Adj A/Prof Terri Jackson Runner Up at HSRAANZ Awards

Adjunct Associate Professor Terri Jackson, Honorary Principal Fellow with the Centre for Health Policy, was recently a runner up for the Health Service Research Association of Australia and New Zealand’s (HSRAANZ) Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award.

This award was developed to celebrate health services research that has a significant impact on health and health care. It is intended to identify and promote examples of outstanding research that has been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice.

Adj A/Prof Jackson was a runner up for her project on “Using information on hospital acquired diagnoses to improve hospital care". This was a program of applied health services research in collaboration with National and State agencies to understand how routine data can be used in clinical quality improvement, oversight and funding. This work has informed Australian policy development, including:

  • Development of data algorithms to group hospital-acquired diagnoses for use in quality improvement (CHADx and CHADx+), and to identify coding errors in condition onset flagging,
  • National agreements to use pricing signals to motivate quality improvement, and to collect additional data elements in the hospital minimum dataset to identify condition-onset for hospital acquired diagnoses,
  • Demonstrations of alternative ways of using activity-based pricing mechanisms to improve quality and safety of hospital care,
  • Estimates of State-specific and national incremental costs of harmful hospital-acquired diagnoses.

Congratulations to Terri from the Centre for Health Policy!

Find out more about the HSRAANZ Awards on their website.