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In 2014, The CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs stated. "Practice old models and you will fail. Create value and you will succeed…"

Private medical practice in Australia is experiencing significant change, including new funding models, advances in technology and more patient-centred, collaborative care. A skilled operational and strategic Practice Manager can impact how a medical practice embraces change. By taking on the change agent role this allows the medical practitioners to do what they do best – diagnose and treat patients. 

Avant and AAPM see great opportunities for Practice Managers to take a leading role in the transition of health care practices to their proposed future state under the range of changes proposed by government, such as Health Care Homes and changes to the MBS, as well as changes in technology that will impact the way medicine is delivered.

Avant and AAPM have collaborated on developing a discussion paper that explores what is required for the Practice Management profession and individual Practice Managers to maximise opportunities to drive and lead change in the practices in which they work. 

We see significant opportunities for the profession to influence policy and practice and for individuals to influence both strategy and delivery systems within their clinical environments in their role as a professional manager of the practice.


This discussion paper aims to stimulate discussion and action on the role of the practice manager in the transformation of healthcare practice in Australia.

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