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Tracey Shearer presenting risk management talk at IIA Health Sector Assurance Forum webinar

August Consulting managing director and procurement specialist Tracey Shearer is presenting a talk at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)’s Health Sector Assurance Forum 2023 via webinar, being held on 25-26 May.


Tracey’s talk, Managing risk in the procurement of medical supplies, will cover the strategic and operational importance of medical supply management, managing third-party risk in the supply chain,ESG requirements, and strategies to address and support these risk management challenges.


About the session

Topic: Managing risk in the procurement of medical supplies

Date: Friday 26 May, 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 1:45pm


· Understanding the strategic and operational importance of medical supply management

· Managing third-party risk in the supply chain

· Addressing ESG requirements

· Strategies and control to ensure the effectiveness of medical supplies when in short supply

· How the assurance function can support the process


Tracey says, “I’m looking forward to presenting and discussing key issues in risk management in the procurement of medical supplies and strategies we can employ to address challenges.”


About the Health Sector Assurance Forum

Designed for internal audit, risk, compliance, quality and governance professionals working across the health sector, the forum will provide high-level sessions that deliver broad insights impacting the sector, and more detailed technical sessions on risk, audit and compliance.


Key topics in this year's forum include:

  • The future of health

  • Assessing Medicare claims – Finding control gaps and establishing control frameworks

  • Aged care reform – Meeting the challenge of putting quality and sustainability into practice

  • TGA – Understanding the licensing rules

  • Getting governance right in the new NDIS model

  • Performing a psychosocial internal audit

  • Building your First Nations health equity strategy

  • Environmental sustainability and Carbon Zero – Reducing the sectors footprint

  • Clinical Assurance – Defining who does what on clinical governance

  • Auditing at home health care services

For more information, read about the event or download the conference brochure and program.


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


Get in touch

To explore how we can help you maximise your procurement opportunities and objectives, contact us by phone, email or via our social media channels.

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