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    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • 23 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 PM
    • Online zoom
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    Health Board essentials modules:

    1. The Victorian health system (September 14, 2021)
    This session will introduce you to the Victorian health system. It includes an overview of key stakeholders, types of health services and explores current priorities and challenges.  This topic is ideal for those not familiar with Victoria’s health system or wanting to update their knowledge with recent changes.
    2. Corporate Governance (September 28, 2021)
    This session introduces you to best practice principles for good governance and draws on literature from the Department of Health and Human Services, Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Victorian Public Sector Commission. Specific topics covered include Board roles and responsibilities, decision making, behaviours the delineation between strategy and operations.
    3. Risk concepts & context (October 12, 2021)
    In this session you will learn about risk definitions, language and its relationship with strategy, quality and safety. Practical examples of risk tools will also be explored to facilitate understanding, action and informed decision making.
    4. Clinical Governance (October 26, 2021)
    This session covers the key domains of the clinical governance framework and their application to health settings. An overview of effective clinical governance systems and their practical application is also included in addition to data systems, incident reporting and review, effective clinical risk management and clinician engagement. 
    5. Understanding financial statements (November 09, 2021)
    This session is designed to help demystify financial statements and assist you in understanding key financial terms and concepts. The session will cover the different types of financial statements and shine a light on what Board members should focus on.
    6. Partnering with consumers (November 23, 2021)
    This session introduces you to reporting requirements related to partnering with consumers. It explores what is meant by participation, collaboration and patient centred approaches in healthcare and includes examples of current practice.

    • 8 Oct 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online zoom
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    The Victorian Healthcare Association invites you to attend this year's Annual General Meeting

    The AGM will be held on Friday 8 October at 10.00am via zoom.

    Voting members are invited to attend to hear operational reports from the VHA Chair, CEO and Audit and Risk Committee Chair, and appointment of two Directors.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton. Professor Sutton will offer his reflections on the year in the health sector and invite questions and discussion from attendees.




    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Zoom
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    Round table series to support rural and regional hospitals 

    The VHA is calling all rural and regional hospital CEOs to join us for a series of virtual round table conversations featuring a lineup of expert guest speakers. The Roundtable series will support rural and regional hospital preparedness and resilience through identifying key areas that require advocacy, investment and action. 

    Your contributions will support hospital readiness and directly inform collective advocacy across regional and rural Victoria. It is envisaged that this evolving series will discuss key preparedness themes including: 

    • Workforce 

    • Health infrastructure 

    • Sector coordination and communication 

    • Surge capacity and system resilience 

    The RRR is to become a quarterly fixture and will complement the Department’s biannual forum for CEOs and chairs of rural and regional hospitals. 

    First roundtable 

    The first roundtable will discuss health system preparedness, as we transition to Phase B of the National COVID-19 Response Plan.  

    We are also pleased to welcome guest speaker Chris Hotham, Deputy Secretary, Health Infrastructure, to the first roundtable discussion.  

    Who should attend? 

    CEOs of rural and regional hospitals. 

    • 13 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    An effective, engaged board is a sign of a well-functioning organisation. However, even the highest performing organisations need a periodic health check. The Department of Health requires that health boards should self-assess their performance every year, with an external review conducted every three years. 

    The VHA and the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance have partnered with Governance Evaluator to ensure the highest quality support for health Boards to build strong governance. In this session, Governance Evaluator’s CEO and Founder Fiona Mercer will join the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance's Executive Director Jo-Anne Moorfoot to discuss the importance of board evaluation and how the assessment process can help your board continuously improve. 

    This event will include automatic live closed captioning.

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
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    The board chair plays a significant leadership role in governance of the board and organisation. This role is more than just ensuring an effective meeting and extends well past the meeting function. 

    In this session, Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance's Jo-Anne Moorfoot will explore the critical role of the board chair inside the board meeting and beyond.  

    Attendees will consider both the practical role chairs need to undertake as well as the personal characteristics expected to perform as an effective chair and the specific requirements of health sector. 

    This event will include automatic live closed captioning.

    • 31 Dec 2022
    • On Demand
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    Appointing a new director is an important step in refreshing the board and ensuring an appropriate mix of skills, expertise, and experience around the board table. However, most boards are time pressed with critical discussions and decisions that must take place in the limited time available for board meetings. 

    In this session, Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance’s Jo-Anne Moorfoot took directors through the essential elements of a good induction program to ensure new directors are clear on their governance role, the processes of the board as well as the business of the organisation. 

    This event included automatic live closed captioning.

    This session has already occurred, and is available for you to access On Demand.

    • 31 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • On Demand
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    This session covered the key domains of the clinical governance framework and their application to health settings, in the context of the recent VAGO report 'Clinical Governance: Health Services'.  

    The Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance’s Jo-Anne Moorfoot and guest panellists Nathan Farrow (Director Centre for Patient Safety and Experience, Safer Care Victoria) and Sally Martin (Director Quality, Improvement and Patient Experience, the Royal Melbourne Hospital) took a closer look at VAGO’s recommendations to the audited health services and how they can be applied to all health services.

    This event included automatic live closed captioning.

    This session has already occurred, and is available for you to access On Demand.

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