The 10th Health Services and Policy Research (HSRAANZ) conference concluded on the Gold Coast on Friday 3 November 2017. The conference was a huge success, bringing together clinicians and academics, health service researchers and executives from Australia and abroad.
The theme Shifting priorities: balancing acute and primary care services, focused on current and future priorities for resources in acute and primary care as we work towards a sustainable, future-ready, patient focused healthcare system.
Clinical Excellence had strong representation on the conference programme with Clair Sullivan delivering a plenary session on Data driven decision making, in her capacity as the Co-Chair of the Digital Healthcare Improvement Network and the Co-Director of Healthcare Innovation Transformation Excellence Collaboration.
In addition, a range of CED supported projects were on display in concurrent sessions focussing on integrating care and efficiency in the Emergency Department. Tanya Milburn and Sarah Ashover spoke about the award winning ACRE project and its second stage, which was recently published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
The conference was hosted in partnership by the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand, with support from Clinical Excellence.