Tag: Health policy


The need to assess eMM cost effectiveness

Prof Johanna Westbrook’s Study on the Cost-Effectiveness of eMM Professor Johanna Westbrook is Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research (CHSSR): the largest health informatics evaluation research team in Australia. Her extensive research expertise has focused on the design and implementation of complex multi-method evaluations across the health sector. One of her…

2 Feb 2016, by Test1 Test1


Getting the NDIS design right for people with a psychosocial disability

There are a huge number of national reforms affecting the mental health sector at the moment and Frank Quinlan, CEO of Mental Health Australia, joins us to discuss these and highlights the need to ensure that people aren’t left “falling through the cracks”. Within these reforms, the NDIS provides a historic opportunity to deliver services…

17 Mar 2015, by Test1 Test1


Can performance reporting help the healthcare sector?

A stronger performance and reporting framework can substantially improve Australian healthcare and boost its efficiency, according to a new discussion paper. The Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, which acts as the research arm of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), recently released an issues brief titled 'Can we improve the health system with performance…

7 Jun 2014, by Test1 Test1


The fight against dementia needs collaboration

Dementia is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation.  In December 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease International released its Global Impact of Dementia 2013- 2050 report. According to the policy briefing paper the number of people living with dementia globally is estimated at 44.35 million and is expected to reach 135.46 million by…

10 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1


Mind the gaps: Mental health and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to give people with a disability and their carers more choice and agency. For the first time, people with disabilities will have a say in what types of services they would like to take advantage of. We had the chance to speak to Frank Quinlan, Chief Executive…

20 Nov 2013, by Test1 Test1


Close-Up: Adam Elshaug

Levers for effecting disinvestment decisions will be the subject of a talk by Adam Elshaug, HCF Research Foundation Principal Research Fellow, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney at the 2nd annual Health Technology Assessment conference. The event will be held on the 5th and 6th December in Sydney. Effecting disinvestment recommendations is challenging,…

23 Oct 2013, by Test1 Test1