Over 1,040 people from 23 countries attended the event of the year – APAC 2013.
Over the course of 3 days (25-27 September) people heard from some of the best minds in health and quality improvement (locally, nationally and internationally). Key note speakers included Maureen Bisognano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Dan Heath, American bestselling author, Glenn Colquhoun, doctor, poet and children’s writer and Hon Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia.
There was something for everyone – from the latest advances in safety, patient, family and community engagement, large-scale change and stunning examples of improvement from low resourced countries.
We discovered how improvements in primary care can be some of the most effective ways to improve health and well-being and how to build a high performing health system in challenging financial times. We also gained an insight into how simulation and prediction can help us prepare for an aging and ever changing population.
This year’s APAC was about connecting to the latest in improvement and building on the strong foundations we have already established here in New Zealand and the region. It was incredibly inspiring and motivating to hear the wonderful stories of care transformation in Counties Manukau Health and across our DHBs.
Over the coming days we will be sharing more APAC footage (presentations, stories, photos, videos and blogs). There is a lot to share, a lot to learn and a lot of ideas we can take back to our work place.
Many thanks to everyone who attended – we hope APAC exceeded your expectations.
APAC 2014 is coming to Melbourne 1-3 September 2014. Mark this date in your calendar today.