Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA) is Australia’s largest specialist provider of healthcare consultancy services. Over the past 21 years, AHA has successfully completed a wide range of major consultancies for Commonwealth and State/Territory governments.
AHA is trusted by government as an independent and reliable provider of specialist consultancy services in health, mental health, aged, disability and community care. This trust is demonstrated by our long term government contracts, currently valued at over $10 million and extending over several years.
AHA employs some of Australia’s finest consultancy talents including management consultants, financial and economic consultants, clinical consultants, policy analysts, statisticians and trainers, all of the highest calibre. AHA also has access to a network of specialist across most areas of health and community care.
AHA's style is warm and open, however we are also direct and down to earth. Our role is to provide clear, evidence-based advice, analysis and support.
Describing the wide variety of work carried out by AHA can be complicated. A brief definition of our activities would be to say that we help to solve problems and improve practices in all types and sizes of health and community care organisations.
Our work for governments includes policy advice, program evaluation, economic, costing and funding studies, quality assurance, training and research. Following rigorous selection processes, AHA has been appointed to many government healthcare consultancy panels.
These services have delivered wide-ranging benefits, depending on their application. One thing they have in common is that they drive decision-making and processess to improve consumer/patient service and outcomes, and therefore provide better value to government.
AHA is focused on outcomes and offers clients a service that consistently exceeds their expectations. Our research shows that the four main reasons that influence clients in choosing AHA are our:
- Functional expertise
- Sector experience
- Consistent record of success.
AHA has an unmatched record of accomplishment in successfully delivering major consulting projects. We have worked at the highest levels in complex government environments (Commonwealth, State and Territory), where we have translated broad objectives into real outcomes. Our team have hands-on experience, which gives us the credibility to deal with board level and senior staff through excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.
Our clients include Australian and State/Territory Governments; industry, professional and consumer associations; health, disability, aged and community care service providers; public and private hospitals; specialist medical groups including pathology and radiology services; health insurance bodies; general practices and pharmaceutical companies.
An AHA consultancy team comprises highly qualified, professional people, each with their individual skills and responsibilities, yet who function as an effective, cohesive unit. The team works closely with the client to achieve the required outcomes, while providing the insights and guidance that make the outcomes sustainable.
AHA was formed in 1992 by a group of consultants who previously comprised the health care division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As an accredited quality organisation, AHA has a keen interest in quality issues in the health care setting. AHA is certified to International Standard AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008, to December 2012, and is a member of ISQua - The International Society for Quality in Heath Care.
AHA and our staff are comitted to improving the health and wellbeing of all members of our community. This comittment is demonstrated by the charitable donations made by AHA and our staff, which average over $11,000 per annum.