How healthcare needs to evolve? Learn from 40+ sessions at IHF’s World Hospital Congress

The 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress, IHF’s cornerstone event, will bring together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to share knowledge, expertise and experiences and discuss how healthcare needs to evolve to meet 21st century demands.

Globally health systems are in transition. How do you harness the benefits and overcome the obstacles at this critical point? The Congress will inspire delegates with the journey to date and the opportunities for the future to come.

There are over 40 keynote, plenary panel and concurrent sessions delegates can participate in which will cover value-based care, integrated care and digital transformation.

Value-based healthcare

Prof Elizabeth Teisberg, co-author of “Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results”, will open the Congress by sharing insights into the evolution that needs to take place in healthcare. A panel discussion will explore views from health leaders from Hong Kong, Singapore, UK and USA on what 21st century patients demand from healthcare. Concurrent sessions will tackle platforms for value, paying for value and achieving outcomes, the right combination to move from volume to value, among others.

Health system integration
Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust will share the UK experiences and Nagwa Metwally, Member of Supreme Council of the Egyptian Red Crescent, will talk about patient engagement in Egypt. A panel discussion will explore how we can rethink the role of the hospital in the medical neighborhood. Concurrent sessions will focus on collaboration, health workforce as driver of integrated care, models to support integrated care, partnering and leading in communities and improving health of indigenous peoples.

Impact of technology on healthcare delivery

Charles Alessi, Chief Clinical Officer of HIMSS will provide a big picture and Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite, Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University will share future predictions for global care. Panelists from around the world will discuss the industry’s bright future. In the concurrent sessions, topics that will be covered include getting the most out of data and intelligence, innovation as a building block for quality and value, hospitals of the future and several innovative technological projects will be shared by speakers from all over the globe.

These are just some of the topics that will be tackled at the World Hospital Congress on 10-12 October in Brisbane, Australia. View the full program here.

The early bird registration ends on 30 June. For more information about the Congress and to register visit: