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Annual Report - Major Achievements
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Major Achievements

  • In January 2005 all Australian Health Ministers agreed to an implementation plan to progress four priority areas in safety and quality improvement in public hospitals including:
    • open disclosure;
    • performance management;
    • development of a minimum data set; and
    • external review.
  • The National Health and Medical Research Council awarded 930 new research grants during 2004-05.
  • Revision of the implementation strategy for HealthConnect to align the program with national governance arrangements for e-health, including the establishment of the National e-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA).

Challenges

  • The revision of the implementation strategy for HealthConnect has meant that the Department has had to negotiate new milestones for HealthConnect with all States and Territories, taking into account the changes to the implementation strategy including the role of the Department in the development of HealthConnect.
  • In consultation with States and Territories, a revised timeframe was agreed for the development of the National Chronic Disease Strategy (NCDS) and the National Service Improvement Frameworks (NSIFs) to ensure a well considered and broadly accepted set of documents. The development of the NCDS and NSIFs has been undertaken under the auspices of the National Health Priority Action Council (NHPAC) by all jurisdictions and has involved expert input by clinicians and professional groups. National consultations with a broad range of stakeholders were also undertaken.


Produced by the Portfolio Strategies Division, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
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