Deloitte boosts Health & Human Services leadership

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Deloitte boosts Health and Human Services leadership

21 May 2015: To capitalise on significant change and opportunity in the healthcare sector, professional services firm Deloitte Australia has appointed Dr Stephanie Allen as the new leader of its Health and Human Services consulting practice.

Managing Partner Clients & Industries, Adam Powick, said: “Health and Human Services is a key investment priority for Deloitte and Stephanie brings a wealth of experience that will help supercharge our already very strong growth in this sector.

“In particular, her expertise in large scale transformation programs such as the commissioning of new hospitals, consumer directed care, productivity improvement and clinical service redesign will be an invaluable addition to our team.”

Dr Allen was most recently health consulting leader for PwC and has worked extensively across the primary, aged care and disability sectors in both the UK and Australia (in WA and nationally).

Stephanie said “I am really looking forward to working at Deloitte. They are the only firm that can offer the healthcare industry insight and foresight through Deloitte Access Economics, combined with sustained performance improvement underpinned by relevant technologies. This is a unique capability and I am very excited to be a part of it.”

As Deloitte identified in last year’s Positioning for Prosperity report, the collision of health costs and an ageing population are creating significant growth opportunities across the healthcare sector, which is also being affected by multiple disruptors:

  • Consumer preferences, digital delivery, data analytics, cloud and mobile are forcing healthcare providers to be more ‘patient-centric’ and technologically focused in the design of their services
  • The impact of ‘exponential technologies ’ – such as sensors, drones, 3D printing – will increasingly inform the re-design of how services are delivered in primary care and reduce the number of people who will need to go into hospital
  • The convergence of community service provision across aged care, disability and health and wellness is driving consolidation and co-location of services
  • Funding pressures on state governments, coinciding with demand for new hospital precincts in most states, mean changes to traditional procurement models with an increase in ‘contestability’ and new forms of commissioning.

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