Australian Institute of Health Service Management

The Australian Institute of Health Service Management (AIHSM) is an institute within the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania.

The AIHSM is a collaborative partnership between the University and healthcare organisations. The Institute was formally established in 2013, being established on relationships from 2004. The AIHSM is currently a collaboration involving:

  • Sydney Local Health District (SLHD)
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD)
  • St Vincent’s Health Network (SVHN)
  • Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD)
  • Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD)
  • NSW Health Pathology – South  (HPS), and,
  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

The AIHSM is guided by a Board with representatives from each of the partners. The Institute offers Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters and Doctoral programs. These includes a Master of Health Service Management (MHSM) and Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) programs.

The AIHSM is dedicated to improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare by up-skilling the workforce to lead and manage effectively in an increasingly complex industry sector.

The Institute offers outstanding postgraduate training and research. These activities are designed to provide current and future health information professionals with rigorous training, focused on issues of contemporary professional health management practice.

The AIHSM partners implement a graduate health management trainee (internship) program and a scholarship program for existing healthcare staff.

Currently in 2017, the AIHSM provides supervision and mentoring for up to 140 students, many studying with our industry partners, undertaking Masters and Doctoral studies.

David Greenfield

Our courses are designed to help prepare health professionals to deal with the challenges they face in running health services.

Professor David Greenfield, Director, AIHSM

Kerryn Butler-Henderson

My research informs how health information should be collected and maintained so it is accurate, complete, comprehensive and most importantly secure.

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Senior Lecturer, AIHSM

Course list

Master-classes are a feature of the management development program. The classes are led by senior industry experts invited by the AIHSM Board members through their extensive professional networks. Each unit in each program provides an opportunity for health professionals-students to come together for a one to two day face-to-face class.

Research

The AIHSM undertakes research and organisational development projects with health care organisations across Australia.

Additionally, in the respective programs, students undertake a major research project, jointly supervised by an industry partner and academic representative, which is aligned with the strategic priorities of the industry partner.

Project recommendations and implementation activities have produced tangible and significant health service management improvement and benefits, both clinical and financial, to the LHDs. The improvements include the more effective functioning of services, management development of teams, and enhanced succession planning.

Kerryn Butler-Henderson

My research informs how health info should be collected and maintained so it is accurate, complete, comprehensive and secure.

I chose the University of Tasmania because their vision and direction aligns with where I believe health information management is going, where i want my research to go and my career.

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Graduate Stories

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Jennifer Weldon’s Master of Health Service Management helped her understand and adapt to different health service levels, from talking to patients to making recommendations at Ministry level for policy development,

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As Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services (Sydney Local Health District), Claire Harris looks after a workforce that is 2200 strong.

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• Greg Nolan uses data to identify areas of need in health services, to ultimately improve the lives of those in our community.

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