21-23 March 2018 | International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Generate stronger leads and enhance brand differentiation at Australian Healthcare Week 2017

Suppliers to the healthcare sector trust IQPC to raise their profile, initiate conversations that help deliver their message and support their business growth in a complex market, with a complex decision making chain.

As both public and private sector facilities reassess their critical spend, the one thing that you can guarantee is that the “easy business” doesn’t exist anymore. Every procurement decision has to demonstrate a clear ROI, with innovative, cost-saving technologies more important than previous relationships.

IQPC are uniquely positioned to help solution providers to the healthcare design and construction industry through Australian Healthcare Week. The Australian Healthcare Week 2016 was our biggest and best event yet. So much so that we have outgrown our venue, and next year will take up residence at the newly built ICC in Sydney.

Download the prospectus for event highlights, stats, attendee list, delegate profile, what's new for 2017 and how to get involved.


Australian Healthcare Week 2016 - Post Show Report

The Australian Healthcare Week 2016 was our biggest and best event yet. So much so that we have outgrown our venue, and next year will take up residence at the newly built ICC in Sydney.

Download the post show report for 
event highlights, stats, attendee list, delegate profile, what's new for 2017 and how to get involved.

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Why attend Australian Healthcare Week 2017?

Australian Healthcare Week is Australia's largest gathering of healthcare professionals, bringing together the entire value chain involved in managing patient quality, safety and experience; improving operational efficiency through state-of-the-art technology; and best practice design and construction for hospitals of the future.

Find out what past speakers, sponsors and delegates have to say about the value and importance of attending Australian Healthcare Week to drive better hospital design and healthcare management in the future.

Interested in finding out more? Download the 2017 Prospectus here 

Highlights from Australian Healthcare Week Expo 2016

Check out what past attendees have to say about the value of attending the Australian Healthcare Week Expo!

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.

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 EMR and how they can be overcome.

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 design elements which need to be considered to make inpatient areas more flexible and how this will benefit patients.
  • The most important design principles of hospital IT
  • The lessons can Australia learn from the UK when it comes to designing health facilities which cater for new technologies and improve patient experience

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 draws together scientific evidence, the best contemporary practice in person-centred mental health care and a deep understanding of cultural heritage and appropriateness.

Exclusive Content

Designing health facilities for the future - a state-by-state look at some of Australia's largest and most innovative health redevelopment projects in 2016

Ahead of Health Facilities Design and Development at Australian Healthcare Week 2017, 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 to ensure successful project execution and completion; and what is needed to drive innovation and success in the years to come


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 done electronically.

But the journey to becoming an Australian first in healthcare has not been without its challenges, with the project team having to work out very early how to design and build a hospital which caters for EMR.

In this article, Richard Royle, Executive Director of UnitingCare Health and Bruce Wolfe, Project Director and CEO at Conrad Gargett Riddell Ancher Mortlock Woolley, talk about the team's strategy behind designing and building Australia's first fully integrated digital hospital, exploring the different elements that need to be considered to design and deliver a facility which caters for new technologies.

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 learned during the master planning process so far.


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 short paper sets out Andy Black's personal observations based upon four decades of working in the hospital world. It is a radical prospectus for the design of a very different hospital with a different approach to the organisation of clinical practice.


Video transcript: Interview with Lisa Norman. CEO, St John of God Berwick Hospital

The hospital in Berwick has been in place for 75 years. The project vision was to ensure the build of a facility that meets the current needs of the community, which is currently made up of 380,000 people. To cater for our growing population, the hospital size needs to at least be doubled. 

National Media

Philips, Emory Launch Australia’s First Remote Intensive Care Unit

Macquarie University has partnered with Philips and Emory Healthcare to launch Australia’s first remote intensive care unit (eICU) monitoring program to monitor patients around the clock. As part of the partnership,  critical care nurses based onsite at Sydney’s Macquarie University’s MQ Health will utilize Philip’s eICU technology and Emory Healthcare’s intensivists to provide continuous critical care to patients back in the United States.

Aged care review faces unclear picture on unmet demand for care

How many older people miss out on aged care due to a scarcity of places? It’s the question that could frustrate the review of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms.

Technology narrows the distance for multi-site aged care provider

CASE STUDY: A not-for-profit aged care provider with six residential facilities across Australia and New Zealand says it expects to reduce travel costs by 30 per cent after adopting a new videoconferencing solution.

$100 million to be spent at Westmead Hospital on carpark, acute services

ALMOST $100 million will be included in next week’s State Budget to go towards the redevelopment of Westmead Hospital precinct.

MainStream Media

Why healthcare artificial intelligence isn’t about creepy-looking robots

Technology is a big part of healthcare. In a 2014 McKinsey survey, more than 75% of patients polled said that they would like to use digital healthcare services, as long as those services meet their needs and provide the level of quality they expect.

Holistic Healthcare & the Role of Information Technology

The emergence of precision medicine is marked by new partnerships across different groups in medicine, health care, technology, academia and government. With technology like SAP HANA, precision medicine can improve patient outcomes by reducing costs and improving care