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See the unique role that clinical documentation plays in health service strength and sustainability.

Patient Safety

Poor clinical documentation is a major patient safety concern and can contribute to communication breakdowns between clinicians, medication errors, and preventable patient harm.

Hospitals that aren't vigilant about patient safety are more vulnerable to catastrophic health events like pandemics and disasters.


CDI 2022 will bring together the pioneering Australian hospitals who are tackling this issue head on, embarking on their CDI journey towards sustained cultural change and improved patient safety.

Be inspired by their stories.

Hospital funding

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in even more strain on already stressed hospital finances across both the public and private sectors. 


As we've seen in other health systems across the globe, hospitals that don't have adequate resources are powerless in the face of a sudden marked increase in demand. 


Hospital finance leaders are looking to improve their funding to reflect their patient complexity, but often struggle to turn this into reality.

Hear from those who have bucked the trend and used CDI as a powerful tool to improve their hospital's funding. 

Data Integrity

Nothing has highlighted the need for data-driven decision making in healthcare quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Much of the data that leaders and policy makers use to make key decisions about healthcare comes directly from hospitals' clinical documentation.

Without accurate data, essential decisions made in the middle of a crisis may not be based on reality.  The consequences of this can be disastrous. 


Meet and listen to hospital leaders who have improved the accuracy of their data through appropriate clinical documentation.  See how they've been empowered to make more informed decisions about their patient cohort.



Introducing our prestigious speakers who will inspire us and our thoughts around CDI and building resilience

Peta Sigley

Peta Sigley

Chief Knowledge Officer

Keynote: Thursday 8 September 2022


Peta Sigley is the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) with Springfox. As CKO, Peta ensures Springfox Solutions deliver participants relevant, evidence-based information, facts and insights in a way that is practical, enjoyable and effective. Peta is passionate about incorporating the latest research into a continually renewed and refreshed blended learning offering.

Working in large corporations and philanthropic organisations from early in her career saw Peta develop an extensive grounding in business management with a focus on human resources. At Springfox, Peta draws on her first-hand experience and understanding of the pressures commonly faced by individuals, teams and organisations in the banking and finance, transport, education and not-for-profit sectors. Peta’s professional, educational and personal background enables her clients to feel fully engaged and supported.

Previously, Peta has put her own resilience to the test supporting her chronically ill partner whilst maintaining her career and family cohesion. Undoubtedly, Peta is a strong role model for her children and those who have witnessed this journey of positivity, courage and optimism.
Peta demonstrates her mastery of the topic of resilience as a speaker, facilitator and coach.

Peta’s academic credentials include Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economic Studies, Counsellor accreditation, Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Peta is currently completing her PhD on the topic of resilience.


Agility to Change and Challenge
The goal for the session is to provide an understanding of what resilience is, its importance, and for participants to come away highly motivated to apply some practical skills to recognise and promote personal resilience characteristics as a driver of positive work outcomes, and better manage stressful situations.


Dr Samuel Webster

Director, Pricing Development
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Friday 9 September 2022


Samuel is a Director at the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, where he leads a team of statisticians, economists, and mathematicians to deliver the National Efficient Price and National Efficient Cost Determinations each year. These are used to determine the Commonwealth contribution public hospital funding in Australia.

As Director, Sam has lead the development and implementation of the past five National Efficient Price Determinations, which include the introduction of safety and quality reforms for hospital acquired complications and avoidable hospital readmissions into the national pricing model, as well as introducing a new pricing model for admitted mental health care.

Prior to leading the pricing section at IHPA, Sam developed of the cost and price models which underly the price determination for admitted acute care and small rural hospitals. Prior to his role at IHPA, Sam was mathematics research and teaching academic at the University of Wollongong.


National hospital pricing for safety and quality

Norman Swan

Dr Norman Swan

Health Journalist, Broadcaster and Commentator

Keynote: Friday 9 September 2022


Norman hosts RN’s Health Report and since the COVID-19 pandemic, co-hosted Coronacast, a daily podcast on the coronavirus.

Norman is also a reporter and commentator on the ABC’s 7.30, Midday, News Breakfast and Four Corners and a guest host on RN Breakfast. He is a past winner of the Gold Walkley and has won other Walkleys including one in 2020. He created Invisible Enemies, on pandemics and civilisation for Channel 4 UK and broadcast in 27 countries.

Norman was awarded the medal of the Australian Academy of Science and has an honorary MD from the University of Sydney.

Norman trained in medicine and paediatrics in Aberdeen, London and Sydney before joining the ABC


Omar Shaker

Dr Omar Shaker

Physician Burnout Warrior
California Center for Functional Medicine

Friday 9 September 2022


Dr. Omar Shaker has worked with medical centers and physicians to help bridge the gap between doctors and CDI programs. He was a Senior Consultant for BCBS, Kaiser and HAP, as well as the Analytics Director for the California Center for Functional Medicine, helping patients improve their health through personalized data insights. Dr. Shaker has been selected as one of HIMSS global Future 50 leaders in innovation, and is the founder of Health 2.0 Egypt.


Why Do Doctors Resist CDI?


Michelle McCormack

Director, Clinical Documentation Integrity
Stanford Health Care

Thursday 8 September 2022


Michelle has been the Director of Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) at Stanford Health Care since 2013. She earned her Associate in Nursing from Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Catherine and her Master of Business Administration with Health Care Management specialization from Walden University. She has CDI experience dating back to 2005, following her clinical nursing experience in a variety of specialties and settings.

She has led successful CDI departments in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and multi-hospital systems. Her areas of interest include innovation, technology optimization, data and outcome management, performance monitoring, and enhancing provider experience. Michelle is an experienced public speaker, with engagements at local, state, and national levels. Michelle is also a former U.S. National Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Advisory Board Member and a current National ACDIS Leadership Council Member. She holds certifications in CDI, Coding and Revenue Cycle.



Dr Andrew Vanlint

Clinical Haematology Registrar
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN)

Friday 9 September 2022


Andrew is a Clinical Haematology Registrar based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He is a passionate educator who first became interested in medical documentation’s relationship with clinical coding in 2019 and has since gone on to produce an educational video series called Coding Matters on YouTube. Whilst working at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, Coding Matters improved documentation allowing a lift in complexity level by 8% over only 6 months within the Division of Medicine. The educational resources have since been adopted by several of South Australia’s hospital networks and gained interest across multiple states. He has also produced a new format for medical discharge summaries called Handover to GP. Andrew was SA Health’s Young Professional of the Year for 2021 for his work on improving clinical documentation. You can find Coding Matters and other educational videos by searching “Med Ed with Andrew”


Building meaningful engagement with clinicians


Join the large array and rapidly growing number of health professionals that are passionate about clinical documentation improvement and its integral place in healthcare.

Feedback from CDI 2021: Transforming Health Care


Pullman Melbourne on the Park

192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002


Melbourne Airport - 25km

Melbourne Cricket Ground – 0.4km


Jolimont Train Station – 0.2km

Tram routes 75, 48, 12, 109 all stop within walking distance

Valet parking is $49 per night and self-parking is available for $35 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.


Room rate: $250.00 including daily buffet breakfast

Superior Room - each stylishly appointed room features contemporary furnishings, a spacious bath, large windows with city views, and Wi-Fi. 


The conference provides invaluable networking opportunities with industry experts and like-minded individuals


Australian Sports Museum - MCG

Thursday 8 September 2022
6:00pm – 8:00pm


For all event based enquiries please contact the
Conference Organiser, BCC Management.

10-20 Gwynne Street, Cremorne VIC 3121  

P: (03) 8679 5460 | E: info@bccm.com.au