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Four clinical governance rabbit holes to avoid
Four clinical governance rabbit holes to avoid

All human service sectors experience turning points. The 1990s was a decade of revelation about poor healthcare quality, identified and reported in major studies of adverse events and public inquiries across the world. The initial shock waves evolved into a care safety revolution, supported by the introduction of clinical governance. A quarter of a century later, the outcomes of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission is having a similar impact in aged care, with a stream of legislation and innovations challenging aged care providers to re-set their approach to creating and maintaining quality care.

In this webinar, Cathy Balding will talk us through four clinical governance rabbit holes that have been observed in healthcare and how avoiding them can accelerate aged care clinical governance effectiveness.

Quality
Simulating safety
Simulating safety

Simulation in healthcare has traditionally been applied in the context of education and training. Whilst robust education and training (which may be achieved through simulation) will ultimately improve safety and quality, simulation can also be used much more broadly - and directly - as a tool in enhancing safety and quality in care delivery.

Quality
Safety
Safety Culture
Simulation
Workforce
Achieving quality aged care; More than audits and incidents
Achieving quality aged care; More than audits and incidents

As the wave of reforms continues within aged care, we stop to take a closer look at ‘Quality’ within aged care. What does it take to achieve quality aged care, and what really is the quality manager’s role in quality care?

Quality
Quality indicators
A reminder - for the record
A reminder - for the record

Documentation is an essential component of effective communication. Given the complexity of healthcare and the fluidity of clinical teams, healthcare records are one of the most important information sources available to clinicians. Undocumented or poorly documented information relies on memory and is less likely to be communicated and retained. This can lead to loss of information, which can result in misdiagnosis and harm.

(Australian Commission on Safety and Quality and Safety in Health Care)

Communication
Continuity of care
Quality
Records
Safety
The business case for clinical governance
The business case for clinical governance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a shadow over the health of the world, we continue to learn about clinical governance at scale. We have previously drawn analogies to Australian government responses with clinical governance principles - however the parallels don’t stop there.  Across the world, the economic impact of the pandemic has been palpable and is illustrative of the co-dependent relationship between health and money, where better health outcomes are known to correlate with better economic outcomes.

Healthcare
Person-centred care
Quality
Resources
Safety
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees
Clinical data analytics; How to see the forest for the trees

In this webinar, Dr Anthony Carpenter guides us through demystifying clinical data analytics. During this 1-hour webinar, Dr Carpenter will step viewers through understanding the value of data, realising quality and performance insights for system improvement and using data to drive strategic organisational outcomes.

Continuous improvement
Data
Quality
Risk management
Safety
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II
Switching the paradigm: Safety-I to Safety-II

There is no formula to clinical governance. While there are key components that should always be considered, how we consider them requires flexibility and agility to achieve good clinical outcomes.

Aged care
Continuous improvement
Disability
Healthcare
Quality
Safety
Workforce
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