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Health Metrics World Conference 2018 ­ “bigger and better”

SPONSORED STORY - The annual Health Metrics World Conference is on again, and will once again bring together a diverse range of speakers to inspire new ways of thinking for the digital future of the health and aged care industry.

Health Metrics’ own Chairman, Nicholas Gruen, is one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming conference (Source: Health Metrics)
Health Metrics’ own Chairman, Nicholas Gruen, is one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming conference (Source: Health Metrics)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Health Metrics Steven Strange says this year’s conference will be “bigger and better than before” and that it will be a showcase for the “latest in technology, thinking and innovation for the sector”.

One of the keynote speakers taking to the stage for the two day event is Health Metrics’ own Chairman, Nicholas Gruen, who is preparing to share his experience, thoughts and hopes for the aged care sector through his conference talk titled ‘Healthy ageing and the public goods of the 21st Century: what I’d like to see in aged care in the next five years’.

Mr Gruen says he is looking forward to his time on stage, as well as enjoying the other speakers featured on the conference lineup.

“This speech is something that I have been thinking about broadly for some years,” he explains.

“I will be covering topics like how economists think about public and private goods ­ and how they, and you, should think; how economists, managers and policy makers can over­emphasise competition and under emphasise other things like cooperation, and intrinsic motivations;

how the relationship between all these things amounts to an ecology of healthcare; how that ecology can be healthy or unhealthy and how the way it turns out is ultimately completely up to us.

“I’m hoping my talk can give those who attend a lens to look at the world in a slightly new way, I hope they have a new way to see their relationship with technology, software and providers in general.

“I am also looking forward to hearing the other speakers on the line up ­- we have speakers from the CSIRO, Aged Care Quality Agency and a number of leading providers from the industry.

“There are some really high quality speakers at this conference and they’ll be very interesting to listen to,­ I for one am very much looking forward to the event.”

The Health Metrics World Conference 2018 will run from 26-­27 July, 2018 at the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne.

More information and tickets to the two­ day event are available online, with early bird tickets available for purchase via the website at a discounted rate until Friday, 11 May.  

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