Pre-Conference Workshops and Master Classes

Full registered conference delegates will be given preference in attending the below pre-conference workshops and master classes.

AAPM Workshop & Master Class

Driving the numbers - optimising the value of your practice

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This practical workshop looks at how to create and maximise value in your practice.  Presented by William Buck, a leading accounting firm with specialist experts in the medical field, the workshop looks at three key areas:

  • Business Health Check – Learn how to assess the performance of your practice and identify the key challenges that are restricting your growth.
  • Maximise Value - Develop strategies for growth including acquisitions, expanding into new locations, adding service lines, partnering with allied health professionals and tackling those deep rooted issues.
  • Harnessing value – Realise the optimum value for your practice.  Find out more about different valuation methodologies, how to navigate the due diligence process (both as a buyer or a seller) and develop necessary navigation skills.

Making your first incision in social media!

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This session will help practice managers identify what value social media can bring to their practice. Hugh Stephens, Director of Dialogue Consulting and board member of the Mayo Clinic Centre for Social Media (US) will present on a range of topics including:

  • Identifying what social media can do for you: Using a series of case studies, we will explore how to identify a purpose for your social media activity, and how to prioritize your time.
  • Background on common social media platforms: An overview of all the major social media platforms, and how they can be used within a healthcare context.
  • Risk management: Common concerns about social media in health revolve around how to manage risk (both legal and regulatory). Hugh will explore this framework, and give practical advice for how to work within it.
  • Ways to get started: Finally, Hugh will talk attendees through a framework for how to get started -- including at the conference itself!

AGPAL/QIP Workshops and Master Classes

Leading Change in Health Care: There is a Better Way

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23 years ago, SSM Health Care looked for a way to ensure consistent, positive outcomes throughout its large and complex organization.  Continuous quality improvement (CQI) was hailed as a way to improve systems and processes.  Several years later, the organization bolstered its improvement efforts by using the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Aware criteria.  These two tools have been mainstays in helping SSM make remarkable strides to improve care and service across 20 hospitals and related businesses in 4 mid-Western states within the U.S.  In 2002, SSM became the first health care system in the United States to earn the prestigious Baldrige Award and it continues to use the framework for performance excellence to sustain high performance.

Lessons learned from SSM Health Care’s 20+ hospitals will be shared with participants in an interactive exchange of ideas on how to improve across all aspects of an organization.  In a presentation filled with true stories, Sr. Mary Jean Ryan will illustrate what it takes to lead change in today’s world.  She will underscore how critical it is to call forth the Spirit of Leadership as a pathway to organizational transformation.

Medicare Locals Accreditation

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The Medicare Locals Accreditation Workshop aims to help Medicare Locals prepare for accreditation. The interactive workshop focuses on the Medicare Locals Accreditation Standards, the accreditation process and AccreditationPro, QIP’s online self-assessment tool.

Medicare Locals registered with Quality Innovation Performance (QIP) in the Medicare Locals Accreditation Scheme may register two workshop attendees at no cost.

Managing Vaccines and Cold Chain Management

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The workshop provides an opportunity to bring your skills up to speed, learn practical tips and network with your colleagues. The workshop is led by one of the principal authors of the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines: Strive for 5 best practice guidelines in vaccine management; Vicki Bryant from Queensland Health.

AGPAL Surveyor Master Classes

For AGPAL Surveyors Only

 

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Morning Session
The workshop provides an opportunity to bring your skills up to speed, learn practical tips and network with your colleagues. The workshop is led by one of the principal authors of the National Vaccine Storage Guidelines: Strive for 5 best practice guidelines in vaccine management; Vicki Bryant from Queensland Health.

Afternoon Session
The interactive Focus on AGPAL Surveyors masterclass is jam packed with topics relevant to you including; practical tips for dealing with surveying challenges, update training for accreditation against the 4th edition Standards, surveyor protocols, quality report frameworks, and plenty of group discussions.