The Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) is currently finalising preparations for the release of Victoria’s first private hospital quality and safety report. Since being established in early 2017, VAHI has assumed responsibility for quality and safety reporting on public hospitals across Victoria. Recently, VAHI began work towards reporting to support the state’s private hospitals.
Victoria’s first ever private hospital quality and safety report will support improvements across private hospitals by enhancing access to high quality, routinely collected and comparable information. The report is being developed in collaboration with the Private Hospitals Unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, Safer Care Victoria, and a Private Hospitals Report Advisory Committee.
The purpose of the report is to provide accurate, accessible and actionable quality and safety information to CEOs and Directors of Medicine and Nursing across the Victorian private hospitals.
The report will include quality and safety information in the following domains: Maternity and newborn care; Unplanned readmissions; Hospital acquired complications; Mortality. The report will also include information about mandatory reporting of sentinel events and healthcare associated infections (HAI) surveillance data. VAHI is currently working with VICNISS to establish private hospitals’ readiness to report healthcare associated infections (HAI) and with Safer Care Victoria to ensure accurate reporting of sentinel events.
The report is planned for release in late 2018.