New Course in Health Informatics offered 15-19 July 2013 to students enrolled in the Health Care Management awards as well as to non-students.
This 5 day course can be taken as a free-standing ‘short course’ or, in combination with assessment activities, as a 4.5-unit topic (HACM9206) in the Flinders Master of Health Administration program. The course will be facilitated by Mark Brommeyer. Mark has a long career as a health professional and consultant and is actively involved in current developments in health informatics in Australia.
For further information refer to the
Health Informatics Flyer (PDF 1MB) provided here.
Limited places are available so early registration is recommended. Health Care Management students enrol online in the usual way. Others are required to complete the
Health Informatics Registration Form (PDF 199KB) . Closing date for applications Friday, 14 June 2013.
Microsoft Excel for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Thursday, 18 July 2013
A Flinders University Health Care Management Initiative.
Nursing and Allied Health Professionals looking to gain confidence in using Microsoft Excel will benefit by attending this highly practical program facilitated by Dr Mark Mackay. Mark has been using Microsoft Excel for many years to undertake a variety of work including finance,data analysis and data collection.
Please see the
Microsoft Excel Program Flyer (PDF 382KB) for further information.
Closing date for registrations Friday, 21 June 2013. You can download the
Microsoft Excel Registration Form (PDF 909KB) here.
Applications are now being accepted for the David Southern Merit Award Prize. For information sheet and application form please click here.
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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 our 2012 prize winners
SA Health Prize in Health Administration – Roy Sneddon
Graduate Diploma in Health Administration Prize – Marisa D’Annunzio
St Andrew's Hospital Prize in Health Administration – Suzanne Mann
Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Administration Prize – no recipient this year
Australasian College of Health Service Management, SA Branch, Health Management Prize – Roy Sneddon
Our sincere congratulations go to all prize-winners and also to all 2012 Health Management graduates. Well done.
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.
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.
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.