Care Matters - June 2017

By Mark Harrison - May 31, 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of our Care Matters newsletter, which looks at issues relating to the healthcare industry in Australia.

Budget 2017/18 – Good news for health

The 2017 budget has widely been assessed by commentators as apolitical and  non-controversial. It sought to respond to electoral concern for housing affordability, stoke the business sector through infrastructure spending and maintain government business as usual. Fortunately, the health and care sector faired better than most within this constrained environment. Read more

Budget re-enforces NDIS, but challenges remain

The healthcare industry is one of the major beneficiaries of the 2017-18 Budget with a key focus on NDIS.  This is good news for many especially in relation to bridging the funding gap, however, the challenges for health care providers extend beyond the financial, covering workforce and HR matters particularly as they pertain to quality patient outcomes and ongoing viability of their organisations. Read more

‘Targeting Zero’… Key steps to patient safety

What’s keeping you awake at night? Have you done everything in your power to improve quality of care and safety in your organisation? Do you know what goes on when your organisation responds to a significant adverse event? It takes more than just creating new policies and providing additional education to create an optimal and safe environment for patients. Read more

Governance challenges in an evolving sector

In our previous edition we discussed what impact a client integrated service model is having on the current business models and governance structures of health and aged care sector service providers.  In this article we focus on what those responsible for governance can do to prepare themselves and their organisations for rapid change. Read more

Operating in the dark?

It is preposterous to think of doctors operating in the dark, yet it isn’t uncommon for health organisations to do exactly that, operate and invest substantial capital with insufficient application of best practice and performance, market and customer insights. Business leaders can no longer afford experience and intuition-based decision making and expect sustainable and superior results. Instead, business decisions need to be substantiated and evidence-based. Read more

Budget and planning- tax implications

A number of our medical practitioner clients have raised questions in relation to the most recent budget release and how they are impacted by the changes.  We thought this edition of Care Matters would be a great opportunity to share with you tips on how best to prepare for tax planning including taking advantage of some recent budget changes. Read more


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