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As National Palliative Care Week urges us to talk about dying, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is pleased to announce the development of new online palliative care training resources for those who support the dying in our...

Primary care: health system foundation must have sure footings The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has welcomed the acknowledgement of the role of Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in the Department of Health’s plans outlined in the...

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...

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