The framework for action is the implementation plan for the National Digital Health Strategy and details how all those in the digital health ecosystem are working together to help empower people, and those who care for them, with modern digital services and products.
This final report of the Lord Darzi Review puts forward a 10-point plan to achieve this, as well as a 10-point offer to the public which sets out what the health and care system will be able to offer if this plan for investment and...
Digital health technology has the potential to transform the way we deliver and receive health and social care. Advances in digital technology provide a tangible opportunity to improve health care quality, consumer outcomes and experience.
This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence in preparation for the final report, which will be published in the lead up to 70th anniversary of the NHS, and will set out a long-term funding and reform plan for health and...
This article argues that if palliative care is to become a universally accessible service, new approaches to funding, based on the experience of funding reforms in other parts of the health system, need to be adopted.
The IHPA has released this public consultation paper on the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification (ANACC). This consultation paper seeks stakeholders’ views on the potential characteristics of the ANACC system, including the patient condition and intervention characteristics that will form the key concepts...
To achieve a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system, the AHHA recommends that Australia re-orientate the healthcare system over the next ten years by enabling outcomes-focused and value-based healthcare.
This report asserts that a national conversation around evidence-based care and eliminating unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures through better discussions between clinicians and consumers is certainly taking hold.
This report provides an overview of the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop exploring the potential of Digital Health Technologies.
This strategy is the product of detailed consultation and co-production with patients, consumers and carers – and the healthcare professionals, industry, organisations and innovators who serve them. It draws on evidence of clinical and economic benefit from many sources within Australia and overseas.
This report analysed 25 Australian clinical trials initiated by clinicians and found that if the results of the trials were implemented in just two-thirds of the relevant groups of patients for one year, $1.4 billion would be saved through improvements in patient health outcomes, and...
Responding to the needs of people who are most at risk of poor health outcomes is a priority for governments and communities across Australia. While definitions vary, there is widespread agreement in the literature that the commissioning of health services is more than traditional planning,...
The rising prevalence of chronic disease requires a concerted focus to better integrate care and to achieve better health outcomes and greater system efficiencies. Achieving and evaluating these improved patient outcomes and system efficiencies will take both time and investment, and will challenge existing models...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been described as the biggest social reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s.
The NDIS is currently being rolled out across NSW and Australia, and will be fully operational in NSW by July 2018....
A strong minister will look beyond doctors and hospital to improve Australians’ health
Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of Greg Hunt to the vacancy created by the resignation of Sussan Ley has prompted more than the usual opinions and suggestions about the health minister’s role...
Despite the ever-escalating cost of health posing severe fiscal sustainability challenges, health reform has been dumped even more firmly in the politically too-hard basket since the ‘Mediscare’ federal election. A politically-feasible reform strategy is required to catalyse much-needed innovation in the health sector and deliver...
How should Australia take advantage of the opportunities that new technologies offer to improve health and care? Many people want to be more informed and involved with their own care and learn how to prevent illness and improve wellbeing. Clinicians and carers want to be...
The Australian health system records sufficient high quality data in digital form to support consistent and targeted, real-time, personalised healthcare for each Australian. While, at a whole of-population level, Australians enjoy high quality healthcare, our study shows that the acute level of data fragmentation creates...