1. Disruption, Innovation & Transformation in Healthcare and Service Provision
Healthcare system and service delivery are facing disruptive changes in clinical practices and technology development, traditional model of care and management structure may not be able to cope with the emerging challenges. It is imminent for medical leaders to adopt innovative models and governance to sustain and manage the quality care and the public expectation.
2. Technology, Health Informatics & Digitalisation
The current technology is mainly to assist and facilitate administrators and clinicians in clinical care, data collection and service planning. However, the emerging breakthrough in big data, digitalization and artificial intelligence will soon change the ways of evidence generation, error prevention and decision-making. Medical leaders need to adapt to the new environment and acquire news skills in dealing with the changes.
3. Workforce Change, Culture, Health and Wellbeing
In the era of technology, the new generation will adopt a complete different mindset and attitude working in healthcare sectors. Their demand for work-life integration and emergence of new regulation on protecting welfare of staff will bring new questions to medical leaders which they never encountered before. The workforce management becomes a key success factor to ensure the operation of clinical services.
4. Impact of Traditional Medicine in Healthcare
Primary care is an integrated model of care to general public, it is not only the western medicine, the traditional medicine also brings new challenges to medical leaders in developing new institution and providing training to professional staff.
5. Integrated Care and Community Services
In view of the aging population, the community services adopt multidisciplinary approaches by engaging diverse service providers. It needs strong medical leadership to ensure successful implementation of the services through coordinated care.
6. Medical Leadership – Disruption and Diversity
Medical leadership is changing. Health system changes, current and evolving healthcare challenges and changing consumer and community expectations are disrupting traditional models of healthcare leadership. Embracing leadership diversity and new models of leadership to manage these and other changes is a key challenge, while preparing our trainees and medical leaders to manage in an increasingly complex environment of rapid change, unpredictable crisis and uncertainty.
7. Challenges in Private Healthcare
With explosive development of information technology, the private sector is facing huge demand for fast adoption of new technology and customer-driven service development. Funders and insurers are placing increasing focus on quality of care such as hospital acquired complications and readmissions for payment, benchmarking of patient reported quality measures and transparency of provider fees and performance. Medical leaders in the private sector need to manage these changes in an increasingly complex environment whilst sustaining quality services.