Overview

The Hospital in the Home Conference takes place on the 7-8 March 2024 in Sydney. The event is about leveraging the learnings from innovative models of care, working through the challenges and success factors in successful HITH rollouts and discussing the new opportunities in clinical areas where it may be most useful.

It will bring together mix of decision makers from clinicians and hospital HITH leaders, to government, private health insurers and operators, innovative service providers and more.

Taking place as part of Connect Virtual Care, this is a unique opportunity which brings together three specialized conferences and targeted audiences together in one place. Meet and network not only with HITH leaders from across Australia, but also with virtual care & telehealth leaders and medication management & eMeds leads.

Hospital in the Home is growing rapidly in Australia and is a critical piece in the future of our health system in Australia. While the opportunities are significant, there are challenges to be faced in how to further expand the role of HITH and to determine the future clinical areas where it may be most useful. How can we expand hospital in the home services? What does it cost to run? How do we get the funding right? How do we position our organisation effectively and better understand the value and tangible benefits it brings to both patients and health providers.

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Real-Life Experiences and Challenges of Home-Based Care
  • Innovations and Research in Home Healthcare
  • Managing Complex Medical Conditions and Post-Surgical Care at Home
  • Leveraging Telehealth for Home-Based Patient Consultations
  • Remote Monitoring Devices and Data Integration for Home Patients
  • Developing and Managing Home Healthcare Teams
  • Scaling Home Healthcare Services in a Large Health System
  • Effective Patient Selection and Assessment for Home Care
  • Home Infusion Therapy: Ensuring Safety and Efficacy
  • Regulatory Framework and Accreditation for Home Healthcare Services
  • Navigating Challenges and Opportunities in Policy Implementation

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as the annual networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.
Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:
Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
E: danielle.newman@informa.com
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318

Supporting Partner

Charity Partner

Speakers


Jacqueline Kirkman
Lived Experience Project Officer, Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service, Barwon Health & Sessional Academic, School of Medicine (Optometry), Deakin University


A/Prof Sandeep Reddy
Director, MBA (Healthcare Management) Program, School of Medicine, Deakin University


Sarah McRae
Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture


Dr Shaun Hosein
Senior Medical Officer – Hospital in the Home Service, Queensland Health


Dr Helda Pinzon-Perez
Professor, Department of Public Health and the School of Nursing, California State University, Fresno


Dr Meng-Jung Chen
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency and Family Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan


Ben Harris
Director of Policy and Research, Private Healthcare Australia


Ian Galvin
Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Connect


Joanna Green
Principal,
Hive Legal


Voni Leighton
Board Member,
HITH Society Australasia


Aaron Le Saux
ICT Architecture and Integration Manager,
Calvary Health Care


Dr David Reiner
Co-Founder,
NeuEra


Vicki Davies
At Home Services Manager,
Peninsula Health


Stewart Dowrick
Chief Executive, Mid North Coast Local Health District


Dr James Pollard
President, HITH Society Australasia


Anita Pfeiffer
Clinical Midwifery Consultant Risk & Practice Development, St George Hospital


Dr Prashanth Gunanayagam
Unaccredited Vascular Registrar, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health District


Kerrie Thomas
Clinical Nurse Consultant Ambulatory Care Unit, Outpatient Department & Hospital in the Home, St George Hospital


Joanne Engley
Clinical Nurse Educator, Gynaecology Ward, St George Hospital


Iqra Khan
Clinical Midwifery Consultant Hyperemesis Gravidarum Initiative, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District


Dr Daniel Lee Wong
Hospital in the Home Staff Specialist, St George Hospital


Angela Smarrelli
Clinical & Health Program Manager, GMHBA


Lucy Cheetham
Director Policy and Research, Australian Private Hospitals Association


Peter Birch
CEO & Founder, Talking HealthTech

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

6 March 2024, Hilton Sydney | 9:00 AM – 12:00 NN

A Multi-Factorial Approach to Staff Safety and Wellbeing in the Community Setting

This workshop will provide practical advice on:

  • Pre-visit screening, development of individualised safety plans and strategies/equipment to monitor staff location.
  • An organisation wide approach to minimising the risk of occupational violence, manual handling, and infection control risks.
  • The principles of dynamic risk assessment using the ‘You First’ Stop, Assess, Plan and Learn approach.
  • It will conclude with small group activities using real life incidents to develop skills in risk mitigation, post incident review and worker support strategies.

Workshop Facilitator:
Vicki Davies, At Home Services Manager, Peninsula Health

AGENDA

08:30

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00

DAY ONE OPENING

09:05

Opening remarks from the Chair      

Dr Shaun Hosein, Senior Medical Officer – Hospital in the Home Service, Queensland Health

09:10

OPENING KEYNOTE | Virtual Hospital – The Future!

  • Health disruption over the next decade is inevitable with new innovative models required to deliver scalable healthcare. Care within the home, that is acute-focused is the next step that Australia needs to take to ensure our community can continue to receive affordable and accessible in-patient care.
  • The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture has delivered virtual hospital care to over 200,000 patients in the last three years, with critical learnings gained in how to operationalise a virtual hospital. Understanding that there are several differences between a virtual hospital and a typical Hospital in the Home is key.
  • Health service planning focusing centrally on the consumer need, with an outcomes-based approach, will help drive sustainable, activity-based funded acute virtual care. Calvary Amplar through the standalone NSQHS accredited virtual hospital has focused on the consumer who is seeking a more accessible, convenient, and personalised care approach.
  • Technology, including AI, algorithms to identify suitable patients for virtual care and wearable monitoring patches, can help achieve this new era of healthcare. Embracing innovative change to enable new ways of delivering care is paramount, with the demonstrated success of Calvary Amplar’s Virtual Hospital proof of the opportunities available more broadly to Australians requiring inpatient in-home care.

Sarah McRae, Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture

09:40

KEYNOTE | The HITH Society, definition of HITH, and what HITH can do for you

Dr James Pollard, President, HITH Society Australasia

10:10

Flying high but staying grounded: A consumer’s perspective of care with Mental Health Hospital in the Home.

  • Halluncinations, delusions and disordered thoughts describe the experience of psychosis, but in this presentation, Jacqueline will outline her personal story behind the experience of psychosis and how vital care within the home is to a positive recovery.
  • In doing so, Jacqueline will compare and contrast her experience of care within a Mental Health Hosptial in the Home program to that of care within a traditional inpatient hospital settings.
  • Ultimately, this presentation seeks to provoke a dialogue about how care can be best delivered for some of the most vulnerable healthcare consumers – consumers experiencing mental ill health.

Jacqueline Kirkman, Lived Experience Project Officer, Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service, Barwon Health & Sessional Academic, School of Medicine (Optometry), Deakin University

10:40

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:10

KEYNOTE | Unveiling the patient, referrer and provider perspectives of HITH in the private sector

  • Why does HITH in private health lack the public sector?
  • How a lack of standards lead to an inequity of access for consumers
  • This talk will use storytelling to explore the experiences of patients, referrers and providers and suggest a meaningful way forward

Ian Galvin, Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Connect

11:40

Evolution of a Hospital In The Home (HITH) service at Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health Service

  • The Liverpool Hospital HITH service, established in 1998, has expanded the range of services it is able to provide over time
  • We describe the evolution of the service and present service data from 2016

Dr Prashanth Gunanayagam, Unaccredited Vascular Registrar, Liverpool Hospital, South Western Sydney Local Health District

12:10

PANEL | Expanding HitH service to unique populations: The St George Hospital experience of implementing HitH for women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

  • In 2023 St George Hospital implemented HitH for women with hyperemesis gravidarum.
  • In this discussion the St George team will reflect on the challenges and successes of this change.
  • They will consider what brought the concept to reality and contemplate what could be on the horizon for new populations that could be cared for by HitH.

Iqra Khan, Clinical Midwifery Consultant Hyperemesis Gravidarum Initiative, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Kerrie Thomas, Clinical Nurse Consultant Ambulatory Care Unit, Outpatient Department & Hospital in the Home, St George Hospital
Dr Dan Wong, Hospital in the Home Staff Specialist, St George Hospital
Jo Engley, Clinical Nurse Educator, Gynaecology Ward, St George Hospital
Moderator: Anita Pfeiffer, Clinical Midwifery Consultant Risk & Practice Development, St George Hospital

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

How can private health care improve hospital in the home options?

  • Private Healthcare Australia research shows that over 10% of in-hospital care could be done out of hospital. This provides more than $1 billion in value at stake.
  • Australia is well behind the rest of the world in out of hospital care.
  • Our research shows that there are several clinical areas where there is significant room for improvement.
  • Australia’s current fee for service incentives funding model is a barrier to better patient care.

Ben Harris, Director of Policy and Research, Private Healthcare Australia

14:30

PANEL | Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Insurance Coverage for HITH

  • Exploring the role of private health insurance and government funded health schemes. Is there enough insurance coverage available?
  • Affordability and accessibility for the vulnerable population?
  • How effective is the partnership between insurers and healthcare providers? How can this collaboration be improved?

Joanna Green, Principal, Hive Legal
Ian Galvin, Chief Executive Officer, Ramsay Connect
Angela Smarrelli, Clinical & Health Program Manager, GMHBA
Moderator: Ben Harris, Director of Policy and Research, Private Healthcare Australia

15:15

Networking Break & Afternoon Tea

15:45

PANEL | Tackling the Changing Expectations of Consumers

  • What factors are driving changes in consumer expectations? Does culture and generational difference play an important role?
  • What impact did technology have on HITH consumers? How do we balance personalisation and privacy concerns?
  • How did the Covid-19 pandemic change consumer behaviour and expectations?
  • Emerging trends and outlook?

Jacqueline Kirkman, Lived Experience Project Officer, Mental Health Drugs and Alcohol Service, Barwon Health & Sessional Academic, School of Medicine (Optometry), Deakin University
Aaron Le Saux, ICT Architecture and Integration Manager, Calvary Health Care
Stewart Dowrick, Chief Executive, Mid North Coast Local Health District
Moderator: Joanna Green, Principal, Hive Legal

16:30

PANEL | HITH Vs Virtual Hospitals

  • What is the difference?
  • Is language preventing us from thinking more broadly about innovative care?
  • Who is responsible for what?
  • Where are we headed?

Chenyao (Jerry) Yu, General Manager, Virtual Care and Hospital in the Home Services, Northern Sydney Local Health District
Dr Joanna Lawrence, Consultant Paediatrician, Researcher and VVED Paediatric Clinical Lead, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Sarah McRae, Chief Executive Officer, Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture
Voni Leighton, Board member, HITH Society of Australasia
Moderator: Shane Delves, A/Stream Manager Virtual Care, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation

This session will host both the HITH conference and the telehealth audience

17:15

End of Day 1 & Networking Drinks

08:30

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00

DAY TWO OPENING

09:05

Opening remarks from the Chair

Peter Birch, CEO & Founder, Talking HealthTech

09:10

OPENING KEYNOTE |

Stewart Dowrick, Chief Executive, Mid North Coast Local Health District

09:40

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Home Health Care: Health Literacy Considerations in Working with vulnerable populations

  • Analysis of health literacy and readability assessments methods available for home health care
  • Opportunities and challenges provided by Artificial Intelligence in health literacy for people receiving home health care
  • Role of Nurse Practitioners and Health Educators in Home Health care for rural populations

Dr Helda Pinzon-Perez, Professor, Department of Public Health and the School of Nursing, California State University, Fresno

10:10

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY | Hospital in the Home in Taiwan

  • Patients who received home healthcare services under Taiwan National Health Insurance Program were identified and reimbursement claims were analyzed. The majority of the home healthcare services were chronic wound care, tube replacements, including nasogastric tubes, Foley catheter, tracheostomy, or cystostomy tubes provided by physicians and skilled nurses.
  • Regarding the acute care for hospital in the home, dengue became an important health issue in southern Taiwan; and the practice of hospital in the home concept contributes greatly to ease the hospital load.
  • On April 11 2022, the CDC Command Center announced that considering that most covid cases are mild, it will activate the home care program for confirmed COVID-19 cases. This hospital in the home policy combined with telemedicine for covid patients also released the hospital pressure from covid crisis.
  • With the arrival of a super-aged society in 2025, Taiwan National Health Insurance Department will strongly promote home-based medical care.

Dr Meng-Jung Chen, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency and Family Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan

10:40

Networking Break & Morning Tea

11:10

The potential of HITH in the private sector

Barriers to its expansion and how this untapped potential is key to addressing key challenges for the health sector as a whole with specific reference to mental health

Lucy Cheetham, Director Policy and Research, Australian Private Hospitals Association

11:40

Virtual insanity! Managing risk through translating unplanned to planned care

We have seen the evolution of virtual healthcare over the past few years that has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk will illustrate concepts of virtual medical practice on a virtual ward. It will review emerging digital health tools and how they support virtual healthcare. It will also address virtual risk management and the supporting governance structures that optimise virtual health care. These concepts will ultimately show how to safely translate unplanned care to planned care.

Dr Shaun Hosein, Senior Medical Officer – Hospital in the Home Service, Queensland Health

12:10

Home Based Cancer Care – an Innovative HITH Expansion

  • With increasing consumer expectation of home based service delivery development of a Home Based Cancer Care (HBCC) program was the next logical step.
  • This presentation will discuss the process for implementation of HBCC within the existing HITH program.
  • It will include workforce engagement, policy development, barriers and enablers to implementation, medication safety and cytotoxic transport, staff safety and wellbeing considerations and consumer feedback.

Vicki Davies, At Home Services Manager, Peninsula Health

12:40

Networking Lunch

13:40

Revolutionizing Hospital-at-Home Care through Artificial Intelligence

  • AI algorithms can assist in accurate and timely diagnosis, reducing the need for frequent hospital visits. AI can also be used in continuous patient monitoring, predictive analytics for patient outcomes, and can significantly improve the quality of at-home care.
  • However, we need to address ethical implications and regulatory hurdles of implementing AI in a home-based healthcare setting, ensuring patient safety and data privacy.
  • These points aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the transformative potential of AI in Hospital in the Home settings, while also acknowledging the challenges that come with it.

A/Prof Sandeep Reddy, Director, MBA (Healthcare Management) Program, School of Medicine, Deakin University

14:10

PANEL | Navigating Operational Challenges and Opportunities in HITH

  • How has HITH reduced healthcare cost and hospital beds pressures?
  • Exploring complexities of coordinating care and resource allocation? How can HITH provide 24×7 care?
  • Are enough measures taken to ensure patient safety and quality care? What more can be done to enhance patient experience and comfort?
  • Workforce challenges and solutions? What potential does HITH have for growth and expansion in Australia?

Lucy Cheetham, Director Policy and Research, Australian Private Hospitals Association
Vicki Davies, At Home Services Manager, Peninsula Health

Dr Meng-Jung Chen, Attending Physician, Department of Emergency and Family Medicine, Chi-Mei Medical Center, Taiwan
Dr David Reiner, Co-Founder, NeuEra
Moderator: Dr Shaun Hosein, Senior Medical Officer – Hospital in the Home Service, Queensland Health

14:55

Closing Remarks from the Chair

15:00

Closing of the Conference

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