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Our commissioning process

Across the 2021/22 year, Adelaide PHN commissioned a total of 136 contracts worth almost $49 million

Charged with the task of driving improvements to the local health system, Adelaide PHN is investing in innovative and integrated care models to meet local health and service needs.

Our commissioning process involves assessing, designing, procuring, monitoring and evaluating services that enables a more holistic approach to improving health outcomes. It provides us with a tool to better coordinate the health system – integrating care across the acute and primary health care sectors – including prevention, self-care and improved collaboration.

The commissioning process is strategic and cyclical in nature, with improved health outcomes for individuals, communities and other stakeholders. The commissioning process is influenced by health needs specific to our region, as identified in our annual needs assessments.

The five phases of our commissioning cycle include:

  • Needs assessment research

  • Design

  • Procurement

  • Contracts and compliance

  • Monitoring and evaluation

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