Users of palliative care services in Victoria, Australia, will be able to regularly monitor and compare their measure results against like services and the state average for the first time, with the launch of the inaugural Palliative Care interactive dashboard on the Victorian Agency for Health Information (VAHI) Portal.
The dashboard enables services to interrogate their results through use of filters, and compare with like services, to prompt and support discussions regarding service and system improvement.
For some services, particularly smaller services, the new tool will provide a reporting capability that they otherwise do not have themselves.
The new dashboard is designed to give palliative care executives and clinical leads a shared view of how services are tracking against selected measures from Victoria’s Monitoring Strategy for Palliative Care.
It will also help VAHI and the Department of Health understand progress towards the goals of Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework, 2016.