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"Cutting through": using health information technology for effective chronic care delivery /

by Information Integrity Solutions.

Publisher: Chippendale, N.S.W. Information Integrity Solutions 2009Description: 18 p. : ill.Other title: The Health Information Exchange Project.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Prepared by Information Integrity Solutions for the Health Information Exchange Sub-Committee to report to the Australian National Consultative Committee on eHealth. January 2009 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report was prepared by Information Integrity Solutions (IIS) for the Health Information Exchange Sub-Committee to report to the Australian National Consultative Committee on eHealth (ANCC on eHealth). It was prepared in response to the increasing need to cut through the difficult issues arising in relation to chronic care and to find a sustainable, effective and efficient solution. This solution has so far eluded the many organisations and interests, including government despite significant funds and effort being exerted on the problem. Global Access Partners (GAP) facilitated and oversaw the stakeholder consultation process and IIS conducted the research and prepared the report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"The host-homes program: an innovative model of respite for carers of people with dementia" /

by Holm, Sonya | Ziguras, Stephen.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A literature review and description of the regulatory framework : to support the project for the evaluation of the impact of accreditation on the delivery of quality of care and quality of life to residents in Australian /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2005 Publications Number: P3-2088 "Prepared by Campbell Research & Consulting". Bibliography: p. 131-148Summary: The project to evaluate the impact of accreditation on the delivery of quality of care and quality of life to residents in residential aged care homes (the project), was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing (the Department) in November 2004. The project is being undertaken by Campbell Research & Consulting, who have formed a consortium with Phillips Fox Lawyers and Monash University. The broad objectives of the project are to: Assess the impact of accreditation on the quality of care and quality of life of residents in residential aged care homes; and having regard to the findings of the project and other performance and benchmarking assessment systems, identify options for the measurement of quality improvement in the future provision of world class care. The project comprises two main stages. The first stage entails developing a foundation of evidence from analysis of existing literature, the current legislative framework, and key stakeholder consultations. The second stage of the project will comprise development of a survey of residential aged care homes to empirically assess key influences on quality of care and life for residents and identify performance measures to monitor future improvement.Availability: (1)

Dementia care in London /

by Sachrajda, Alice | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 23Summary: Providing high-quality care and support for the increasing numbers of people with dementia is one of the most challenging and complex issues of our time. The number of people with dementia is set to double to 1.4 million in the next 30 years and the costs are expected to treble. ippr's work in this area responds to the need for service providers and commissioners to have a better evidence base on ageing in London. This briefing identifies areas of unmet need, highlights problems with current provision, and draws attention to models of best practice.Availability: (1)

Even in the best of homes. /

by Durance, Kym.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Final report : dementia outcomes measurement suite project /

by Sansoni , Jan | University of Wollongong. Centre for Health Service evelopment | Marosszeky, Nick | Jeon, Yun-Hee | et al.

Publisher: Wollongong, N.S.W. University of Wollongong. Centre for Health Service Development. 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 433-507Summary: In May 2006 the Department of Health and Ageing commissioned a research report from the University of Wollongong on dementia measurement instruments. The aim of the project was to develop a credible suite of standardised measurement tools, within the health outcomes framework, to allow for the examination of service delivery effectiveness; better screening and assessment of consumers; and the evaluation of an individual consumer's health-related quality of life. The DOMS report identifies 36 instruments deemed suitable to be used by researchers and clinicians in the routine assessment, diagnosis, screening and outcomes monitoring of dementia conditions and the evaluation of treatments. Analysis was limited to tools available for use in routine care and therefore excluded detailed neuropsychological instruments that would require specialist training or interpretation. Standardisation of tools and terminologies is intended to advance research through the enhanced comparability of studies. The Report raises implementation issues including the issue of any mandating of particular instruments and training programs for the use of recommended instruments in particular settings. These issues require extensive consultation and discussion by health professionals. The Minister for Ageing's Dementia Advisory Group has been briefed on the DOMS report. The Group supports further consultation on the research findings with health professionals concerned with dementia assessment.Availability: (1)

Improving health services through consumer participation : a resource guide for organisations. /

by Commonwealth Department of Public Health | Flinders University | South Australian Community Health Research Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care 2000Description: 148p.Notes: Consumer Focus Collaboration publication--coverSummary: A guide for people working in health care organisations who want to increase consumer participation in the planning, management and evaluation of those organisations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living longer. living better /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012Summary: The 'Living Longer. Living Better.' aged care reform package provides Availability: (1)

Living Longer. Living Better. Aged Care Reform Package, April 2012 /

by Australia. Department of Health and Ageing.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Health and Ageing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012Summary: Older Australians deserve greater choice and control over their care arrangements, more than the aged care system is currently able to give them. We need new and more equitable ways of meeting the ever increasing costs of aged care and ensuring that the most vulnerable in our society are fully protected. And the aged care sector needs to work more closely with the wider health system to tackle key health challenges in particular, the dementia epidemic, and support for end-of-life care. The Aged Care Reform package will modernise Australia‟s aged care system. It will deliver immediate benefits to older Australians and the broader community, while laying the foundations for longer term reform. It will strike the right balance between essential and much-needed changes and ensure the pace of change does not compromise the capacity of the current system to continue to deliver care at a time of transition.Availability: (1)

Making care plans work for everyone /

by Walker, Brenda.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Regulating long-term care quality : an international comparison /

by Mor, Vincent (ed.) | Leone, Tiziana (ed.) | Maresso, Anna (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2014Description: xxvi, 493 p.Notes: Table of Contents: Foreword -- Part I. Introduction: 1. A framework for understanding regulation of long-term care quality / Vincent Mor -- Part II. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on 'Professionalism': 2. Performance measurement in long-term care in Austria / Kai Leichsenring, Frederique LaMontagne-Godwin, Andrea Schmidt, Ricardo Rodrigues and Georg Ruppe -- 3. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in Germany / Vjenka Garms-Homolova and Reinhard Busse -- 4. Quality monitoring of long-term care in Switzerland / Guido Bartelt, Ruedi Gilgen, Daniel Grob and Thomas Munzer -- 5. Japan's long-term care regulations focused on structure - rationale and future prospects / Naoki Ikegami, Tomoaki Ishibashi and Takashi Amano -- Part III. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on Regulatory Inspection Frameworks: 6. Regulating long-term care quality in Australia / Len C. Gray, David J. Cullen and Harold B. Lomas -- 7. Regulating the quality and safety of long-term care in England / Juliette Malley, Jacquetta Holder, Rachael Dodgson and Samantha Booth -- 8. Quality monitoring of long-term care for older people in the Netherlands / Jos M. G. A. Schols, Dinnus H. M. Frijters, Rudd G. I. J. M. Kempen and Jan P. H. Hamers -- 9. The regulatory structure of Spanish long-term care: the case of Catalonia's service structures and quality assurance systems / Sergio Arino Blasco, Meritxell Sole, Gloria Rubert, Jose M. Sanjuan and Joan Gil -- Part IV. Long-term Care Quality Systems Based on Data Measurement and Public Reporting: 10. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in Finland / Harriet Finne-Soveri, Teija Hammar, Anja Noro, Sari Anttila and Paivi Voutilainen -- 11. Regulation of long-term care in the United States / David Stevenson and Jeffrey Bramson -- 12. Long-term care for the elderly in Canada: progress toward an integrated system / John P. Hirdes and Vahe Kehyayan -- 13. Monitoring the quality of long-term care in New Zealand / Brigette Meehan and Nigel Millar -- Part V. Long-term Care Quality Systems and Developing Regulatory Systems: 14. Quality monitoring of long-term care in the Republic of Korea / Hye-Young Jung, Soong-Nang Jang, Jae Eun Seok and Soonman Kwon -- 15. Long-term care in China: reigning in market forces through regulatory oversight / Zhanlian Feng, Xinping Guan, Xiaotian Feng, Chang Liu, Heying Jenny Zhan and Vincent Mor -- Part VI. Conclusion: 16. Regulating quality of long-term care - what have we learned? / Tiziana Leone, Anna Maresso and Vincent MorSummary: The number of elderly people relying on formal long-term care services is dramatically increasing year after year, and the challenge of ensuring the quality and financial stability of care provision is one faced by governments in both the developed and developing world. This edited book is the first to provide a comprehensive international survey of long-term care provision and regulation, built around a series of case studies from Europe, North America and Asia. The analytical framework allows the different approaches that countries have adopted to be compared side by side and readers are encouraged to consider which quality assurance approaches might best meet their own country's needs. Wider issues underpinning the need to regulate the quality of long-term care are also discussed. This timely book is a valuable resource for policymakers working in the health care sector, researchers and students taking graduate courses on health policy and management.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Report for the Department of Health and Ageing in relation to services for consumer engagement in the aged care reform process /

by Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Alzheimer's Australia 2011Description: 194 p.Other title: Consumer engagement in the aged care reform process.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The priority for people with dementia and their families is a focus on the basics of improving care services, hence it is important in undertaking reform that the possible establishment of new organisational and program structures does not distract from the extent to which the current arrangements are failing older people every day. The consultations were a reminder that the quality of life of people with dementia is impacted by issues in the health system. Again in these consultations a key concern was delays in diagnosis and failure to refer to support services. A number of consumers also had poor experiences with the acute care sector. Consumers were also concerned about the future and the need for investment in research. For the person with dementia the journey needs to start with a timely diagnosis, referral to support services, properly resourced assessment services and a link worker (not a call centre) to provide guidance when needed. For the family carer access to dementia education, support in managing BPSD and flexible respite is key. If the basics are covered in the reform process, there may be some chance of the stories told by people living with dementia being more positive in the future.Availability: (1)

Should we expand the use of pay-for-performance in health care? /

by Boxall, Anne-marie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliamentary Research Service, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Parliamentary Library. Research paper ; 23 November, no. 12,.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes biographical references.Summary: Governments play a vital role in driving quality improvements in health care. They use various means, but publicly reporting performance data and linking performance and financial incentives' pay-for-performance (P4P) are two common ones. This paper examines the evidence on the impact of P4P schemes in health care. While the evidence is limited and yields mixed results, some experts argue that this should not spell the end for P4P. Instead, they suggest that policy-makers proceed with caution and use the existing evidence to highlight the challenges commonly associated with the use of P4P in health care. Some of the most important challenges are designing a system with substantial rewards and targets that are reasonably difficult to achieve; minimal unintended consequences and incentives to 'game' the system, and; incentives for both the best and worst performers to improve the quality of health care. This paper also outlines recommendations made by Professor Ian Scott on the necessary design features for successful P4P schemes in the Australian context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The costs of what? : measuring services and quality of care. /

by Netten, Ann | Forder, Julien.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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