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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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Our latest member interview is with Hamish Robertson, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Services Management, Faculty of Health, UTS.  Hamish's research interests are health and medical geography in the fields of health, ageing and disability.

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    • 25 SEP 18

    CHERE Seminar – Globally adaptive efficient discrete choice experiment (CDC) design

    This seminar, to be held on 3 October, will be presented by Dr. Marcel Jonker assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management and Erasmus Choice Modelling Centre in the Netherlands and Rubicon research scholar at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in the United States, where he is currently working on the development and application of DCE methods in small patient samples.

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    • 20 SEP 18

    HSRAANZ Webinar – Primary Care Stepping Up (part 2): a story of the early adopters – 15 October 2018

    Drawing on a recently completed report for the NZ Productivity Commission on primary care innovation in New Zealand, this webinar on 15 October, from Dr Lesley Middleton and Phoebe Dunn will explore how the environment for primary care has developed since the introduction of the Primary Health Care Strategy in 2001, before going on to discuss the current policy settings and enablers and barriers that exist today.

    Linking to Helen Parker’s HSRAANZ webinar in September, Lesley and Phoebe will use the recent expansion of the Health Care Home model of care across NZ as an illustrative example of some of the bigger themes at play, and to tell the story of an innovation that has emerged and evolved from the middle of the health system.

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    • 20 SEP 18

    Webinar Designing Evidence-Informed and Cost-Effective Primary Health Services – 17 October 2017

    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. 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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    • 20 SEP 18

    HSRAANZ Webinar – Primary Care Stepping Up: learning and outcomes from the New Zealand Health Care Home Programme – Recording now available to view

    A recording of this webinar presented by Helen Parker, Director, Pinnacle Ventures and Health Care Home Strategic Lead is now available.

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    • 17 SEP 18

    HSRAANZ  Submission – The Medical Research Future Fund 2018-2020 Priorities Consultation

    Read the HSRAANZ’s submission to the the independent Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) national consultation to inform the development of the second set of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities (Priorities) for 2018-2020.

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    • 15 SEP 18

    Setting NZ’s health research priorities: consultation now open

    Consultation is now underway into New Zealand’s first set of health research priorities. This is an opportunity for all New Zealanders to have their say on the direction and focus of health research for the next 10 years.

    The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC), Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are inviting feedback on the Strategic Investment Areas (SIAs) – also known as the overarching ‘framework’ that the new research priorities will fit into. These draft SIAs have been developed by the independent Development Group that is overseeing the priority-setting process.

    The HSRAANZ is keen to submit a response to the consultation and all New Zealand members are encouraged to send us their thoughts to inform that respsonse, by Wednesday 3 October 2018.

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    • 15 SEP 18

    Study Health Policy at the University of Sydney

    Applications are now open for commencement in 2019 and two new scholarships to the value of $10,000 for tuition are available to candidates of the Master of Health Policy.  Applications close 15th November 2018.

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    • 06 SEP 18

    HSRAANZ Webinar – Improving the Delivery of Value-Based Personalized Cancer Care Services: Linking HTA and Health Services Research – Recording Now Available

    The recording of our latest webinar presented by Maarten J. IJzerman a VCCC professor and head of Cancer Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne is now available. In the webinar Maarten examines the challenges in Health Technology Assessment of precision medicine applications in oncology. He investigates the opportunities and barriers of providing value-based cancer services and discusses the potential of real-world data and data-sciences to improve high-quality cancer services. 

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