Page 5376 - Week 14 - Thursday, 30 November 2017

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advice has led to the development of a new draft ACT Health performance measurement framework that is consistent with national standards and will consolidate essential performance metrics across the directorate. Further work associated with the performance measurement framework will focus on improving the information available to consumers about the health services provided to the community.

As part of this, we have worked to assess the current state of information that is made publicly available from ACT Health and the type and quantity of data that is made publicly available by our peer jurisdictions. To put that into context, we currently have over 130 data metrics that we report on in a range of publicly released reports. The review is looking at how we can publish this data routinely and in a way that makes it more accessible for the community.

While there is still much development work to occur in this space, we are conscious of the need to improve consumer information as a result of the system-wide review findings and outcomes, which will be presented to the government for consideration once the review is complete.

To ensure that the directorate continues to consolidate performance reporting going forward, the recommendation issued by the Standing Committee on Health, Ageing and Community Services earlier this year to review the relationship between strategic objectives and output classes to ensure that there are clear and useful performance indicators for each objective or output will also be incorporated into the new performance measurement framework.

In addition, with the government’s focus on the continual improvement of the quality of health care delivered in the ACT, the measures from the new ACT health quality strategy currently under development within the directorate, for example, the patient-reported experience measures and patient-reported outcome measures, will also be incorporated into this new performance measurement framework.

On the annual report and the Report on government services, in addition to the strategic work that I have outlined as part of the review, ACT Health has been successful in meeting a number of external essential reporting requirements to national agencies in the last quarter, such as the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority and the AIHW.

ACT Health has also been focused on ensuring that performance data for all strategic objectives and outputs was able to be included in the 2016-17 ACT Health annual report. I am pleased to say that it is expected that all 2016-17 ACT Health data will be included in the relevant chapters of the 2018 Report on government services to be released next year.

To oversee all of the work of the system-wide data review and in recognising the importance and significance of data to ACT Health going forward, I am pleased to say that the appointment of a new deputy director-general of performance, reporting and data for ACT Health has been finalised. Mr Lynton Norris, who has been appointed to the role, commenced in the directorate earlier this month. Mr Norris brings more than

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