QUT Real World Research | Associate Professor Zephanie Tyack (Ep. 4)

Health scientist Zephanie Tyack works with health services and communities to improve the quality of patient care. She looks at problems from different angles to help redesign services to revolutionise healthcare.

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Addressing the rising burden of liver disease

On 8 May 2023, AusHSI and researchers from the LOCATE-NAFLD project hosted a forum on Addressing the rising burden of liver disease through collaboration and innovation. From raising awareness to improving access to screening services, the event brought together clinicians, researchers, nurses, students and advocates for better liver health to discuss key issues, and what’s next.

Implementing Better Healthcare

Assessing the value that healthcare services, technologies and treatments provide to patients informs how we use funding for healthcare. Professor Steven McPhail, Centre Director, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation, QUT Faculty of Health, highlights how health economics, implementation science, statistics and data science help implement better healthcare to benefit our communities.

The Future of Trauma Data

The Future of Trauma Data highlights the AusHSI Trauma and Injury Research Program‘s vision of the future opportunities for trauma management and prevention, and the importance of data to improving patient journeys and outcomes. Get a glimpse into the enormous potential for trauma systems in the era of digital health, both now and in the future.

Produced and directed by QUT Creative Industries Sorin Oancea and Joe Carter in collaboration with the AusHSI and Jamieson Trauma Institute data analytics team led by Professor Kirsten Vallmuur.

AusHSI’s Cardiac Health Services Program

Health Services are constantly under pressure. Innovation proceeds at a staggering rate, but always comes at a cost. If we are going to continue to see the improvements in outcomes that we’ve seen in recent decades, then we’re going to need to be smart about how we invest in existing and new services.

Led by AusHSI Clinical Director, Professor Will Parsonage, AusHSI’s Cardiac Health Services Group brings together clinical and health service researchers in local, national and international collaboration to address the burden of cardiovascular disease.

AusHSI Cardiac Month

Recent decades have seen substantial improvements for people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but they still account for a quarter of all deaths and cost the Australian economy upwards of $5B every year. Continuing to deliver those improvements that we have seen in recent years with scarce health resources is a constant challenge. That’s why health services research is so important.

August 2022 was Cardiac Month at AusHSI, highlighting the current, past and future work of our Cardiac Health Services group, who are focused on developing new knowledge to drive implementation of high value cardiovascular health services.

Celebrating Ten Years of AusHSI

Partnering to improve health services delivery

Over the last decade, AusHSI has been at the forefront of the fast-growing field of health services research and has had significant impact on improving the way all Australian health services deliver care, partnering to deliver over 150 innovative research projects. Hear from valued health services partners, as well as current and former AusHSI leaders, about how far AusHSI has come and what the future holds.

Adjunct Professor Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, AHHA

Title: Bringing Canberra On Your Research Journey: How To Engage Politicians And Senior Bureaucrats With Your Research

In this seminar, Adjunct Professor Alison Verhoeven takes us inside the Canberra bubble. As an expert in health advocacy, Alison provides valuable insights on the workings of government and shares advice on how health service researchers can best engage with the right people at the right time for maximum impact.

Associate Professor Emily Callander, Monash University

Title: Equity and allocation of resources in maternity and early child healthcare what administrative data can tell us

In this seminar, Associate Professor Emily Callander demonstrates the value of combining administrative datasets for understanding complex patterns in health service use over time. A health economist and NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Emily shares initial findings on her research into the costs of accessing maternal care services in Australia.

Dr John Wakefield, PSM, Director-General, Queensland Health

Title: Implementation science provides the foundation for successful translation of evidence into practice.

In this video, Dr John Wakefield offers his unique perspective as a clinician driving reform across the health system. John describes his role in fostering an environment that brings together clinicians and researchers to solve today’s challenges affecting sustainable healthcare delivery.

Adjunct Professor Alison Mudge, Physician, Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Health and Medical Research Fellow, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Title: People and health systems are complicated.

In this video, Adjunct Prof. Alison Mudge shares her insights on the value of structured implementation processes when navigating change in complex systems and the importance of engaging consumers with health services research from the outset.

Dr Ian Graham, Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa

Title: Implementation science is the science of knowledge translation.

In this video, Dr Ian Graham highlights the importance of bringing together diverse perspectives to bridge the gap between health services research and the needs of knowledge end-users.

Dr Rasha Al-Lamee MBBS MA PhD MRCP, Interventional Cardiology Consultant, Imperial College London

Title: Breaking bad news: Lessons learnt from ORBITA

Dr Al-Lamee visited QUT for two weeks in mid-August 2019. On Wednesday 24th August she delivered a lecture on the lessons from the findings of the ORBITA trial. Dr Al-Lamee’s visit was supported by the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation Visiting Researcher Scheme.