Improving service sector productivity

Improving service sector productivity

NSW
Jun 15
Coinciding with the launch of CEDA's major research on Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative, this event will explore issues associated with the globalisation of health services and opportunities for Australia to boost its competitiveness in the health services sector.

Speakers

Mark Fitzgibbon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, NIB Health Funds
Martin Bowles PSM, Secretary, Federal Department of Health
Maureen Robinson, General Manager, Clinical Governance, Healthdirect Australia
Alan Mitchell, Consulting Economist, CEDA

Event overview

The vast majority of Australian workers are engaged in service industries which generates the largest component of national wealth and is increasingly being exported abroad.

The economic reforms introduced in the 1980s and 1990s have been successful in adding economic flexibility and improving Australia’s competitiveness. However, those reforms largely ignored a significant part of the service sector.

Global demand for health services is growing significantly. Economic development, higher household incomes and demographic change (particularly population ageing) are key drivers of demand. Australian exporters are meeting the increasing demand for health services through commercial presence abroad, medical tourism and the provision of education and training services in health-related disciplines.

Coinciding with the launch of CEDA’s major research, Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative, this event will explore issues associated with the globalisation of health services and opportunities for Australia to boost its competitiveness in the health services sector.

Issues to be explored include:

  • Domestic and international drivers of, and barriers to, health services exports and the opportunity for Australian firms in the globalisation of health;
  • The role and consequence of Government in funding, regulating, and delivery of health services and products in Australia; and
  • Reform options for efficiency gains in the Australian health care system. 

All attendee's will receive a complimentary copy of Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative.

Meet the speakers

Mark Fitzgibbon
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, NIB Health Funds

Martin Bowles PSM
Secretary, Federal Department of Health

Maureen Robinson
General Manager, Clinical Governance, Healthdirect Australia

Alan Mitchell
Consulting Economist, CEDA

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