IHACPA Public Consultation Australian Public Hospital Services 2025-26

The aim of the public consultation process is to seek feedback on the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority’s approach to classification and pricing model development, as well as improvements to data collection and safety and quality measures.
Feedback gathered will be used to inform the policy decisions in the Pricing Framework for Australian Public Hospital Services 2025–26, which underpins the national efficient price and national efficient cost determinations.

Sparked CSIRO Initiative

“Sparked” led by CSIRO’s Australian eHealth Research Centre, in partnership with the Department of Health and Aged Care (DOHAC), the Australian Digital health Agency (ADHA), and HL7 Australia (HL7AU). Read more here.

Government Productivity Commission Research into Digital Technology in Healthcare

This month the Australian Government Productivity released a research paper that considers the role digital technology can play in improving patient outcomes and enhancing productivity in healthcare. Drawing on case studies, the paper finds that better integrating digital technology into everyday practice could save more than $5 billion a year and ease pressure on our healthcare system through electronic health and medical records, telehealth, remote care, and artificial intelligence. The research paper identifies that governments can help unlock the savings from digital technology by realising the potential of health information, taking healthcare to the consumer, and harnessing the power of AI.