https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/issue/feed Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management 2022-06-26T15:26:53-07:00 Yaping Liu yaping.liu@achsm.org.au Open Journal Systems <p>The Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management (APJHM) is a peer-reviewed journal for managers of organisations offering healthcare and aged care services. The APJHM aims to promote the discipline of health management throughout the region by facilitating the transfer of knowledge among readers by widening the evidence base for management practices.<br /><br />*Print 1(1);2006 - 5(1);2010 Online 4(2);2009 - current<br />*ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)</p> https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/1861 The Impacts of Allied Health Management Models 2022-06-26T15:26:53-07:00 Chris Hanna christopher.hanna1@health.nsw.gov.au Richard Olley r.olley@griffith.edu.au <div> <p class="PhDNormal">Allied health professionals (AHPs) play an important role in the healthcare system, improving patient outcomes and healthcare efficiency.&nbsp; Management of AHPs occurs through various organisational structures, including profession-specific departments and clinical streams/divisions. Healthcare organisational structures should support clinicians to provide high quality clinical care.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">This systematic review aims to determine the impacts of different models of allied health (AH) management.</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">The PRISMA method [1] of systematic literature review allowed investigation &nbsp;of the impacts of AH management models.&nbsp; PubMed, PsychInfo, CINAHL and Health Administration databases were interrogated on the 28 November 2020 using word and MESH/Subject Heading search strings to identify relevant articles.&nbsp; Articles published in English within the last five years that considered AH management structures within hospitals or health system were included. Studies that scored below 70% on the Standard Quality Assessment Criteria [2] or papers &nbsp;that were not peer reviewed were excluded.</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">After deduplication, culling and quality assessment, four studies were included [3-6]. &nbsp;A thematic analysis of the impacts of the identified management structures was conducted.</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">AH management models investigated in the literature included management through profession-specific departments and through dispersement into clinical streams/divisions.&nbsp; Thematic analysis revealed four interrelated areas of impact.&nbsp; These areas were clinical governance, human resources, corporate governance, and connection/isolation.&nbsp;</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">Management of AHPs through profession-specific departments positively impacted each of these four themes, improving clinical and corporate governance, human resource management, and connection of clinicians.&nbsp; This is contrasted to a dispersed management model which showed minimal positive impacts, especially in the theme connection/isolation.</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">It is recommended that healthcare organisations seek to manage allied health professionals through profession-specific departments where possible.</p> </div> <div> <p class="PhDNormal">No funding was received for this study.&nbsp; No conflicts of interest were identified.</p> </div> Copyright (c) https://journal.achsm.org.au/index.php/achsm/article/view/1859 Digital Literacy Health And Reproductive Health In Early Adolescent Girls 2022-06-25T18:17:24-07:00 Eka Rokhmiati Wahyu Purnamasari Purnamasari eka8annisa@gmail.com <p><strong>ABSTRACT</strong></p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>The reproductive health of early adolescent girls needs to be informed and known from an early age. Reproductive health information should be easy to obtain through digital health literacy. so that teenagers can easily access it. This study aims to identify whether digital health literacy discusses the reproductive health of early adolescent girls.</p> <p><strong>METHODS</strong></p> <p>The activity will use six steps through a scoping review: identifying research questions, searching for relevant studies, selecting studies, mapping data, compiling, summarizing, and reporting results, and conducting consulting exercises. The review will cover digital reproductive health literacy activities for early adolescent girls. All research designs will be included. The search strategy was developed using subject titles and keywords related to digital literacy Health and reproductive early adolescent girls. Several electronic databases, namely MEDLINE, Science direct ProQuest, and Google Scholar. The researcher will screen titles and abstracts and review the full text of the selected articles to determine final inclusion. Stakeholder consultation will be conducted at the start and after the initial results to translate the findings to potential knowledge users.</p> <p><strong>RESULT</strong></p> <p>Data collection for the scoping review will cover publication through June 13, 2022, and analysis will begin in July 2022. Data collection for the scoping review will cover publication through June 13, 2022, and analysis will begin in July 2022</p> <p><strong>CONCLUSION</strong></p> <p>Reproductive health digital literacy for the early adolescent girl needs to be provided from an early age. This is important given to minimize parents and caregivers providing incorrect reproductive health information that is even considered taboo. It is important that the policy of the minister of health can provide official digital information on reproductive health for early adolescent girls.</p> <p><strong>KEYWORDS</strong></p> <p>Digital, Early Adolenscent, Girl, Health Literacy, Reproductive</p> Copyright (c)