Author: ACHR

Jim Gillespie, Deputy Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy & Associate Professor in Health Policy, University of Sydney Greg Hunt was today announced as federal health (and sport) minister following Sussan Ley’s resignation. Can Hunt implement the series of major reviews of spending programs launched under Ley?...

In 2017 ACHR will be launching the Bend the Curve Campaign. This campaign focusses on collaborative and innovative approaches to achieving High-Value Care across the health, disability and aged care sectors. The key outcome is better quality care at a lower cost and to promote access to affordable, quality care...

We wish all our members, partners and friends a festive and safe holiday season. ACHR will be closed from Friday, 23rd December 2016 and will reopen on Monday, 16th January 2017. We looking forward to unveiling exciting new projects in 2017. ...

While we understand the importance of reducing unnecessary tests, many want all the medical tests regardless of need, says a new report from Choosing Wisely Australia. The Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report offers some key insights into the drivers of unnecessary healthcare and details the success of the campaign...

Carol Maher, National Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep, University of South Australia and Tim Olds, Professor of Health Sciences, University of South Australia Physical inactivity has been shown to be one of the most powerful, modifiable risk factors for all causes of death...

Recent reforms aim to increase patient access, reduce costs, and improve healthcare quality as payers focus on greater value. As conventional fee-for-service becomes less viable, Cardiologists will need to understand emerging payment models to succeed in the evolving payment landscape. This paper reviews existing payment and delivery reforms that affect...