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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 05 Hansard (Thursday, 10 May 2018) . . Page.. 1750 ..

Through the extensive work that has been undertaken through this review, it is my intention to ensure ACT Health leads the nation in best practice disclosure of consumer information. Through the review, ACT Health staff will also have an opportunity to be more innovative and better support patients and their families to become more in control of their health care and develop stronger partnerships with their clinical team.

ACT Health is now turning its attention to developing a comprehensive implementation plan to ensure that the outcomes of the system-wide data review are implemented appropriately. One of the key immediate priorities will be to identify and report relevant health information required by our community to inform and support their care and keep them up to date about the performance of their health system. This will include a comprehensive performance statement for 2017-18 and enhanced quarterly performance updates from 2018-19, with the first quarterly update to focus on the July to September 2018 period.

Important performance metrics such as emergency department average wait times and elective surgery wait times and information will be provided in real time through user-friendly web portals. This work will include the input of the Health Care Consumers Association to ensure that ACT Health provide the right information to the community at the right time. I welcome this increase in transparency and openness and I look forward to providing the community with more information about this later this year.

Achieving the outcomes of the system-wide data review will drive ACT Health’s best practice performance and underpin quality and continuous improvement of patient outcomes. This will enable intelligence, innovation and leading analytics that will leverage the full capability of the complex datasets that ACT Health holds. It will be important for ACT Health to make sure the information that is collected and used for the benefit of consumers, staff and our wider community is meaningful, helps the management of the health system and transparently informs us all about what is working best and what needs to change. These foundations will enable better access to meaningful information that will benefit patients, clinicians, workforce, research, training and administrators.

It is important that, in addition to clinicians, researchers, health administrators and partners seeing the benefit of the system-wide data review, the community also sees the benefit so that the community can make informed healthcare decisions and scrutinise the quality and safety of our health services. This transparency in data reporting will drive accountability of ACT Health and the government in providing safe, high quality hospital and health services to our community.

The government welcomes the opportunity to continue this significant program of work and demonstrated that by investing $1.5 million in a new data repository and reporting capability to meet ACT Health’s intelligence and data needs as they mature over the coming years.

At the time that I established this review I made it clear I wanted more than just a post mortem of the errors of the past. I wanted a visionary report that maps out how data

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