23 years of experience in health service improvement provides unique improvement opportunities for your organisation. Here are some of the things our members are saying:
A Health Roundtable membership provides the following opportunities for your organisation and staff:
Annual CEO workshop & AGM and Executive Clinical Directors Workshop. Getting the best Value from Health Roundtable Reports. Innovations Workshops & Awards. High level overviews of your health service's performance relative to your peer group on the key measures tracked by The Health Roundtable.
Brings together information derived from inpatient and emergency data, together with selected clinical and workforce measures to provide senior executives an overall Balanced Scorecard
A suite of reports designed to assist in finding improvement opportunities. Exemplar and peer comparisons from the department level to the diagnosis and procedure level, across all areas of your health service, from emergency to outpatient and beyond.
Face to face meetings across many different special interest groups expose your team to innovations from across the sector, with the opportunity to discuss with the authors how they might apply to your organisation. Meetings also provide expert-level advice on how to spot your improvement opportunities.
Members are provided with a wide range of documents and presentations that identify innovations in health care practice, as well as comparative information and meeting notes. All staff from a member health service can access these reports by registering online with their health service email address.
Throughout our reports we compare your health service facilities and departments to peers across Australia and New Zealand using a precise and evolving algorithm. You can be confident that our comparisons are showing you other hospitals that understand the practicalities of your situation. If they've made significant improvements in their organisation, then those initiatives are likely to apply to yours as well. If you're interested in comparing any of your facilities to one or more that don't appear in your reports, you can use our custom report creator to recreate our reports to include any hospital from across our entire membership.
Speak directly to innovators from exemplar health services and learn how they achieved their goals and how their innovations can apply to your health service.
Use our targeted analyses to help you make a case for change within your organisation.
Participate in defining the direction of the group. All suggestions from members are taken seriously and many have become standard features of our facilitation process.
We can put you in touch with people in the group (and even within your organisation!) who have knowledge that can help you achieve your improvement goals.
Members are provided with a wide range of documents and presentations that identify innovations in health care practice, as well as comparative information and meeting notes. Any staff member from a member health service can access these reports by registering for access with their health service email address.
Thousands of innovations have been presented at the many Health Roundtable meetings held each year, and they're all collected and made available to your organisation in our searchable library. The following are samples of some of the winning innovations voted on by members in 2017:
Demand for interpreter services often exceeds supply. Solution: Western Health, in partnership with CSIRO, has expanded and adapted the CALD Assist™ iPad application. Outcomes: The multi-modal App facilitates two-way communication between NESB patients and nurses to improve patient experience, clinical assessment and basic interactions.
Dwindling audiences with face to face education Some staff groups effectively unreachable – missing out on core education messages – especially medicine. Also increasing resistance to established formats of eLearning as the panacea solution. Solution: Re-invent the education format, content, style, marketing and delivery into a punchy 5 minute format. Results: 10 times more staff accessing Take 5 education each week than attended face to face education.
Keeping concerned relatives informed of a patient’s surgical progress reduces anxiety, provides transparency and reduces the fear of missing status updates. Solution: Automated real time messages are pushed at three stages. Transfer to the OR, Surgical Start time and Surgical stop time. Results: High levels of patient satisfaction: Quote- ‘Fantastic’, ‘It’s about time’ ‘Made things easy’ ‘I could tell the family what’s going on’
Conversations are the key to improving end of life care. We need a culture shift both in the community and within our hospitals from not talking about end of life to talking about it. Gift of Grace enables us to personalise death in a safe way – it addresses our fears and we can start the conversation and by expressing these fears and taboos we all can learn how to deal with death, how to discuss it with not only our patients but our own families.