08 June 2017
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.
Although Jean-Frederic is now refocusing his attention to supporting and disseminating clinical innovation, BHI will continue to bring our plans for future development of healthcare measurement and reporting to fruition.
We are changing some things – introducing a new suite of measures on ambulance activity and performance; new ways of searching for relevant results on our website, and a new updated structure for our quarterly reporting of emergency department, admitted patient and elective surgical care.
The next six months will see new reports about experiences of hospital care among patients with a disability; about conceptual models to structure and guide efforts to measure and report meaningfully on unwarranted clinical variation; and new releases of patient survey data. Our annual performance report, Healthcare in Focus, will introduce new measures with a particular emphasis on safety and on value.
Of course, many things will remain unchanged - our commitment to transparency and to excellence, and an organisational imperative to strike a balance between recognising individual achievements, valuing and harnessing different perspectives when we come together as teams, and in acting synergistically and collaboratively in system efforts to achieve shared goals and objectives.
TagsAccessibility and timeliness 4 Admitted patients 1 Ambulance services 3 Appropriateness of healthcare 2 BHI - general 6 Challenging ideas 1 Chartpack 2 Data 9 Effectiveness of healthcare 3 Efficiency 1 Elective surgery 2 Emergency department 2 Healthcare services 7 Hospital care 6 Hospital performance 1 International data 1 Patient experience 7 Patient survey 1 Safety and risk 2
Dr Diane Watson is the Chief Executive of the Bureau of Health Information. She has 20 years of senior management experience measuring, monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare systems in Australia and internationally.
Lisa Corscadden is a senior researcher at the Bureau of Health Information. She has experience in healthcare research in Australia and Canada, with an interest in measuring equity in healthcare.
Lilian Daly is the Lead for Strategy and Engagement at the Bureau of Health Information. She holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of New South Wales and has extensive experience as a healthcare clinician, researcher and educator.
Hilary is our Senior Director, Communications and Strategic Relations. She has extensive experience in developing policy and strategy around the role of information in improving healthcare.
Renee Carter is a former senior analyst at the Bureau of Health Information. She holds a Masters degree in health and social policy from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in epidemiology from McGill University.
Jean-Frederic is the former Chief Executive of BHI. He is now Chief Executive of the Agency for Clinical Innovation.
Kim is the former Senior Director, Performance Measurement & Reporting at BHI. She has extensive experience in health services research in Australia and internationally.