Quality improvement

COORDINARE is committed to fostering quality in general practice and our Quality Improvement Program (QIP) is designed to guide and support general practice to improve patient management through building good systems management.

Practices can choose from quality initiatives that range from practical self-assessment checklists through to whole-of-practice review.

COORDINARE’s QI tools and resources support practices to reflect on the way care is organised and delivered now as well as to prepare for changes in primary care such as the Patient Centred Medical Home.

Support for practice quality improvement targets five domains:
  • building capacity within primary care
  • quality and safety – improving efficiency and effectiveness
  • meaningful use of data to drive care at the practice level
  • digital health and use of technology
  • clinical networks and workforce development

Our 'Quality Activities' information sheet provides a summary of available QI tools.

The information and resources below will assist your practice to:

  • improve practice workflow processes
  • use technology and patient data more effectively
  • make improvements in the delivery of care
  • improve patient participation in their care
  • Quality Improvement Program summary: The Quality Improvement Program will comprise of a series of quality initiatives and can be used as evidence under the RACGP practice accreditation Standard 3 of the RACGP 4th Edition Standards.

  • Immunisation Quality Initiative: Provides useful tools and a plan to help practices review their immunisation quality and safety. Contact your Health Coordination Consultant or phone COORDINARE on 1800 069 002. A range of resources can be found on our website.

  • Cancer Screening Quality Initiative: Provides useful tools and a plan to help practices review their cancer screening quality and safety. Contact your Health Coordination Consultant or phone COORDINARE on 1800 069 002. A range of resources can be found on our website.

  • SPDS – Stream 2: Quality Improvement: Through the free provision of comprehensive resources, customised training and access to innovative tools COORDINARE provides practices with a structured and empirically validated process to improve data quality, identify at-risk patients and use a data driven approach to improve patient and population outcomes.

  • Clinical Data Auditing: Through the SPDS project practices can undertake holistic data cleansing and at-risk patient list creation enabling them to move into the next steps of patient centred as well as population focused quality improvement.
  • Use of digital health: COORDINARE provides a range of support tools to ensure that you and your practice can achieve meaningful use of current eHealth systems.
  • Health Pathways: A free web-based portal designed to support health professionals in planning patient care through primary and secondary health care systems within the local region.   

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  • GP Clusters: GP Clusters are a great way to network with peers, access continuing professional development and have your input into designing systems and pathways that are efficient and easy to use. 

  • Online forums: A gateway to our online services for health professionals in South Eastern NSW. 

For further information contact our Engagement and Coordination team at info@coordinare.org.au or 1300 069 002.