Associate Professor Craig Quarmby is the Co-Director of the University of Tasmania's Health Services Innovation Tasmania. Interviewed on 28 April 2016 by Leon Compton on 936 ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania, he tells Leon that Tasmania's health system is showing positive signs of improvement and that clinical redesign of the state's hospitals (research and activity funded by the Commonwealth and facilitated by UTAS) is improving patient care and creating efficiencies.
Health Services Innovation Tasmania has delivered the 1 day Introduction to Clinical Redesign workshop to 729 participants, state-wide over the last two years.
What did you promise to change on March 16?
Jolene May and Trish Filby took their learnings from the HSI Tasmania Applied Clinical Redesign Course to improve utilisation of Allied Health Assistants (AHAs) within RHH Medical Services.
Over 1,700 members of the Tasmanian health system have been directly engaged in redesign education through HSI Tasmania in the last two years.
Days three and four of the 20 week Applied Clinical Redesign Course started with a bang, with participants presenting on collected data and their interpretation of this diagnostics data.
"What matters to me?" This is the question the Clinical Redesign Patient and Staff Engagement Working Group sought to answer when interviewing patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
A total of 578 pledges were made this year across the State as part of Change Day Australia – an international social movement aimed at improving health outcomes. Up from only 25 pledges last year, enthusiasm for the movement grew this year in hospitals across all regions, the Department of Health and Human Services and within Community Health Services.