Health Systems and Health Economics

Lead the way! Healthcare systems across the world aim to deliver quality, safe and effective care to the population. However, many systems face challenges of limited resources, changing healthcare needs and rapidly advancing technology.

Health administrators are experts in health policy management and have knowledge and skills in planning, policy, management and leadership. People in this field often undertake senior management, administrative and planning positions in hospitals and other health services areas.

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Collectively, our team has considerable and widely recognised expertise across health policy and economics. HSHE’s prime purpose is to develop capacity through research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities with the aim of improving health care system performance. Our educational programs focus on expanding knowledge of policy and management issues within the context of health care policy and provision. HSHE students come from across Australia and from around the world including experienced health service personnel from a variety of areas. We offer courses in health administration and health information management among others. Our research in health systems contributes to policy formulation, prioritisation and evaluation. We work at all geographical levels, from WA-based research to national decision-making through to international collaborations with leading researchers in their respective fields.

Health Systems and Health Economics research

Our research involves both methodological and applied research across health service delivery and health system reform, health economics, preference measurement, priority setting and data management, clinical trial and cardiovascular epidemiology and geospatial analysis.

We believe it to be essential to liaise closely with public and private health organisations (including: clinicians, policy makers and service users) to ensure that our research has the greatest capacity for bringing about real change in the health sector. We work at all geographical levels, from WA and national based research through to international collaborations with leading researchers in their respective fields.