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AMSANT annual report 2016-2017



AMSANT annual report 2016-2017

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Annual report 2016-2017; Aborignal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory annual report 2016-2017


Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory


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AMSANT ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 28 A CQI Collaborative meeting was held over two days in November 2016 in Alice Springs with the theme of Connecting People ~ thats exactly what happened as more than 120 clinicians and health service staff from across the NT joined to share their experiences and knowledge. The key topics investigated were Clinical Governance, Human Resources in Remote PHC and Care Coordination. There were 50 main speakers, as well as 18 PHC staff giving presentations at the popular table top sessions. A CQI & Research workshop piggy-backed onto the CQI Collaborative to bring PHC staff and researchers from the Centre for Research Excellence Integrated Quality Improvement (CRE-IQI) together to talk about common interests and priorities, with a strong focus on the importance of consultation with PHC teams, the involvement of communities and PHC staff in research topics, and the methods, and necessity, of feeding back research findings to those communities and PHC staff (research translation). CONTINUOUS AMSANTs CQI team have continued to lead CQI activity within both the community controlled and government primary health care sectors. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AMSANT.ORG.AU 29 The CQI team gave regular support to our health services with visits, in-service training workshops,phone calls, emails and collaborative discussions. The CQI Coordinators continue to support health services with on-going CQI priorities and they facilitate system assessments (SATS) and assist with action planning, data review, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles and program logic development. Orientation and mentoring by the CQI facilitators remains a key priority. The AMSANT CQI team provides opportunities for the development of skills in communication and engagement, data analysis, data interpretation, change management and a range of CQI tools and skills. They also coordinate a CQI facilitator network that ensures peer support and shared learning is continuous. The NT-wide CQI team also updated the NT Aboriginal health key performance indictors (NTAHKPI) documents to ensure they reflect a CQI approach to interpreting the NTAHKPI reports; this enables the information to guide and drive quality improvement work across the NT. The CQI data working group was established this year and most ACCHOs, and all NT Government services, have agreed to have their data included in this CQI process. The working group assesses identified NTAHKPI data from all health services for the following purposes: To identify services which are thriving in a particular KPI, as this will provide opportunities to translate their knowledge/ expertise/systems more broadly. To identify areas of need to enable more targeted support and training and/or to translate learnings from areas doing well on specific KPIs. To identify KPIs/topics for a CQI focus through the CQI Collaborative and the CQI facilitator network.

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