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Challenges and opportunities in CQI

  • 3 September 2013
    In the NT we have been able to develop a strong CQI workforce with a team of CQI Facilitators working directly with their health services to implement local CQI priorities. Effective partnerships established across Aboriginal Community Controlled and NT Government Health Services have enabled territory wide engagement with quality improvement strategies and supported opportunities to learn from each other through regular CQI Collaborative Workshops where up to 80 clinicians and health service staff come together twice a year. The challenge before us to achieve our aim of embedding CQI into Aboriginal PHC and making it everybody’s business, will require ongoing commitment and resourcing to ensure the knowledge, skills, tools and support are available to health services to enable them to achieve their organisations quality goals.
  • Member
    20 August 2013
    Research, development and application of continuous quality improvement (CQI) cycle tools help to improve the quality of health care processes for health service providers and the communities they serve.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health organisations, such as AMSANT, are embedding the culture of the CQI approach in primary health care services.

    Importantly, other initiatives such as One21seventy, eCollaborative, among others, package, target and market on-line CQI cycle tools and resources to health centres and general practices throughout Australia.

    One21seventy provides evidence-based practical tools and processes to help primary health care providers in CQI, while eCollaborative engages the sector in using new e-technologies to improve patient care and outcomes.

    But challenges remain on how best to promote CQI tools and resources to health centres and finding better ways to use CQI results to help improve health outcomes.

    Members are welcome to comment on the challenges and opportunities facing CQI over the next five years in the Indigenous context.

    Please supply one short paragraph.

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