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WDHB welcomes latest Quality and Safety Markers results

9 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) continues to improve its performance against the Health Quality Safety Commission’s Quality and Safety Markers (QSMs) released today for the October to December 2013 quarter.

New marker added to rate DHB safety

4 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed data on Surgical Site Infections (SSI), which has been added to DHBs quarterly reporting on Quality and Safety Markers.

DHBs improving performance on keeping patients safe

4 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Data for the October to December 2013 quarter released by the Commission shows district health boards are making good progress on taking simple actions proven to help keep patients safe.

All DHBs have now have quality of care accounts

26 Mar 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the publication of DHB Quality Accounts, saying they are another tool to ensure New Zealanders get the best and safest health care possible.

Telling New Zealand’s quality story

7 Mar 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission held a successful workshop in Wellington last week, to review the first complete set of Quality Accounts by district health boards (DHBs).

New Atlas promotes improvements in child health

26 Feb 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new online tool produced by the Health Quality & Safety Commission gives New Zealanders a clearer overview of how early childhood health services work for children and their families.

Data gives DHBs insight into their patient safety

24 Jan 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed further data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) which tracks individual DHBs’ progress in reducing patient harm.

Quality and safety markers: outcome data for individual DHBs

24 Jan 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

These Excel sheets and graphs contain individual DHBs’ data on progress made against the quality and safety markers (QSMs) process measures and in reducing patient harm from falls, healthcare associated infections and surgery (the outcome data).

Data show more patients assessed for risk of falling

11 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

New data released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission show a significant increase in the percentage of older patients being assessed for their risk of a fall while in hospital.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group

9 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.

Latest trauma management information published

8 Nov 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has published information about the way district health boards (DHBs) are managing the treatment of major trauma-related injuries.

Update on development of patient experience indicators

30 Aug 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

Patient experience indicators help measure and report how consumers and patients actually experience the health system – what happened to them and how did it make them feel?

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

27 Jun 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.