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Entering The New Health Frontier

A new parliamentary report ‘The New Frontier: Delivering better health for all Australians’ is recommending significant reforms to the health care system to ensure Australians have better and faster access to the wave of new medicines and technologies.

The bipartisan report makes 31 recommendations to reform Australia’s system for the regulation and reimbursement with the hope that patients will receive faster access to the latest medicines and technologies.

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite on patient safety and health systems improvement

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Resilience and Implementation Science and Professor of Health Systems Research at Macquarie University.

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite is a leading health services and systems researcher with an international reputation for his work investigating and contributing to systems improvement.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) recently announced it will award the 2021 Sidney Sax medal for outstanding contributions to the development and improvement of Australia’s healthcare system to Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite.

Consumer Commission Report – What consumer-centred health and social care should look like

ANDHealth CEO Bronwyn Le Grice steps us through key report data from 317 emerging high growth potential digital health companies across Australia. Each of these companies has been supported in some way by ANDHealth since 2017.

ARCS Virtual Summit 2020 Report

ANDHealth CEO Bronwyn Le Grice steps us through key report data from 317 emerging high growth potential digital health companies across Australia. Each of these companies has been supported in some way by ANDHealth since 2017.

Sonia Marshall – South Western Sydney Local Health District

South Western Sydney Local Health District serves nearly 1 million people in a rapidly growing area of Sydney. Currently 250-300 families a week are moving into the region and with a growing population, the health district requires well executed strategy and delivery of healthcare to the population. Executive Director Sonia Marshall spoke with Australian Health Journal reporter Anne Dao at last week’s Australian Healthcare Week in Sydney, on supporting staff and the community. Sonia highlights the mission of delivering Safe Quality Healthcare at all times. In-time patient feedback is important and the SWSLHD has implemented a system called “My Experience Matters” to give near immediate response from patients on their level of care, whilst they are still on site at the hospital. The aim of the initiative is to quickly identify bad experiences that could be rectified.

AHJ S1E4: TAVI 10 Year Anniversary

2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the TAVI device, short for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The TAVI system enables the replacement of a diseased aortic valve without open-heart surgery or surgical removal of the native valve.

This minimally invasive surgical option reduces operating time and allows for a shortened recovery period for patients.

AHJ met with the cardiologist teams in Melbourne’s Epworth and Alfred Hospital who have involved in implanting the device over the past 10 years.

Interviews:

  • Associate Professor Tony Walton, Epworth Hospital, Director of Catheter Laboratory and Deputy Director of Cardiology – Alfred Health
  • Associate Professor Ron Dick, Director of Cardiac Sciences – Epworth Healthcare
  • Professor Stephen Duffy, Alfred Health
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