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New Zealand Formulary launched

NEWS: 24 Jul 2012, Medication Safety

Around 130 key stakeholders and health professionals gathered in Wellington on 19 July to celebrate the launch of the New Zealand Formulary with the Hon. Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health.

Shared health information seminars

NEWS: 23 Jul 2012, Partners in Care

The National Health IT Board is raising awareness around the sharing of health care information by holding series of community seminars to get the public's feedback on future changes.

Shared health information seminars

EVENT: 24 Jul 2012

The National Health IT Board is raising awareness around the sharing of health care information by holding a series of community seminars to get the public's feedback on future changes.

Study shows 57 percent of Australians receive appropriate care

NEWS: 20 Jul 2012

A health care study published last week showed that 57 percent of Australians receive appropriate care. A wide range of encounters were examined and measured for compliance against 522 indicators representing appropriate care for 22 common conditions.

Health Quality & Safety Indicators

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These are a set of high level measures which are designed to provide the public and the health and disability sector with a clear picture of the quality and safety of health services in New Zealand.

Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Basic hand hygiene important in control of superbugs

NEWS: 16 Jul 2012, Infection Prevention & Control

Basic hand hygiene is vital when it comes to reducing the spread of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL says the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Call for contributions to Medication Safety Watch

NEWS: 16 Jul 2012, Medication Safety

The Medication Safety team would like to hear from people who wish to share information about medication safety initiatives or incidents in our quarterly bulletin Medication Safety Watch.

Improving health care through the use of co-design

NEWS: 4 Jul 2012, Partners in Care

This paper from the New Zealand Medical Journal describes how co-design methods can be used to improve patient experiences and services within health care organisations.

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Commission launches New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation

NEWS: 29 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a new tool from the Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.

The latest news from Health Quality Evaluation programme

NEWS: 19 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

An update from the Commission's Health Quality Evaluation programme, including information on the forthcoming atlas of healthcare variation and the latest news on the health quality and safety indicators and quality and safety markers.

Improvement Science in Action

EVENT: 12 Nov 2012

This intensive two-month professional development program from the Institute for Health Improvement is specially designed for people actively involved in health care improvement projects.

Patient safety: an educational competency

NEWS: 30 May 2012

In this article from The Lancet the author looks at how attitudes to error reporting, teamwork and communication affect improvements to patient safety.

Deciphering harm measurement

NEWS: 30 May 2012, Adverse Events

The need for agreement on how harm rates should be measured and tracked is highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.