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October 2018

Webinar Designing Evidence-Informed and Cost-Effective Primary Health Services

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Commissioning of health services is a relatively new healthcare concept in Australia and there is limited experience to guide commissioners, such as Primary Health Networks (PHNs) on methods which facilitate research evidence-informed procurement and commissioning.1 Reviews to date have identified the challenges of identifying a single preferred commissioning model and that commissioning impacts are highly context-dependent.

This WEBINAR by Professor Jonathan Karnon, Jade Hart and Kenneth Lo will discuss the commissioning approach of PHNs and the challenges of assessing the cost effectiveness of primary health services. Using residential aged care as a case study, we will also present an evidence-informed framework that seeks to recognise the many complex variables, such as intricate funding models, clients with diverse needs, and presence of numerous stakeholders with different roles and interests

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November 2018

HSRAANZ Forum – The Pros and Cons of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) – 26 November 2018

November 26, 2018
The Holme Buildng, University of Sydney Australia + Google Map

This one-day forum presented by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) will bring together stakeholders with experience in PROMS and PREMs to advance the health services research agenda.

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December 2018

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) – 13 December 2018

December 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Alison Pearce will present details of her winning Health Services & Policy Research Paper on the value of productivity lost in 2012 due to cancer-related premature mortality in the major developing economies of Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS).

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January 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar Series -Assessing and managing rehabilitation needs of people with stroke in Australia

January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dr Elizabeth Lynch Research Fellow, Adelaide Nursing School, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the joint winner of the 2018 HSRAANZ Impact Award will present her winning program of research around the implementation of the nationally recommended Assessment for Rehabilitation Tool for people with stroke in Australia.

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February 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar – Lessons for engagement from the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) longitudinal survey of doctors

February 28 @ 11:30 am

This webinar will examine the role of engagement in the conduct of research underpinning the MABEL longitudinal survey of doctors.  MABEL was funded by NHMRC for its first 10 years.  The webinar will examine how we have planned and undertaken engagement for MABEL, what successes there have been, and what lessons have been learned.

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March 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Developing and applying measures of low-value care in New South Wales public hospitals

March 5 @ 11:30 am

Low-value care is use of a test or treatment when the expected benefit to the patient does not outweigh the potential harms. Initiatives such as Choosing Wisely have drawn attention to the issue of low-value care, but we have little knowledge of how much low-value care occurs, where or why it occurs, or the consequences of low-value care for patients and the health system.

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HSRAANZ Webinar Series 9 April 2019 – Two statistical techniques for evaluating natural policy experiments in public health: examples using the introduction of minimum pricing of alcohol in Scotland and the sugar sweetened beverage tax

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this webinar, Heather Brownenior Lecturer in Health Economics at Newcastle University, UK will introduce the statistical techniques of difference in difference approach and interrupted time series.  These are before/after study designs which can be used to evaluate natural policy experiments/public health interventions where a randomised control trial is not possible.

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April 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – Alternative career paths for health services researhcers

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar presents 3 case studies of people who have chosen not to pursue the usual academic path following completion of the PhDs. Their presentations will describe their research journey and what they do in their current roles. The benefits and challenges of choosing a path less travelled can sometimes be harder but often very rewarding. The three presenters come from diverse backgrounds and now work in very different roles. This presentation will be of interest to those contemplating where to from here if they are nearly finished their studies or for those considering a career change.

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May 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – The Local Level Evaluation of Healthcare in Australia – a presentation by representatives of the Health Systems Improvement and Sustainabilty (HSIS) Working Group 3 (WG3)

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

This presentation, by representatives of the Health Systems Improvement (HSIS) Working Group 3 (WG3) pinpoints where strengthening of healthcare evaluation is needed. It provides a pathway to improve the evaluation of healthcare in Australia. It highlights an opportunity to improve Australia’s healthcare system in terms of effectiveness, equity and value.

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July 2019

HSRAANZ Webinar Series – The long road to pharmacy reform in Australia – 2 July 2019

July 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2017 Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation provided a comprehensive roadmap for reform in the supply of medicines to Australian consumers. The Report took almost two years to complete and presented over 40 recommendations to government. Most recommendations were agreed unanimously by a panel that included a consumer representative and a Pharmacy Guild member. They offer benefits to consumers and value-for-money for taxpayers. In this webinar, the Chair of the Review will discuss the need for reform and the options presented by the Review. As the Commonwealth Government and the Pharmacy Guild commence negotiations on the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, it is important that these recommendations form the foundations of that Agreement.

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