Clinical Data Strategy - Information sheet 1
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An essential part of improving the safety and quality of patient care is the gathering, analysis and use of information on clinical performance and outcomes. Health services require access to clearly defined safety and quality information sets, gathered and consolidated into indicators easy for clinicians, managers, consumers and executive to use.
A series of recommendations (PDF 107KB) established by clinical leaders through Transforming Health and the past Clinical Senate, include strengthening and integrating existing data sets and systems, improving accessibility to data and building skills and capacity for data analysis and planning.
To enhance availability and use of clinical data through the development of:
An information system that pulls together data from a range of administrative, financial and clinical systems across SA Health, and enables users to access and define reports and other analytics. View the Clinical Data Strategy - Data collection systems diagram (PDF 63KB).
The Clinical Data Strategy information sheet (PDF 109KB) describes the four streams of work.
The newly established SA Health Clinical Data Steering Committee has Executive sponsorship from The Deputy CEO, and is chaired by Professor Paddy Philips. The Committee is accountable for Streams 2 and 3 of the Clinical Data Strategy.
View the Clinical Data Steering Committee terms of reference (PDF 180KB) for committee membership information and 2015-2016 meeting schedule.
To commence the program of work, projects have been commissioned to:
Stakeholder consultation is in progress, led by Armand DeSandu.
Stakeholder consultation is in progress, led by Verity Hall. All SA Health staff were invited to complete an online survey that closed on 4 September 2015. This provided feedback about the education and training needs of clinical staff and managers in relation to skilled use of clinical data for quality improvement.
We received a great response - thank you to everyone who took the time to give their feedback.
For further information, contact your Local Health Network representative on the SA Health Clinical Data Steering Committee or email Health.ClinicalDataCommittee@sa.gov.au.