The Policy Pitch

A discussion series presented by the State Library and the Grattan Institute, in which experts and thinkers tackle some of the most important problems facing Australia.

bookings required

Date
15 August 2017, 6:00pm7:15pm
Cost
Free
Bookings
Bookings through the Grattan Institute
LocationVillage Roadshow Theatrette
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

In this ongoing panel discussion series presented by the State Library and the Grattan Institute, experts and thinkers tackle some of the most important problems facing Australia, from cultural hot-button topics to pressing social concerns.

Safety and quality: time to stop just goggling at the problems our data reveals

Tuesday 15 August, 6–7.15pm
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The health system is awash with data. Nearly all of it tells us that we could improve.

It usually also tells us where we need to improve; particular places and patients and care processes.

Yet our current improvement efforts are surprisingly limited in their scope.

In this Policy Pitch event, a panel of experts will discuss this improvement process.

Speakers

  • Stephen Duckett is Director of the Health 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 and of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
  • Christine Jorm is a former anaesthetist and a current teacher and researcher in patient safety. She has contributed her health policy expertise as a long term member of the Grattan health program advisory group. Christine’s interests are broad; recent publications have included interprofessional education, simulation, use of mobile phones in health, infection control and clinician engagement. Her book, ‘Reconstructing Medical Practice’ examined why doctors are limited in their ability to admit to error or engage with the system. She believes that regulation is a limited approach to ensuring good care but rebuilding organisational engagement – with relationships underpinned by data  is possible.

About the Policy Pitch

In this engaging seminar series a panel of experts and thinkers tackle some of the most important problems facing Australia, from cultural hot-button topics to pressing social concerns. Join us each month for lively, intelligent and thoughtful debate on subjects that impact us all.

The Policy Pitch is a joint initiative of State Library Victoria and Grattan Institute, an independent think tank dedicated to developing high-quality public policy for Australia’s future.