Implementation Review of the Pharmacy Trials Program – Department of Health
The Australian Government Department of Health engaged HMA to review the implementation of the Pharmacy Trial Program (PTP). Under the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA), $50 million was made available through the PTP to trial new and expanded community pharmacy programs which seek to improve the clinical outcomes for consumers and/or extend the role of pharmacists in the delivery of primary health care services.
The objectives of the implementation review were to:
Key tasks included:
The review is scheduled for completion in June 2019.
Preliminary Evaluation of the Community Nursing Program (including assessment of fee schedule) – Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) purchases a wide range of health services for entitled persons (eligible veterans and/or their spouse) through its Community Nursing Program (CNP). The program aims to keep entitled persons living independently in the community and reduce early admission to hospital.
In response to health policy changes and the introduction of new state and federally funded community programs, DVA engaged HMA to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the CNP. The preliminary evaluation included assessment of the needs of clients accessing the service, how well the needs are met, how the CNP contributes to desired client outcomes, and a desktop review of current fee structure compared to market value. Key tasks included:
This project was completed in February 2019.
Review of the National HPV Vaccination Program Register – Department of Health
HMA was engaged to review the National HPV Vaccination Program Register, specifically the establishment and expansion of the Register, the current provision of Register services and the anticipated future business needs. The project helped inform the Department’s approach to future procurement of HPV register services. Key tasks included:
The project was completed in November 2014.