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The future of healthcare and life sciences has never been more exciting. Healthcare is becoming more individualised and accessible. The sector is experiencing an unprecedented pace of change with emerging technologies such as AI, digital health, volume and use of data, precision medicine and greater integration and collaboration. Ever-present funding, workforce, safety, quality, cyber security, privacy, governance and compliance demands remain. What works today, will not be right for tomorrow. Organisations who embrace change and look to the future will thrive.

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Envision your future with our Health Sector Centre of Excellence

We believe the best way to solve your most complex problems and position you to take advantage of future opportunities is to bring together the best of our industry, legal and consulting experts as part of a multidisciplinary team. Collaborating with a like-minded, curious and future focused partner that has an intimate understanding of the key issues, drivers and risks within your health sector will help to achieve your ambitions. This is the MinterEllison Health Sector Centre of Excellence.

MinterEllison’s Health Sector Centre of Excellence cuts across traditional legal boundaries, brings a diversity of thought and expertise to address challenges holistically with experts in health, human services and life sciences who will help you to envision the future for your organisation and embrace innovation. You will experience a collaborative, multidisciplinary, curious and person-centred approach, and feel assured you have the best partner to navigate through the complexities, challenges and risks to deliver excellent outcomes.

Above all, we know that your sector is about people. We take a person-centred approach, putting your objectives, stakeholders, workforce and consumers - whether they be patients, residents, research participants, customers - at the centre of all that we do. These are the hallmarks of the MinterEllison way and what will set your experience with us apart.

Knowledge and expertise

There is no better partner to help you to navigate complexity, growth, change and uncertainty. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships. Health is our chosen industry and genuine interest fuels our strategic insights and bespoke solutions. Dive deeper into our health sector specialisation.

Tap into our health expertise with legal and consulting under one roof

For excellent outcomes, clients rely on our unmatched health sector expertise and insights. They value our responsive, commercial approach. They appreciate that we can speak your language and meaningfully engage with you and your key stakeholders. With a deep understanding of the dynamic vectors of healthcare innovation, we take pride in our ability to anticipate and navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry, enabling us to quickly tailor our services to suit your unique situation.

Explore our Health Sector Centres of Excellence.

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Health regulation

Across the health and care sectors organisations must adhere to strict regulatory requirements and standards to maintain the highest levels of patient, resident or consumer quality and safety. We can help you to navigate transactions, projects or disputes and make informed decisions with consideration of the regulatory frameworks relevant to your sector. Our active participation in policy and reform discussions positions us to help you to understand and anticipate regulatory changes and guide you on how to most effectively engage with the relevant regulator.

Meet our experts

Shane Evans

Penelope Eden

Noelia Boscana

Jonathan Kelp

Simone Mitchell

 

 

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Clinical governance

Our experience and understanding of clinical environments will help you design and implement a clinical governance framework and get you on the right path to ensure you are sufficiently robust to deliver safe and high quality care. Our approach will manage clinical risk holistically, improve both patient outcomes and team member experience, and help you to avoid unnecessary red tape.

Meet our experts

Shane Evans

Penelope Eden

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Health infrastructure

Fit-for-purpose health infrastructure requires a deep understanding of the end user - patients, residents, clinicians, scientists - as well as the emerging technologies that are shaping the sector. It is the building blocks of great healthcare. Our project and health regulatory experts have a strong track record working together on health infrastructure including hubs and integrated facilities. This means we are cognisant of the wider sector context, stakeholder concerns and policy considerations across the health project lifecycle.

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Sian Keast

Meredith Riley

Owen Cooper

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Health workforce

Across the health and care sectors our clients are grappling with workforce shortages, increasing regulator action and workplace reforms. They benefit from our deep health industry experience, strategic and innovative approaches and leading edge insights across employment law, industrial relations, workplace health and safety and migration. With a focus on getting to know our clients’ unique business – we provide advice that is useful, commercial and easily implemented.

Meet our expert

Deanna McMaster

Kristy Edser

Kate Plowman

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Data governance and assurance

Unlocking the value of data is key to enabling data-driven decision-making, enhancing patient, resident or customer outcomes, streamlining operations and unleashing the power of AI. We can help you to harness the full potential of data across your organisation, providing assurance that your data is reliable, secure and compliant. Our integrated team of technology, privacy and cyber lawyers and consultants under one roof delivers unparalleled efficiencies and a holistic lens to minimise vulnerabilities and maximise opportunities.

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Sonja Read

Vanessa Mellis

Shannon Sedgwick

 

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Health mergers and acquisitions

Every decision is critical as clients look to grow their business or expand into new markets through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). From pre-deal strategy to post-deal integration, including tax, FIRB, health regulation, our focus is on bringing in the right expertise at the right moment.

Meet our experts

James Hutton

Nicole Sloggett

Jeremy Blackshaw

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Digital health transformation and assurance

Overcoming the challenges of readying last-century systems for the health and care requirements of the future requires deep knowledge, experience and new thinking. Our combined legal and consulting lens will help you capitalise on the opportunities provided by technology in a way that appropriately manages organisational and legal risk. We are solutions-focussed; our multidisciplinary team will enable implementation of your digital transformation to best improve patient, resident or consumer outcomes and experience.

Meet our experts

Vanessa Mellis

Jonathon Blackford

 

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Capital, investments and funding

As capital becomes harder to access, clients rely on our knowledge and track record unlocking funding options that are unique to their sector, strategy and objectives. We work with health clients to access the capital instrument that is fit-for-purpose and to manage stakeholder expectations throughout the process.

Meet our expert

James Hutton

Nicole Sloggett

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Artificial Intelligence

AI offers new horizons for enhanced clinical outcomes and experiences, streamlined processes and cost savings. Notwithstanding there are challenges for the health sector, such as taking unstructured data from disparate sources and turning it into usable data. Rely on us for expert guidance, ensuring responsible AI procurement, legal compliance and ethical use of AI. We keep at the forefront of health and technological innovations and as regulation works to keep pace, we will work hand-in-hand with you to across the AI lifecycle from use case development to deployment, to ongoing compliance and monitoring.

Meet our experts

Shane Evans

Vanessa Mellis

Mark Teys

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Health partnerships

Partnerships require complex models of IP, investment, people, financial and data sharing arrangements as well as governance structures. Our multidisciplinary team addresses each of these critical elements when establishing partnerships, with a focus on driving positive outcomes for all parties well into the future.

Meet our experts

James Hutton

Kylie Diwell

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FAQ

What is MinterEllison’s Health Sector Centre of Excellence? Navigation Show below Hide below

We are a multidisciplinary team of health, human services and life sciences lawyers and consultants with deep sector expertise. We will help you to envision the future for your organisation and embrace innovation. In partnering with us, you will experience a collaborative, curious and person-centred approach, and feel assured you have the best partner to navigate through the complexities, challenges and risks to deliver excellent outcomes.

What sectors does MinterEllison's Health Sector Centre of Excellence have expertise and experience in? Navigation Show below Hide below

Our Health Sector Centre of Excellence brings together sub-sector experts across private hospitals, general practice, allied health, home care, aged care, disability care, medical technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health insurance, public health and hospitals, and human services.

What trends shaping the health industry can we engage the Health Sector Centre of Excellence on? Navigation Show below Hide below

To help our health clients to respond and prepare for what's ahead, we remain at the forefront of key industry trends and changes. Some of the big trends impacting our clients now and into the future are:

  • Data - In today’s world, data is one of our greatest assets. Healthcare is no exception. Unlocking insights and value from your data while ensuring security and compliance is key.
  • Digital Health - Clients are harnessing the power of technology to enhance patient care, improve operational efficiencies, and stay at the forefront of clinical excellence. A strategic and risk-aware approach is essential for traversing the expansive field of digital health.
  • Emerging Technologies - Whether it's navigating the complexities of artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, or cutting-edge device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, our clients want to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation while safeguarding their interests.
  • Precision medicine – the use of genomics, stem cell technology and unique environmental and lifestyle factors, holds immense promise for personalised care and treatment. Our clients are navigating evolving legal, regulatory and risk frameworks relating to with an emphasis on usability and practical clinical application.
  • Integration and Collaboration – Healthcare integration and collaboration have a key role to play in achieving the sector wide ambition of greater continuity of care. Partnerships are unlocking new innovations, building capacity and alleviating funding pressures. The long-term success of partnerships often hinges on the commercial arrangements agreed at the outset.

How might we expect the Health Sector Centre of Excellence to engage with us Navigation Show below Hide below

We believe the best way to solve your most complex problems and position you to take advantage of future opportunities is to bring together the best of our industry, legal and consulting experts as part of a multidisciplinary team. Our Health Sector Centre of Excellence combines:

  • Industry experts who are deeply immersed in all sub-sectors of the health and care industry with an understanding of the compliance, regulation, funding, data, workforce, clinical governance, safety and quality issues. We can speak your language and meaningfully engage with you and your key stakeholders.
  • Legal and consulting experts who work hand-in-hand with our industry experts and as an extension of your team to deliver mission critical projects and deals, proactively identify opportunities and work-arounds to challenges, provide assurance and manage disputes.
  • Relationship and project leads who prioritise listening and getting to know your organisation. They draw upon our comprehensive skill set and apply it to your unique objectives, strategy, organisation, workforce and consumers. There is no one-size-fits-all approach.

How can I engage the Health Sector Centre of Excellence? Navigation Show below Hide below

Contact our Health Industry Lead, Shane Evans. Shane will connect you with the best Partner based on your sector and unique needs.

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