The Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) at Macquarie University is the home of the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability, a research network of 17 lead investigators, 20 expert advisors, and over 40 system implementation partners from across Australia that have come together to develop and evaluate interventions to improve the sustainability of the country’s health system.
Funded by a five-year NHMRC grant in 2017, the Centre is led by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Founding Director of AIHI. Professor Braithwaite leads a highly experienced research team to explore the issues impacting healthcare system sustainability, while developing and evaluating interventions that are appropriate from a clinical, patient, and economic perspective.
PCHSS researchers conduct sustainability analyses of health systems and assess models for conceptualising and creating sustainable organisations to deliver healthcare in the 21st century. We contribute to national and international models for health system sustainability. Our researchers are committed to seeing health systems improvement move from a localised, small-scale empirical endeavour, to one that is theoretically sound, efficient and cost-effective when performed at scale, and with the ability to be widely deployed and to have sustainable results.