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Costing Site Visit to Cabrini Health

Cabrini Health is a 5-campus private healthcare services group in Melbourne, with 832 beds and 80,500 episodes per year.

PPM Site Visit

Dr Dave Phillips, Isabel Leon Escobar and Ainsley Corteling from the Business Intelligence Team at Cabrini Health hosted a visit from the PowerHealth Solutions conference delegates at the Malvern Hospital.

The site visit included a tour of Malvern Hospital and over lunch Cabrini’s CFO Judith Day and the Business Intelligence Team presented an overview of Cabrini Health, their strategic direction, major projects and their monthly costing and process.

Hospital Tour

The hospital tour showed off Malvern Hospital’s impressive new hi-tech hybrid theatre for high-precision minimal-invasion surgery, used for complex cases such as cardiac, vascular and neurosurgery.

In addition to the advanced imaging technology and robotic surgical system, the theatre also has machinery for the automatic retrieval of sterile surgical supplies.

Strategic Direction

Cabrini Health is a Catholic health service inspired by the spirit and vision of Mother Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and this guides their strategy and strategic direction.

Cabrini operates under a different philosophy from many other private hospitals, as their values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect are prioritised over pure financial values. Nevertheless, while Cabrini is a not-for-profit organisation, it is run very efficiently to ensure that it is definitely not for loss.

Cabrini has a reputation as a pioneer in Australian private healthcare, with a track record of significant investment in education, research and health promotion. They support 38 different social and community outreach projects with over a high level of staff involvement (22%). Medibank Private ranked Cabrini Health as Victoria’s top maternity hospital in 2011, and 2nd in 2013.

Major Projects

Cabrini Health is currently engaged in many major projects, such as eMM, iPharmacy, Clinical Viewer, Kronos, linen redevelopment, and 152-154 Wattletree Road. CFO Judith Day also shared their expansion plans and the funding of capital projects.

Costing & Reporting

Conference delegates were impressed by the Cabrini’s tight monthly schedule of coding, billing, costing and reporting. PowerPerformance Manager gets a good workout to prepare monthly costs that are effectively used by executives.

In addition, real time data and reports are available to doctors and staff on iPads to assist clinical decisions out in the wards.


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