We are delighted that the new Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon. Mark Butler MP, joined us to discuss future plans for health in this webinar for consumers, members and stakeholders on 5 August 2022. Members and consumers were invited to propose questions to aid the discussion on the...
Emerging Health Technologies in Australia: Developments in automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and more Emerging technologies such as automated decision-making (ADM) and artificial intelligence (AI) are being increasingly applied within healthcare contexts. However, media coverage tends to...
The role of health communication in patient safety and quality of care Communication in health care is a major quality and safety issue. Every day in Australian hospitals, miscommunication causes avoidable critical incidents - patients die, are harmed or receive the wrong treatment because of...
The Primary Health Care Reform Summit was co-convened in May 2022 by the PHN Co-operative and Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF). This page will no longer be updated (as of 20 June 2022). The Primary Health Care Reform Summit Roadmap report is available here . For the latest information on...
How will health policy and delivery change after the election? What health measures are the major parties promising to deliver? Who might be the new Minister for Health, and what might they want for health policy? How might a hung Parliament affect health measures? How can CHF and consumers...
The Voice of Australian Health Consumers The launch of the preliminary results from the latest Australian Health Consumer Sentiment Survey The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) hosted this important webinar on Monday 28 March 2022 to coincide with the release of the latest Australian Health...
In this webinar, we look at the role of consumers as assessors in accreditation. Hear from current consumer assessors and key leaders in the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS). All Australian health service organisations are required to be accredited under eight standards that...
A presentation on the results of the two major research projects on telehealth and virtual care. Virtual health uses digital technologies to deliver a broad range of health and community-based services to improve and support your health and wellbeing. Professor Suzanne Robinson and A/Prof Richard...
CHF's Rural and Remote Special Interest Group (the SIG), in collaboration with the National Rural Health Alliance, is holding an online roundtable discussion on Health Service Access on Wed 1 Dec, 10am - 3.15pm (AEDT). The aim of the roundtable is to record regional, rural and remote health...
The early gains made by the Asia-Pacific region controlling COVID-19 through face covering, isolation, test/track and the roll-out of vaccination programs were soon undermined by the COVID-19 Delta variant. The first wave of COVID-19 exposed massive fault lines in our health systems and show that...

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