Webinar - Improving health system performance through economic planning and post-implementation evaluation of health services

Tuesday, 30 March 2021
2pm - 3pm (AEDT)

How do we create health systems and services that are built to last? In this webinar, our two expert speakers will discuss the importance of embedding evaluation within health systems to inform decisions to improve, to expand or to contract existing services.

Using local health system data, published evidence and stakeholder engagement, cost effectiveness modelling can be used to explore and inform options for improvement, expansion and contraction of health services prior to implementing changes. Professor Jon Karnon will discuss the “Embedded Economist” program, which links economists with health care managers and clinicians to evaluate local health services.

With no shortage of new models of care and the introduction of quality improvement incentives, it is crucial that we know which programs should be kept and which should be discarded. In a constantly evolving healthcare landscape, formative and ongoing embedded evaluations provide a robust way to assess which programs should be broadly implemented, maintained, or ultimately abandoned. Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski will focus on “Embedded Evaluation” and the value of evaluation to support health program sustainability.

This conversation will be moderated by Professor Henry Cutler, Inaugural director of the Centre for the Health Economy (MUCHE) at Macquarie University. 

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