CASE STUDIES

Northern Territory Review of Medical Imaging Services

Project Description

In 2014, governance arrangements for hospital services underwent a transition into two statutory authorities, Top End Health Service and Central Australia Health Service. At the same time, it was recognised that due to changes in specialist services, increasing demand for imaging services, and growth in the number of private providers, a review of imaging services across the Territory was required.

Carramar’s Role

Carramar Consulting was engaged by the Northern Territory Department of Health to undertake a strategic review of service and procurement models for medical imaging services to inform future strategic and operational policy. This included imaging modalities at the five hospitals from Top End Health Service and Central Australia Health Service, and a range of remote health centres in the Northern Territory. Carramar Consulting tailored the methodology and data analysis to the specific challenges and needs of the state with respect to geography, demographics and disparate information systems.

Outcome

Carramar Consulting delivered a report of the analysis of current and projected medical imaging activity and equipment, associated financial modelling, an analysis of current service and procurement models, and workforce and equipment considerations. Key issues, findings and short to medium term recommendations were outlined, taking into account the wider strategic context in relation to health policy and planning within the Northern Territory.

Carramar’s findings were well received by the client. The analysis added value to future planning of Medical Imaging Services for the Northern Territory Department of Health.

Key Skills and Expertise Demonstrated