Congratulations to Dr Sandeep Reddy, one of our PhD students, for being awarded Fellowship of the Australasian College of Health Service Management at the recent ACHSM National Congress in Canberra. He has successfully juggled full-time work, PhD studies, family life and the study involved in the ACHSM Fellowship program. We are delighted with his achievement. You can read more about Dr Reddy and his award in the ACHSM newsletter
Dr Mark Mackay joins the Health Care Management Team
We are delighted to welcome Senior Lecturer Dr Mark Mackay, BSc (Hons) BEc BComm PhD to our Department. Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the design and implementation of practically guided research and analysis, with a strong emphasis on health services research, drawing on his studies in science, economics, commerce and psychology.
He is an accomplished multi-disciplinary researcher, strategic thinker and project manager with experience working across a range of industries, including health, economic development, parliament, treasury, education and new technologies. Mark has experience in teaching in a range of settings, and is looking forward to working with the talented and committed professionals and managers who are our students.
Mark is a founding member of the Nosokinetics Collaboration, which is an international group of researchers and clinicians interested in improving the provision of health (and social) care services through the use of modelling. Mark says he is passionate about helping people to deliver effective health services through making use of their available data and evidence, or helping them to collect what is needed for the job at hand.
Dr Arthur van Deth, Director of Health Care Management International Programs, was recently awarded the International Education Excellence Award for Best Practice/Innovation for his involvement in the Flinders University Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) taught in China.
Congratulations Arthur on your well-deserved award. You can read more about this International Award and of Dr van Deth's work on the Flinders Blog Site (click here).
Congratulations to Arthur on his more recent successful appointment as Adjunct Professor in Health Care Management. He truly deserves this recognition for his exceptional work internationally and locally. He is highly respected both within the senior echelons of the University, by our off-shore partners and within Australia.
Articles of Interest
An article on change,
"Anne-Marie changes daily" (PDF 424KB) , appears in the In-Business SA Magazine, Issue 65, June/July 2012, page 58. This was written by Master of Health Administration graduate, Anne-Marie Gillard, winner of the 2010 ACHSM and SA Health student prizes.
Current Health Care Management student Sarah Brown is the manager of The Western Desert Dialysis Project, which has been nominated for a Human Rights award. Listen to the interview by Norman Swan on the ABC Radio National’s The Health Report at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/healthreport/stories/2011/3375218.htm This project brings dialysis services to remote communities, which enables patients to stay with their families.
Professor Judith Dwyer hones in on an outbreak of ignorance in her latest article, "Wilful Ignorance: method of choice for implementation failure" in The Health Advocate, October 2011 Newsletter, Issue 11, page 34. Click on the link and flip to page 34.
Another article of interest "Is Casemix a neoliberal plot?" by Professor Judith Dwyer has been published in The Health Advocate, August 2011 Newsletter, Issue 10, page 21. Click on the link to access the article and scroll to page 21.
Professor Dwyer's article on '
Do we have the right to die? (PDF 263KB) ' in The Health Advocate, April 2011 Newsletter, p 20.
Professor Judith Dwyer discusses '
Recognition of Indigenous Australia (PDF 279KB) ' in The Health Advocate, December 2010 Newsletter.
Associate Professsor Peter Satterthwaite and Carol J Atkinson, 2010, "
Using 'reverse triage' to create hospital surge capacity: Royal Darwin Hospital's response to the Ashmore reef disaster (PDF 173KB) ", Emerg Med J published online October 28, 2010.
Professor Judith Dwyer was interviewed by the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand recently. See 'Corporate Member Interview - Health Care Management at Flinders University' in the September 2010 Newsletter.
Professor Judith Dwyer gives some pointers on authority in the new system, '
Implementing Good Ideas (PDF 258KB) ' in The Health Advocate, August 2010.
Flinders Courses make China's Top Ten "Two Flinders University postgraduate courses taught in China have been chosen by the Chinese Ministry of Education as quality benchmarks in reviewing the hundreds of overseas-based courses offered in China". Click on the link to read more.
The Intergenerational Report: Judith Dwyer asks can baby boomers change the health and aged care future? (PDF 264KB) , The Health Advocate, April 2010, p33.
Professor Judith Dwyer recently contributed to the article Hospital Reform: Good in Parts which appeared in the ABC's The Drum Unleashed, on 5 March 2010.
Prescription for Managing Hospitals, The Australian, 23 September 2009, Higher Education Section, p.31.
Other publications of interest:
Student research publication
Prowse, L. and Coombs T. (2009). The use of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) to inform discharge and transfer decisions in community mental health services. Australian Health Review, February. Vol 33:1, pp13-18. Click on the title to read the abstract of a paper on community mental health care by Ms Liz Prowse, based on her work in the Master of Health Administration.
Experts Call for Health Reform
Options for reform of Commonwealth and State governance responsibilities for the Australian health system (PDF 315KB) Professor Dwyer and her colleague Professor Kathy Eagar prepared an options paper on governance reform for the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission, August 2008.
The case for evidence-based policy:
Dwyer J (2008) Unwanted Pregnancy, Mental Health and Abortion:Untangling the Evidence , Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, 2008, 5:2.