As part of the Commonwealth Government’s Diagnostic Imaging Quality Program, the Department of Health and Ageing has funded CHF to inform and consult with healthcare consumers about current diagnostic imaging practice.
CHF received funding from the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to facilitate consumer input to the national eHealth record. The aim of this project was to support health consumers and other community members engagement in the implementation of personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHR), and to keep them informed about the progress of the program.
CHF began working with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in August 2012 to build and sustain effective community engagement with health practitioner regulation and the National Scheme.
Bupa Health Foundation (BHF) funded CHF to review current evidence about consumers’ knowledge of processes for informed consent and informed financial consent; consult with consumers across Australia about these issues, and identify areas for improvement.
In October 2011, CHF received funding from the Department of Health and Ageing to deliver a consumer forum on the exposure draft legislation for the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR) system.
On Monday 29 August 2011, prior to the Joint Medicines Policy Conference, Medicines Australia and the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) co-hosted a pre-conference consumer workshop, Medicines, Health Technologies and Reform.
During the 2010 election campaign, the Minister for Health and Ageing announced funding over three years for CHF to train and support a network of 120 consumer representatives to contribute to the governance structures of the National Health and Hospitals Network.
This project aimed to facilitate ongoing consumer input to the development and implementation of private health insurance government policy and to develop and disseminate improved consumer information in relation to private health insurance and the Prostheses List.
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