Examples of Services

Examples of major Qualityworks projects undertaken over the past 5 years:

Review and Development Projects

Development of strategic quality and clinical governance plans for a range of health services, including small rural services, major teaching facilities and large not for profit organisations.

Development of tools, frameworks and recommendations for state health departments, including:

  • State-wide clinical governance and quality frameworks
  • State-wide health service quality frameworks
  • Review of public sector residential aged care quality systems and development of a public sector residential aged care governance readiness checklist
  • Review of a state-wide mental health improvement initiative
  • Mental health clinical service standards and performance measures (with JA Projects and CQM Consulting)
  • Cancer services quality framework

Evaluations of major funding initiatives, such as:

  • Governance of Victorian Integrated Cancer Services
  • National review of small rural hospital issues with implementing national safety and quality standards
  • National clinical handover pilot (with Grosvenor Consulting)

Examples of education and facilitation projects

Development and facilitation of a range of education and training, such as:

  • 'Develop a strategic, organisation-wide quality system' workshop for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Improvement academy
  • Development and facilitation of the Victorian Department of Health Nurse Practitioner Candidate Mentoring Pilot
  • Fundamentals of safety and quality improvement for the ISQua Knowledge portal (with Sydney University)
  • State-wide clinical leadership program (with the Australasian College of Health Service Managers)
  • Management innovation action learning sets for Victorian health service managers for a ministerial advisory council (with La Trobe University and JA Projects)
  • Clinical governance workshops for health services, community, acute and aged professional associations and the Asia Business Forum
  • Advanced skills workshops for quality managers for national health and aged care accreditation organisations
  • Development of a Quality Manager skills and knowledge framework 
  • Quality Manager mentoring and coaching
  • Keynote presentations and facilitation of a variety of conference and seminar panels and discussion sessions

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A selection of what you'll find on SQM.

  • Create a Great Quality System In Six Months Blueprint and The Strategic Quality Manager Handbook (also in ebook.)  SQM is the What and Why of improving healthcare quality; it defines the quality manager role, shows how to develop it to a strategic level and describes the most important components of the QM toolbox. CGQS is the 'How To'  that takes the information in SQM and applies it to a step by step blueprint for developing an effective quality system.  Both together create the Total Quality System Blueprint.
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  • The Quality Pro Program is where you'll find handy tools, tips and links.  All of these resources have been selected because they are clear and practical, and based on research or experience from credible sources. Don't reinvent the wheel!  
  • My free book chapter '5 Essential Skills for 21st Century Quality Managers'; and, for Australian Quality Managers, tips and information on meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards also found under Tools, Tips and Links
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  • Qualityworks Consulting where you'll find information on services available through Cathy's consulting business.

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