Joe Scuteri founded AbleInsight with Lisa Fodero in 2017. He is one of Australia’s leading and most experienced health, aged care and disability services sector consultants having completed in excess of 600 projects across many organisations.
Lisa Fodero founded AbleInsight with Joe Scuteri in 2017. She is known for her conceptual, analytical and interpretive skills, as well as expertise in the preparation of scientific and management reports.
Cathy is an Associate Director based in our Sydney Office. Specialising in report writing, development of project infrastructure, technical analysis and stakeholder engagement, Cathy has highly developed skills in the use and interpretation of data.
Joe has extensive experience in information and data management field at national, State/Territory and individual service delivery organisation levels. At the State level, he developed and managed all the corporate data collections, many of which included person level data, for the (then) South Australian Health Commission for the major part of the 1980’s. As a consultant, Joe has been instrumental in the development and use of data collections around the implementation of national activity based funding in the health sector. He has completed a number of projects relating to the further development of the National Hospital Cost Data Collection in the areas of data development, data quality, data usage and reporting, and data governance; and he is currently leading the development of the disability support service providers financial benchmarking survey for the National Disability Insurance Agency, including development of the database, and the design and production of the benchmark reports.
Joe has also led and designed many review and evaluation projects across the health and community services sector ranging from projects that model the financial impact of reforms, though to projects that develop strategic plans for service development to projects that evaluate service delivery programs. Joe has been instrumental in the development and roll-out of activity based costing and funding methods in health and human services organisations. He has applied activity based funding and costing principles to just about every category of health services (including admitted patients, outpatients, mental health, alcohol and drugs, diagnostic services; post-acute and other community based care; dental care, palliative care, community pharmacy, aeromedical, residential aged care, and disability support services). Joe’s costing expertise is internationally recognised, having acted as expert adviser to the development of the patient level costing standards in the UK.
Through all this work, Joe has earned a reputation for achieving high quality results in complicated projects through a combination of highly developed technical skills, project management and leadership ability. He is a widely experienced Project Director having successfully completed numerous multi-million dollar, multi-site assignments. Prior to establishing HealthConsult, Joe established and led the national health and community services sector professional services practices at KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Executives. Joe has published a number of articles in the fields of information management and health services costing and funding, and has presented papers to national and international industry conferences.
Lisa has extensive program evaluation and review experience. She has managed and designed many evaluations for a range of clients including public and not for profit organisations. Lisa’s work has supported many organisations through the production of robust and comprehensive evaluation designs, executions and associated reports, which has enabled them to provide evidence of program effectiveness. Many of the evaluation projects have also involved designing performance monitoring framework and stating the performance indicators which are updated as part of the final evaluation report so organisations can continue to collect data and monitor progress. They have also generated practical and implementable recommendations to improve the programs going forward.
Lisa also has extensive experience in designing and managing large national costing, benchmarking and funding design projects in the private, public and not-for profit sector. Lisa is currently the Project Manager for the National Disability Service Providers benchmarking Survey which involves supporting up to 100 disability service providers in Year 1 to provide costing data into the national collection. Lisa also Project Managed the national mental health costing study for the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, a multi-million dollar assignment completed by a Consortium. The project involved significant data development, collection and analysis work, including dealing with arrange of issues relating to data governance and privacy.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She has published a number of papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, and is a regular contributor to the casemix community through her presentations at the Patient Classification Systems International Conferences. Lisa is also a member of ARCS Australia and the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES).
She is experienced in management accounting and financial data management in both the public and private health sectors.
Cathy has worked extensively in activity based costing using a protocol centred approach. She has expertise in logistics management, quantitative data collection, stakeholder interviews, data analysis and report preparation.
In her previous role as Manager of Finance & Performance for St Vincent’s and Mater Health Sydney hospitals, Cathy was responsible for the provision of all management accounting services, the development of budget strategies, and extensively involved in revenue maximisation and strategic planning.
Cathy is a qualified accountant with a CPA. She has completed the ACHSE management training program and the Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives short course at Harvard University.