Responding to Changes in Funding and Payments
- Not just to think about new ideas for health system improvement and change, but more importantly how to implement those changes. Funding and payment models have the ability to stifle change or to stimulate system innovation.
- In any future funding and payment model we would need to separate the assessment from the provider to ensure appropriate governance and minimise opportunity to game the system.
- Regional and community led approaches are where we can best be innovative and stimulate
change. Stimulating regional innovation and change should be a key focus for policy change.
- Are there ways to intelligently use Primary Health Networks to support these changes?
- Decision makers are making incremental changes that are smart within the confines of the current system and operations, rather than radical changes to address system sustainability.
- Need to be more customer focused from now on. If not we will get limited outcomes.
- System innovation is hard in healthcare because of the complexities and multiple competing stakeholders. Funding and payment mechanisms have the ability to change the way system works with incentives. This requires political drive and will to change.
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