The NCCC staff have extensive skills and experience in:
- Health-related information systems
- Patient classification development
- Health service performance evaluation
- Casemix analytics
- Clinical costing
There is also opportunity to recruit additional experts, and to build capacity in this important area of health information. In addition to the NCCC team, a number of AHSRI staff have considerable experience with casemix system development and its use in the evaluation of programs and the analysis of outcomes.
Jenny McNamee - Director NCCC (email)
Jenny joined the NCCC in September 2010. Her most recent management experience are in the areas of health system performance management, casemix/clinical costing and episode based funding in the NSW public health sector. For the 10 years prior to 2008, Jenny managed casemix and performance at Sydney Children’s Hospital. Here she developed a specialisation in paediatric casemix issues, and worked closely with Children’s Hospital’s Australasia in the establishment of a national performance and casemix benchmarking program and was involved in a number of paediatric casemix development activities.
Jenny was responsible for the co-ordination of the 2012 AR-DRG Classification System Development Program, being managed on behalf of the University of Wollongong under contract to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
Janette Green - Associate Professor (Applied Statistics) (email)
Janette Green’s full-time position provides expert statistical skills on projects, primarily in classification development, benchmarking and outcome measurement. She has applied her statistical skills to a wide range of areas in the health sector, including rehabilitation, mental health and palliative care. In addition, she continues with undergraduate teaching and, from time to time, she runs workshops for health professionals on the use and interpretation of statistics.
Elizabeth Cuthbert - Business Manager (email)
Elizabeth joined the Centre in 2003 as the full time Business Manager. Elizabeth is responsible for managing the AHSRI’s finances, negotiating all Institute's contracts, and managing the AHSRI’s IT requirements.
Habib Seraji - Research Fellow (NCCC) (email)
Habib Seraji is a physician with long experience in public health including health service delivery and research in Australia and overseas. His areas of work include clinical service delivery strategies, access to health care, quality of care, training and education of service providers in clinical and community settings. He also has substantial experience in testing a WHO classification system of childhood illnesses and its algorithm-based application in community based health facilities. In the recent past he worked for Northern Adelaide Medicare Local, Communicable Disease Control Branch of South Australian health department, South Australian Community Health Research Unit of Flinders University, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in the USA and the ICDDRB (an international health and population research organisation in Bangladesh).
Carol Loggie - Casemix Analyst (NCCC) (email)
Carol has a health information management background, working most recently in casemix classification development on the AR-DRG Classification, and previously on the ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS Classification. Prior to that her experience was in health information across both the public and private health sectors. Carol previously worked at the NCCC as a classification developer, during which time she obtained a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Research and Development, and returned in 2017 as a casemix analyst.
Nicole Rankin - Research Fellow (NCCC) (email)
Nicole has a health information management background, recently working in classification development on ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS and continues to be involved in the development of an International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI). Nicole has a range of experience in different areas of the health system particularly in data analyses, casemix and costing/performance reporting. Nicole previously worked at NCCC as a classification developer and returned in 2017 as a research fellow.
Danni Masso - Senior Administrative Officer (email)
Danni joined the NCCC in November 2010 in the role of Senior Administrative Officer on the AR-DRG project. Danni has a background in administrative support in corporate environments, national IT project support and training, as well as information analysis for media industry.