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ACVBHC February 2020 Newsletter

Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care
FEBRUARY 2020 Newsletter


Welcome back to what we hope will be another great year at the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care

This month we are pleased to welcome Anna Flynn, who is joining us on secondment from the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), to take up the role of Executive Director for the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care until August 2020. Anna will be leading work on the development of issues briefs on value-based health care, and our value-based care education program, including our monthly webinars and other forums. If you would like to get in contact with Anna you can email her at value@ahha.asn.au.  

This month the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research has released No 7 in its Perspective Briefs series. Dental Health Service's Victoria Journey to Value Based Health Careauthored by Dr Kate Raymond and Dr Shalika Hegde, outlines how Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) have successfully implemented a novel value-based healthcare model, co-designed with patients in the public dental sector. 

The first free webinar for 2020 takes place this month entitled Deepening Our Understanding of Quality in Australia (DUQuA): lessons from a nation-wide study on relationships between quality management systems and patient factors in 32 Australian hospitals. Registrations are now open for this webinar along with our March webinar on international experiences of value-based healthcare. If you missed December's great webinar on a practical case study of outcomes based commissioning, the recording is now available online.

Throughout 2020 Rebbeck Consulting are embarking on the development of training courses focused on 'Measuring and Driving outcomes'. As those with a keen interest in Value-Based Health Care we invite you to participate in the design and development of these courses through participation in a 2-minute survey.

In March 2021, AHHA in partnership with the University of Western Australia’s Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer program will host an inaugural national Value-Based Health Care conference. With an expected attendance of over 300 delegates and a national awards program, the VBHC Conference will be a significant opportunity for organisations to build their involvement with the VBHC movement in Australia. We will continue to keep you updated on this fantastic upcoming event so watch this space for forthcoming international speaker announcements and a call for abstracts in the coming months.

The Centre is continuing its collation of a resource bank that may support your work in VBHC - spanning defining value; creating value in partnership with patients; measuring outcomes and costs; integrated and patient-focused care; outcome-based payment approaches; and practical approaches to VBHC. 

The work of the Centre is supported by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association and we ask that if you have found the work of the centre helpful that you consider taking out membership of AHHA.

Have a great Month! 

 

Perspective Brief No. 7
Dental Health Services Victoria's Journey to Value Based Healthcare.

Value-based healthcare is a model for the design, delivery, funding, reporting and evaluation of health services, which aims to maximise improvements in patient outcomes of care relative to cost. Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has successfully implemented a novel value-based healthcare model, co-designed with patients in the public dental sector. DHSV's value-based healthcare model offers the highest recognition of what patient’s value while defining health and care outcomes and how this can be achieved in a public dental setting with limited available resources.

This Perspectives Brief Dental Health Services Victoria's Journey to Value Based Healthcare from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research, authored by Dr Kate Raymond and Dr Shalika Hegde (DHSV), maps the experience of organisational change, and the important contextual enablers which facilitated service reform, from the perspective of DHSV's organisational leaders on a journey to value-based Healthcare. 

 

Webinar: Deepening Our Understanding of Quality in Australia (DUQuA): lessons from a nation-wide study on relationships between quality management systems and patient factors in 32 Australian hospitals  


26 February 2020, 1:30pm (AEDST)

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is pleased to p
resent the next in our ongoing series of free webinars. Join Dr Robyn Clay-Williams as she discusses lessons from the nation wide Deepening our Understanding of Quality in Australia (DUQuA) study

Hospitals allocate considerable resources to quality management, but we do not know to what degree quality assurance and quality improvement activities are related to each other or to the maturity of hospital quality management structures. The DUQuA study examined the relationship between how quality is enacted and patient outcomes across 32 of the largest public hospitals in Australia. This is the first study of its kind to be undertaken in Australia, and one of few comparable large multi-site studies worldwide.
 
In this webinar, we will discuss lessons learned in undertaking this study, and provide insight into the effectiveness of hospital quality management and how it is enacted in large healthcare organisations. Four comprehensive tools for measuring quality management in hospitals that were developed and validated in DUQuA will be presented. Webinar participants will be provided with practical strategies for utilising the tools through four examples: (1) assessing organisational quality management systems, (2) assessing care pathway quality management systems, (3) assessing clinician safety culture and leadership, and (4) assessing patient measures of safety.

 

Webinar: International Learnings - Value Based Healthcare. 


02 March 2020, 1:30pm (AEDST)

In March the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care is also pleased to feature a free webinar with Dr Sidney Chandrasiri, Group Director Acedemic and Medical Services at Epworth HealthCare. Join us as she discusses her learnings from the International Value Based Healthcare Conference held in the USA last October.

For more information and to book your place, visit the website.

 

Measuring and Driving Outcomes - Survey


Rebbeck Consulting will be running a series of training courses focused on 'Measuring and Driving Outcomes' throughout 2020. These courses will be tailored to both providers and commissioners who wish to improve their delivery and commissioning of outcomes-focused services. They would appreciate your input into the topics, format and location of courses to be delivered. Please complete this 2-minute survey to help refine the course offerings and / or register your interest. Keep your eyes peeled for the official course schedule to be released! 
 
For more information, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Jay Rebbeck (Managing Director) at jay@rebbeckconsulting.com

 

VBHC conference


26-26 March 2021




In March 2021, AHHA in partnership with the University of Western Australia’s Continuous Improvement in Care – Cancer program will host an inaugural national Value-Based Health Care conference.
 
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.

With an expected attendance of over 300 delegates and a national awards program, the VBHC Conference will be a significant opportunity for organisations to build their involvement with the VBHC movement in Australia and with the theme “A patient-first approach, practical strategies for implementation”.

Watch this space for forthcoming speaker announcements, including a number of  international experts in the field of VBHC. There will also be a call for abstracts in the coming months so start thinking about all the great VBHC initiatives you are involved in that you can showcase.

 
For information on sponsorship and how your organisation can be involved in this program, please contact Alison Verhoeven: averhoeven@ahha.asn.au

 

World Hospital Congress 2020- Call for Abstracts

  


The first batches of abstracts have come in from Kuwait, Philippines, Taiwan, and the USA!

If you missed the opportunity to present in Muscat, don't miss the next. The Call for Abstracts for the 44th World Hospital Congress has been extended until 14 February 2020. For more information click here

 

Hospital Funding

 

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) has released its 2020-2021 Pricing Framework. The Framework includes consideration of payments for private patients in public hospitals, work being undertaken on value-based health care and PROMs, and on pricing and funding for safety and quality

AHHA’s submission and recommendations with regard to value-based health care and outcomes measurement were acknowledged in the Consultation report.

 

Innovations in Health Funding


The 2019 KPMG report 'Innovations in Health Funding - Global Horizon Scan' commissioned by IHPA, explores current Australian strategies, along with innovative international approaches to health funding. It includes a number of insightful international case studies including the Staten Island Performing Provider System that will be featured at the VBHC Conference in 2021. 
 

Value-based health care resources


The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care has collated a resource bank that may support your work in VBHC – spanning defining value; creating value in partnership with patients; measuring outcomes and costs; integrated and patient-focused care; outcome-based payment approaches; and practical approaches to VBHC.

You can access these resources at: https://valuebasedcareaustralia.com.au/resources/

If you have a resource that you believe would be of value to those exploring value-based health care and which you wish to share, please email value@ahha.asn.au with the details.

 

 

Secondment Program

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Secondment Program is now open for applications. It provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for a high-achieving individual from a member or partner organisation to temporarily join the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care for a 6-month period with the option of a further 6-month extension to undertake a strategic program of work.

The Secondment Program has been designed to build leadership and knowledge in the areas of value-based health care and policy advocacy. It will provide opportunities for learning through introduction to a different working culture and exposure to new ideas, new contacts and diverse approaches to policy-making and the challenges and practicalities of advocating for policy and process change.

Secondments can be used for a range of purposes including providing career and professional development opportunities. The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Secondment Program also offers member and partner organisations the opportunity to make a significant and important contribution to the development of the work of the Centre.

One position is currently open for a policy analyst targeted towards an EL1 or manager level team member. A position descriptions for the role is available on the Centre's website.

To apply, potential secondees should send a cover letter outlining their interest in the role, along with their CV and a letter of support from their employer indicating their willingness to support them including agreeing to meet their salary and related costs during the program.

 

Webinar: Outcomes Based Commissioning - Diabetes Practical Case Study


In December The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care presented an interview with Jay Rebbeck, conducted by AHHA Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven, on the topic outcomes based commissioning demonstrated through a practical case study. 

To view a recording, or any of our other free webinars, visit the past events section of the ACVBHC website.

Support the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care with AHHA membership

The AHHA is proud to have launched the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care in 2019 to support the VBHC movement in Australia. Currently the AHHA is funding all ACVBHC activities and needs your support to continue to delivering this valuable resource.

AHHA is Australia’s national peak body for public health care. We are a national voice for public healthcare, advocating our vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it. We inform, advocate and influence health debate and policy development by undertaking and promoting research, highlighting evidence-informed practice, and effectively communicating issues and ideas.

Membership provides the opportunity to join this community of health sector thought leaders as they grow and shape Australia’s health system and gives access to a wide range of services and resources designed to help meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving sector.

While AHHA is known as the voice of public health, it is our members who give strength and body to that voice and we invite you to support our work as a member of the Association.

Further information on membership categories and benefits can be found online, or by emailing secretariat@ahha.asn.au.

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