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Victorian Chapter Meeting #1 - 15-16 May 2012


Tuesday, 15 May 2012 - Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Meeting Code

Vibe Savoy Melbourne
630 Little Collins Street

Please Register your delegates by 30 April 2012.

NOTE: As advised you may wish to share a registration between the morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesday 16 May. When registering please indicate which session you will be attending either the FULL DAY or the AM session or the PM session. The registration includes lunch for all delegates attending.

Delegate Registrations may be cancelled up to 8 May, with a full credit of monies paid. After that date, no credits are possible. However, you may substitute a different person for those registered at any time. Hotel/Venue and airfare arrangements are separate, and may have different policies regarding cancellations and name changes. Please contact them directly.


Note: Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements. If you require accommodation you must book before 14 April 2012. Requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to the Hotel's availability. Please see Accommodation information below.

For more information contact:

Chris O'Gorman




Agenda – Health Roundtable Tutorial

Tuesday 15 May 2012

2.00 – 2.30pm

Registration & Arrival Tea and Coffee

2.30 – 5.00pm


Tutorial on Maximising the Value of Health Roundtable Comparative Data

(Ideal for new Senior Managers and Data Analysts)

·         Introduction to Roundtable concepts and measures:

Ø      Honour Code

Ø      Identifying peers and exemplars

Ø      Benchmarking for innovation, not accountability

Ø      Relative Stay Index, “Closeness” Measure

·         Finding Key Opportunities in Health Roundtable Reports:

Ø      Your Top 10 DRG opportunities

Ø      Departments needing the most improvement

Ø      Which KPIs are improving & declining

Ø      Identifying ways to reduce your mortality rate

Ø      Where to get help on Emergency Targets


·         Finding Ideas in Other (Optional) Benchmarking Groups:

Ø      Clinical Costing Reports

Ø      Patient Safety Indicators

Ø      Nursing

Ø      Maternity

Ø      Allied Health

Ø      Imaging

Ø      Mental Health

·         How to Engage Clinicians and Executives


Wednesday 16 May 2012

8.30 – 9.00am

Registration & Arrival Tea and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15am

Welcome & Introductions – Chris O’Gorman, The Health Roundtable

9.15 – 10.30am

Meeting Commonwealth Four Hour ED Targets – 2012 and beyond

Keynote Speaker: Dr Frank Daly, Executive Director, Royal Perth Hospital.

The Western Australian experience:

“Four Hour Rule Program” development and rollout in Royal Perth Hospital.

Q&A on Western Australian Practices.

10.30 – 11.00am

Morning Tea

11.00 – 12.15pm

The Victorian Experience

The following speakers from several Victorian Health Services will share their experiences, initiatives and results in improving patient flow in ED and meeting the Commonwealth targets.

  • 11.00-11.20am – Andrew Stripp, Alfred Health
  • 11.20-11.40am – George Braitberg, Southern Health
  • 11.40-12 noon – Matthew Hadfield, Ballarat Health Service
  • 12.00-12.15pm – Q&A on Victorian Practices.

12.15 – 12.45pm

Action Planning

Delegate Health Services to identify good ideas and strategies to pursue further.

12.45 – 1.45pm


1.45 – 2.45 pm

Poster Session & Hot Issues:  Innovation Sharing on Key Improvement Activities

Delegates display one poster highlighting a key innovation and one Hot Issue Question for feedback from others. 

2.45 – 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea

3.00 – 4.00pm

Focused Discussion of Key Innovations and Hot Issues

Small Groups or Plenary session based on delegate feedback.

4.00 – 4.30pm

Health Service Action Planning

  • What good ideas have we heard?
  • What improvements will your team focus on over the next six months?
  • Develop action plan and first steps


Meeting Ends






 Accommodation & Travel/Flight Arrangement

Delegates are responsible for making their own accommodation and travel/flight arrangements.

The Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne has set aside rooms for the nights of Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 May 2012 for The Health Roundtable at the Conference rate of A$199.00 (inc GST) room only.

Please phone Reservations on 61 (3) 9622 8888 or email [email protected] and mention The Health Roundtable Group Confirmation #9888126. Credit Card details are required to guarantee your booking.

To reserve one of these rooms please before 14 April 2012.

50% of the blocked rooms will be released on 14 April and the remaining 50% will be released on 23 April 2012.

All requests for accommodation after this date will be subject to the Hotel's availability.