Choosing Wisely is a global social movement aimed at supporting conversations between health professionals and consumers about the appropriate use of healthcare tests, treatments and procedures. This is their first annual report.
Topics: Health care reform, Health care rationing, Primary health care, Health services administration, Health planning, Medical care, Medical personnel
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Barwon Health staff and students are invited to attend a new research training program developed by the Research Directorate and the Library
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Deakin University’s Health Systems Improvement Unit 2-Day Health Literacy and Ophelia Masterclass
Experts from the Health Systems Improvement Unit will cover current health literacy research and tools, service responsiveness and the Ophelia approach to intervention development and health service improvement.
12th and 13th April 2017
Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Registration is $950 plus GST which includes: 2 day masterclass, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. (Early-bird rate of $750 plus GST until Monday 12th March 5pm)
If you have a group of 5 or more people who are interested in learning about health literacy please contact Carol Wildey firstname.lastname@example.org for a tailored, health literacy program which can be delivered in your workplace.
A discussion paper to support consultation on the development of the National Digital Health Strategy is available for download at conversation.digitalhealth.gov.au. The paper presents themes and questions for your consideration. If you wish to provide a response, please refer to the website for the online survey. Submissions collected until Tuesday 31st January.
Interactive Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed an online interactive version of the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation following the launch of the hardcopy atlas in November 2015. The atlas covers the following clinical areas:
Please find eTG’s position on the PBS:
Therapeutic Guidelines position on the TGA changes is that we will start work on the changes at the earliest beginning late 2017, this is well within the 4 years allowed by the TGA.
Please find AMH position on the PBS:
From July 2016, in both AMH and AMH Children’s Dosing Companion (CDC) online products, users are able to search using all the ‘new’ names as well as the ‘old’ names from the TGA’s lists that are included in AMH. For your information, this function was previously in AMH, and most of the ‘new’ names were already included. Synonyms have been part of AMH content for many years, and early this year we implemented the same feature in the CDC.
Additionally, we advised users about the name changes in the key changes section of AMH and provided a link to this section on the homepage of the online products. I have attached pictures of the relevant pages from AMH online, which is mirrored in the CDC.
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