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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Day One | Day Two

08:30 Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Len Kennedy, Director, Len Kennedy Healthcare Solutions Pty Ltd

9:10 Queensland Health - Moving from Operational Procurement to Strategic Procurement

  • A case for change
  • The Strategic Procurement and Supply Operating Model
  • Plans for Category Management

Victoria Frewin, Senior Director - Category Management, Health Support Queensland

9:50 Introduction to Category Management in Health Care

  • How is Category Management different from Tactical Procurement?
  • Category Management challenges in a Healthcare environment
  • Understanding the organisation spend profile
  • Communication Strategy
  • Market intelligence tools required to develop category plans

Adeel Ahmed, Head of Operations - Supply Chain, Alfred Health

10:30 Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:00 A Balancing Act: Supply Base Rationalisation (SBR) Versus Market Competition

  • What is the definition of supplier rationalisation?
  • What are the key drivers for organisations to consider SBR in their procurement strategy?
  • Impact of SBR to the market competition?
  • What is the right size Supplier Base?

Hassan Pirov, Senior Category Manager, Medical Consumables - Operating Theatre, Health Purchasing Victoria

11:40 How No-time, No-space, No-materials Affords Infinite Possibilities to Disrupt Hospital Supply Chains

This session will give an overview of how hospitals locally and abroad are using enabling technology to bridge the no-time, no-space, no-material gap in hospital supply chains. The session will explore:

  • How to move beyond inventory management
  • How to unlock new sources of value for hospitals
  • How to replicate efficient interactions without friction

Initial data, learnings and takeaways will be discussed.
Len Kennedy, Director, Len Kennedy Healthcare Solutions Pty Ltd

12:20 Lunch

1:20 How to get the Best Value from your Corporate Partnership

  • How do you view your suppliers? Are you involved in a love/hate relationship or do you have mutual respect?
  • How good are your long term supplier relationships? Are they based on trust or are they simply transactional?
  • What does value mean to you? Do you get great value from your supplier relationship? Could you get more out of it?
  • What is the value in the supplier relationship? Is it the level of service you receive, the personal connection or the belief that you get the lowest price?
  • How do you want your supplier relationships to look in the future? What are you prepared to do to get to that goal?
  • Sales people - why do they stir up such emotions in people?
  • What's the culture like in your office? Do you transfer that to your interactions with your suppliers? How is it working for you?
  • Blue Ocean thinking - are you prepared to think outside the box? Do you think you could really shake up the purchaser/supplier dynamic?

Judith Boskett, National Manager - Corporate Partnerships, Getinge Group

2:00 Assessing the Value of Innovative Medical Technologies in Procurement Decision-Making

  • Value-for-money: an essential component of good procurement practice
  • The health technology assessment (HTA) approach to 'product value'
    >> Outcomes and evidence
    >> Economic evaluation
  • Incorporating elements of HTA in hospital-based procurement decisions

Eugene Salole, Principal, Value-Based Access Pty Ltd and Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales

2:40 Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

3:10 Addressing the 'O-Gap' - Why you Need Clinicians in at the Beginning and How to get Them There

  • What is the 'O-Gap' or Operationalisation Gap?
  • What is the life cycle of new technology and what is the role of clinicians and other end-users at every stage?
  • How can you involve clinicians in your place?

Dr Tracey Tay, Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, John Hunter Hospital and Clinical Lead - Research, Innovation and Partnerships, Hunter New England Health and Health Technology Assessment Strategy Development Lead, Hunter New England Central Coast Research Hub

3:50 PANEL DISCUSSION: When Procurement Decisions Fail - How Does your Team keep Patients Safe?

The panel will involve the audience in a discussion about the role of procurement in ensuring patient safety.

A number of examples will be provided and participants asked to share the ways in which their organisations:

  • Assess new technologies
  • Support implementation and not just installation
  • Prevent poor decision-making regarding purchasing of equipment and learn from mistakes

Colin Hui, Head - Medical & Pharmaceutical Sourcing, Health Purchasing Victoria
Eugene Salole, Principal, Value-Based Access Pty Ltd
Dr Tracey Tay, Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, John Hunter Hospital
Peter Wong, National Procurement Manager - Non-clinical, Calvary Healthcare

4:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair

4:40 Networking Drinks

Informa invites all speakers and delegates to an informal drinks reception to discuss the day's issues and network with their peer

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Day One | Day Two

8:30 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Eugene Salole, Principal, Value-Based Access Pty Ltd and Conjoint Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales

8:40 Balancing Clinical Preferences against Evidence Based Decisions to Drive Commercial Outcomes: A State-Wide Perspective

  • Where does clinical preference come from?
  • Is it possible to eliminate clinical preference with evidence?
  • What level of evidence is necessary? Is it the same for each category?
  • What other considerations are needed to create balance?
  • How far do you need to go with your data analysis to gain stakeholder support?
    >> Case Study - Orthopaedic Prostheses Primary Hip replacement

Colin Hui, Head - Medical & Pharmaceutical Sourcing, Health Purchasing Victoria

9:20 Delivering Savings in Procurement

  • Low Hanging Fruit
  • 3 Year Plan
  • Procure To Pay

Key Criteria for Success

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Executive Support
  • Category Management -Strategic Sourcing (Demand Management)

Case Studies

  • Reducing Cost of Doing Business
  • National Waste
  • Nurse Call & Infotainment

Peter Wong, National Procurement Manager - Non-clinical, Calvary Healthcare

10:00 Procurement Starts with the Patient: A Medicines Focus

  • Working from the ground up
  • Beyond tender and formulary
  • Alignment of policy with practice
  • The dollars are in the detail

Gillian Babe, Head of Department - Pharmacy, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

10:40 Morning Refreshments and Networking

11:10 Considering the 'Human Factor' in Medical Device Procurement

  • A brief review of why 'usability' is a core concern in medical device procurement
  • How Human Factors provides a framework for evaluating usability
  • Design for usability vs evaluating usability
  • The ideal usability evaluation process
  • The usability evaluation processes/tools being developed within HealthShare NSW

Thomas Loveday, Human Factors Specialist - Patient Safety, NSW Clinical Excellence Commission

11:50 Does Usability and User Centred Design (UCD) have a Role in eHealth Procurement?

  • Directions in UCD in healthcare globally
  • What usability and UCD is and what it seeks to achieve
  • The possible role of UCD in interoperability and procurement
  • Strategies for assessing UCD

Anne Miller, Human Factors Specialist, Chief Clinical Information Office, eHealth NSW and Associate Professor (hon) - Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney and Adjunct Associate Professor, Center for Research and Innovation in Systems Safety, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Extended Workshop Session: Procurement outside the Box - Different Thinking for Different Outcomes

If best practice procurement is what other organisations are already doing then why do we expect it to deliver us outcomes that are any different to what they are achieving?

Innovation doesn't mean throwing out the textbook, but it does mean recognising where it holds our thinking back and how to expand the boundaries of what we do. This workshop will explore examples of how changing the way we think about doing procurement opens up many new opportunities to add value for their customers.

The interactive session will cover:

  • Examples of innovative procurement practices from other industries and regions
  • What hospital procurement can learn from these examples
  • The potential benefits and challenges associated with innovating in hospital procurement
  • Practical tips and techniques for encouraging innovation in your procurement practices

During this session we will capture and display the audience's opinions around the potential for innovation to deliver better outcomes in hospital procurement.

All session attendees will receive a short report after the conference that summarises and analyses the attendee opinions collected during the session.

Workshop Hosts:
Steve Moore, Procurement Coach and Mentor, Director, The Second Chair
Kris Wozniak, Associate Fellow, Australian Association of Procurement and Contract Management and Managing Director, Procurement and Contracts Division

Steve and Kris work with clients across multiple industries to help them realise the benefits of tailoring procurement practices to fit their organisation. They are co-founders of The Procurement Corner, a successful procurement podcast channel.

Note: this session will be recorded for the purposes of public distribution via The Procurement Corner podcast channel.

3:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair

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