The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is collaborating with the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) to offer a study tour to Australia and New Zealand from February 20th to March 2nd, 2012. The three cities that will be visited are Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand.
- Overall organization of the system – the role of the various levels of government, the national oversight bodies such as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the National Health Performance Committee; and the Australian Council for Safety and Quality
- The role of the private hospitals and private providers relative to the public system; a review of public-private partnerships and how they work for the financing and delivery of care
- Initiatives launched to improve patient safety, quality and productivity and the integration of patient safety and quality at the front line
- Primary health care reform in Australia and New Zealand
- Caring for the aging population – seniors wellness, elder care, dementia and housing strategies
- Organization of the health system and how it is evolving, including governance and funding changes
- How benchmarking, performance measures and registries are used to monitor and incent the system?
- What measures are routinely used to improve performance and reduce waste in the production of care?
- What strategies are used to augment public funding – use of private insurance, capping payments for insured services, de-insuring, shifting service to private providers etc.?
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Do not miss this exciting opportunity! Please contact Laurie Oman at for more details.