Please see the updates below:
Radiation Oncology: The Radiation Oncology Manual (version 6) was finalised and has been endorsed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. The Clinical Indicators have been released for data collection, with reporting starting on the second half of 2023. Please update your collection now and note the number of new indicators in the set. The manual for this set is available on the ACHS website.
Maternity: Please ensure you have the latest version (version 9) of the manual as reporting on the updated clinical indicators starts at the next data submission. Please note that some of the definitions have changed (e.g., Selected Primipara) and two indicators have been removed. Changes are available in the appendix of the updated manual.
Radiology: Please ensure you have the latest version (version 7) of the manual (https://www.achs.org.au/our-services/pos/pos-resources/user-manuals) as reporting on the updated clinical indicators starts at the next data submission. Please note there are several new indicators and some changes in definitions of the data. Changes are available in the appendix of the updated manual.
Paramedical Care: The manual for Paramedical Care is still in development. We have had fantastic feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, and we are incorporating it into the manual for finalisation. We should have this ready to send to the Council of Ambulance Authorities for endorsement in June.
Ophthalmology: The working party for Ophthalmology has met and we have received feedback from a range of stakeholders. The user manual will soon be finalised before going to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists for endorsement. If you have any comments, please contact us at POS@achs.org.au.
Infection Control: The Infection Control working party has been scheduled for 16 June 2023. We thank the members for their feedback so far and we look forward to updating this important clinical indicator set. The clinical indicator set will be sent out for wider review once updated by the working party.
ACHS would like to thank Dr Stephen Tobin, Clinical Advisor; Dr Janney Wale and Ms Stephanie Newell, Consumer Representatives; Ms Jillian Schaefer, Clinical Coder for all their contributions in all projects mentioned above.