28 - 29 November, 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central , Sydney, Australia

Colin Smyth

Director Human Resources
Metro North Hospital QLD

9:50 AM Creating a Clear and Adaptable Workforce Framework to Cater to Future Technology Changes

With constantly evolving technologies taking precedence in the market, Australia’s health institutions have needed to recognise a shift in the current landscape. This change comes through implementing frameworks that will assist in the transition of full digital medical records and shifts in budgetary

This discussion group will look at ways to recognise and understand how future technology advancement is only the first step in ensuring effective workforce planning.


11:20 AM Case Study: Workforce of the Future: Metro North Hospital and Health Service’s Strategic 15-Year Response to Evolving Healthcare Needs and Workforce Supply Risks

Reports show that over the next 15 years, it is predicted that the ratio of working people to people aged over 65 in Australia will decline from its current five to one, to three to one by 2050. Colin Smyth, Metro North’s Human Resources Director, will provide you with an in-depth look of this Hospital and Health Service’s new 15 year vision and some of the strategies to plan for and provide a workforce to underpin it.

  • Responding to service delivery demands of population and healthcare trends, including innovation in technology
  • Projecting staffing demands and skill mix profiles to meet the needs of those trends
  • Strategies for attracting and recruiting the appropriate workforce to improve workforce capabilities

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Colin.

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