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Ovarian Cancer Australia Online Survey Support and Analysis

In 2015 Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) conducted a survey to better understand the experiences of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The survey was designed to provide a picture of consumer’s experience leading up to and including diagnosis and explored consumer thoughts and experiences in relation to family history and genetic testing. The 2015 survey yielded […]

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Development of a Five-year Strategic Plan – Mallee Track Health & Community Service

Mallee Track Health and Community Service (MTHCS) engaged HMA to develop a five-year strategic plan (2018-2022). MTHCS is a multipurpose rural health service providing acute medical and urgent care, allied health services, community and district nursing, aged care and early childhood education to six communities in the Mallee region of Victoria. Key activities involved were: […]

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Review of Funding of Services to Support the Diagnosis and Screening of Blood-borne Viruses

The Department of Health (the Department) engaged HMA to conduct an independent review of Commonwealth funded services to support the screening and diagnosis of blood borne viruses. The Department funded services within the scope of the review are (1) Quality Assurance (QA) program for HCV and HIV tests utilising in-vitro devices (IVDs); (2) Quality Control […]

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Webinar Pilot Program for Mental Health Providers – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) identified webinars as a mechanism to further increase the knowledge and skills of mental health providers treating veterans and ex-service personnel. The webinars reflect the specific mental health needs of veterans and their dependants while also promoting greater engagement of practitioners in the use of mental health evidence-based treatments. […]

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Cost-effectiveness review into ongoing pharmacy workforce programs

The Commonwealth Department of Health engaged HMA to undertake a cost-effectiveness review of 12 rural pharmacy workforce programs. The Australian Government funded a number of rural workforce initiatives under the Third, Fourth and Fifth Community Pharmacy Agreements administered by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The 12 programs seek to address the unequal distribution of pharmacy […]

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Stocktake and Environmental Scan of Interprofessional Learning in Simulated Learning Environments – Department of Health

The Commonwealth Department of Health engaged HMA to undertake an environmental scan and stocktake of interprofessional learning in simulated learning environments activity. The project focused on pre-vocational clinical training within Australian tertiary education institutions including placement activities in hospital environments, rural clinical schools and university departments of rural health. Key tasks included: literature scan and […]

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Implementation of National Accreditation Standards for Trauma Recovery Programs, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

A new set of trauma recovery programs (PTSD) accreditation Standards were introduced by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in 2015. The contracted hospital providers were required to meet the new set of accreditation Standards by June 2017. DVA engaged HMA to assist with the implementation of the new accreditation Standards. HMA worked with providers […]

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Pre-registration Nursing Mental Health Framework

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses ACMHN engaged HMA to design a national framework to inform mental health education in pre-registration nursing programs. The objective of the framework is to ensure that all students graduating from Australian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery have the training to appropriately manage patients with mental health conditions in […]

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Development of Models of Care and Health Planning Units for Canberra Hospital Campus – ACT Health

ACT Health engaged HMA–Capital Insight consortium to develop models of care (MoC) and Health Planning Unit (HPU) briefing documents to support the preliminary design phase of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, and Surgical Procedures and Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre expansion projects. The project was conducted in five stages. Key tasks for each […]

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Co-design workshop: defining models of care for primary mental health programs in the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN

The CQWBSC PHN engaged HMA to facilitate a one-day service design workshop. In preparation for the workshop HMA surveyed PHNs nationwide to obtain information on models of care they used to support people with severe and complex mental illness in primary care settings. This information was summarised in a discussion paper that was provided to […]

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Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Regional Council Co-design Workshop – CQWBSC PHN

HMA was appointed by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN to facilitate a two-day strategic planning workshop of its Mental Health and Other Drugs regional council. The regional council comprised representatives from three regional health and hospital services, non-profit organisations and the PHN. The workshop identified strategic directions and issues associated with implementation […]

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Supply and Demand Model – Service Plan – Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service

Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service sought to examine alternative acute, sub-acute and mental health service configurations across its three facilities in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Maryborough. HMA was asked to develop a spreadsheet-based model to facilitate scenario modelling that allowed for changes in self sufficiency and relative utilisation by specialty-related group, also allowing for […]

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Review of Primary Health Programs – West Wimmera Health Service

HMA was appointed by Larter Consulting to support the development of invigorated primary health programs at West Wimmera Health Service. HMA undertook a review of the program budgets for existing services and developed budgets for revised services.

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NDIS Grant Application – Latrobe Community Health Service

HMA worked with Larter Consulting to develop submissions by Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS) to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to undertake Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) coordination roles. Within a six-week period, Larter Consulting and HMA prepared 12 LAC submissions and ten ECEI submissions for regional coordination roles […]

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Bowel Cancer Prevention Project – South West Healthcare

South West Healthcare engaged HMA to support the evaluation of its Bowel Cancer prevention project, which has been funded over two years to increase early detection and awareness of bowel cancer in the local government areas of Warrnambool, Corangamite and Moyne. The methodology involved HMA working collaboratively with South West Healthcare in the: development of […]

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