June 2016.

The Institute’s submission to the MRFF consultation process on the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Five Year Strategy strategy outlines three ways in which the MRFF can work towards its aim of improving delivery of healthcare and boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system:

  1. Optimising and further developing the use of Australia’s world-class health data to better understand ways of improving the delivery of health services, and prioritising research that uses linked population health data to determine the most cost-effective treatments, strategies and interventions.
  2. Evaluating policies and programs or testing strategies for large-scale implementation of programs, policies or services that are known to work, thereby adding value to policy and service decisions.
  3. Engaging healthcare providers and policy makers to work in partnership with researchers to design, implement and interpret research, leading to more successful knowledge translation.