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Our showcase will host both keynote speakers as well as more intimate concurrent sessions.
That's all folks! Clinical Excellence Showcase 2020 has officially come to a close and what a close it was! The Great Debate saw out the event once again with our stellar line-up debating whether hospitals as we know them will cease to exist in 50 years' time.
But in keeping with our theme.. let us start at the beginning!
Our special Women in Healthcare segment to mark Queensland's Women's Week celebrated the work going on and being led by women at the PA Hospital. Breast cancer patients are benefiting from Deep Inspiration Breath Hold or DIBH which reduces the radiation dose affecting the heart during radiation therapy. Based on international studies, results indicate it is effective at protecting the heart. Importantly, the project also captured feedback from consumers on the DIBH method at three different stages of their treatment to make sure it was comfortable and not causing any anxiety or stress.
In another example of patient-centred care, the PA Hospital is also using their solid digital capacity to obtain more meaningful patient feedback through their electronic actionable patient perspectives, or eAPP. Professor Keith McNeil, Acting Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Queensland said it was a fantastic example of harnessing data and turning into useful information accessible in real-time.
Highlights from our concurrent sessions included:
So, back to the Debate – removing the personal digs between opponents, each team came up with interesting and thought-provoking ideas of what the future would hold – personalised, technology-driven medicine embedded in our brain with a little chip, futuristic hospitals, overall improvements to wellbeing to reduce hospital burden. But in the end.. the winner as determined by Keith McNeil: Affirmative Team – that is, hospitals WILL cease to exist within 50 years! What do you think?
Other award winners:
We’d like to thank all concurrent speakers, our plenary presenters, corporate sponsors Hesta and Clinical Skills Development Service, and of course – you – the delegates and supporters of healthcare innovation and improvement. We sincerely hope you leave inspired and motivated and ready to bring about positive change. And if you need help along the way, drop us a line CEQ-Engage@health.qld.gov.au.