Policy & Research

ACHR specialise in health and ageing thought leadership, expert discussion and policy development. ACHR address the challenges related to the reform of the organisation, funding and delivery of health care by focussing on:

Performance

Improved performance, transparency and accountability to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of health services and care delivery.

Policy

Improved policy to deliver appropriate access to affordable, quality services with greater responsiveness for local communities.

Productivity

Improved productivity and efficient funding of Australia’s health and aged care systems across rural, regional and metropolitan areas.

PRIORITY CONVERSATIONS & ISSUE BRIEFS  

ACHR facilitate meaningful conversations between national and international experts, clinicians, administrators, funders and policy makers.

We provide the opportunity to express, and listen to, a wide range of perspectives on how our health system can be restructured to assess the real costs of care, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery, and realise better health outcomes.

We foster a culture that dares to dream, inspiring and enabling individuals, organisations and government to deliver real and measurable healthcare improvements. Our program provides the opportunity to learn from others and explore a range of topics relevant to producing a high performing health system.

Over the next two years we are focused on achieving reform in the following areas:

  • Australia’s health workforce is under pressure and must undergo significant transformation to meet the rapidly rising demands for healthcare. If Australia is to continue to have a high-quality health system that is sustainable and affordable, we need to look at how the workforce can provide health services differently. There is......

  • End of Life Care is about improving the quality of care and experience for all patients at the end of their life, and supporting their carers and families, regardless of their condition, setting, or social and personal circumstances. End-of-life care is now recognised as a priority for health system reform.......

  • Worldwide, there is currently more information generated in a single day than we could possibly absorb in an entire lifetime. Predictive analytics is the analysis of current and historical data elements to make predictions about future events and trends. This is particularly valuable as the healthcare industry transitions toward new......

  • Australia’s health funding arrangements are complex. There are different levels of public and private expenditure across a range of different health services, including hospitals, medical and allied health services, and pharmaceuticals. Private health insurance is available for those who wish to fully or partly cover the costs of being admitted......

  • Health systems in Australia face challenges in delivering care that is well integrated. Integrated care is care that crosses boundaries between primary, community, allied health and hospital care and extends beyond health into social care and support too. Providing integrated care is a goal of health systems around the world......

  • eHealth is seen by some as the most important revolution in healthcare since the advent of modern medicine.  ehealth makes use of developments in technology and telecommunications to deliver health information and services more effectively and efficiently. While ehealth has great potential, harnessing that potential has, and continues to require......