Our Services

Evidenced-based methodologies with practical implementation based on extensive sector knowledge

HealthConsult offers a range of services that are tailored to the needs of the health sector. Our areas of expertise include program evaluation and review, strategic planning, service model development, program monitoring, health economics, benchmarking, and policy analysis.

Stakeholder engagement is an essential component of our work. Governing principles include a culture of collegiality, openness and flexibility. We also pride ourselves on the depth and quality of our qualitative and quantitative analysis, and the readability and clarity of our reports.

Financial analysis


Activity-based costing


Resource allocation models


Information and data management


Data analytics, reporting and assurance


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Financial analysis: costs or prices benchmarking; financial modelling; complex business case development; project evaluation; and benefits realisation.

Activity based costing: one-off costing studies (bottom up/top down); determination of standard and/or reasonable costs; cost data analysis and interpretation; costing methods and results assurance.

Resource allocation models: activity-based funding; outcome-based funding; population-based funding; pay for performance models; fees schedule development and review.

Information and data management: dataset development; data collection infrastructure development; survey design and conduct; performance indicators definition and measurement.

Data analytics, reporting and assurance: data analytics; executive reports; dashboards; performance monitoring reports; data quality and collection process assurance and audit.

MSAC evaluation/health technology assessment


Post market review/health outcomes research


Evidence-based review


Economic evaluation


Clinical practice guidelines


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MSAC evaluation/health technology assessment: PICO confirmations (including clinical algorithms); Contracted Assessments (including clinical evaluation (safety, effectiveness, diagnostic accuracy); economic evaluation; utilisation and financial impact analysis; data analysis); Critiques of PICO confirmations and Contracted Assessments

Post market review/health outcomes research: research/review protocols; systematic literature review; utilisation analysis; economic analysis; technical reports; primary data design and collection; stakeholder forum facilitation

Evidence-based review: systematic literature review; critical appraisal; meta-analysis; evidence check; horizon scan, feasibility studies.

Economic evaluation: cost-minimisation; cost-benefit; cost-effectiveness; cost-utility

Clinical practice guidelines: development of research questions; evidence consolidation; development of evidence statements; guideline concordance analysis; stakeholder engagement.

Program design


Program evaluation


Evaluation data collection


Evaluation data analysis


Program review


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Program design: goal setting; defining outputs and outcomes; logic models; performance monitoring frameworks; baseline data collection.

Program evaluation: experimental, quasi-experimental, realist, most significant change; evaluation framework design; process, outcome and economic evaluation; formative and summative evaluation.

Evaluation data collection: survey design; primary outcomes collection using valid/reliable surveys; stakeholder interviews; focus groups; secondary data requests; observation; stakeholder submissions.

Evaluation data analysis: inferential statistics; descriptive statistics; longitudinal modelling; thematic analysis of qualitative data.

Program review: policy analysis; program review; performance against KPIs and contract; program re-design.

Program design


Program evaluation


Evaluation data collection


Evaluation data analysis


Program review


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Policy development: rapid evidence review; environmental analysis; policy options development; stakeholder engagement; implementation modelling.

Services planning: population-based planning; needs assessments; service model options development; competitive positioning; market analysis; business cases.

Workforce planning: demand analysis; supply modelling; remuneration benchmarks.

Stakeholder engagement: stakeholder analysis; health professional and/or consumer consultations including method design, thematic analysis, and strategic communications.

Organisational development: organisation review; organisational realignment or change; strategy development and planning; business planning.

Assurance


Cyber security


Design


Assessment


 

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Assurance: governance advice; risk assessment and advice; expert participation on steering committees/advisory boards; internal audit services.

Cyber security: strategy development and review; risk assessment and advice; assurance including benchmarking against NIST, ISO and VPDSS better practice standards; technical security testing.

Design: technology trial design and execution; innovative solutions and partnerships including working with start-up health tech community; agile project and program approaches; patient and client centred designs; alignment to national and state digital health strategies.

Assessment: benefit analysis/realisation; program/project outcomes review; impact analysis; project re-design; digital health maturity; technologies market scan, evaluation and selection.

HealthConsult now has Certified Consultant status with HIMSS Analytics, which provides global better practice support for our work with health services to get the most out of their technology investments. In addition, we have partnered with Connexion Systems to use their global market leading Amplify workflow tool to capture, evaluate and report on current and forecast value of benefits delivered for digital health investments.