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  1. 5 Apr 16 Health Bulletin - April 2016 Welcome to the first edition of the Health Bulletin for 2016. It’s already been an incredibly busy start to the year and we’re sure this tempo will continue. This month’s bulletin will cover topics like issues surrounding the possible...
  2. 17 Dec 15 Health Bulletin - December 2015 This month, we look at the health, aged care and disability reforms, the changes to the Government's eHealth strategy, and the review of the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld).
  3. 11 Dec 15 Opt-out trials for online 'My Health Records' Trials of opt-out arrangements for the newly named ‘My Health Record’ system will occur in the North Queensland and Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network Areas. If successful, rules will be passed to implement the opt-out system nationally.
  4. 10 Nov 15 Social Impact Investment - Where to next? Australia is seeing growing momentum in the development of a market for social impact investment. In particular, there have been calls for the establishment of a new financial institution to be a catalyst for such a market.
  5. 30 Oct 15 Health Bulletin - October 2015 Welcome to the October edition of the Health Bulletin. This month we provide some observations on procuring health services and recent announcements in the Queensland health system.
  6. 23 Sep 15 Health Bulletin - September 2015 Welcome to our new and improved Health Bulletin. We have redesigned the format to make it more user friendly and to provider a broader range of articles reflecting the wide-ranging interest of our health and aged care clients.
  7. 28 Jul 15 Top 10 tips for IT procurement IT procurement does not always get the management and legal attention it deserves. Unlike other transactions, such as buying property or selling a business, IT procurement is often seen as an informal process despite the spend often being significant. Here are our top 10 tips for IT procurement, to help make sure you get it right.
  8. 26 Jun 15 Getting Payment by Outcome contracting right In this our fourth health bulletin, we explore the increasing use of Payment by Outcome (PbO) contracting to deliver health services with increasingly constrained funding.
  9. 5 May 15 Primary Health Networks - NSW's 2015 State Election Health Policies In this our third bulletin, we profile the successful Primary Health Network (PHN) applicants and review the key campaign policies from the recent New South Wales state election.
  10. 25 Mar 15 Primary Health Networks - Life After Medicare Locals Federal health policy is changing with 30 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) replacing Medicare Locals from July 1. In this bulletin, we profile the changes in Federal Health policy for primary health care services and explain the impacts and opportunities in transitioning to PHNs.
  11. 3 Mar 15 Queensland's Health Sector: The Impact of Change in the Queensland State Government In this, our first health bulletin, we look at the effect of Australia’s volatile political climate on the implementation of state and federal health policies. It focuses on changes which are expected to occur in Queensland with the recent change of State Government.
  12. 25 Jun 14 Social Human Services Blueprint: Priority areas and potential impact The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services recently published its Social and Human Services Investment Blueprint for 2014-19, setting out a range of measures to reform the funding and delivery of community services in Queensland.
  13. 25 Jun 14 Better health for the bush Earlier this month, the Department of Health released its framework for rural and remote health services, the latest in a series of major announcements on the delivery of health services in Queensland, and closely linked to the broader policy documents: Better Health for the Bush.
  14. 16 May 14 Medibank sale firmly on the horizon Medibank is soon to hit the market by way of an initial public offering. Having played key roles in the sale of overseas health insurance providers, our McCullough Robertson experts are closely watching the progress of this deal.