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92297 Health Systems and Change

6cp; 4 x 8hrs (workshops)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


Health systems worldwide are facing increasing pressure to improve their efficiency and effectiveness while delivering safe, high quality and patient-centred care. Most countries accept that existing models of health care delivery are not sustainable for future decades, resulting in modern health services engaging in large system changes. This subject assists students to develop knowledge and skills in understanding and adapting health systems to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. The subject initially examines a range of change theories that can be applied to the healthcare environment as well as relevant leadership theories within the context of change. Finally, the subject focuses on national health reform and a range of service improvement approaches and tools such as lean thinking, clinical process mapping and patient flow analysis. A number of recent initiatives are presented that explain how to implement change at national, corporate, statewide and health care organisation levels.

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