The Model of Care combined with the Service Model dictates the patient journey.
Author: Lawrence Donaldson
Have we reached peak health in Australia? Is life expectancy set to fall?
Who among us can be comfortable with the prospect of having a shorter life than previous generations?
Is this the pandemic that we had to have? It would appear so!
The resort to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) COVID-Care shows that our healthcare system was struggling well before the global pandemic.
Making rural health sustainable….. if we can’t find the answer maybe it’s time to change the question.
Is our system for regulating health practitioners working?
Tasmania is proving a cautionary tale showing the weaknesses in our national systems for regulating health professions such as doctors and nurses
Australia has a troubled relationship with our wonderful General Practitioners
Over-regulation in general practice is emblematic of a system in need of a serious overhaul
When does health advocacy become activism?
This post looks at the fine line between health advocacy and activism, and the consequences for those who cross it!
Leverage relationships and technology to make people safer during disasters
How well prepared is your Primary Health Network for natural disasters?
What is the right structure for your primary health network?
If you don’t know where you are going any road will take you there!
Ways for primary health networks to deal with embarrassing underspends
This post provides some pragmatic suggestions about how to clear those troublesome underspends and avoid them in future!
The truth be told! Why are we so suspicious of whistle-blowers?
Are whistle-blowers in your organisation likely to be targeted?
UK will do less competitive tendering in healthcare commissioning
Will Australia’s PHNs be told to reduce the ‘cut and thrust’ of market competition in order to enable collaboration and integration?
Toxic WORKPLACE cultures IN HEALTH
Commissioners should note that toxic workplace cultures in healthcare settings are dangerous for both staff and their patients!
Rural health woes- If you can’t find the answer it’s time to change the question!
The answer to rural health sustainability is in our grasp!
Turbocharge your commissioning
This post proposes that PHNs have better mechanisms to share their know-how, resources and expertise.
Let’s get the overarching commissioning strategy right!
This post talks about the need for Boards to do a ‘reality test’ on what they are expecting PHNs to achieve!
Unlocking the power of health system reform!
This post explores how we can use reforms to create a health system that delivers the outcomes that matter most to patients!
You can’t ‘fix’ a health system … but you can change it!
This post talk about how health systems can be “shaped” over time to deliver the outcomes that matter most to patients!
Ambulance ramping at hospitals … a problem too delicious to solve?
Ambulance ramping is the problem we want to have. Read this post to discover why!
Covid-19 Pandemic: Community readiness is as important as health system preparedness
It is reassuring to see hospitals and other healthcare providers swinging into action to prepare for a possible pandemic. Health system preparedness is vital, but we shouldn’t overlook the equally important task of helping the […]
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