Challenging Ideas

Thank you for your interest in BHI’s upcoming Challenging Ideas seminar. Due to high demand, registrations are now closed.

You can watch the live online webcast of the event on this page from 2:30pm AEST on Friday 25 August.

Public reporting: A critical component of safety improvement

BHI’s Challenging Ideas seminar series provides expert insight into different topics and highlights best practice in performance measurement and reporting.

Keynote speaker Dr Stephen Duckett will address the key issue of patient safety, and present a case for the public reporting of hospital performance data as an essential tool for safety improvement.

Event information and registration

Friday 25 August 2017
2:00pm afternoon tea and registration, 2:30pm event start
The event will conclude at approximately 4:00pm
Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood, Sydney

Keynote speaker

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Stephen Duckett, Health Program Director at the Grattan Institute.

Dr Duckett has held top operational and policy leadership positions in health care in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of what is now the Commonwealth Department of Health. 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 Science.

In 2016, Dr Duckett led a state-wide review into hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria. Its findings – set out the report Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care– culminated in significant system-wide reforms, including the creation of the Victorian Agency for Health Information to analyse, share and publicly report  information about healthcare quality and safety.

If you have any questions, please contact Eve Jenkins, Communications Officer, at or phone 0418 902 156.

Page updated: 17th Aug 2017