Tag: patient care


Overcoming the challenge of change management in hospital procurement

The ability to visualise change is a challenge that Procurement Managers have to face every day, and the ability to persuade their teams and cross-functional colleagues to join them can be even harder. In order to continually evolve hospital procurement practices, the implementation of new systems and processes are critical to reaching the end goals…

12 May 2014, by Test1 Test1


Metro South Health hospitals come out on top in national survey

Hospitals under Queensland's Metro South Hospital and Health Service demonstrated that they are among the best in Australia, surpassing national benchmarks in a recent quality survey. According to the recently released Best Practice Australia patient satisfaction survey, more than nine out of 10 Metro South Health patients reported they are happy with the overall quality of care…

8 May 2014, by Test1 Test1


Program launch: Effectively manage hospital emergency departments

More than 6.7 million emergency department cases were reported by public hospital emergency departments in 2012-2013, corresponding to over 18,000 cases per day* or 1 in 4 Australians. Current trends only expect this number to increase, posing the serious question: How are we going to effectively manage our emergency departments in order to meet demand?…

7 May 2014, by Test1 Test1


NSW a world leader in healthcare outcomes

A new report has indicated that NSW is emerging as a world-class provider of healthcare, with its success built on a foundation of "efficient and effective patient care". The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) recently released its 'Healthcare in Focus 2013: Annual Performance Report', which compares the healthcare performance of NSW as a state to…

22 Apr 2014, by Test1 Test1


AMA calls for reassessment of private healthcare

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently released a position paper that urges key groups to reassess the country's private healthcare system, especially regarding the role of GPs. According to AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton, the 'Position Statement on Private Health Insurance and Primary Care Services 2014' draws attention to the need to extend the scope of…

26 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1


Close-Up: Dr Frances Hughes

Dr Frances Hughes commenced in the role of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Queensland Health in 2012. Dr Hughes will be delivering a keynote address at the 2014 Developing the Role of the Nurse Practitioner. Her presentation will investigate opportunities for optimising the nurse practitioner in Queensland. The talk will examine the current role…

24 Jan 2014, by Test1 Test1