01
Nov 18

Case Study: Telehealth

Author:Ash Natesh

In 2014-2015, NSW Police and Ambulance transported 60% of mental health consumers who called Triple Zero in HNELHD. Of the ones who were transported, 46% of the patients were not admitted to the Psychiatric Emergency Care Centre or Emergency Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle hospital. People who are not admitted appropriately are often left to … Continue reading Case Study: Telehealth

31
Oct 18

Duckett’s idea of Preventability

Author:Ash Natesh

Stephen Duckett recently did a presentation on safer health care system using data and the idea of preventability. He drew his insights from three key reports that his colleagues and him have been working on: Report 1: Strengthening safety and statistics report: which looks at different ways of measuring and improving hospital care and improving … Continue reading Duckett’s idea of Preventability

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