Director of Research, Professor of Health Innovation Implementation and Evaluation.
My applied research is into organisation, management and policy. My recent work concerns adaptive implementation and evaluation and in combining quality improvement and implementation science. Projects include co-care, integration and coordination of services.
B.Sc. (Hons First class), MPhil., PhD., CPsychol., AFBPsS, CSci..
Evaluation, quality and safety improvement, implemention science, health management policy and reforms, clinical coordination and integration of services.
My work is based on the belief that organisation and management can bring out the best and worst in people, and that the right organisation design is critical for effective healthcare. A theme underlying my work is how practical research can contribute both to better care for patients and to "healthy work organization".
I have pioneered action evaluation methods for giving rapid feedback for service providers and policy-makers to improve their services, and for assessing the role of context on implementation. My current research examines implementation of management and organisation improvements, and clinical care coordination for safety and lower costs. My research publications on leading value improvement explore the costs and savings of quality improvements.
Courses on implementation and scale up, and on evaluating complex interventions in real world settings.
MMC leaders courses including:
Using lessons from overseas to build evidence-based Swedish healthcare
Pay for performance and value based healthcare: evidence and implications for your services
Patient centered care and co-care: evidence and practical steps with limited resources
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Translations of some of Johns 400 scientific papers and books have been made into eight languages. Six books have won publications awards, including twice winner of the European Health Management Association Award and the Baxter health publication of the year prize for "Action Evaluation" (2002) and "Health Service Quality" (1992).
He was awarded the 2014 Avedis Donabedian international quality award for his work on quality economics and has served for 12 years as a board member of the USA joint commission international and is chair of their healthcare quality and safety standards committee. He is founder and chair of the Quality Improvement Research Network; a board member of the Global Implementation Initiative and chair of the Global Implementation Society. He currently chairs the UK selection panel for the future program of applied collaborative research University-NHS partnerships.
Most recent include
Brisbane 19-23rd March 2018 Queensland Department of Health
Mon 10.30am-1pm Insights on Healthcare Reforms 2020: lessons from UK, USA and Sweden, BrisClinExcellenceDvision
Tues 9am – 1:00pm Workshop: Digital healthcare as the new foundation for integrated care and supporting value base healthcare.
Wed 9am – 12 pm Workshop: Workshop: Combining improvement and implementation sciences for faster more effective change
Thurs 7:00 – 9:00am Costs and savings of quality and safety improvement: the evidence and business case
Tasmania 26th – 30th March 2018
26th Mar 2018 (9am-5pm) Workshop 1: Reforms and improvements overseas relevant to current Tasmania challenges:
27th Mar 2018 (9am-5pm) Workshop 2: Making digital work for patient, clinicians and to reduce costs:
28th Mar 2018 (9am-5pm) Workshop 3: QIRN assessment and discussion of 8 student research projects/proposals.
29th Mar 2018 (9am-5pm) Workshop 4: Improving and evaluating a service or a change to a service.
UTS 4-5th April 2018
Sessions and contributions to the IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION: MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR HEALTH SERVICE, by SPHERE Sydney UTS and health services partnership.
Patient Centred Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc_sw7n-pEk
Scale up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBXnqdqMRU0
Evaluating quality improvements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76BDUSQeZDc;
More useful evaluations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RpaGQjZSmg
Key factors to consider when designing an evaluation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmlxR0ynM-o