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Commissioning Innovation Showcase 2022

March 16 & 17 2022, Merewether Surfhouse.

The Commissioning Innovation Showcase has been an annual event on the PHN calendar, allowing PHNs from across the country to come together to learn and share their commissioning experiences. The 2022 event is being hosted by the NSW/ ACT Commissioning Network with the support of Rebbeck Consulting. It is designed on the premise of “by PHNs for PHNs” to ensure that themes and topics remain contemporary in the Australian context of health care commissioning and there are opportunities to learn in a collegial environment. The design of the program aligns industry-leading key-notes speakers with each theme so learning from international commissioning excellence and across Australia is brought together in the PHN context.

Themes and Keynote Speakers

Keynote Opening Address – Professor Stephen Duckett Director Health & Aged Care Programs at the Grattan Institute/ Chair Eastern Melbourne PHN
Value - Measuring, driving & evaluating outcomes for health improvement Dr Kevin Cheng - GP/ Co-founder of Osana Health
Engagement - Engaging communities & clinicians to improve services Dr Marjad Page - Medical Officer of Kambu Medical Centre/ previous Chief Medical Officer at Gidgee Health/ GP/ Proud descendent of the Ganggalidda, Wanyi and Kalkadoon people
Integration - Wrapping healthcare around individuals’ needs Professor Nick Goodwin - Director Central Coast Research Institute/ Co-founder of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)
Digital - Accelerating behaviour change through digital innovation Tracey Johnson - CEO Inala Primary Care

Speaker's Bios

Professor Nick Goodwin

Co-founder, The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

A global leader and pioneer in the adoption of integrated care in policy and practice. Nick co-founded the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), a not-for-profit foundation based in the Netherlands dedicated to improving the science, knowledge and adoption of integrated care in policy and practice across the World ( Nick wrote and edited the WHO's Global Framework on People-Centred and Integrated Health Services.

View Pr Goodwin's 2022 Showcase Presentation

Tracey Johnson

CEO, Inala Primary Care

Tracey is the CEO of a highly progressive and technology-enabled GP clinic in Brisbane that serves its disadvantaged community which includes a large cohort of migrants and refugees. Inala Primary Care is a previous winner of the award for Australian General Practice of the Year. Tracey is co-founder of Cubiko a practice management analytics software system and advisor to a range of national digital health related committees.

View Ms Johnson's 2022 Showcase Presentation

Dr Marjad Page

Chief Medical Officer, Gidgee Healing

Dr Page is a Kalkadoon man and has up until recently been the Chief Medical Officer of Gidgee Healing. He is a generalist GP with an interest in Neonatal impairments, particularly FASD. Dr Page has worked closely with Griffith University to build culturally appropriate interventions for addressing Neurodevelopment impairments. He undertook an extensive co-design process which included 18 months of consultation with community elders. The program is built around a Dreamtime story, which includes five different health pathways depending on individual need.

View Dr Page's 2022 Showcase Presentation

Professor Stephen Duckett

Director of the Health and Aged Care Program, Grattan Institute

Professor Duckett is Director of the Health and Aged Care Program at Grattan Institute. He has a reputation for creativity, evidence-based innovation and reform in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals, to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care. An economist, he is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is an Honorary Enterprise Professor in the Department of General Practice at The University of Melbourne.

View Pr Duckett's 2022 Showcase Presentation

Dr Kevin Cheng

Co-Founder, Osana Health

Kevin is a co-Founder of Osana Health, a value-based primary care practice in Sydney. The practice is delivering impressive results, reducing hospital bed days by 51%, reducing smoking rates by 21%, obesity by 11% and psychological distress by 21%. Kevin is an engaging speaker and expert in values-based primary care.

View Dr Cheng's 2022 Showcase Presentation


We would love to hear what you thought of the event so this can be considered in planning next year’s Showcase. A short evaluation survey can be accessed at either the QR code or link below.

Favourite Presentation & Poster

We would love to hear which PHN presentation and poster were your favourites. You can nominate you favourite on the link below

The presentation and poster polling the highest will be award a prize.

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