The Information Strategy is designed to address the Commission’s responsibility to:
In addition, the Information Strategy provides health information systems and indicator development support for other Commission programs.
The Commission has identified six principal domains for developing meaningful patient safety and quality national datasets in Australia.
The Commission’s role includes recommending national data sets for safety and quality. Health Information Standards for safety and quality include dataset and indicator specifications, and e-health standards.
The purpose of clinical quality registries is to improve the quality of health care by routinely gathering, analysing and making widely available information about the care provided to patients and how well that care is being provided.
Admitted patient data can be used to monitor indicators of safety and quality and to investigate and improve the safety of healthcare organisations.
Watch our animation on the medical record and data-driven healthcare, to find out how clinical documentation can impact upon patient data collections.
The Commission’s Data Governance Framework specifies the obligations of the Commission with regard to data acquisition, maintenance, sharing/permissions, reporting and publication. The Data Governance Framework was developed in accordance with legislative requirements and formal agreements.
Data Plan 2016-19
The Commission’s Data Plan 2016-2019 (to supersede the Information Plan 2014–17) supports the Commission’s Work plan 2016–19 and articulates its data functions