National Primary Health Care Conference 2013
21 November 2013 Mobile X-ray
People living in aged care facilities on the Central Coast of NSW are benefitting from a new X-ray service that’s reducing their need to visit the emergency department.
In this coastal region, instead of organising an ambulance to take a person to the local hospital for an X-ray, a mobile service makes its way to the patient.
18 November 2013 HealthOne: making a difference to quality of life
For many patients who have complex care needs overcoming barriers to accessing services and in addition, using those services appropriately, is often another layer of complexity to manage.
To tackle this mix of personal and systematic health service delivery, Northern Sydney Medicare Local (NSML) and the Northern Sydney Local Health District combined their strategic thinking to introduce HealthOne.
18 November 2013 Chronic disease pathway project
When it comes to finding a solution to address chronic disease management, it should be all about the patient. That’s why Dr Alison Koschel argues that it should be a person-centred approach, without any of the barriers or constraints that currently exist.
“It should be based on individual needs, not eligibility needs,” explained Alison , Population Health Planning Manager at Hume Medicare Local who spoke to delegates at this year’s National Primary Health Care Conference.
15 November 2013 Health and social care: you can't have one without the other
The Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS), noted to the 1000+ delegates that he always likes to remind people of the importance of getting together because it provides for a great opportunity think about health care.
The Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS), noted to the 1000+ delegates that he always likes to remind people of the importance of getting together because it provides for a great opportunity think about health care. “Thinking is so important,” Mike said.
15 November 2013 Tackling Autism and developmental disorders
Parenting is hard at the best times and the best times are the rewards. However, for many parents parenting a child with Autism plays havoc with the emotions, energy and strength required of families to deal with a highly complex condition which is on a spectrum for intensity as it’s not a condition that comes with absolute certainty.
A reality check hit the Lower Murray Medicare Local when its needs assessment in 2012/13 highlighted a startling truth: that over 5,000 children with autism and development disorders live in this catchment. In addition, there were virtually no services available.
15 November 2013 Working a population health plan
Medicare Locals talk a lot about population health plans and that’s because it’s a key priority for these primary health care organisations.
Why do a population health plan? Without one, how does a Medicare Local know what services are needed and what services need adjusting to tailor them for local populations. To put it simply, a population health plan take stock of the situation now and enables a Medicare Local to create a visionary health system at the frontline for the future.
15 November 2013 Addressing isolation and attrition via a webportal
How do you bring together the professional skills of colleagues and at the same time make them feel like they’re in the same room despite being spread out geographically state-wide?
The solution, a web portal that provides a mentoring program and this one is through the Tasmania Medicare Local (TML) and focuses on the nursing sector.
15 November 2013 An IT solution to managing chronically ill patients.
Any individual suffering chronic disease will understand that relying on our health system for treatment can be extremely complex. Add technology to the mix and you face even more challenges.
So what's the solution? According to Professor Michael Georgeff, CEO at Precedence Health Care and Prof at the Faculty of Medicine. Nursing and Health Services, Monash University, it’s a system that interacts between consumers, care providers and health professionals.