Initiatives by Partnership

The following initiatives have been undertaken in partnership with:
NSW Ambulance

Develop and Implement an ACI Knowledge Management (KM) Approach

Aim: To partner with Health Services to develop and implement an approach that supports collaboration, learning capability and sharing knowledge about innovation and improvement projects in health services.

Benefits: A robust KM approach will serve NSW Health by ensuring: Both small and large-scale innovations and improvements generated across health services are recognised and shared to benefit the broader health system The work of the ACI is shared across the NSW Health system to encourage effective partnerships and assist in delivering better health outcomes, improved patient experience and efficient service delivery.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 30 May 2014

Support Network for the Local Health District Redesign and Innovation Leaders Group

Aim: To enable, support and challenge group members to achieve their mission of driving healthcare quality and efficiency through shared knowledge, collaborative communication and professional peer support.

Benefits: This network can generate significant momentum for local and system change by optimising relationships within and across clinical and geographical boundary lines.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 25 October 2013|Last updated: 5 August 2016

Pressure Injury Prevention Project

Aim: To foster best practice in the prevention and management of pressure injuries within NSW health facilities.

Benefits: Enhance patient safety by promoting pressure injury prevention and management among health care professionals and patients, in line with the Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury 2012 as evidence based practice.Support local health districts (LHDs) and Networks to meet the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards - Standard 8, Preventing and Managing Pressure Injury.

CEC Pre-implementation Added: 7 November 2013|Last updated: 2 June 2014

NSW Falls Prevention Program

Aim: To reduce the incidence and severity of falls among older people. To reduce the social, psychological and economic impact of falls among older people on individuals, families and the community.

Benefits: The goal is to prevent falls and harm form falls for older people living in the community, NSW Health residential aged care services and when admitted to hospital.

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 6 November 2013|Last updated: 20 January 2014

Clinical Practice Improvement (CPI) Training Program

Aim: The CPI training program provides clinicians with training in a methodology to address a problem or issue they have identified as adversely affecting patients. They then undertake a project to address the problem, with the ultimate aim being to improve patient outcomes / care or patient experiences.

Benefits: The methodology, once learned, can be applied to a variety of clinical settings and enhance patient care and clinical quality. There can be savings both monetary and in decreased length of stay. Some projects successfully manage to reduce variation in what they do and therefore improve processes and standardise care. Teams are interdisciplinary and can work more closely together towards a common goal. The training helps created a pool of staff skilled in quality improvement. Participants can use being on...

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 2 June 2014|Last updated: 2 June 2014

Improving the Medical Inpatient Journey with Criteria Led Discharge

Aim: To reduce delays when a patient is medically ready to return home from hospital.

Benefits: A formalised criteria-led discharge process has the potential to: Improve patient experience: patients are able to get home sooner; Enhance patient safety: criteria led transfers of care through a checklist; Reduce unnecessary length of stay: not being in hospital when patients can actually return home; Reduce bed days: elimination of unnecessary days in hospital; Minimise waste: reduction of costs as a result of eliminating unnecessary lengths of stay in hospital; Improve staff satisfaction: staff are not pressured to transfer patients...

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 30 May 2014

Clinical Practice Improvement (CPI) Advisors Group

Aim: The CPI advisors group aims to bring quality managers together to share their knowledge and experiences with each other as well as working together to develop resources for use across the NSW public health system. This group communicates by monthly teleconference and meets face to face annually for a professional development workshop. Members have also been involved in a collaborative workshop with Clinical Redesign leads.

Benefits: The program enables quality managers to meet up with peers in a similar position, who can assist with directing or sharing policies or procedures. CPI advisors share how their organisation has responded to changes within the system around accreditation and national standards and how they are implementing or supporting CPI initiatives in their Local Health District (LHD) / Specialty Health Network (SHN). The group has a shared HSnet site where articles of interest or resources can be uploaded to share....

CEC Ready to Implement Added: 2 June 2014|Last updated: 2 June 2014

Rural Health Network

Aim: To provide a co-ordinated approach to the implementation of models of care and innovation for rural communities, including the use of technology; To develop, share and showcase innovative rural ‘working’ models of care; To work collaboratively with Local Health Districts (LHDs) and the Ministerial Advisory Committee in improving rural health-service delivery.

Benefits: To support rural and remote clinicians and provide co-ordination between ACI, health service providers and consumers in rural areas to inform and drive improved access and quality of health services in rural areas.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 November 2013|Last updated: 20 January 2014

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