Over the past year, we have been collating feedback on our existing reports. We have already made some changes based on this feedback, particularly to the Board safety and quality report.
In addition to changes to our reports, we received suggestions for refinements to our existing measures and a range of new measures for development and reporting. We are now working with the Victorian Clinical Council (VCC), which comprises health services executives, clinicians, consumers and representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services (the Department) and Safer Care Victoria (SCV), to prioritise this development work so that we can develop our forward work plan.
As a first step, we have identified high-level themes to group proposed measures. During April and May, we will work with SCV and the Department to identify strategic priorities and examine how these themes align with them. We will also examine how our existing suite of measures aligns to the Australian Health Performance Framework, to identify areas where new measures could be developed.
We will present the findings of this work at a forum, to be held on 6 June 2019. At the forum, representatives from the VCC and other stakeholders will identify the highest priority themes for developing measures for reporting. We will also discuss what information is required to develop specific measures and opportunities for further collaboration to progress this development work.
The outcomes of the forum will help us build our reporting development plan for 2019–20. New measures will be incorporated into our reports from 2020 onwards, including public reports, to drive health system improvement at the service level. The outcomes of this process will also help focus VAHI’s development work on a core set of quality, safety and performance measures that are a high priority for our stakeholders.
For further information, contact Paula Wilton, Director, Clinical Analytics and Outcomes Research, on firstname.lastname@example.org.