The Victorian Healthcare Recovery Initiative: Optimising high-value care and reducing low-value care

  • O'Connor, Denise (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hiscock, Harriet (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Audehm, Ralph G. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hensher, Martin (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hutchinson, Alison (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Liew, Danny (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Loughlin, Andrew (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Thursky, Karin A. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Russell, Grant (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Victorian Healthcare Recovery Initiative (VHCRI) is a collaborative research program of three Victorian Academic Health Science Centres (AHSC): Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH), Monash Partners (MP) and Western Alliance. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has allocated $800,000 to conduct of a number of pilot programs delivered in two stages to support the recovery of the Victorian health system from the impact of COVID-19 and associated restrictions. Stage One includes three priority projects investigating workforce impact (Western Alliance led), healthcare impact (MACH led) and strengthening the Learning Health System (Monash Partners led). Stage Two involves two collaborative programs focused on optimising high-value care/ reducing low-value care and telehealth/ virtual care. This project is focuses on optimising high-value care/ reducing low-value care and involves measuring, providing regular feedback and co-designing quality improvement strategies to reduce low-value colonoscopy
Effective start/end date1/01/2130/06/22


  • Department of Health (Australia): AUD80,000.00