Traditionally, Healthcare Services are very good at capturing & evaluating data about the processes of care, such as how many patients there are, how long they require a hospital bed, whether or not they have an unexpected admission, what their principal diagnosis is for treatment, and how much pharmacy or pathology services they need. In general, it is much harder to get a good feel from existing data systems for the effectiveness of our services in optimising the health and wellbeing of the children & young people receiving care.
CHA is currently supporting two different groups of interested members with a shared passion for improving care and outcomes to work together using a Learning Health Network model. Their focus is on:
- Children accessing a Child Development Service – Child Development Services Learning Health Network
- Young people living with an Eating Disorder – Eating Disorders Learning Health Network
Both groups are using the Learning Health Network model pioneered by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Anderson Centre for Health Systems Excellence in the United States. This involves having a strong focus on the children & families, capturing & sharing data about care and outcomes, and openly sharing learnings & expertise to accelerate improvements in care and outcomes.
All interested members are welcome to participate in either or both of these Learning Health Networks.