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New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New study finds unnecessary health tests and procedures waste millions The Council of Medical Colleges says a new study that found hundreds of thousands of patients in the US state of Washington received unnecessary tests, procedures and treatments is further endorsement of New Zealand’s Choosing […]

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Call for posters for BMJ Melbourne 2018 forum

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Call for posters for BMJ Melbourne 2018 forum

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Call for posters for BMJ Melbourne 2018 forum Poster display at the BMJ forum in Kuala Lumpur (2017) Individuals and teams are now able to submit their poster ideas for the BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare in Melbourne, Australia. The forum […]

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BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

By   /  February 8, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare BMJ International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare Event start: 10 Sep 2018 9:00am Event end: 12 Sep 2018 4:00pm Location: Melbourne, Australia The BMJ International Forum in the Asia Pacific region will take place […]

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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 78 online now

By   /  January 31, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 78 online now

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 78 online now In this issue Quality and safety improvement  New projects seek to eliminate seclusion and improve service transitions for mental health consumers Simulation training initiative scoops leadership award Congratulations to the Whakakotahi 2018 improvement teams Reducing […]

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Putting prevention first – Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Putting prevention first – Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Putting prevention first – Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections Putting prevention first – Leadership and action on preventing healthcare associated infections Event start: 17 May 2018 9:00am Event end: 17 May 2018 4:00pm Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington Based […]

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Older people encouraged to talk to their doctor about taking fewer medicines

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Older people encouraged to talk to their doctor about taking fewer medicines

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Older people encouraged to talk to their doctor about taking fewer medicines The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) is encouraging older people to talk to their doctor about whether they could take fewer medicines. The CMC coordinates the Choosing Wisely campaign, which encourages patients to […]

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Congratulations to the improvement teams selected for Whakakotahi 2018

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Congratulations to the improvement teams selected for Whakakotahi 2018

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Congratulations to the improvement teams selected for Whakakotahi 2018 Congratulations to the improvement teams selected for Whakakotahi 2018 25 Jan 2018 | Primary Care Six primary care provider teams are about to embark on a year of improvement as Whakakotahi 2018 kicks off. The Whakakotahi […]

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Choosing Wisely workshop

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Choosing Wisely workshop

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Choosing Wisely workshop Choosing Wisely workshop Event start: 2 Mar 2018 9:00am Event end: 2 Mar 2018 5:00pm Location: Te Papa, Wellington The Council of Medical Colleges is running a workshop in Wellington for those already using Choosing Wisely in their practice and want to learn more, […]

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Simulation training initiative recognised with award

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Simulation training initiative recognised with award

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Simulation training initiative recognised with award Leading a project to introduce ‘pop up’ training simulations at the Southern District Health Board (DHB) has earned emergency department registrar, Dr Layla Hehir, an Open for leadership award. The simulations, which use a mannequin that can be moved […]

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Adverse event review workshops

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Adverse event review workshops

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Adverse event review workshops Adverse event review workshops Event start: 16 Apr 2018 8:30am Event end: 15 May 2018 4:30pm Location: Auckland & Wellington The 2-day workshops are relevant to all health sector staff that undertake reviews on serious adverse events, and would like to […]

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New projects seek to eliminate seclusion and improve service transitions for mental health consumers

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New projects seek to eliminate seclusion and improve service transitions for mental health consumers

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New projects seek to eliminate seclusion and improve service transitions for mental health consumers Two new national projects are being introduced that will seek to improve the quality and safety of mental health and addiction services delivered nationwide. The Pathways to Eliminate Seclusion by 2020 […]

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Caution repeated on dispensing of strong opioids

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Caution repeated on dispensing of strong opioids

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Caution repeated on dispensing of strong opioids The Health Quality & Safety Commission has updated information on the use of opioids for 2016 in its Atlas of Healthcare Variation. Its latest summary information for the opioids Atlas domain again recommends that health practitioners considering prescribing […]

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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 77 online now

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 77 online now

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 77 online now In this issue Quality and safety improvement  Whakakotahi second learning sessions: Sharing to improve primary care  Consumer network member Martine Abel helps focus on possibility, not disability  Lord Adebowale inspires mental health and addiction sector  […]

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Consumer network member Martine Abel helps focus on possibility, not disability

By   /  December 18, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Consumer network member Martine Abel helps focus on possibility, not disability

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Consumer network member Martine Abel helps focus on possibility, not disability Consumer network member Martine Abel helps focus on possibility, not disability 18 Dec 2017 | Partners in Care Martine Abel with her guide dog Westin, who are regular visitors to Wellington in her dual […]

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Choosing Wisely forum announced

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Choosing Wisely forum announced

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Choosing Wisely forum announced When it comes to medical tests, treatments or procedures: More isn’t always better The Council of Medical Colleges is running a forum in Wellington for those already using Choosing Wisely in their practice, and those who would like to but don’t […]

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Positive steps taken for quality improvement initiatives in primary care

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Positive steps taken for quality improvement initiatives in primary care

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Positive steps taken for quality improvement initiatives in primary care Positive steps taken for quality improvement initiatives in primary care 14 Dec 2017 | Primary Care This year the Commission’s commitment to increasing quality improvement capability in primary care took a positive step forward through […]

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Half-day safe surgery regional workshops with Professor Bill Berry

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Half-day safe surgery regional workshops with Professor Bill Berry

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Half-day safe surgery regional workshops with Professor Bill Berry Half-day safe surgery regional workshops with Professor Bill Berry Event start: 15 Mar 2018 1:00pm Event end: 22 Mar 2018 5:00pm Location: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch Save the date for your regional workshop  This is your opportunity […]

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Commission calendar of events 2018

By   /  December 11, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commission calendar of events 2018

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commission calendar of events 2018 Commission calendar of events 2018 Event start: 31 Dec 2020 12:00am Event end: 31 Dec 2020 12:00am Location: Below is a link to the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s calendar of upcoming events. This list will be updated on a […]

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Forum day a first combined meeting for all mortality review committees

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Forum day a first combined meeting for all mortality review committees

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Forum day a first combined meeting for all mortality review committees This week, all mortality review committees and the Māori caucus gathered at an open forum in Auckland. The combined meeting was a first for all five committees; the Family Violence Death Review Committee, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee, Child […]

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Lord Adebowale inspires mental health & addiction sector

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Lord Adebowale inspires mental health & addiction sector

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Lord Adebowale inspires mental health & addiction sector The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s latest international speaker to take to the stage was Lord Victor Adebowale CBE. In a free half-day workshop for the mental health and addiction (MHA) sector at Auckland’s Beca Auditorium on […]

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