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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1751 ..


can support and enable our future healthcare system. Success in this goal will be measured by the improvements in health outcomes ACT Health can deliver for patients, given that patients are at the centre of everything ACT Health do. Good data is integral to this, whether it be for our community to access data and information to help them feel in control and involved in their own care, through meeting external reporting obligations or to ensure hardworking health professionals have timely access to data and information they need to continuously improve clinical practice.

A key outcome from the system-wide data review is the ACT Health performance, reporting and data management strategy that has been developed to guide this work. The strategy defines the longer term reforms that will enable ACT Health to deliver high quality performance reporting and data services to its stakeholders. The strategy aims to transform the healthcare outcomes of our community through better data and new knowledge. The implementation of this strategy will be ongoing and there is still considerable work for ACT Health to do in driving these changes in a planned and systematic way.

As members will recall, I have spoken in this place and earlier this week about the organisational changes being undertaken at ACT Health, separating it into two organisations, with one focusing on policy and strategy and the other on operational and clinical services. A further important benefit of the system-wide data review is ACT Health having access to quality data that informs strategic planning for our growing health system as well as for clinical operations. Quality and accessible data is absolutely vital for making sure health consumers get the right care they need in the right setting.

In conclusion today, the completion of the system-wide data review marks the beginning of an exciting new journey for ACT Health. This work is nation leading and as Minister for Health and Wellbeing I am excited about the opportunities this review presents for the future of the ACT Health system.

I would like to commend ACT Health on completing the review. I look forward to further input that ACT Health staff will now provide and to ensuring the completeness of this important work and the development of a comprehensive implementation plan. I present the following paper:

ACT Health System-Wide Data Review—Update—Ministerial statement, 10 May 2018.

I move:

That the Assembly take note of the paper.

MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (10.31): The minister’s statement is quite confusing because again she says that the system-wide data review is complete. We do not have anything to see, but there is a strategy. But the strategy has not been tabled. At the beginning of her comments she said it is complete, but it is not really complete because we have not consulted on it and there is a process.


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