MQ Health has released an exciting five-year strategic plan that focuses on delivering comprehensive value-based healthcare, integrated with top-quality education and clinical translational research.
In doing so, the University’s academic health system aims to foster a single, constructive culture where academics, faculty, hospital and clinic staff and students all feel part of the university community.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Medicine and Health, Professor Patrick McNeil, says the new plan would build on the original groundwork that established the structure for delivering academic healthcare at the university.
“We have achieved an incredible amount in the past five years,” he says. “We’re now looking to build on the structures we have put in place to transform academic healthcare delivery in Australia through evidence-based, integrated care that focuses on the patient’s journey and their outcomes.
“Five years ago, we didn’t have a medical degree or many of the course offerings we have now, so our new focus is on how we enhance the integration of learning between disciplines and in clinical settings.
“From a research perspective, we’re focusing on the clinical translation of our research, and ensuring that what we discover is making its way into that clinical setting and the community to improve outcomes.”