NEWS: 23 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
NO helmet, no bike. This is the safety message Safekids New Zealand wants parents and caregivers to tell their bicycle-riding children.
EVENT: 17 Oct 2012
An IHI Professional Development Programme in Partnership with Ko Awatea.
NEWS: 23 May 2012, Partners in Care
The inaugural meeting of the Cancer Consumer Representative Advisory Group was held in March. The group has been set up to provide advice on the support, recruitment, development and training for cancer consumer representatives across the cancer spectrum.
NEWS: 2 Apr 2012, Other Topics
Northern region patient safety campaign website goes live.
EVENT: 1 May 2012, Partners in Care
New Zealand's first conference focussing solely on health literacy. The conference has been organised by Workbase and includes keynote speaker Dr Rima Rudd from the Harvard School of Public Health.
NEWS: 1 Feb 2011, Health Quality & Safety Commission
Health Quality & Safety Commission Board member Anthea Penny is passionate about effective leadership that motivates people to engage in new ways of acting and behaving to improve the health sector’s performance and the patient’s experience.
NEWS: 23 Mar 2011, Partners in Care
The Massachusetts Expert Panel on End-of-Life Care recently released a landmark report, Patient-Centered Care and Human Mortality: The Urgency of Health System Reforms to Ensure Respect for Patients' Wishes and Accountability for Excellence in Care.
NEWS: 16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ
The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.
NEWS: 11 Jan 2012
The Executive Quality Academy is designed to enhance the ability of health care executives to achieve quality improvement at the level of the whole system.
NEWS: 23 Aug 2011, Partners in Care
Beverley Johnson, who heads the Board of the Institute of Patient and Family Centred Care in the United States, is coming to New Zealand in October. She will be involved in two types of events - quality forums, and a workshop on consumer engagement.
NEWS: 23 Sep 2011, Other Topics
Better links between the health technology sector and the health service are behind a plan to establish a national health innovation hub, say Economic Development Minister David Carter and Health Minister Tony Ryall.
PUBLICATION: 27 Oct 2010, Adverse Events
This paper focuses particularly on clinical adverse events with an impact of permanent psychological and/or physical harm (or death) on one patient or many, often referred to as sentinel events.
NEWS: 2 Dec 2011
The November issue of the Health IT Board newsletter is available online.
NEWS: 10 Dec 2011, Medication Safety
On 1 August 2011, the waiver provision in the Medicines Regulations 1984 was updated.
PUBLICATION: 31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety
This workshop brought DHBs together to review implementation progress and lessons learned, and plan for future developments of the chart.
NEWS: 31 Oct 2011, Medication Safety
The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently held two national medication safety workshops.
PUBLICATION: 1 Feb 2009, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Presentations from the one-day workshop 'Keeping Mothers Healthy: Improving maternal mental healthcare in New Zealand.
The goal of this work stream is to raise awareness among health providers about their role in communicating health information so consumers will understand. We do this by developing tools and resources.