Alison Verhoeven

Alison Verhoeven
  • Chief Executive
    Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Bio

Alison Verhoeven is Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, the independent peak membership body and advocate for the Australian healthcare system and a national voice for universally accessible, high quality healthcare in Australia.  Its members include public and not-for-profit hospitals, primary health networks, primary and community health services, universities and individual health leaders. Ms Verhoeven has broad experience in health, education, corporate governance and communications, and has worked in both the private and public sectors in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe.

Session title

Setting the scene: Nationally—Healthy people, healthy systems: Strategies for outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare

What are the determinants that connect health?
Presenting with John Macaskill-Smith, Prof. Annabel Taylor, Craig Hodges, Ian Yates, Jo Whitehead, Vivian Mook &  Ian Haughton

When

Saturday 1 September  |  View program for more details

Abstracts

Setting the scene: Nationally—Healthy people, healthy systems: Strategies for outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare
As the Council of Australian Governments considered health system funding arrangements beyond 2020, health leaders from across the primary and acute sectors worked together to put forward a range of short, medium and long term recommendations on how to reorientate our healthcare system to focus on patient outcomes and value rather than throughput and vested interests. Many of these recommendations offer a key role for Primary Health Network leadership. This presentation will explore the proposals put forward in the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association blueprint for health reform, which aims to map out how to transform our healthcare system into a fit for purpose 21st century system that meets the needs and expectations of all Australians, and shifts the focus from provision of acute interventions to greater investment in prevention and primary care.

What are the determinants that connect health?
With governance and accountability in the Australian health care system split between various levels of government and numerous separate agencies, overall management of the system is at times difficult to work in and navigate for patients. NQPHN has taken the unprecedented step to develop the myPHN Conference 2018 with an intent to explore the determinants of health from a cross sectoral perspective. This approach aims to enhance intersectorial understanding and integration to facilitate conversations, innovations and partnerships that meet the needs of the future state requirements of general practice and health care.

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