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Tracey Shearer chairing interactive panel at AusMedtech 2023

August Consulting managing director and procurement specialist Tracey Shearer is chairing one of the key interactive panels at AusMedtech 2023 being held in Adelaide from 24-5 May.



Tracey will be chairing the session, “The thorny issue of procurement in Australian healthcare – what needs to be done to support Australian innovation”, with panellists Andrea Andrews, Executive Director Procurement and Supply Chain, Chief Procurement Officer, SA Health, and Stuart Elliot, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Planet Innovation.


Tracey says, “I’m looking forward to chairing this important discussion, hearing from our panellists about their strategies to support innovation in the healthcare sector, including the challenges going through a procurement process”


About the session

In contrast to these recent challenges and solutions, a commonly heard refrain from Australian Medtech companies is the difficulty in getting the attention of healthcare procurement when introducing innovations.


The panel will discuss:

  • How to present a medtech innovation to reduce inefficiency and streamline processes

  • How to challenge legacy attitudes and outdated stereotypes

  • How to manage and maintain positive relationships between providers and suppliers

  • The economic evaluation tools available to evaluate medical interventions

About Medtech

Created by industry for industry, Medtech is a premier medical technology (devices and diagnostics) event for health practitioners interested in the latest developments across the global medtech community.


With keynote speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions, unveiling insights into the trends and breakthroughs that are propelling the industry, topics include Australian manufacturing success stories, navigating the distribution landscape, the evolving diagnostics landscape and the changing IP landscape.


For more information, read about the event, the program and the speakers.


August Consulting helps healthcare organisations optimise their procurement and supply chain using advanced analytics and providing insights that inform cost-saving opportunities.


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