COUNTDOWN TO CONFERENCE
As we celebrate our 20th iteration of the BHF annual Conference, the different themes from the 19 sessions have built on every nuance, action, shaping conversations that influence policy makers to strengthen our health systems in the region.
We are excited to announce the theme for this year’s conference ‘Convergence 2030 – Healthcare reimagined’. The conference will reflect on the past 20 years, moving past the rhetoric and reimaging our desired end state for 2030 and the role of Convergence in defining what our future healthcare will look like.”A huge part of the conference will be dedicated to understanding the role of multisectoral convergence in delivering quality health services and why it is important for scaling up. All stakeholders, payers, providers, patients, employers and the government — are increasingly interconnected.
Beyond the headline-grabbing controversies, a long journey lies ahead, as we navigate through the complexities of our history, ideology and reality.
Healthcare is fast evolving in response to demands for better delivery of health outcomes, Universal Health Coverage; improved coordination of care; growing need for alignment between the private and public sector; unemployment; fierce competition; emerging technologies; cost containment; access and better quality of care. Succeeding in this tumultuous environment requires significant changes in the healthcare ecosystem, fundamentally altering the role, structure and relevance of all players in the industry. One trend that is facilitating the rapid transformation in the industry, is convergence which has facilitated the re-imagining of our system, accelerating multisectoral stakeholders collaborating outside their own four walls and redefined industry boundaries by converging business models and leveraging advanced technologies to create more value for the ‘Health Citizen’.
OBJECTIVES OF THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE:
Defining and understanding our new healthcare ecosystem
- Track industry roadmap – patient-centric system
- Multisectoral scenario planning and action plan
- Empower medical scheme trustees and principal officers with tools to keep up with the rapid changes in the system
- How can we fast-forward gender parity in healthcare?
- Harness emerging technologies to efficiently and effectively deliver quality care
- Promote the eradication of fraud, waste and abuse in the system
Health system reform
- Review the need for regulatory change
KEY FOCUS AREAS FOR THE PROGRAMME:
Universal Health Coverage
Scenario planning 2030 – desired end-state for the health system
Emerging threats and opportunities
Fraud, waste and abuse
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE
Please Watch a Summary Video for the 18 Annual BHF Conference held in Cape Town in July 2017