Page 3845 - Week 11 - Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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progress, including the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority and the National Health Funding Body.

Once the essential reports were identified, the data required to produce the reports was mapped to the source system in order to facilitate generation of the essential reports. Additionally, in order to ensure data integrity, the 2016-17 datasets were locked down once the essential reports were generated to ensure that these reports can be replicated. This process supports the quality of the data being used in additional essential reports and ensures that ACT Health internal and external reporting requirements can be maintained.

Pillar 5 activities included the development of detailed road maps to address existing recommendations from the Auditor-General and ACT Health external advisers. To date, a single report outlining 175 recommendations has been consolidated. Each recommendation has been categorised and prioritised, and an estimated date of completion has been identified. The single report details progress against each recommendation and will be independently assessed in four phases, the first being the baseline assessment. A final report will be provided after the last assessment in March 2018.

Each recommendation within the report has been assigned to a core primary output and linked to a domain within the ACT Health informatics strategy. The ACT Health informatics strategy is designed to provide a library of information and ensure that the right level of governance is in place to support this fundamental area of work. The strategy comprises security and privacy, governance, change management, quality, metadata, workforce, communication, performance reporting and data management domains. Each domain road map identifies: relevant external review and audit recommendations; relevant terms of reference outputs; mandatory reference material, such as national standards; other recommendations as a result of a gap analysis with staff; required policy and procedures; and work packages to address all recommendations. Naturally, the domains will be updated as new issues are identified.

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to report that general feedback from review panel members is that the program of work for the system-wide review is on track, and members were complimentary of the work undertaken to date by the Health Directorate. The review panel continues to meet regularly and will continue as we go forward. A recommendation from the review panel was for expansion of the panel to include other specialist fields, specifically from an academic institution. As a result of this recommendation, the Director of the Research School of Population Health in the Australian National University College of Medicine, Biology and Environment has accepted an invitation to join the review panel.

Madam Speaker, to ensure that there is transparency and a high degree of governance in this work, the review panel will continue to provide oversight of the system-wide review activities and provide my office with fortnightly status updates. Within ACT Health there have been internal changes to ensure the system-wide review has the focus and the attention it requires to fulfil the requirements of this large and complex piece of work. System-wide review staff continue to focus on reviewing and

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