public health

‘Getting privacy and security settings right in the My Health Record, and ensuring public and clinician trust, is more important than a rush to end the opt-out period,’ says Alison Verhoeven, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief...

The Australian aged care system is in the midst of an overhaul. A ten-year reform plan released in 2012 aims to create a sustainable, consumer-driven and market-based aged care system. Many of the policy changes have focused on packaged home care...

High on the agenda of most Australian households is the need for affordable healthcare – and an expectation that our public hospitals will be well funded so that we can access care when we need it. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (...

‘A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that if you’re very sick, very young or very old, or live in rural areas, and you want to use your private health insurance and choose your doctor, public hospitals are...

‘Without the right vision, attitudes and research base, eHealth initiatives in hospitals can end up being extraordinarily expensive mistakes’

The wide-ranging, emergent, and uncertain nature of eHealth impacts implies that policy-makers and...

This Issues Brief provides recommendations on critical steps to be taken to promote disinvestment in low-value healthcare and to encourage use of high-value care. These recommendations are essential if Australia is to continue having a world-class...

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