Medical Journey

Why Participate?

  • Understand how your readmission rates and journeys for patients with chronic diseases compares with your peers

  • Identify ways to improve your patients' journeys including new settings for their continued care

  • Share issues and innovations with your colleagues

  • Develop practical action plans to improve your service over the next year


Select Optional Activity B13 on your subscription agreement and return by email to


$A5,250* for first facility in your network. $A4,250* for each additional facility. *excl GST
Individual delegate venue fees are billed separately.

Timeline and key dates

Before March 2018
Subscribe to this year's meeting

14 May 2018
Allocate your team and register delegates

7 June 2018
Briefing materials distributed

13-14 June 2018
Medical Journey Workshop - Melbourne

Improvement Group Name

Medication Improvement Group Workshop

13-14 June 2018 - Melbourne
Meeting Code HRT1810

The Medical Journey Improvement Group is new for 2018 and brings together contents of the previous Readmissions and Chronic Disease Patient Journey Improvement Groups. Our aim is to benchmarks the medical patient's journey through their various interactions with the hospital system and to consider the best setting for continued care.

Reducing unplanned avoidable readmissions is also becoming a key quality issue and requires a hospital wide strategy for improving systems for ALL patients. Relying on inefficient approaches such as case finding, or employing one FTE to reduce readmissions, reduces their impact. Frequent hospital admissions can be a sign that patients with chronic diseases and long term conditions are not provided with adequate access to non-hospital services and social support.

Evidence suggests that avoidable re-hospitalisation CAN be reduced by:

  • Improving core discharge planning and transition processes
  • Improving transitions and care coordination at the interfaces
  • Enhanced coaching, education and support for self-management.

In addition we are only too aware that patients with chronic disease do not suit an episodic model of care - which is generally more expensive and offers a fragmented patient experience. Radical overhaul of current care models, along with early intervention and coordination with Social Care, is required in Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world as a 'Chronic Disease Epidemic' impacts on ageing populations. Many new models of care are being tried around the world.

What do you need to do?
  • Designate a key liaison contact for questions and follow-up.
  • Provide detailed session times and activity data from your Operating Theatre system.
  • Actively want to compare performance with other leading health services and help everyone participate in their improvement journey.
  • Identify and improvement project based on the data and share your results with other organisations at the annual meeting.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
  • Provides tools for you to compare readmission and medical journey metrics with other organisations.
  • Facilitates the annual workshop and provides a summary report based on the discussions.
  • Provides phone and webcast support to all members to assist with data interpretation.

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