Capturing outcomes to engage in care decisions.
  • Why variation is important to understand and how to respond.
  • Rationalising the burden and the benefits of more data.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr Katherine See, Director Respiratory, Eastern Health

Panellists will discuss:

  • What is the health system’s impact on the planet? What is its role?
  • Low value, high carbon care and its disinvestment.
  • Supporting sustainability through the workforce.
  • Sustainable procurement and decarbonising the healthcare supply chain. 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof Alexandra Barratt, Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney

Panellists will discuss:

  • The many ways that we price and fund across the Australian health system, and why.
  • What could be achieved when all stakeholders engage in a roadmap towards value-based funding.
  • When funding is the barrier to improving outcomes, and when it is not.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Prof Michael Prevan, CEO, Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority

VBHC Awards 2023

Applications are now open for the prestigious Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Awards Program, designed to highlight  the outstanding work of health services, individuals, and systems in transforming healthcare for person-centred, outcome-focused, value-based health care.

Applicants have the opportunity to apply for one of four different awards via a virtual poster submission:


AHHA Member:

Early Bird – $550

Standard – $770


Early Bird – $770

Standard – $990

Early Bird pricing ends on July 31 2023

Registration deadline is October 20, 2023

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