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About the HSRAANZ

Founded in 2001, the Health Services Research Association of Australia & New Zealand (HSRAANZ) supports and promotes the conduct and dissemination of applied research to improve the delivery and organisation of health services in Australia and New Zealand. With a wide range of individual and corporate members from universities, research centres, government departments, independent government agencies, and consumer groups the Association bridges the gap between research and policy, as well as reflecting consumer issues. We also have two special interest groups, focussing on Emerging Researchers and Indigenous Health Services Research, both of which have a prominent role at our main conference. [read more]
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Megan Campbell is the Centre Manager of the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, and Program Leader for Health Services Research at QUT.    Megan's expertise lies in the strategic management of large scale research programs, with a strong interest in Implementation Science.

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    • 23 MAR 17
    10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference – Call for Abstracts Now Open

    10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference – Call for Abstracts Now Open

    The call for abstracts for the 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference are now open. The call for symposiums closes on 7 April 2017 and for oral presentations and posters on 9 June.

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    • 23 MAR 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – 27 April 2017 – Bleeding hearts, profiteers or both? Understanding doctors’ fees in an unregulated market

    Presented by Associate Professor Kees van Gool, Deputy Director of the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, based at the University of Technology Sydney, this presentation focuses on the degree to which doctors use their freedom to set and differentiate their fees to different patients. .

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    • 23 MAR 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar 29 March – Needs must: Changing the focus of workforce planning models

    And don’t forget our tomorrow’s webinar, presented by Dr Steve Birch, Professor in The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis at McMaster University in Canada and in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of Manchester. 10am AEDT

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    • 14 MAR 17

    Congratulations to Dr Kim Dalziel awarded Harkness Fellowship

    Dr Kim Dalziel, Senior Research Fellow from the Health Economics Unit in the Centre for Health Policy, has been awarded the Harkness Fellowship by the Commonwealth Fund. Kim will study how the health system supports children with special health care needs and how government can use private health insurance to achieve equity and efficiency objectives.

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    • 09 MAR 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Needs must: Changing the focus of workforce planning models. 29 March 2017

    Don’t forget to register for our next Webinar! Dr Steve Birch, Professor in The Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis at McMaster University in Canada and in the Centre for Health Economics at the University of Manchester will outline a new approach to health workforce planning that accommodates changes in population needs, changes in the services planned to address needs and changes in the way those services are to be delivered. The approach provides an important input to policies aimed at addressing the continuing rapid increases in the costs of publicly funded health care systems and answering claims that such systems are no longer sustainable.

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    • 06 MAR 17

    How to slash half a billion dollars a year from Australia’s drugs bill

    In this article for The Conversation Jonathan Karnon, University of Adelaide; Laura C Edney, University of Adelaide, and Michael Sorich, Flinders highlight how Australia is spending too much for pharmaceuticals because of a little known loophole that allows drug companies to overcharge the government for a wide range of drugs. Their latest research suggests that by closing this loophole – so the price of these newer but equivalent drugs drops to those of existing, equally beneficial drugs – the government could save more than A$500m a year on its drugs bill.

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    • 23 FEB 17

    HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Understanding the potential of telehealth for people in remote locations

    In this HSRAANZ Webinar Dr Anthony Smith , Associate Professor and Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Online Health reviewed the successes and failures of telehealth use for patients in remote locations. You can view a recording of the Webinar here.

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    • 21 FEB 17

    MRFF and the NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs)

    The four accredited AHRTCs have formed an Alliance and a recent communique described discussions with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing in relation to the MRFF and opportunities for the AHRTCs to undertake prioritised research through their partners that align with MRFF priorities. The Association’s President Jon Karnon recently met with Professor Steve Wesselingh (head of the SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre) to get an update on progress and to emphasise and discuss the Association’s potential role in promoting and supporting the conduct of high quality health services research as part of the MRFF.

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