05
Oct 18

Takeaway’s From the NSQHS Part 2

Author:Ash Natesh

What our delegates gained from attending the conference? • Ideas to strengthen clinical governance and quality assurance structures• Strategies on how to build a culture of continuous quality improvement across yourhealth organisation• Case studies from leading hospitals on partnering with consumers• In-depth look at how to tackle comprehensive care• Advice from expert auditors on how … Continue reading Takeaway’s From the NSQHS Part 2

27
Sep 18

Challenges to Implementing Big Data in Hospitals

Author:Ash Natesh

The opportunities for Big Data are great and wide ranging in the healthcare sector, the challenges especially in Australia are also as such. Big Data Techniques require data to be captured, stored, analysed and linked. But the current Australian healthcare policies faces challenges in enabling big data to realise its potential benefits according to the … Continue reading Challenges to Implementing Big Data in Hospitals

14
Sep 18

Are the Low-Value procedures worth your hospital’s reputation?

Author:Ash Natesh

Clinical Procedures likely to have little to no benefit are still being performed in Australian hospitals. Not only wasting resources like bed days that could be freed up for more needy patients; But also taxpayers dollars in the million. A landmark study led by professor Adam Elshaug of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at … Continue reading Are the Low-Value procedures worth your hospital’s reputation?

13
Sep 18

Moving towards better health outcomes for Veterans

Author:Tim Tran

In a bid to achieve better health and social outcomes for Australian veterans, Labor has announced its dedication to introduce compulsory reporting on these matters to ensure effective policy and practices are in place. Following our British counterpart which assures their soldiers “fair treatment, to be valued and respected as individuals, and that they (and … Continue reading Moving towards better health outcomes for Veterans

07
Sep 18

Takeaways from the Improving Hospital Safety & Security Conference

Author:Ash Natesh

The Hospital Safety and Security Conference focused on Collaborating and communicating across departments to transform ethos & safety culture, Smashing the stigma to promote staff well-being & post-incident support, Encouraging staff reporting of incidents to drive data & inform funding and Breaking out of silos to encourage interdisciplinary & inter agency partnerships. Dr Michael Tervit, … Continue reading Takeaways from the Improving Hospital Safety & Security Conference

07
Aug 18

Collecting and linking data the right way

Author:Ash Natesh

“Australia currently has no system for identifying and addressing provision of inappropriate care in hospitals”- Stephen Duckett Data should be collected not just for storage, but to be used by policy makers. The patterns, trends and insights generated should be used to improve service delivery. Stephen Duckett along with his colleagues created the My Health Record, … Continue reading Collecting and linking data the right way

19
Jul 18

Transitioning to the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards

Author:Tim Tran

The recent national conference on Implementing the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards was a great success, with over 100 attendees from across Australia coming together to learn, network, and discuss practical strategies, with advice from leading hospitals and experienced surveyors. Highlights from the conference: Associate Professor Andrew Wilson from Safer Care Victoria opened the … Continue reading Transitioning to the 2nd Edition of the NSQHS Standards

11
Jul 18

How can we safeguard the mental health and well-being of our hospital heroes?

The prevalence of incidents of violence and aggression towards hospital staff involve figures that leave jaws open in disbelief. Worksafe Victoria state that 95% of healthcare staff experience incidents of violence and aggression in their workplace over the course of their careers. Being routinely exposed to verbally and physically aggressive patients has a significant effect … Continue reading How can we safeguard the mental health and well-being of our hospital heroes?