Digital Healthcare Improvement Clinical Network

The Digital Healthcare Improvement Network (DHIN) is a clinical advisory group that provides clear, consistent clinical input and leadership to the Queensland digital ecosystem.

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

The role of the network

  • Clinical communication to improve patient care using the digital platform
  • A source of clinical expertise and leadership for digital health work in Queensland (via eHealth Queensland and all other areas of Queensland Health)
  • An innovation hub
  • Building digital literacy and capability across Queensland Health
Specific functions of DHIN include:
  • Improving patient care and clinical workflows using the digital platform, including integrating care across primary, community and hospital settings
  • Assisting with prioritising enhancements to the digital platform that improve clinical care
  • Supporting transparency of current digital improvement activities
  • Facilitating clinical readiness and assisting with clinical governance of digital transformation
  • Providing guidance to facilities undergoing digital disruption to support the maintenance of performance and quality
  • Raising, filtering and escalating clinical issues with digital implementations
  • Leading the innovative use of data and analytics from the digital platform to improve quality and efficiency of patient care

Current priorities

  • Provide clinical governance input for a number of statewide digital projects and activities
  • Provide digital clinical strategic direction across Queensland Health
  • Support eHealth Queensland to ensure digital readiness at facilities
  • Provide educational and clinical support

Key initiatives

Contact us

Phone: +61 7 3328 9182
Postal Address: GPO Box 48, Brisbane 4001

Last updated: 4 October 2019