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VAHI has established committees to provide expert strategic and operational advice to the agency. These committees enhance our stakeholder engagement approaches, and help align our activities to broader Victorian health system priorities.

Agency Advisory Committee

The Agency Advisory Committee provides advice to ensure successful establishment and high performance of VAHI in relation to the Victorian Government’s commitment to health reform as described in Better, Safer Care, the Minister’s Statement of Expectations, Targeting zero and the Department’s current and future strategic plans.

The committee, which has met quarterly since December 2017, provides guidance on VAHI’s strategic direction.

The committee’s membership includes health service executives, a consumer representative, a clinical lead and a performance management expert.

Agency Advisory Committee

The Agency Advisory Committee: Belinda Macleod-Smith, Professor Terry Nolan, Maxine Brockfield, Adjunct Professor David Plunkett (Chair), Sue Shilbury, Professor David Pilcher and Dr Sue Mathews (Chris Trotman absent).

Clinical Measurement and Reporting Committee

The Clinical Measurement and Reporting Committee assists VAHI in its work supporting others to drive improvements in the quality and safety of clinical services.

The committee ensures the measurement and reporting of VAHI’s clinical quality and safety and patient outcomes performance information is useful, valid, reliable and easy to interpret. This committee was established specifically to assist VAHI with the measurement and presentation of clinical quality and safety and patient outcome information.

The committee met for the first time in March 2017. Membership includes public and private sector clinicians and public health service CEOs, who were invited to join as professional representatives or individual experts.

Patient Experience and Outcomes Measurement and Reporting Committee

The Patient Experience and Outcomes Measurement and Reporting Committee assists VAHI in its work to stimulate, inform and monitor improvements in the quality and safety of clinical services.

The committee ensures there is a strategic approach to investment, and a meaningful use of data collected through Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs), Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and clinical quality registries.

The Committee met for the first time in December 2017. Membership includes health service CEOs and patient experience leads, health researchers, and consumer representatives.

Board Reports Advisory Committee

The Board Reports Advisory Committee assists VAHI in its work to give board members of health services useful and easy to interpret reporting of quality and safety and patient outcomes performance information. This in turn helps ensure board members use VAHI’s performance information to better fulfil their oversight and governance roles and responsibilities.

The committee met for the first time in March 2018. Membership is made up of health service board members.

Other committees

VAHI is also represented on the following external committees and groups:

  • National Integrated Health Services Information (NIHSI) Advisory Committee
  • Department of Health and Human Services Statewide Performance and System Oversight Committee
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet Data Reform Working Group
  • National Health Reform Steering Committee
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Strategic Committee for National Health Information
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
  • National Data Linkage Demonstration Project (NDLDP) Steering Committee
  • Performance and Enhanced Health Data Working Group (PHDWG) for the National Healthcare Agreement

Page last updated: 20 Sep 2018

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