Webinar: Revision of the Framework for Australian clinical quality registries and the development of a CQR Quality Standard.

Date: 10 March 2021

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to bring you the next webinar in our webinar series with Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care: Revision of the Framework for Australian clinical quality registries and the development of a CQR Quality Standard.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) acknowledges the value of clinical quality registries (CQRs) informing health system improvement, and has undertaken significant work to assist CQR establishment and ongoing standards of practice. In 2014, all Health Ministers endorsed the Framework for Australian clinical quality registries (the Framework) and, in November 2019 the Commission convened the Clinical Quality Registry Advisory Groupp to advise on the project to revise the Framework.

The purpose of the revised Framework is to minimise duplication and maximise the use of health data for the community. Upon completion, the Framework will provide a contemporary quality Standard for CQR governance, reporting, and technical infrastructure arrangements. These principles will be applicable to traditional and future-focused multi-dimensional CQRs and the various ownership models.

About Bernadette Aliprandi-Costa

Bernadette is the Manager, Safety and Quality Improvement Systems and Intergovernmental Relations at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission). The Commission is an Australian government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety & quality of health care based on best available evidence. The Commission works in partnership with the Australian Government, state and territory governments, private sector, patients, clinicians, managers and health care organisations.

Bernadette holds a PhD in health outcomes research from the University of Sydney Medical School, and has lead programs of work in the health care sector including developing and managing clinical trial services; developing quality reporting frameworks; designing and implementing clinical quality registries and mechanisms for reporting health system performance.

Currently, Bernadette is leading the development and implementation of the National Clinical Trials Governance Framework and the review of the Australian Framework for Clinical Quality Registries.

Please note, webinars are free for AHHA members. To register for this event as a member for free, first log into the AHHA website. If you do not have login details, contact Renee Lans at secretariat@ahha.asn.au.

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Webinar: Searching for value in mental health care delivery

Date: 31 March 2021

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is proud to bring you the next webinar in our series: Searching for Value in Mental Health Care Delivery with Associate Professor Louise Stone and Professor Christine Phillips from the Australian National University.

Service delivery for people with mental illness and distress currently accounts for 7.5% of the Australian healthcare budget. There is also evidence that there is profound inequity in mental health care delivery, with the most vulnerable members of the community receiving one fifth of the mental health services. Australia has a relatively diverse and distributed system for delivering mental health care, with Commonwealth-subsidised specialised services, primary care practitioners, and mental health practitioners, other services funded through states and territories and private practitioners direct-contracted by consumers. The challenges for any practitioner, and any person with an evolving mental illness, is establishing what constitutes value for that person, and how that may intersect with what constitutes value for the health system. In this talk, two clinicians discuss this intersection – the sweet spot for policymakers – and critically explore strategies to deliver person-centred value within a sustainable, responsive health system.


Louise Stone

Louise Stone is Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Medicine, Australian National University and a practising GP. She has clinical, research, teaching and policy expertise in mental health and sits on the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration. She is currently completing a Masters of Science in Healthcare Transformation at the University of Texas.

Christine Phillips AM

Christine Phillips AM is Professor of Social Foundations of Medicine, Australian National University, and a practising GP. She is the Medical Director of Companion House Medical Service, the ACT’s refugee health care service, and has worked in complex mental health care in primary health settings for 25 years.

Please note, webinars are free for AHHA members. To register for this event as a member for free, first log in to the AHHA website. If you do not have login details, please email secretariat@ahha.asn.au.

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Pre-conference Workshop – Measuring Outcomes that Matter 

Date: 20 May 2021 9.30am to 25 May 2021 1.30pm

Join the Value Institute for Health & Care at the University of Texas at Austin for a virtual workshop on measuring health outcomes that matter to individuals and families. Facilitated by internationally renowned Professors Elizabeth Teisberg, Scott Wallace, Alice Andrews, and Kathy Carberry from the Value Institute for Health and Care at the University of Texas at Austin, this intensive workshop will provide an in-depth look at a key element of value-based health care – how to measure health outcomes of care.

This program is designed to build the skills and knowledge of health services leaders, managers, clinicians, and patients to successfully lead change and deliver high-value health care in Australia, with an interactive, virtual format that combines case discussions of successful high-value care models with overview presentations and implementation frameworks that participants can readily deploy. The workshop consists of four, half-day virtual sessions designed to be interactive and build connections among participants.

The first two days will explore why value-based health care is essential and how to begin creating and implementing high-value care. Participants will learn about organising care around medically-relevant patient segments, how to identify health outcomes that matter to these individuals and families, and why understanding the actual cost of care delivery is essential strategic decision-making. These sessions will conclude with a case study about public oral health care in Victoria and the importance of communication for mobilising culture change.

The last two days will move deeper into the skills required to measure health outcomes. These sessions will stress implementation of the principles of outcomes measurement, including where to start, what measures to use, and how to map a care path. Participants will get to know the Capability, Comfort, and Calm framework, which simplifies and streamlines outcome measurement and evaluation. They will also discuss overcoming barriers to measurement, as well as how to support a learning culture that enables continuous care delivery improvement.

Places in this highly interactive online workshop are strictly limited to maximise interaction and participation, so do not delay in securing your place.

The workshop will be presented in 4 x 4-hour sessions on May 20-21 and 24-25 with each session held between:

7:30am – 11:30am – AWST

9:30am – 1:30pm – AEST

Please note that this workshop is held in conjunction with the 2021 Value Based Health Care Conference and registration can only be made in combination with conference registration. For more information on the Value Based Health Care Conference, click here.

For more information and to register, click here.


VBHC Conference gone hybrid

Value-Based Health Care Conference 

Time: 27th May 2021, 9:00am – 28th May 2021, 4:00pm

Abstracts close: 4 December 2020
Award nominations close: 18 December 2020

The inaugural Value-Based Health Care Conference will be held in Perth and online in May 2021 to raise awareness of value-based healthcare (VBHC) and the work being done in this area across any/all disease types or conditions. VBHC focusses on delivering the outcomes that matter most to patients at the optimal cost. This approach is already transforming whole health services e.g. NHS Wales, the Dutch health system and has been adopted by some of the largest health care providers worldwide e.g. MD Anderson.

The aim of the conference will be to showcase and celebrate Australian value-based healthcare innovation, initiatives, implementation, research, and training from all areas of the health care system, with discussion on topics as diverse as cancer, stroke, dental health, and more.

Focus will be given to practical applications of VBHC, rather than a theoretical approach, with innovative opportunities for involvement and discussions about how to put VBHC into practice and the conference will also feature the inaugural Australian Value-Based Health Care Awards.

The conference will now be held in a hybrid format (both face-to-face and virtual modes) and registration options for both modes are now available. Because border access may be uncertain for some time, if you register now for early bird virtual attendance and find that you can attend in person, you will have the option to upgrade to F2F attendance at the early bird price until 30th April 2021.

The conference will be preceded by an intensive online workshop ‘Measuring Outcomes That Matter’ facilitated by Elizabeth Teisberg, Scott Wallace and Alice Andrews from the Value Institute for Health and Care, University of Texas. Limited places are available and will book out quickly. The workshop can be booked as part of your conference registration.

Register here.

Flyer available here.