Australia's health system - integration and sustainability

Australia's health system - integration and sustainability

Oct 8
Australia has a world-class healthcare system – its future and sustainability must be a national priority.
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Dr Brendan Murphy, Secretary, Federal Department of Health
Professor Mary Foley AM, Managing Director, Telstra Health
Dr Zoe Wainer, Director of Clinical Governance, Bupa
Sarah Butler, Senior Partner, Strategy, PwC Australia

Event Overview

The sector has responded and met the significant recent challenges and transformed during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the growing burden on governments to fund health care services driven by an ageing population, expensive medical interventions, community expectations, and chronic disease continues.
Prioritising affordability, improving universal access, reducing variability in health outcomes, and shifting focus from treatment to prevention and enhanced quality of care are front of mind for policymakers, practitioners and communities. 
This event examines:
  • New thinking to improve health outcomes and sustainability through system integration and greater use of technology;
  • Value in health and enhancing the productivity of health services to deliver consumer-centric and outcome orientated healthcare; and
  • Outcomes-based public funding and the role of private health in driving better sustainability and affordability across the public-private health system.
Livestream start times:
NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS: 12.30pm
SA: 12.00pm
NT: 11.30am
QLD: 11.30am
WA: 9.30am

Meet the keynote speaker

Dr Brendan Murphy
Secretary, Federal Department of Health

Brendan commenced as the Secretary of the Department of Health on 13 July 2020. Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Brendan was the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and prior to this, the Chief Executive Officer of Austin Health in Victoria. He is a Professorial Associate with the title of Professor at the University of Melbourne; an Adjunct Professor at Monash University; a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences; a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians; and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Meet the speakers

Professor Mary Foley AM
Managing Director, Telstra Health

Mary has a distinguished career in the health sector, holding leadership positions in state government and national roles, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations. In 2017 she was appointed Managing Director of Telstra Health, Australia’s largest Australian-owned health digital technology company which also includes Dr Foster in the UK. Telstra Health is a subsidiary of Telstra Corporation, Australia’s largest telco. Mary was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to public administration in health and education (2016), received the Centenary Medal from the Federal Government for her business leadership in the private sector, and she is a former Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year.

Dr Zoe Wainer
Director of Clinical Governance, Bupa

Zoe is the Director of Clinical Governance at Bupa Australia and New Zealand, Chair of the Board of Dental Health Services Victoria, and a Director on the Board of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. Her passion and expertise in public health has driven formal and informal collaborations with the ICHOM, Harvard Business School and University of Texas, Dell Medical School in value-based health care across multiple organisations. Zoe also has a continued advocacy focus on the importance of sex differences across health from basic research to health systems implications.

Meet the moderator

Sarah Butler
Senior Partner, Strategy, PwC Australia

Sarah is a senior partner with Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business.  She leads our relationship with NSW Government and leads PwC's Australia/Asia Health practice across Consulting, Deals, Tax, Legal and Assurance, as well as Global Health Services. Sarah also serves on the PwC Australia Board of Partners, chairing the Partner committee, and is the board lead for firm strategy. She has been advising clients on strategy and transformation for 30 years, including five years in China. Sarah brings deep experience in health and insurance, including working at an industry-wide level. She works with insurers, federal and state health departments, health and aged care providers, NFPs and industry bodies.

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