A-HED has been developed in partnership by the Health Roundtable, a non-profit members organisation which aims to drive innovation and best practice in healthcare, and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. The team is comprised of healthcare analysts and managers from statistical, epidemiological, health informatics and IT backgrounds, with clinician engagement.
A-HED incorporates national and internationally used measures of clinical quality and efficiency, adapted by the Health Roundtable to fit the Australasian setting. The system has been developed and continuously evolves through consultation with the community of current subscribers, in order to ensure it provides high quality and clinically relevant analytics.
Launched in 2010, the HED system is used in over 50 health organisations across the UK. Following the successful Australian pilot in 2014, A-HED is now in use at 16 Australasian hospitals.