18 & 19 July 2018 - Melbourne
Meeting Code HRT1813
Emergency Care providers face significant challenges in delivering high quality and timely patient care on an ever-present background of increasing patient numbers and finite hospital resources. Any mismatch between patient demand and the hospital’s capacity can compromise the safe delivery of patient care.
While initially felt and faced by Emergency Care providers, the risk then disperses through the hospital to impact on myriad clinical and non-clinical services which are well-represented on the ten National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and five additional EQuIP Standards.
Little can be done to reduce demand, so Emergency Care providers must be inventive with their capacity and approach. Would targeting the predictive nature of Emergency Care demand have a positive impact on the capacity of Emergency Care providers, and also reduce the flow-on service delivery risks identified by the NSQHS Standards?
In the first year for the Emergency Care Improvement Group, the Health Roundtable will be working closely with members to co-design from the start to maximise the utility of this resource and minimise duplication with other forums.
What do you need to do?
- Designate an Emergency liaison representative as a key contact for this group.
- Extract non-casemix data for your health service and submit as requested.
- Organise a multi-discliplinary Emergency Care team of up to 4 people to attend the group meeting
- Identify an improvement innovation and share progress with other member health services.
What does The Health Roundtable do?
- Work with key liaison contacts to plan the annual meeting.
- Analyse Emergency Care data to provide key comparisons amongst participants.
- Provide reports comparing the safety, quality and timeliness of Emergency Care services.
- Facilitate the annual meeting to identify innovative practices and track progress on action plans.