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Imaging Improvement Group - 26th and 27th February 2015


Thursday, 26 February 2015 - Friday, 27 February 2015

Meeting Code

Pullman Brisbane King George Square
Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Roma Street

Would you like more information?
Paul White
[email protected]


In 2015 the Imaging Improvement Group’s focus will be on making the best use of a department of clinical imaging by focusing on referral into and productivity of imaging departments.

Members of the Group provide their detailed activity data for each patient
encounter for comparative analysis by The Health Roundtable. This is merged with inpatient and ED episode data to provide additional insight.


Thursday 26th February 2015

8:30 – 9:00

Registration (Arrival Tea and Coffee)

9:00 – 9:15

Introduction at tables and introduction to the Health Roundtable

9:15 – 9:45

Progress to Aims Session

Each team from 2014 will provide a 2 minute update on their progress

9:45 – 10:45

Using data to improve use of clinical radiology departments

An overview of the 2013-14 benchmarking data, along with the results of the pre-meeting survey will be provided

10:45 – 11:15

Morning tea

11:15 – 12:00

Thought Starter – Thinking differently about your Imaging Department

Dr Michael Hession (Senior Emergency Physician, Blacktown-Mt Druitt Hospital) and Dr James Nol (Operations Director Blacktown Mt Druitt Hospitals Imaging)

12:00 – 12:30

Small group discussions around key points raised

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Poster presentations:

Each organisation to highlight one innovation around “making the best use of a clinical imaging department” over the past year or more.

14:45 – 15:15

Afternoon Tea

15:15 – 15:45

Top 3 voted poster presentations – more detailed presentation

15:45 – 16:15

Health Service Team Meeting:  “What good ideas have we heard?”


Group Dinner (Optional). Restaurant Details TBC

Friday 27th February 2015

8:30 – 9:00

Arrival Tea and Coffee

9:00 – 9:30

Recap of Day 1 and Review of innovations from around Australia, New Zealand and the world

9:30 – 10:00

VAGO Utilisation of High-Value Imaging Equipment

Michael Herbert will give an overview of this recent study

10:00 – 10:30

Small group discussions around key points raised

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 – 12:00

Hot Issues Form and Action Planning

Health Service teams develop action plans for next 12 months to improve the effectiveness of their service with limited resources

12:00 – 12:30

Next Steps

Changes to Data Reports, What topics would you be interested in for the 2016 meeting of the Imaging Improvement Group?

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Optional Session


Deep Dive into Health Roundtable Reports

Health Roundtable Staff will provide more information on the Health Roundtable Imaging Reports and also other key summary reports that are available to all members.


Meeting Ends

Accommodation & Flight Arrangements

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

The Pullman Brisbane has set aside rooms for the nights of 25th and 26th Feb 2015 for The Health Roundtable at the rate of $200.00 room only or $225.00 with Breakfast for a standard room.

All Rates are inclusive of GST (10%) and subject to availability upon confirmation. Rates will be available up until 30 days prior.

 To receive these rates please call + 61 7 3222 1125+ 61 7 3222 1125 or e-mail [email protected] to make a booking and quote  'Health Roundtable' Conference.

To reserve one of these rooms you must book before 1 month before the meeting, requests for accommodation after this date will depend on the Hotel’s availability.