Digital Healthcare Improvement Clinical Network

The Digital Healthcare Improvement Network (DHIN) is an advisory clinical body under the governance of the Clinical Excellence Queensland (CEQ) that provides clear, coordinated and authoritative clinical advice and leadership to the Queensland digital health ecosystem.

Established in 2017, the network provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary forum for digital healthcare improvement and digital innovation using the digital platform.

Chaired by Dr Nick Heard, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, Princess Alexandra Hospital and supported by the Healthcare Improvement Unit, DHIN connects clinicians across Queensland who are driven to improve patient care in the digital environment.

Specific functions

  • Provide digital clinical strategic direction across Queensland Health
  • Support transparency of current digital improvement activities
  • Facilitate clinical readiness and assisting with clinical governance of digital transformation
  • Provide guidance to facilities undergoing digital disruption to support the maintenance of performance and quality
  • Raise, filter and escalate clinical issues with digital implementations
  • Lead and advise on digital innovation
  • Provide objective, agnostic advice on the integration and utilisation of existing and imminent systems
  • Build digital capacity and capability across Queensland Health

Current priorities

  • Improve clinical communication and support transparency of digital healthcare improvement within Queensland Health.
  • Assist with prioritising enhancements to the digital platform that improve patient care.
  • Foster linkage with clinical networks and statewide clinical bodies.
  • Digital User Experience Working Group to improve user experience of digital modalities in Queensland Health.
  • The investigation of streamlining technical influences of clinical workflows across primary, community and hospital settings.

Contact us

Phone: +61 7 3328 9175
Postal Address: GPO Box 48, Brisbane 4001

Last updated: 21 July 2022