ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
Sub‐theme 1: Supporting Clinical Performance
Clinicians are central to achieving high performing, safe, quality health services, but as a group they often report disengagement with system wide efforts to measure, monitor and improve performance. This sub‐theme will attract papers which address methods to engage clinicians in improving clinical performance be it through leadership, teamwork, self‐assessment or peer review processes, or other innovative solutions to supporting clinical performance. Areas such as supporting manager performance, involving consumers in clinical performance and partnerships for performance will also be covered as will the related and tricky issue of clinicians in difficulty. Initiatives to support clinical performance in areas such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are welcome in this sub‐theme.
Sub‐theme 2: Designing Quality Systems
In this period of health service reform and redesign, it is timely to examine how to design health systems to enable safe, quality care. This sub‐theme will include aspects of the current health reform process such as how the new national approaches to data can enhance performance; international perspectives as well as state based initiatives such as the Four Pillars in NSW and the “Between the Flags” program. Concepts such as service oriented healthcare, pay for performance and consumer involvement in design will be addressed.
Sub‐theme 3: Managing Meaningful Measurement
The health services suffer from the ‘Data Rich/Information Poor’ problem. This sub‐theme will look at moving beyond ‘measurement for measurement’s sake’ to using measurement to drive quality, to engage clinicians’ learning and to empower innovative models of care. The wider issues of public reporting of performance (both at an organisational level and at a clinical level) and the consumer understanding and use of performance data will be canvassed.
Who should submit?
- Clinicians and health managers from all sectors of the health system
- Government and Non‐government organisations
- Academic researchers (including MPH students, PhD students and post‐doc researchers)
- Business/Corporate groups with an interest in health and policy
- General practice/Primary and Aged Care
- Community/Consumer groups
We look forward to your contributions for this stimulating and ground‐breaking event in Sydney in September 2012.