27 - 28 March, 2019 |
ICC, Sydney, NSW

Tracey Shearer

Chief Procurement Officer
QLD Health

10:20 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming Challenges in Healthcare Procurement

Supply chains in hospitals can account for as much as 30% of total hospital costs, which can have a profound impact on procurement effectiveness across capital works and Goods & Services. But how can hospitals deliver high-quality but affordable services in a continually changing market that faces sustainability pressures? This panel will explore key challenges, considerations and strategies to drive procurement effectiveness and better visibility to optimise clinical outcomes and cost savings.

  • Maintaining the dynamic balance between reducing costs and providing high quality care
  • Exploring intestate opportunities to collaborate and achieve commercial efficiencies
  • Redesigning your supplier-contractor relations through more collaborative governance
  • The role of innovation, market intelligence and data in procurement


4:30 PM CASE STUDY: Insight into QLD Health’s Procurement Transformation

With a budget of over $16 Billion and over $3 Billion dedicated to goods and services, Tracey currently leads QLD Health’s procurement transformation designed to uplift capability and effectiveness of procurement within QLD Health and the public sector. A key aspect of their category management approach is to better understand their spending patterns and the influence of their spend. In this session, Tracey with discuss:

  • How they applied the category management approach to categorically organise procurement resources to specific areas of spend
  • How their procurement transformation helped them raise the effectiveness of procurement within the public sector and particularly within QLD Health
  • The challenge to deliver the most effective procurement on that spend while also driving value back into the hospital office

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tracey.

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