Health Institute’s standing receives further boost
Health services research featured in new film series.
The significance of a major research institute at UOW has been accorded further public acknowledgment having been selected as the featured research organisation in a new health film series.
The Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), based at UOW's Innovation Campus, is featured in a series of video productions developed by the Australasian College of Health Service Management through ASN Media.
AHSRI Director and Senior Professor Kathy Eagar said the short film focuses on the broader ‘systems and services’ component of health management in Australia.
She said the story of the Institute’s research and outcomes is told through two case studies (aged care and access to emergency care) that explain how its research is being applied in the real world.
“There is a focus on lessons for heath service managers who are aiming to influence system change,” Professor Eagar said.
The film series is aimed at those involved in the health sector, academics in the field of health service research and development and the community more broadly.
Professor Eagar said AHSRI was a leader in health services research which had demonstrated its powerful influence on health policy.
“AHSRI’s flagship work supporting system-level change that leads to better patient outcomes is showcased,” she said.
AHSRI was established at UOW in 2011 bringing together several research centres and is part of the Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. The five main research centres are: Centre for Health Service Development, Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration, Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre, Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration, and the Centre for Health Research Illawarra Shoalhaven Population.
AHSRI aims to improve the management and provision of health and community services in Australia by achieving greater equity in resource distribution, fairer access to services, better continuity within and across the health and community care sectors, and the use of evidence to assist management decision-making.
In addition to producing robust academic output, the Institute provides practical and expert advice to a variety of government and non-government agencies and interest groups. It also offers an active education program.