Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 30 November 2017) . . Page.. 5377 ..
10 years of experience to the role, having most recently worked as the chief executive officer of the National Health Funding Body.
Mr Norris has also led significant improvements in the quality of data provided by jurisdictions by establishing nationally unique data analytics and has also worked in the Victorian state department of health. Mr Norris will play a pivotal role in overseeing the directorate’s data management and its utilisation in performance improvement across the organisation and will also chair the external review panel going forward.
Madam Assistant Speaker, the effective and efficient delivery of quality health services to the people of Canberra is one of the government’s top priorities. To do this we need accurate and timely data so that we can monitor and track our performance. Overall, I am very pleased with the progress that has been made throughout this year on the system-wide data review.
However, ACT Health delivers over 1½ million episodes of care to the community every year and each one requires individual data records. That is why this is not a short-term project. There is still significant work to be undertaken over the coming months and in the future to ensure that ACT Health’s data and reporting remains robust and reliable.
Before concluding today, I would again like to thank members of the external review panel for their ongoing comprehensive advice on how to improve reporting and access to health data. Also, my thanks go to those staff of ACT Health working on this very important piece of work. I present the following paper:
ACT Health System Wide Data Review Quarterly Update—November 2017—Ministerial statement, 30 November 2017.
That the Assembly take note of the paper.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Ministerial delegation—European Union
MR GENTLEMAN (Brindabella—Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Minister for Planning and Land Management and Minister for Urban Renewal) (11.10): It is with great pleasure that I make a statement today about the ACT government’s commitment under the European Union’s world cities program. In my capacity as Minster for Planning and Land Management, I recently had the opportunity to lead a delegation of ACT government and industry leaders on a 12-day study tour of Europe and Singapore as part of the European Union’s world cities program. Today I take the opportunity to table a report highlighting the key learnings and insights from this recent study tour.