February 2017: Tickets are now sold out for the one day course, "An introduction to health economics" being held on March 18, 2017. Please watch our website for additional dates and course information, or simply email Ashley.Soytemiz@mq.edu.au to receive a course update alert.
February 2017: Dr Liz Schroeder to team up with University of Sydney researchers and others to develop and evaluate the world’s first Internet-based stuttering clinic following a $6.3 million grant from the NHMRC.
February 2017: Senior research fellow, Dr Zhiming Cheng has been elected member to the Global Young Academy (GYA). One of only seven Australian members, the GYA is an international body made up of outstanding young scientists from around the world who come together to address topics of global importance.
November 2016: MUCHE has been selected by the Black Dog Institute to undertake an economic evaluation of its suicide prevention program, "Lifespan".
November 2016: Centre Director, Dr Henry Cutler, and senior research fellow, Dr Zhiming Cheng of MUCHE, together with Faculty of Business & Economics, A/Prof Denise Jepsen presented new findings on workforce issues in the aged care sector to senior business leaders and government representatives. The presentation was followed by a general discussion at a boardroom lunch.
November 2016: MUCHE, in conjunction with the Arts Health Institute, has met with industry leaders from the aged care sector to discuss social care related quality of life (SCRQoL). The executive boardroom lunch was held in The Chancellery of Macquarie University. One of the main architects of the British based measurement tool, ASCOT, Professor Ann Netten, from the University of Kent, was a special guest speaker.
November 2016: Dr Bonny Parkinson, senior research fellow at MUCHE has presented the Cochlear Global Research Symposium in Sydney.
October 2016: MUCHE has completed its program of industry training courses for the year. The third "Introduction to Health Economics" for 2016, led by MUCHE team member, Dr Bonny Parkinson and the first courses on "Economic evaluation alongside clinical trials" and "Incorporating health economics into grant applications", which were held in conjunction with the University of Melbourne.
October 2016: MUCHE has been selected by the Federal Department of Health to evaluate submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Pricing Committee.
September 2016: MUCHE has hosted a senior executive industry roundtable meeting with ex-Prime Minister of Australia, The Honourable Tony Abbott, as special guest speaker.
September 2016: Dr Bonny Parkinson has presented a paper at the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) annual conference on "Cost‐effectiveness of the BRECONDA decision aid for breast reconstruction".
September 2016: Dr Henry Cutler has presented at the Australian Health Economics Society (AHES) annual conference on "Nurse discretion and intention to stay in residential aged care. The roles of time pressure, care time, and nurse shortage".
September 2016: The Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology has published the paper, "Long-term health care costs for patients with prostate cancer: A population-wide longitudinal study in New South Wales, Australia" by a team of researchers, including MUCHE researcher Dr Bonny Parkinson.
September 2016: Dr Yuanyuan Gu has joined MUCHE as a senior research fellow. Prior to joining MUCHE he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at Monash University
August 2016: MUCHE has been selected by Sydney Local Health District to evaluate the implementation of a hearing screening tool, "Sound Scouts", which screens children before they commence school.
August 2016: MUCHE has welcomed two new research associates to the team - Emma Olin and Dr Mutsa Gumbie. Emma was a Health Economics Associate at the management consulting group, Health Outcomes Australia, while Mutsa was a research associate at Curtin University.
August 2016: NSW Health has selected MUCHE to undertake a study related to "Hospital in the Home" (HITH).
July 2016: An article written by Dr Henry Cutler on the potential impacts of aged care reform titled, 'The real bellwether on reform success' was published in the Australian Ageing Agenda.
July 2016: MUCHE has received funding from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to investigate the potential to investigate greater choice across public hospitals, and whether competition in health care has improved outcomes in Australia.
July, 2016: MUCHE has received funding from NSW Health (in conjunction with The CIE) to undertake an analysis of purchasing options for “Hospital in the Home” (HITH) throughout NSW.
June, 2016: MUCHE has released an advertisement for a Research Fellow A position.
June, 2016: Dr Henry Cutler has released an article for Macquarie University’s alumni magazine (Sirius) on, "The value of health information"
June, 2016: MUCHE has released an advertisement for a joint post doctoral position with the Capital Markets CRC.
May, 2016: MUCHE has appointed an additional four members to its Industry Advisory Committee.
May, 2016: Centre Director, Dr Henry Cutler, has been quoted in a number of national and international media regarding the potential opportunities for Australian health and aged care companies under the China Australia Free Trade Agreement. Links to stories can be found here.
May, 2016: MUCHE has been selected onto the Program Evaluation Services Expert Panel for beyondblue.
May, 2016: Dr. Bonny Parkinson has been appointed as a member of the Ezetimibe Review Reference Group by the Federal Department of Health.
May, 2016: MUCHE has released a report providing an ’Overview of the 2016-17 Federal Health Budget’.
May, 2016: MUCHE has been selected to undertake a program evaluation of piloting SoundScouts (an mobile application designed to detect potential hearing impairment in children) in the Sydney Local Health District,
April, 2016: Ashley Soytemiz has joined MUCHE as the Centre’s office manager.
April, 2016: MUCHE has completed the development of an economic evaluation framework for assessing robotically assisted surgery for a NSW local health district.
March, 2016: Dr Bonny Parkinson has presented at the ISPOR Australian Chapter Contemporary Economic Modelling Workshop on ‘Real‐world observational data in cost‐effectiveness analyses: Herceptin as a case study’.
March, 2016: MUCHE has been asked to undertake an economic evaluation of Sound Scouts (a mobile device application designed to detect potential hearing impairment in children).
March, 2016: MUCHE has hosted its inaugural one day course titled ‘Introduction to health economic evaluation’, with over 20 participants from local health districts, pharmaceutical companies, academia and other,.
January, 2016: MUCHE has received funding from the Australian Self Medication Society (ASMI) to develop an economic framework for rescheduling drugs between Schedule 3 and Schedule 4.
January, 2016: Dr Zhiming Cheng (with Associate Professor Fei Gao) has been awarded a Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme grant to develop a web‐based analytical platform hosting China’s labour market, migration, household and demographic dynamics survey datasets.
January, 2016: MUCHE has been accepted onto the Health Care Performance Panel for Expert Advisory Services by the National Health Performance Authority.
January, 2016: Dr Zhiming Cheng has been awarded a Macquarie University Research Development Grant to undertake research to better understand China's Post‐1980s generation through natural experiments and survey.
December, 2015: MUCHE has hosted an Industry Round Table event on research and training needs with the pharmaceutical sector and Medicines Australia.
November 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has written an opinion piece in The Australian’s ‘Business Spectator’ on "The need to further explore improving competition in health care".
November, 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has undertaken two presentations at the Medical Technology Association of Australia annual conference (MedTech) on "The economics of health technology" and "The value of health technologies" respectively.
November, 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has presented at the New Horizons academic conference on "The use of models in health economics".
November, 2015: MUCHE has hosted an Industry Round Table event on competition in health care, with guest speaker Professor Carol Propper from Imperial College London (ICL) providing insight into the effects of competition in the UK National Health Service (NHS).
October 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has participated in an aged care panel breakfast discussion for Paterson Securities.
October, 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has presented at Macquarie University’s Academic 2 Business workshop on providing more choice among public hospitals in Australia.
October, 2015: Dr Bonny Parkinson has undertaken a presentation at the annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference on "Disinvestment and Value‐Based Purchasing Strategies for Pharmaceuticals: An International Review"
September, 2015: MUCHE has released two PhD scholarships for domestic and international students to undertake research within its five key strategic research areas.
September, 2015: MUCHE has received funding from Estia Health to evaluate the potential impacts of housing price movements on residential aged care accommodation pricing.
September, 2015: Dr Bonny Parkinson has joined MUCHE as a senior research fellow from the Centre for Health Economic, Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at UTS. Bonny will lead the research stream on Health Technology.
August, 2015: MUCHE accepts a PACE student for Semester 2, who will be undertaking a systematic literature review on the impact of health care system performance frameworks on patient choice.
July, 2015: MUCHE has hosted an Industry Round Table event on the medical research and development workforce, with guest speaker Professor Richard Freeman from Harvard University.
July, 2015: Dr Zhiming Cheng has joined MUCHE as a senior research fellow from the University of Wollongong. Zhiming will be leading the research stream on the health and aged care workforce.
May, 2015: Dr Henry Cutler has been interviewed by Ticky Fullerton on ABC's "The Business" on introducing greater competition in the Australian health care system,
May, 2015: MUCHE has been accepted onto the Aged Care Policy Analysis Panel for Expert Advisory Services by the federal Department of Social Services.
May, 2015: MUCHE has been accepted onto the Health Economics Panel for Expert Advisory Services by the federal Department of Health.
May, 2015: MUCHE has completed developing a footprint study outlining key characteristics of the self medication sector for the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI).
May, 2015: MUCHE has assisted KPMG in undertaking an economic evaluation of a medically supervised injecting centre in Sydney, Australia.
April, 2015: In conjunction with Faculty of Business and Economics, MUCHE has hosted an industry event on competition in health care at the Hilton (Sydney), with guest speaker Professor Ian Harper, Chair of the Federal Governance Review Taskforce on Competition Policy in Australia.
April, 2015: Dr Liz Schroeder has joined MUCHE a senior research fellow from the University of Oxford. Liz will lead the research streams for Integrated Care and Mental Health.
March 2015: MUCHE has developed and released its core strategy, with the intent of focusing its research efforts on five key areas, including Integrated Care, Mental Health, Health Technology, Aged Care and Disability Care.
January 2015: Macquarie University has appointed Dr Henry Cutler as the inaugural director of MUCHE.