Public reporting must keep pace with changes in healthcare system

The latest issue of Healthcare Quarterly reflects changes to data coding practices that have taken place across public hospitals in NSW, and the addition of performance data for more emergency departments.

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Exploring options for reporting hand hygiene compliance in NSW health facilities

Patient safety is of paramount importance and healthcare associated infections are a key concern of healthcare systems around the world.

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Data visualisation enables the communication of healthcare performance information in simple and powerful ways

BHI is continuously looking at innovative ways to present healthcare performance data making it accessible and engaging for a wide variety of audiences.

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The impact of public reporting: Are we making a difference?

2017 was a busy year for the NSW public healthcare system. This winter was particularly busy for hospitals across the state, with unprecedented numbers of emergency department patients, and the year as a whole saw steady increases in the number of admissions to hospital and a relatively stable amount of elective surgical procedures performed.

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Why compare healthcare in NSW internationally?

Lisa Corscadden, BHI Senior Researcher, reflects on why we compare healthcare performance in NSW with other health systems, both nationally and internationally, and what we can learn from this work.

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Why reporting matters for public safety

Hilary Rowell, BHI’s Director of Strategic Relations, recounts and reflects on BHI’s recent Challenging Ideas seminar with Dr Stephen Duckett.

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Hospital and ambulance data since BHI started reporting

Today we are providing access to more hospital and ambulance performance information than ever before.

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Introducing Healthcare Quarterly and our new ambulance performance measures

After more than 12 months of consultation and analytic, research and design work, we are today releasing our revamped quarterly report. Previously known as Hospital Quarterly, the renamed Healthcare Quarterly report introduces a new structure, new graphics and most importantly, new insights into performance in the NSW public healthcare system. Alongside our established measures which focus on emergency department care, admitted patients and elective surgery, we are now able to report ambulance data on a quarterly basis.

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Looking ahead

Our Chief Executive, Jean-Frederic Levesque, has been seconded to lead the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) – the organisation charged with securing change in clinical care in NSW. Jean-Frederic joined BHI in March 2013 and under his leadership, we have gone from strength to strength – increasing the breadth and depth of public reporting in NSW; diversifying formats used to deliver information; introducing sophisticated data analyses and measurement approaches; and enhancing stakeholder engagement.

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Four years at BHI - reflections from our Chief Executive

Transitions are good times for reflection. As I am preparing to begin a term as Acting Chief Executive of the Agency for Clinical Innovation, I have reflected on the last four years spent at the Bureau of Health Information.

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Focusing on unwarranted clinical variation to assess performance

Every patient is different and this means that healthcare varies – it must, if it is to respond to patient needs, expectations, social circumstances and capacity to manage their own care. However, there is increasing evidence that healthcare also varies for reasons that are not related to patients’ needs and expectations. While some variation is warranted, it can also be unwarranted.

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Elective surgery waiting lists – what it does and doesn’t tell us about healthcare performance

Each quarter, when BHI publishes Hospital Quarterly, we hear a lot of commentary about waiting lists for elective surgery.

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BHI’s first report on maternity services in NSW

Pregnancy and childbirth brings with it many expectations, worries, fears and hopes. For first-time mothers, childbirth can represent a series of firsts: the first time a woman experiences the biological and physiological changes of pregnancy; the first time she or her partner goes through the psychological and social adjustments related to becoming, gradually, parents.

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Page updated: 21st Dec 2017
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