Commissioning for outcomes
Commissioning is a policy shift in thinking about how to build collaborative service systems in primary care. We know that change will happen when we focus simultaneously on patient experience, service system capability and underserviced populations in communities of greatest needs.
Through its commissioning processes, Murray PHN works to understand the health needs of its region and from there, to determine effective strategies for tackling those needs, in collaboration with the health sector and consumers.
Murray PHN is introducing the concept of outcomes-based commissioning into our region, with efficient procurement processes aimed at effective collaboration with health
services and other stakeholders. Our move from simply providing funding for services to commissioning new models of care in health service networks is aimed at helping to improve patient outcomes, while driving sustainable changes in our primary health care system.