The Digital Healthcare Improvement Network (DHIN) forum is an annual event hosted by the DHIN to enable experts in and users of digital healthcare to come together. The DHIN is a Queensland Heath Clinical Network that provides clear, consistent and authoritative clinical input and leadership to the Queensland digital ecosystem.
The second Digital Healthcare Improvement Network Forum was held on 14 February 2018, at Lightspace in Brisbane. The event was predominantly attended by acting or former clinical practitioners from professionally and geographically diverse backgrounds. A range of speakers were featured including keynotes from Dr Monica Trujillo from the Australian Digital Health Agency, and Veronica Casey from Metro South Hospital and Health Service, who spoke to the theme of the day ‘Digital Healthcare: Where have we come from, where are we going?’.
A digital improvement showcase was held to demonstrate the tangible clinical improvements that have been developed across Queensland, enabled by the digital environment. This was followed by a wide-ranging group discussion with panelists Professor Keith McNeil (Chief Clinical Information Officer), Dr David Rosengren (Metro North Hospital and Health Service), Dr Victoria Campbell (Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service) and Naomi Scott (Mackay Hospital and Health Service).
Progress from the 2017 work plan was also presented, including:
- Formation of a Digital Discharge Communication Working Group to provide coordinated clinical input into the development of a digital inpatient discharge clinical handover and referral solution within the integrated electronic medical record or ieMR. This group has developed a problem statement for eHealth Queensland
- The frontier efficiency model is being used as a basis for prioritisation of optimisation and improvement activities, in order to simultaneously consider cost and merit
- Establishment of the Clinical Advisory Group to provide clinical input into digital activity, and multiple digital specialty working groups to escalate clinical issues that require a technical solution
- Establishment of the Statewide Date and Transformation Committee
- Increasing requests for the Digital Healthcare Improvement Network members to represent digital clinicians in initiatives and projects across Queensland Health
- Sponsorship of numerous Queensland Health staff to undertake Certified Health Information Australasia accreditation.
For more information on the event or the network email StatewideDigitalHINetwork@health.qld.gov.au