27.3777, Support: Discourse Analysis; Health Communication / Australia

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Subject: 27.3777, Support: Discourse Analysis; Health Communication / Australia

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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:17:32
From: Mary Dahm [maria.dahm at mq.edu.au]
Subject: Discourse Analysis; Health Communication, PhD Student, Macquarie University, Australia

 Institution/Organization: Macquarie University 
Department: Australian Institute of Health Innovation 
Web Address: http://tinyurl.com/j9vfg4f 

Level: PhD 

Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Discourse Analysis 
Health Communication 


The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of
Health Innovation at Macquarie University was recently awarded a National
Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project grant which
aims to: a) improve the effectiveness and safety of test result management
through the establishment of clear processes of communication, responsibility
and accountability; b) harness health information technology to inform and
monitor test result management; and c) enhance the contribution of consumers
to the establishment of safe and effective test result management systems.

There is the opportunity for qualitative research projects in the areas of
discourse analysis, ethnography and health communication. 

About the project:

The failure to follow-up test results is an area of patient safety risk, which
can have major consequences for the quality of care, including missed
diagnoses and suboptimal patient outcomes. The objective of this study is to
establish effective, sustainable and safe test result management systems
utilising evidence-based practice, health information technology (IT),
consumer engagement and enhanced clinical governance processes.

The partnership incorporates key stakeholders involved in the safe delivery of
test results and effective clinical care. It will be undertaken by a team of
internationally-recognised researchers in areas ranging from health
informatics, pathology, emergency medicine and quality and safety. The
collaborating partners are the South Eastern Area Laboratory Services and the
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Research experts
from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Health Consumers NSW, The Royal College of
Pathologists of Australasia and the Australian Association of Clinical
Biochemists will provide input to the project.

The research will be undertaken across hospitals in the South Eastern Sydney
and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts in Australia. It will involve
the implementation of enhanced accountability and governance arrangements,
engagement with consumers and the utilisation of health information
technologies such as electronic reporting systems and patient portals. The
expected outcomes from the research will be: a) key translational evidence
about the performance of test result management systems using health IT; b)
evidence-based standards and enhanced clinical governance processes related to
the communication and governance of test result management; and c) enhanced
consumer engagement.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2016 

Web Address for Applications: http://tinyurl.com/j9vfg4f 

Contact Information: 
	Mary Dahm 
	maria.dahm at mq.edu.au  


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