Over 200+ health system leaders gathered at the Value-Based Health Care Congress at QUT Gardens Point on 26-27 October to discuss the global Value-Based Health Care movement (VBHC), and what it means in the context of Australia.
Hosted by the national peak body for public healthcare, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), in partnership with the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) and proudly supported by Queensland Government, the Congress has placed a spotlight on the role of value-based health care in transforming the health outcomes of Australians and the sustainability of the health system.
“Value for people and communities requires collaboration. We know that integrated care cannot be achieved when organisations work in isolation. The Congress provided an opportunity for all elements of the system to come together around the common problems impacting healthcare in Australia and globally to create a shared purpose and culture that prioritises the outcomes that matter to people and communities,” said AHHA Chief Executive Kylie Woolcock.
International Keynote speaker Dr Sally Lewis shared her experience as Director of the Welsh Value in Health Centre, NHS Wales, highlighting the importance of outcomes, “We need to better understand the extent to which our health and care systems are meeting the healthcare goals and outcomes of the people we serve.”
“Data and digital transformation will be a critical component of this, but we must ensure we focus on true digital transformation, not merely digitising traditional ways of working. To effectively drive value, digital systems and data collections processes must be innovative, useable and scalable with collaboration and partnership at the heart of their creation and functionality.”