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Australian Healthcare Week is celebrating 8 years of growth and success, having firmly established itself as THE One-Stop-Shop for Australasia’s healthcare community.View the agenda to see the latest line-up of more than 60+ speakers and 50+ case studies across 3 main topical summits: Heal ...

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Notes on the design of hospitals and their clinical organisation

Hospital planning is endogenous: starting out with a conventional image of what a hospital is, the process produces variations on an established theme. The same old same-old. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the provision of the inpatient beds - which remain the defining component of the piece. This...

From design to delivery: an inside look at Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital

St Stephen's Hospital Hervey Bay is Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital and a great example of how digital technology has been incorporated throughout all phases of a project. Partly funded by $47 million federal government grant, everything in the facility from x-rays to equipment monitoring in theatres will be...

Building Smart in Healthcare

In this video interview, Steve Trevenar, Head of Business and Strategy Healthcare and Scientific Research at Lendlease, explores the new trends in healthcare and how this will impact on current and future healthcare facility design and delivery.

Canberra Hospital Redevelopment: Masterplanning for Future Success

In this article, Julian Sooper, Project Director at ARUP and Justin Barrett, Project Director, Redevelopment Unit, Service and Capital Planning at ACT Government, explore the strategy behind how existing buildings are being adapted for continued operation over the next 20 to 30 years at Canberra Hospital and the key lessons...

Interview with Arch Fotheringham, Director of Health Projects, Brookfield Multiplex

In this video interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2015, Arch Fotheringham explores the key considerations that need to be made when designing and building healthcare facilities for the future.

How Can We Become More Efficient and Effective in the Delivery of Healthcare through New Technology?

In this interview, Steven Parish, Chief Information Officer & Executive Director Information and Infrastructure at Mater Health Services,  explores the new technologies being integrated across both international and Australian healthcare facilities and the design and integration challenges faced during the delivery process.

Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology - Interview with Richard Morrison, AECOM

In this interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2015, Richard Morrison, ANZ Information and Communications Technology Practice Lead, AECOM, explores: The core eleemntes needed to create fully integrated health IT systems? The benefits of integrating EMR and IT systems at the new Bendigo Hospital Redevelopment The major challenges of rolling our...

Designing Hospitals for the Future - Interview with Andy Black

In this video interview, Andy Black, Chair at Durrow explores: Some of the common pitfalls associated with old models of clinical organisation in hospitals. The strategies that can be used to reassess the clinical organisation of the hospital and the impact this will have on the design of future hospitals....

The St John Of God Berwick New Hospital Development - Interview with Lisa Norman

In this interview from Australian Healthcare Week 2016, Lisa Norman, CEO of St John of God Berwick Hospital, explores: The delivery model Understanding local healthcare requirements Developing the master plan and planning for future adaption What design innovations are plannedplanned? The redevelopment of the Gibb Street site

A Step-change in Standards for Mental Healthcare Design: Respite and Recovery at Al Wakra, Qatar

In this video interview, Mungo Smith, Director of Business Development at MAAP Architects explores the vision for Al Wakra Psychiatric Hospital and how it goes beyond current best-practice by bringing together evidence, ethics and humanism in a way that hasn’t been seen in modern mental healthcare facilities before. The scheme...

Australian Healthcare Week 2017 Highlights

The Australian Healthcare Week 2017 was a major success, attracting more than 3000 visitors to its new home at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour on 8-9 March 2017. Officially opened by the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, The Hon, Brad Hazzard MP, this years’ expanded exhibition featured...

Lessons learned from the Royal Darwin Hospital Redevelopment

In this video interview, Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital, shares insight into the project vision, the key design considerations for redeveloping hospital facilities in a digital era and the main lessons learned from the project to date.

Interview with Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital

In this interview transcript, Jeff Tinsley, Director of Clinical Infrastructure at the Royal Darwin Hospital, shares insight into the project vision, the key design considerations for redeveloping hospital facilities in a digital era and the main lessons learned from the project to date.

Bridging the Gap between Expectation and Satisfaction in the Aged Care Industry

In this interview, Stephen Thomas General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare explores insight into how his organisation is curating a data-driven environment to manage and improve resident expectations and experience in a changing aged care environment.

Interview with Stephen Thomas, General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare

In this interview, Stephen Thomas General Manager Quality & Innovation, JewishCare explores insight into how his organisation is curating a data-driven environment to manage and improve resident expectations and experience in a changing aged care environment.

Bendigo Hospital Project: Building a World-Class Digital Health Facility

In this interview, Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer at Bendigo Health, explores how the hospital went about going fully digital with minimal prototyping and the key success for successful digital transformation and operational effectiveness.

Interview with Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer

In this interview, Bruce Winzar, Executive Director Information Services & Chief Information Officer at Bendigo Health, explores how the hospital went about going fully digital with minimal prototyping and the key success for successful digital transformation and operational effectiveness.

Exploring Outpatient Automation & Health Information Systems at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2018 we chat to Serene Chin, Deputy Director, Integrated Health Information Systems and Singhealth CIO. Serene shares with us details of the outpatient automation and integrated health information systems at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital in Singapore.   Watch the full video to learn more about:The...

Exploring the Central Coast Local Health District’s Facilities Upgrade

Ahead of Australian Healthcare Week 2018 we caught up with Andrew Montague, CEO at the Central Coast Local Health District, who shares details of the Central Coast’s three new health facility projects, including the $360 million retrofit of Gosford Hospital. Andrew further delves into effective stakeholder engagement and strategies to future-proof...

The Aged Care Puzzle

With Australia’s ageing population, increased life expectancy and longevity, there are growing demands for aged care in our nation.Australia’s aged care sector is under pressure to meet this growing demand while at the same time facing significant recruitment and workforce challenges with half of the current aged care workforce reaching...

Designing and building Australia’s first dementia aged care village: Creating an innovative model of care to improve aged care services

In this article, Lucy O’Flaherty Chief Executive Officer, Glenview Community Services (Tasmania), shares insight into how they have developed an innovative model of care that is set to transform aged care service provision and the unique elements of design that will help creative an environment of familiarity for residents.

How Australia's changing workforce is affecting compliance management

Australia’s workforce is changing, and in many more ways than you might expect.

Australian Healthcare Week 2018 Registration Form

Interested in attending Australian Healthcare Week 2018? Fast track your attendance by filling in this form and emailing it back to registration@iqpc.com.au 

Redeveloping Epworth Richmond in a Live Hospital Environment

In this case study, Nicole Waldron, Executive Director at Epworth Healthcare, explores Epworth Richmond’s master planning process and next stages, strategies used to manage redevelopment while operating a full capacity business in a residential zone and lessons learned from their journey to date.

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination Form: Aged Care CEO of the Year

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.Download this application form to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and success, and the chance to win an Australian Healthcare Week Excellence...

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination: Best Aged Care Facility

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.If you’re reading this application form, then that means you are ready for the opportunity to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and...

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination: Best Digital Project

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.If you’re reading this application form, then that means you are ready for the opportunity to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and...

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination: Best Hospital Development

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.If you’re reading this application form, then that means you are ready for the opportunity to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and...

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination: Healthcare CEO of the Year

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.If you’re reading this application form, then that means you are ready for the opportunity to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and...

AHW 2018 Awards Nomination: Nurse of the Year

We have launched the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards program this year to recognise those facilities, teams and individuals who are making the greatest contributions to patient wellbeing.If you’re reading this application form, then that means you are ready for the opportunity to honour and recognise your team’s efforts and...

The Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project: Delivering a World-Class Health Precinct

The Queensland Government has undertaken a market process to progress the masterplanned redevelopment of the Herston Quarter. in this video interview, Kate Copeland, Executive Director, Corporate Systems and Infrastructure Metro North Hospital and Health Service, outlines the project vision and delivery model, the current stage of the project and the...

A CEO perspective on the future provision of healthcare in Australia

In this report,  two CEOs in the NSW Healthcare sector share insights into the approaches they are each using to manage the increasing demand on systems to ensure quality provision of healthcare services now and in the years to come.

A glimpse into the St John of God Bendigo Hospital Redevelopment: Key lessons on delivering healthcare infrastructure projects on time and in budget

In tis case study, Alastair Greenall, Project Director of the St John of God Bendigo Hospital Redevelopment, explores how his team went about involving stakeholders in the early design phase and how this has helped to deliver a culture of change to deliver the project vision, and the lessons learned...

Designing Health Facilities for the Future: a State-by-State look at some of Australia'slargest and most innovative health redevelopment projects in 2016

In this report, we take a look at some of the key developments in health facility design across Australia over the past year, to uncover the strategies each are using to design and build 21st century health facilities.This report provides detailed insights into each of the projects – the challenges, strategies and solutions required...

Workforce redesign in the wake of aged care reforms: how Southern Cross Care is focusing on healthy ageing to drive consumer engagement

In this article, Jo Boylan, Director of Operations at Southern Cross Care, shares insight into some of the strategies Southern Cross Care is using to reassess their workforce and current delivery model to transition to a more consumer-driven contemporary service.

Key design principals for digital hospitals Insights into the development of the world’s first digital hospital standard

In this article, Bronwyn Evans, CEO at Standards Australia explores the underlying principles of what a ‘digital hospital’ actually is, the core elements of the new Digital Hospitals Handbook and the impact it will have for the design, construction and commissioning of healthcare facilities in the future.

Rolling-out an integrated EHR system across multiple sites Key lessons from the South West Alliance of Rural Health’s EHR journey

In this article, Katharina Redford, Director Clinical & Corporate Information Systems, SWARH, explores the key lessons learned from SWARH’s EHR implementation journey to date and the processes they are adopting to align software design, data and workflows across multiple sites for improved efficiency. 

Information: Transforming Consumers and Healthcare in Western Sydney

Western Sydney Local Health District has received over $1.5bn in capital funding from the NSW Government for hospital expansions in Blacktown, Mt Druitt and Westmead. In this presentation from Australian Healthcare Week 2017, Danny O’Connor, Chief Executive, Western Sydney Local health District explores the redevelopment of the Westmead precinct which comprises adult, paediatric, tertiary and quaternary services, a...

The Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project: Delivering a World-Class Health, Retail and Biomedical Precinct

The Queensland Government has undertaken a market process to progress the masterplanned redevelopment of the Herston Quarter. This presentation by  Sam Betros, Transaction Manager, Projects Queensland and  Kate Copeland, Executive Director, Corporate Systems and Infrastructure, Metro North Hospital and Health Service,  from Australian Healthcare week 2017 outlines the project vision, explore the delivery model and examine the challenges...

Changing the Environment to Change Behaviour.

Anyone who has ever tried changing people’s behaviours will know that a lot of efforts can only makes matters worse. If we try to scare, shame, coerce, compel or manipulate people into changing their behaviour, they will only push back, dig in their heels, become resentful, and maybe even behave “worse” than before. By far the...

Consumer Directed Care in Aged and Community Care – Policy to Practice

Offering people more control and choice in determining their aged and community care services, the settings they receive them in and who they receive them from is a sound policy setting, but what does that mean in practice?What have we learnt so far in Australia in the Home and Community Care sector, what are some...

The Butterfly Household Care Model: Moving from a Task-Focused Institutional Approach to one Guided by Each Resident’s Interests, Feelings and Emotions

In 2017 a survey from Alzheimer’s Australia showed that people living with dementia were twice as likely to have high rates of loneliness, which highlighted the theme of Dementia Awareness Month – “you are not alone."In this presentation from Australian Healthcare Week 2017 Sharon Callister, Chief Executive Officer, Aged Care Plus, explores the rollout of the...

Creating Aged Friendly Community Living in an Urban Environment

It has been predicted that by 2030 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in our cities and recent OECD figures have shown that cities are currently home to 43.2% of the 65+ aged group. With an ever increasing ageing population in Australia, it has become essential for stakeholders from across the sector to consider...

The NSW 10-year eHealth Strategy: The NSW 10- year eHealth Strategy: Digitally-Enabled and Integrated Health System for Safe, Quality Patient Care

In this presentation from Australian Healthcare Week 2017, Dr Zoran Bolevich, Chief Executive, Chief Information Officer at eHealth NSW, explores:Exploring the eHealth initiatives and digital technologies that are set to transform the way healthcare is deliveredCreating smart hospitals for the futureUnderstanding the seven key areas for investment in fields such as integrated care, health analytics...

The Queensland Health ICT Strategy

Queensland Health has developed a strategy for health ICT and eHealth that calls for an investment of more than $1.2 billion over the next 20 years, including $730 million for clinical software such as a new patient administration system, rolling out the Cerner integrated electronic medical record (iEMR) to 21 more hospitals and the renewal of...

Design Principles for Digital Hospitals: The Development of the Worlds First Digital Hospital Standard

In this presentation from Australian Healthcare Week 2017, Dr Bronwyn Evans, CEO, Standards Australia, explores the development of the worlds first Digital Hospitals Handbook and including the following learning areas:The development of a set of principles and recommendations that inform the design and implementation of digital hospitalsThe value of applying technology to the...

Achieving improved business outcomes through the effective IT integration

In this video interview, Bruce Coller, Chief Information Officer at Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home explores:the steps his organisation is taking to revise their business model in the wake of government reform and changing consumer demandsThe tools they are using to mobilise and improve information collection to improve the patient...

Lessons Learned from EMR Project Delivery across Queensland Hospitals

In a state-based one domain EMR it became apparent that the strategic direction of design and build for multiple sites at once and implementing sequentially was not delivering the functionality or benefits to the health services efficiently. In 2014 a strategic change was enacted to focus on two exemplar hospitals,...

Interview: The Herston Quarter Redevelopment Project: Delivering a World-Class Health Precinct

In this interview transcript, Kate Copeland, Executive Director, Corporate Systems and Infrastructure Metro North Hospital and Health Service, outlines the project vision and delivery model, the current stage of the project and the lessons learned from the journey to date.

Microsoft trials ‘virtual assistant’ health bots with US hospitals

Microsoft has announced a preview of its health chatbot, designed to allow hospitals to create intelligent “virtual assistants” giving patients self-service access to health information.

The Top 5 Digital Priorities for Healthcare Organizations

New tools allow health systems to remain competitive by offering greater access to patients, making better use of data and more.

Will Amazon soon sell you generic prescription drugs?

One of the world’s largest online retailers may be getting into the healthcare industry. CNBC reports that Amazon is in “high level” talks with industry representatives regarding prescription drugs.

Architects for Australian dementia village announced

Melbourne-based architectural firm Thomson Adsett has been selected as the project architects for Glenview Community Services’ dementia village in Tasmania.

Retirement living revamp around the corner for SA

Retirement living in South Australia is set to get a makeover from 1 January 2018 when changes to the State’s Retirement Living Act commence, replacing the current legislation.

Extracting value from contracts in Healthcare Infrastructure Projects Insights from Queensland Health

David Sinclair is the Executive Director of The Capital and Asset Services Branch (CASB), which oversees the delivery of Queensland Health’s 2017-18 capital budget of almost $1 Billion whist managing its $15 Billion asset base.The primary focus for CASB is aligning the budget to consumer needs, whilst maintaining value for...

Successfully Delivering Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions

In this article, Alexius Julian, the inaugural Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for St. John of God Healthcare Group (St. John) shares details of St. John’s successful EMR project delivery journey including their effective stakeholder engagement process, and further delves into the future of healthcare and the innovations that will transform...

Healthcare 2025: Understanding the Healthcare Technologies and Trends

In this interview, Nick Abrahams at Partner, Norton Rose and Futurist, explores the healthcare technologies and trends that will transform Australia’s healthcare system.

Developing and Implementing Nursing Leadership Programs

In this interview, Kylie Ward, Chief Executive Officer at Australian College of Nursing, explores key strategies for developing and implementing nursing leadership programs

Delivering a tertiary teaching hospital as a PPP project Sunshine Coast University Hospital

In this article, Scott Lisle, Acting Chief Executive of Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, shares insight into the strategies used to ensure successful PPP project collaboration, the steps taken to ensure clinical buy-in in the process and the lessons learned from the journey to date.

Chatswood Private Hospital delivers streamlined patient experience with Wavelink and Spectralink PIVOT phones

Presmed Australia is one of the leading healthcare companies in Australia that operates surgical day hospitals. Recognised as the gold standard in the industry, Presmed operates centres of surgical excellence equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation.

Rising Staff Costs in Victorian Hospitals and Health Services

The whitepaper has been prepared by Applied Aged Care Solutions (AACS) - www.aacs.com.au in consultation with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) who, in partnership with Allocate Software, conducted a member survey and Roundtable discussion session.

Dynamic, intelligent staff rostering for NSW Health

Developed by Allocate Software and proven in healthcare settings around the world, the NSW Health Allocate Solution system has been purpose-designed specifically for NSW Health and integrates directly with the Stafflink Human Resources and payroll system

Conrad Gargett, John Wardle Architects appointed to design Victorian Heart Hospital

Conrad Gargett and John Wardle Architects, in joint venture, have been commissioned to design and deliver the Victorian Heart Hospital, to be located at Monash University in Clayton on a site adjacent to the Australian Synchrotron.

About Laundry Lane Health 2018

Learn more about Laundry Lane Health in this short reel

Optimal Breast Compression in Mammography

Mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, and the only method proven to reduce mortality in randomized controlled trials. More recently breast tomosynthesis has been shown to improve clinical performance. It has demonstrated a reduction in recall rate and/or improved cancer detection, especially that of invasive cancers, in...

Striking a balance between data availability and security

Recent news that a US-based healthcare provider was forced to notify 43,000 patients that their personal medical records had been stolen shines a spotlight on the challenges facing organisations around the world.

IEC 61331.3-2014 – The new international standard that improves radiation safety for medical staff and patients

The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission, based in Switzerland) is a global organisation that defines and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related, such as medical technologies.

Day One Highlights: Australian Healthcare Week 2018

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Video interview with Damian Armour, Chief Executive Officer at Epworth Geelong

In this interview, Damian Armour, chief Executive Officer at Epworth Geelong shares details of Epworth HealthCare's new the $270m hospital and explores how they're striving to deliver patient-centric services.