Data Driven Quality Improvement in General Practice

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Centre for Digital Transformation of Health and Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne

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Data Driven Quality Improvement in General Practice

Speaker: Associate Professor Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

Data has long been a driver of quality improvement in general practice, but evolving technology and use of electronic medical records offers exciting opportunities to optimize quality improvement strategies. In this talk, Jo-Anne will summarise current programs in Australia which utilise data to provide feedback to practices, as well as the current policy context in which this is occurring. She will describe two current programs being developed by the Department of General Practice: Future Health Today (a quality improvement platform for chronic disease in general practice) and Guidance GP (a suite of quality improvement tools to optimize the appropriate use of antibiotics in general practice), and how GPs are being engaged in the design of these programs to ensure that they are user-focused. Finally, she will introduce the Patron dataset, and discuss how repositories of general practice data can be used to evaluate quality improvement activities, and some of the key consent and governance considerations in the Australian context.

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