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Telehealth and clinical governance: Where are we now?
Telehealth and clinical governance: Where are we now?

‘Telehealth services use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to deliver health services and transmit health information over both long and short distances. It is about transmitting voice, data, images and information rather than moving care recipients, health professionals or educators. It encompasses diagnosis, treatment, preventive (educational) and curative aspects of healthcare services and typically involves care recipient(s), care providers or educators in the provision of these services directed to the care recipient.’ 

Telehealth
Beyond Standard 8, and within it: Clinical governance vs corporate governance
Beyond Standard 8, and within it: Clinical governance vs corporate governance

"Governing bodies of approved providers should be comprised of members whose integrity, skills and independence enable them to act, first and foremost, in the best interests of the people receiving care. Evidence before us has demonstrated, in particular, a lack of adequate clinical governance expertise on the boards of some providers. We consider that each governing body should have a care governance committee, to ensure that quality of care is considered at the highest level of the organisation. The chair of the care governance committee should be a member of the governing body and have appropriate experience in providing care. The focus of care should cascade from the governing body through the executive leadership to all staff."

Compliance
Frameworks
Standards
Continuous improvement in clinical governance
Continuous improvement in clinical governance

There is a lot more to clinical governance than meets the eye. It’s not just about having frameworks, but ‘living’ them, and continuously improving how we design and implement them.

Continuous improvement
Frameworks
Let's take reporting seriously
Let's take reporting seriously

Reporting is not just ‘red tape’ – it is an essential part of clinical governance. Why? Because unless we observe and assess care outcomes and experiences on an ongoing basis - which reporting enables – we cannot effectively identify risks, emerging risks, or areas for improvement.

Data
Incident management
Quality indicators
Risk management
SIRS
When risk changes
When risk changes

When risk changes, governance of that risk must also change. In addition to proactive, continuous assessment of risks, clinical governance involves planning, implementing and reviewing measures to reduce the risk of harm, and support our duty of care.

COVID-19/Infection control
Data
Person-centred care
Risk management
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