Health demand: policy and productivity reforms

Health demand: policy and productivity reforms

Feb 19
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Hon. Peter Dutton, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport
Shane Solomon, Head of Health, Telstra

Event Overview

Growing demands on the national health system are driven by Australia's ageing population and increased private health insurance membership. The growth of subsidised health services relies heavily on funding from Federal and state governments.

As an independent national organisation CEDA will provide a timely look at the Federal Government's forward health agenda and the future role of technology and innovation in delivering health services. Federal Minister for Health the Hon. Peter Dutton will provide insight into the government's health policy and to consider the future export potential of the sector. Telstra, Head of Health, Shane Solomon will analyse the role of new technologies and innovation in increasing productivity in light of constrained budgets.

Join a CEDA's cross sector audience of industry leaders and senior colleagues from business, government and academia for this important briefing on Australia's fastest growing sector and the implications for the national economy.


Meet the speakers

Hon. Peter Dutton
Minister for Health and Minister for Sport

Mr Dutton was elected as the Federal Member for Dickson in Queensland in 2001. He served as Minister for Workforce Participation and Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer and worked closely with then Treasurer Peter Costello in areas including budget preparation, taxation, superannuation, prudential regulation, and competition and consumer policy. Minister Dutton was Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing from 2008 to 2013.

Shane Solomon
Head of Health, Telstra

Shane Solomon's career spans 30 years of international and national healthcare management expertise. Shane was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He implemented significant funding reforms, a casemix pay for performance model and oversaw the ongoing development of a comprehensive integrated e-health system. Shane was Under-Secretary of Health at the Department of Human Services in Victoria. He was the first Group Chief Executive Officer of the integrated Sisters of Mercy Victorian hospital and aged care services group.

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