Implementing marra ngarrgoo, marra goorri: The Victorian Aboriginal Health, Medical and Wellbeing Research Accord

  The Accord has been launched to give voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community within research and help research organisations ensure alignment of research impacting Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with the principles of self-determination. Led by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health, marra ngarrgoo, marra goorri: The Victorian Aboriginal Health, …

From the Director: Moving on

After having had the privilege of leading Monash Partners as Executive Director for eight years, I have made the personal decision to move on to other opportunities. A formal announcement on the departure date and newly appointed Executive Director will be made by the Chair in the coming weeks. In the interim, I am taking this opportunity to reflect that …

Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement – a snapshot

Health data plays a pivotal role in delivering effective healthcare, advancing medical research, and improving health outcomes. Monash Partners Senior Fellow, Ms Alison Johnson, profiles the Monash Partners Data Platform. The vision of the Monash Partners Data-Driven Healthcare and Informatics Platform is to ‘improve health outcomes across our community, through data-driven innovation and care’. It aims to explore and develop …

From the Director: Building national infrastructure to support the sharing and reuse of health research data

Monash Partners’ data platform sits across our partnership supporting systems, strategies and processes to optimise the use of health data for healthcare improvement and research. Activities include data sharing agreements and principles, agreed and now being implemented across the Partners as well as work on optimising consistent data related ethics and governance and our ongoing event series including an upcoming data privacy and access …

From the Director: Strengthening Australia’s health and medical research system

The Australian Government recently undertook a national consultation seeking views on improving the alignment and coordination between the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA), managed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), to provide the greatest benefit for publicly-funded health and medical research. The consultation paper noted how with closer coordination of MRFF and MREA …

From the Director: Advancing child health and women in healthcare leadership

It has been estimated that ~60% of care is in line with evidence-based guidelines, ~30% is wasteful or of low value to the patient, and up to 10% may be harmful. Unnecessary or ineffective care costs money and time, that would be better spent on effective treatment. Factors that contribute to unnecessary care include duplication of tests due to poorly …

From the Director: Advancing clinical trial engagement, involvement and participation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds are significantly under-represented in Australian clinical trials. Language and translation difficulties, cultural beliefs about health, medicine and research, and a lack of existing relationships between health and medical researchers and CALD communities, are just some of the barriers. The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) has released a set of recommendations aimed at advancing clinical trial …

New Clinician Fellow program to support clinical academic careers

In response to a lack of clinical academic pathways across all health disciplines in Australia, Monash Partners has launched a program to support promising clinical academics embedded in healthcare, and train the next generation of clinician researchers. The Monash Partners Strategic Translation and Research (MP STAR) Clinician Fellow Program responds to an identified need to strengthen and build the multi-disciplinary …

From the Director: Monash Partners reaccredited by the NHMRC

Monash Partners has been reaccredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as a Research Translation Centre for a further five years. Reaccreditation recognises our leadership and collaboration in research and translation, applying evidence-based approaches, delivering on our strategic plan, and learning and maturing together for over 10 years. Moving forward, Monash Partners remains committed to enabling and building …

Preventing recurrent blackouts with upfront pacemaker implantation

Seven research projects were recently awarded funding thanks to our partnership with Equity Trustees. This collaboration recognises high impact research projects that directly benefit children and those suffering with cancer, heart disease and depression. The following highlights one of the funded projects: The syncope-stopper study: Comparison of upfront pacing with standard care for high-risk patients with unexplained syncope. We spoke to …