National Primary Health Care Conference: Hear from Sydney North Health Network

The stage is set for the next annual National Primary Health Care Conference to be held in our nation’s capital from 2 – 4 November 2015 and this year’s speaker line-up includes some of Sydney North Health Network’s (SNHN) sharpest minds:

Cynthia Stanton – SNHN’s General Manager – Primary Care Advancement & Integration, will present “developing simulation modelling tools to support integrated care strategies”. Her presentation will look at how simulation tools can facilitate evidence-based discussion between stakeholders to support the development of care pathways that deliver better outcomes for patients in the context of palliative care and also addresses the rising demands on Emergency Departments and Hospitalisation.

Cynthia will also co-present “redesigning the urgent care pathway for improved care and lower cost,” with Juliet Middleton (Synergia). This presentation will describe qualitative systems tools and quantitative simulation models that are helping health organisations better understand broader systemic factors driving avoidable and unplanned hospitalisations. Using recent examples from Australia and New Zealand, a ‘whole of system’ approach to developing innovative solutions that integrate knowledge and activities across Primary Health Networks and secondary care will be described.

David Grant-McGuinness, General Manager – Commissioning & Partnerships, and Christine Collins, Musculoskeletal Initiative Coordinator will present: “Supporting primary care patient-centred management of clients with chronic musculoskeletal diseases.”