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New approach to e-health, but will it lead to more waste? The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has cautiously welcomed the Government’s investment in e-health, newly rebadged as MyHealthRecord. Likewise Centrelink’s investment in IT...

Health Budget: long-term vision must prevail over short-term actions The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is pleased that the Commonwealth Government has committed to a stronger focus on strategic, long-term health policy in its...

Government runs a ruler over Medicare The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has welcomed the provision of $34 million over 2 years in the 2015-16 Budget for a comprehensive review of items funded through the Medical Benefits Schedule...

Caution needed: Blunt PBS cost savings may do more harm than good Announcements regarding the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule (PBS) in the 2015-16 Budget mark a departure from the National Medicines Policy, and its aim to improve positive health...

2015 Budget fails to restore $57 billion of funding for public hospitals The 2015 Budget has failed to address the unprecedented cuts to public hospitals funding made by the Commonwealth Government last year. “In the 2014 Budget, the Government rescinded...

Community pharmacy integral to health system, changes need broad debate The Government’s 2015-16 Budget announced tonight has provided some piecemeal approaches to contain the cost of medicines. Timely access to the medicines that Australians need, at a...

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