The foreign policy train rolls on, and Australia has finally gained a seat on the United Nations Security Council. According to the combined authority of the Prime Minister and the Foreign...
Research Seminar Series
Attendance at this seminar is free and no registration is required. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are provided from 12.15pm.
The National Health Reform Agreement sets out the intention of the Australian Government and state and territory governments to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for all Australians. The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (Pricing Authority or IHPA) was established as a Statutory Authority on 15 December 2011 by the National Health Reform Act. Shane Solomon was appointed the Chair of the Authority by the Commonwealth Government.
The IHPA was established to give independent and transparent advice in relation to funding for public hospitals by determining the national efficient price for health care services provided by public hospitals, and publishing this and other information in a report each year.
IHPA released a Draft Pricing Framework to guide the Authority in setting a national efficient price for public hospital services. Submissions from members of the public and interested parties are now closed. IHPA is currently assessing submissions from members of the public and interested parties, and is completing the final Pricing Framework.
Shane Solomon is KPMG’s national healthcare leader. His credentials span 30 years of international and national healthcare management expertise.
Before joining KPMG, he was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, managing Hong Kong’s 57,000 staff within the public hospital system. During his 5-year tenure, he implemented significant funding reforms, a casemix pay for performance model and oversaw the ongoing development of a comprehensive integrated e-health system.
In Victoria, Shane was Under-Secretary of Health at the Department of Human Services (as it then was) where he was responsible for managing the funding system (including casemix) for Victoria, and performance and governance of Melbourne metropolitan health services.
Shane was the first Group Chief Executive Officer of the integrated Sisters of Mercy Victorian hospital and aged care services group, merging public hospitals, private hospitals, aged care services, and palliative care services into a single new organisation.