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HEALTH REFORM AND ORGANIZATION GOVERNANCE
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Executive summary
This report looks into the Australian healthcare reform journey with a focus on digital
healthcare strategy. The increasing demand of healthcare services and desire by the Government
to increase the quality of healthcare services, protect the safety and safety of patients and become
a world leader in healthcare technological innovations has necessitated this move. The report
also explores the objectives of the digital healthcare strategy which includes the reduction of
health care costs and improving the quality of healthcare services. The report also explains the
various strategies employed by the government to facilitate the successful implementation of the
reform.These strategies include liaising with various industrial players and encouraging
innovativeness through empowerment. The report concludes with a discussion of the available
opportunities for further policy reform including collaboration with institutions of higher
learning, collaboration with other industries and increasing public awareness
Contents
Executive summary..........................................................................................................2
Introduction....................................................................................................................4
Objectives......................................................................................................................5
Implementation of the Digital healthcare reform.......................................................................5
Opportunities for Further reform development.........................................................................8
Conclusion.....................................................................................................................9
References...................................................................................................................10
Introduction
The Australian government has in the recent past carried out major reforms in its health
sector both as a way of increasing affordability and efficiency of health care. Secondly,
healthcare reform is also important in improving the quality, reducing costs and accessibility of
Health Care among the Australian population. Practices within the healthcare sector are also a
major contributor to healthcare reforms(Willis, Reynolds & Keleher, 2016). By investing
substantial amounts of money in health reforms, the Australian Government intends to facilitate
the provision of affordable health care to all its citizens and also ensures that it can also meet
future demands. Out of these efforts by the Australian government, the Australian Digital Health
Agency was born. The Agency was mandated to improve health outcomes for the Australian
population through flawless, secure and safe digital services (Agnola, 2018). The focus of this
report will be on the digital healthcare reform in Australia.
Objectives
The Government of Australia is solely committed to ensuring that its healthcare meets
international standards. The digitalization of health care services is part of this endeavor. The
Government believes that by adopting technology in its healthcare, it will improve the outcomes
for all its citizens regarding health care quality and efficiency(Mackey & Nayyar,2016).
By establishing an Australian Digital health Agency in 2016, the Government intended to
maintain its leadership in Digital healthcare. The agency was both responsible for the creation
and implementation of the digital strategy(Mackey & Nayyar,2016). Through the strategy, All
Australians are required to have a “my health record.” This move was aimed at improving
clinical outcomes. The following are the objectives of the reform
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