Demystifying Innovation: it’s in your reach

Rebecca Power


How many articles have you read heralding the flood of future demand, the changing expectations of care and unsustainable expenditure on health care? Our challenge is well defined but frankly overwhelming. Innovation is often seen as the approach to fill the gap between our current state and our desired future state. But innovation itself can feel out of reach to much of the workforce, an additional task within an already busy workload.

The presentation will explore how allied health clinicians can drive the future health care models through innovation and improvement.  The opportunities open to build capability will be explored   and the challenge set to get inspired and get involved.


Currently the Director, System Improvement, Innovation and Leadership, SCV, Rebecca has had a passion of innovation and improvement throughout her career, with a particular interest in system redesign, reducing fragmentation and supporting vulnerable communities. Driving this agenda in roles including Director of Allied Health, Strategy and planning manager and various manager roles in care coordination and HARP.

With a keen interest in the patient experience, Rebecca has published on topics including workforce redesign (using co design) and frequent presenters to emergency/ homelessness. Rebecca has a Masters of Health Administration, and eclectic training and experience in lean/ six sigma, IHI breakthrough collaborative model, executive coaching, co design and design thinking.