Health seminar & webinar: What is the integrity governance framework and who needs to know about it?

  • When: Tuesday 18th (seminar) and Thursday 20th (webinar) February 2020
  • Time: Seminar: 8:30 - 10:30 am, Webinar: 12.30 - 1:30 pm
  • Where: Russell Kennedy Lawyers - Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
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Both the seminar & webinar are designed for Board Members, Senior Leadership and Senior Executive levels from health service organisations.


Health service organisations need to consider their governance vulnerabilities & risks

Following the IBAC investigation into issues in Bendigo Health, which showed a breakdown in governance and administration of health service integrity systems, the DHHS commissioned the VHA and the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance to develop a framework to support healthcare providers to establish governance frameworks and mitigate risk.

In recent times a number of public and private entities have come under question with regard to their integrity systems and practices, and the health sector has not been exempt.

The seminar and webinar will look at case study examples and give attendees an introduction to the Integrity Governance Framework and how your organisation should be using it.

Integrity Governance Framework

The integrity governance framework and better practice assessment and reporting tool are resources to assist Victorian public health services in assessing their integrity risks. They are designed to provide guidance on the development of appropriate policies and processes to strengthen integrity culture and reduce the likelihood of fraud and corruption in their organisations.

This framework draws on contemporary risk management and integrity practice and adapts these principles to the health service environment. It uses the three lines of defence model as a systematic and practical approach for addressing fraud and corruption vulnerabilities at frontline staff, management and Board levels. The assessment and reporting tool provides direction to health services on suggested practice through a simple self-assessment process.

Please note that both the seminar and webinar sessions are the same, you only need to register for one:
RSVP to the seminar here RSVP to the online webinar here



Jo-Anne Moorfoot

Executive Director, Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance

With a career spanning over 30 years, Jo-Anne has extensive experience in the health sector. She began her career as an allied health clinician working in rural and metro settings in acute, subacute and community health. She transitioned into management and developed a passion for quality and safety. Jo-Anne has experience as the Director of Quality and Risk for two of Melbourne’s largest metro health services. It is during this time that Jo-Anne developed her expertise in risk management, clinical governance and effective consumer engagement.

Jo-Anne is experienced in transformational organisational change and has managed a number of large scale organisation wide projects. Her career has included the management of a large operational clinical service with a multimillion dollar budget and a diverse workforce. In 2008 Jo-Anne was awarded the Victorian Travelling fellowship and completed a 6 week study tour of the United Kingdom and USA, reviewing international quality, safety and risk management systems in the health sector. Jo-Anne currently works in a governance consultancy role for the Victorian Healthcare Association as the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance.

Jo-Anne has a Graduate Diploma of Business, is a GAICD and currently sits on the board of West Gippsland Healthcare Group and bestchance Child and Family Services.

Michael W Gorton

Michael Gorton AM

Principal, Russell Kennedy

Michael is experienced in governance of health boards, including as Chair of Alfred Health. Michael was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Health and Aged Care Law. He was also recognised by Best Lawyers' in 2014 - 2020 for expertise in Health and Aged Care Law and Corporate/Governance Practice.

Michael is an experienced commercial lawyer with a focus on the health sector. Michael's clients benefit from his practical and commercial approach. Through his association with peak industry bodies and his position on numerous boards, Michael keeps abreast of developments in his area of practice and is often asked to address public and private companies and government and non-government organisations.


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