The Future of Health Research
Our research on the Future of Health has a strong focus on being industry-relevant and high-impact, benefiting stakeholders in the health sector. We provide insights and encourage engagement with leading healthcare providers and policymakers at a local and global level.
The work of UQ Business School offers unique value to healthcare providers, complimenting health driven research outcomes from clinical trials. Practitioners place high-value on the different methods and insights we bring.
Managing for Transformational Healthcare Change
Our research offers insights into leadership and change management in health organisations, to transform the way healthcare is delivered. Our researchers specialise in organisational development, innovation and corporate governance practices that have future-focused healthcare impact. Projects include evaluations for the State Government into the delivery of new models of mental healthcare services.
Transformative Healthcare Innovations
Digital technologies have the power to transform healthcare delivery, reduce costs and save lives. However globally, its uptake has been slow and fraught with problems. UQ Business School is at the forefront in helping organisations to harness the potential of digital in healthcare, develop new strategies, create more effective models of care and introduce health innovations. Our researchers are currently assessing the transformation of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital and other flagship IT projects, identifying lessons for others.
Patients are at the heart of the healthcare system, so it is critical to understand and support their needs. UQ Business School experts work with healthcare providers for the delivery of services to diverse groups including rural and remote patients, Indigenous Australians, children, and the elderly to find better ways to address their needs and improve uptake of technology-driven healthcare delivery modes (i.e. telehealth) and patient care platforms (i.e. virtual reality; gamification).
Accountable and Flexible Healthcare Systems
Funding is one of the biggest constraints facing healthcare providers. Our research looks at how best to develop and assess new funding models, invest in new innovative healthcare services, incentivise staff and implement management control systems in healthcare organisations.
UQ Business School’s research expertise complements that of The University of Queensland, which is a global leader in improving the health of populations. Business school staff are involved in projects for UQ’s Centre for the Business and Economics of Health and Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth, Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation, the Centre for Online Health (based at PA Hospital), the UQ Centre for Health Services Research, RECOVER Injury Research Centre and the Digital Health CRC.