Professor Nikolajs Zeps
2019 Menzies Health Institute Queensland Lecture Series
Host Professor Paul Scuffham
Professor Nikolajs Zeps - Title: Why research matters to Healthcare. Making a case for embedding research into routine service delivery
A Leaning Healthcare System (LHS) is defined as a system in which…
"science, informatics, incentives, and culture are aligned for continuous improvement and innovation, with best practices seamlessly embedded in the delivery process and new knowledge captured as an integral byproduct of the delivery experience. - Institute of Medicine (US)
Effective and efficient healthcare is based on health services using the best available evidence to inform patient management. A culture of research integrated into routine practice is a key part of ensuring patients receive safe and highest quality care. In this presentation Dr Zeps will outline how the principle of embedding has been at the core of developing the Epworth Research Strategy and the reforms to deliver a more proportionate and efficient Research Governance Framework. The outcomes of this reform will be presented in the context of increased opportunities to increase clinical trial activity as well as clinician driven health service oriented research.
Nikolajs Zeps is the inaugural Group Director of Research for Epworth HealthCare and is an Adjunct Professor at the Eastern Clinical School of Monash University.
He is a board member and the chair of the Cancer Biology Group of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australasian Gastro-intestinal Trials Group (AGITG). He is chair of the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Trials Group (PC4) Advisory committee and a member of the PC4 Scientific committee. His was a founding director and board member of the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA). He is currently Co-Chair of the Communication and Outreach Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium-ARGO initiative.
He was the Australian member of the Steering Committee for the Global Summit of National Ethics Committees (WHO/UNESCO) from 2010-2016. He was a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee from 2006-2012 and the Research Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia from 2009-2015.
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