Critical services


CEDA will explore the complex network and future of health services in Australia in 2019.

How do we deliver critical services with better outcomes?

Australia’s health system is a complex network made up of services, providers and patients, alongside research, technology developments such as e-Health, a widespread workforce, financing and funding as well as Medicare and governance. 

This system provides support to millions of Australians who each require unique and individualised care dependent on age, gender, medical history, culture and socioeconomic background.

CEDA drives discussion on Australia’s health system examining efficient service delivery, innovative and cost-effective funding models and meeting today’s requirements while planning for the future.

Upcoming events

Health, ageing and social services: waste in the system | Brisbane | 18 July 2019
The second event of the CEDA Queensland Health ageing and social services series highlights why removing waste from Australia’s healthcare system is critical to underwriting its future and delivering improved outcomes for patients. Joined by Bond University Director, Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Professor Paul Glasziou; Health Care Homes Advisory Implementation Group Deputy Chair, MBS Review Taskforce and Member, Dr Steve Hambleton; UnitingCare Queensland Non Executive Director, Jacqueline Kelly and Suncare Community Services Chief Executive, Russell Mason.

Priorities in value-based healthcare | Sydney | 16 August 2019
CEDA welcomes Dr Stephen Duckett and industry stakeholders to discuss trends and priorities in value-based healthcare. Joined by NSW Ministry of Health Deputy Secretary, Health Systems Strategy and Planning, Dr Nigel Lyons; Bupa Head of Public Health and Medical Director, Dr Zoe Wainer and Consumers Health Forum of Australia Chief Executive Officer, Leanne Wells.

Related content





The business of age | News from CEDA event

Turing and the TPP: Intellectual property,  public health and access to essential medicines | CEDA blog | Dr Matthew Rimmer

Integration key to electronic health system | former Victorian Minister for Health and Western Health Chair, the Hon. Bronwyn Pike

Healthcare: Reform or ration | CEDA research | 2013

Health system fails some of Australia's most vulnerable and disadvantaged | Federal Department of Health Secretary, Martin Bowles Consumer driven approach driving change in aged care sector | KPMG Director Health, Ageing and Human Services, Nicki Doyle


State series


March |  July  | October |  Three public events
At the 2019 Health, ageing and social services series policy makers, researchers and practitioners will share proven solutions, share new ideas to remove waste from the system and redefine the definition of sustainability.

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