Implementation activities are not often costed and there aren’t many approaches to cost implementation. This can lead to inefficient use of scarce healthcare resources. My PhD aims to address this need by developing an implementation costing tool to help with estimating the true cost of implementing digital health solutions in hospitals.
A Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) is a method used to elicit individual preferences for different aspects of services, programs, or products. Learn how DCEs are being used in Health Services Research to understand how choices are made and predict future choice responses.
My research looks at ways in which digital health systems can assist in the reduction of non-attendance at scheduled outpatient healthcare appointments. The project aims to provide insights into the impact of non-attendance, and consumer preferences and cost-effectiveness for interventions that may be used to reduce non-attendance.
My research investigates how we can take advantage of implementation science approaches to adopt computerised Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) within hospital settings. The aim of my project is to increase awareness around what changes may be needed to improve the process.
My project is all about developing and evaluating prediction models for hospital falls. To do this, we have partnered with Metro South Health and will be using the data within integrated electronic medical records (ieMR) for patients admitted across any of their hospitals.
Since its founding ten years ago AusHSI has embodied QUT’s Real World principles, notably the value of partnership to effect change in Australian health services. AusHSI’s research has partnered on numerous projects with practical benefits for clinicians, hospitals, aged care, and health consumers.
By Victoria McCreanor, AusHSI and Capital Markets CRC PhD Candidate, and AusHSI Research Associate. "This summer I was fortunate enough to be selected to undertake a six-week summer research project with the Deeble Institute."
On 23rd August 2017 AusHSI is launching the white paper Taking Healthcare Home: Overview of findings and recommendations. The paper outlines the key success factors that determine and impede the quality use of healthcare in the home services.