Health reform

‘The cat is out of the bag on what the Commonwealth would like to happen in public hospital funding—more of the same—which, if it comes to pass, is a wasted opportunity’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison...

A comprehensive review of private health insurance by the Productivity Commission, as put forward by the Opposition today, is the only sensible way forward out of the mess that private health insurance has become, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

A new Australian-developed toolkit released today by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) will help individual hospitals and healthcare services to provide better experiences of healthcare for...

‘Without the right vision, attitudes and research base, eHealth initiatives in hospitals can end up being extraordinarily expensive mistakes’, Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, said today. The...

‘Individual health leads to national wealth, and it’s great to see that the Productivity Commission has recognised this in its Shifting the dial: 5 year productivity review report released today’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian...

Australian Healthcare and Hospital Association’s (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven made the following statement to the 68th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for the Western Pacific on behalf of the International...

‘Tonight’s Budget is a winner for doctors and pharmacy interests as the Medicare rebate freeze is lifted and a new collaborative approach is embedded in a series of compacts with industry groups, but time will tell whether this will contribute to...

‘With the Australian Government’s Health Care Homes trial due to start in July, it’s not too late to ensure the program design will support success’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). ‘...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the consensus reached at the COAG meeting this week on the imperative for healthcare funding reform. Work on efficient pricing models must continue, building on the work already...

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