High Blood Cholesterol within NSW PHN Regions.

High Blood Cholesterol can be effected by a variety of lifestyle choices including diet, activity level, smoking and weight, all of which can increase the risk of heart disease. It is therefore important for PHNs to focus on intervention strategies given the potential benefit of behaviour modifying education. According to the ABS, Australian Health Survey, […]

E-government and its challenges

The 2016 E-Government Survey issued by the United Nations poses some surprises and challenges. Australia received a weighted E-Government Development Index (EGDI) score of 0.9143 for 2016, made up of three components: Online Service Index (OSI), Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII), and Human Capital Index. In the throes of Rio Olympic fever, one could smugly sit […]

Are you a risk ‘Explorer’ or a risk ‘Farmer’?

Many of our clients are interested in what technology can offer them in terms of increased capacity, capability and market share. In the risk management arena technology has always been a key aspect of defining or recreating ones place in the market, but the risks are significant and often increase organisational risk in managing the […]

Mapping Diabetes Within NSW PHN Regions

The Australian Health Policy Collaboration has just published the Australian Health Tracker Report 2016.*  This first national health report card is a welcome addition to the debate on health service needs. As an example, the report puts the national average for Diabetes at 4.7% for the 25-65 age group and rising. To plot this against […]

Making Innovation Happen

Some recent readings on innovation have set me thinking about the challenges we face to drive innovation, both within our company and with our clients. In launching a recent report, the OECD highlighted the need for a coordinated approach to technological change and innovation. While the OECD is focussed more on government-level policies, the theme […]

Outsourcing Your Risk?

We were with a client last week where we looked at their organisational risk across their business and were struck by the variance of their executives understanding and attitude of ‘outsourcing risk’. The GRC Institute recently published an interesting article we’d like to share. In light of both new legislation and the interpretation of that legislation […]

Digging Deeper: Big Data and Healthcare Planning

We have the numbers… now we can use them. It is the question of the decade: how do we not just collect but effectively use data to plan for the future of health. Increasing concerns surrounding rising healthcare costs, population densities, chronic diseases and aging populations only add fuel to this discussion. Data collection itself […]