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.
Resource allocation models
Information and data management
Data analytics, reporting and assurance
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
Clinical practice guidelines
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.
Evaluation data collection
Evaluation data analysis
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.
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.
Digital maturity and clinician engagement assessment
Virtual care enablement
Strategy development: stakeholder engagement, current state analysis, local and international best practice, gap analysis, risk assessment and advice, strategy development, roadmap options, governance advice.
Benefits realisation: optimising the value of digital health deployments with baseline measures, recommending realisation foundations (governance, infrastructure and change management), benchmarking, reviewing and reporting on progress and outcome.
Digital maturity and clinician engagement assessment: supporting health services to measure and optimise the impacts of digital transformation using international tools such as KLAS and HiMSS (Digital Health Indicators, Analytics, Continuity of Care, Supply chain, Digital Imaging, Infrastructure, Outpatient EMR, EMR).
Virtual care enablement: establishing goal state, ecosystem maturity assessment, best practice review, developing a roadmap of people, processes and technologies recommendations underpinned by enabling policies.
Innovation: maximise value from reforms, policy changes and new models of care with a focus on aged care, primary care, mental health and hospital in the home, providing needs assessment, technologies market scan, patient and client centred designs; alignment to national and state digital health strategies.