CORE DATA SET

CORE DATA SET

The core data set has 23 measures. Equal priority is placed on quality patient care, quality work environment and best use of health resources. Staff from all levels of the organisation use the core data set. Different groups monitor the core data set to provide structure to their improvement activities. Reporting on improvement flows up and down.

 

The measures help you to understand how well care capacity demand management is working. Much like monitoring patient observations, what you don’t measure, you don’t know. The measures are designed to be simple and tell a story. The core data set is aimed at budget holders so they can action the results.

6 EASY STEPS TO CORE DATA SET

1.
Set up working groups & workshops
2.
Complete stocktake & agree roll out plan
3.
Write & agree detailed workplan
4.

Agree & document process for business as usual

5.
Establish the layout & start date
6.
Review, report & improve measures
'What you don’t measure, you don’t know. If you don’t know, you can’t improve. Without measurement there is no improvement (except by chance).'

THE 6 STEPS IN DETAIL

 
1. 
Set up working group & workshops
Agree working group members & terms of reference

Setup regular working group meetings

Plan workshops

Attend workshops on tools & process, as needed

 
2.
Complete stocktake & agree roll out plan
Initiate stocktake

Coordinate information gathering for the stocktake

Review stocktake findings & agree options for implementation

Endorse & communicate sequence for roll out

Set up permanent local/directorate data council as per plan

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3.
Write & agree detailed workplan
Draft detailed workplan

Agree detailed workplan & report monthly

Monitor progress against detailed workplan

Go over the workplan with the local/directorate data council as per plan

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4.

Agree and document process for business as usual

Draft process for business as usual

Agree process & draft staff communications

Endorse & communicate process

Go over local/directorate data council process

Choose relevant subset of measures for local data council 

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5.
Agree visual display & go live
Prepare layout options (local data council, ward, directorate, hospital view)

Review & make recommendation on layout

Endorse & communicate layout(s)

Authorise commencement of data collection / monthly reporting 

Notify groups/meetings (where core data set to be reviewed) of start date

5.
Documents for download
 
6.
Review, report & improve measures
Work with groups/meetings to establish core data set Review as business as usual

Review core data set measures monthly

Develop/review improvement plan

Report progress on reporting template & status report

Change measures that need to be improved, as needed

Monitor core data set as business as usual

 
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