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The Calendar of Events is to provide members with a listing of up and coming events, conferences, seminars and workshops that may be of interest to AAQHC members.

If you have an event of interest to AAQHC members please contact the Secretariat  


"Evaluation - Forms and approaches, methods and tools" to be held in Melbourne Thursday 27th June 2013.  This education session is held in conjunction with the Victorian Healthcare Quality Association (VHQA), the Victorian chapter of the Australasian Association for Quality in Healthcare.

Evaluation is the structured interpretation and giving of meaning to predicted or actual impacts of proposals or results. It looks at original objectives, and at what is either predicted or what was accomplished, and how it was accomplished. So evaluation can be formative, i.e. is taking place during the development of a concept or proposal, project or organisation, with the intention of improving the value or effectiveness of the proposal, project, or organisation. It can also be summative, drawing lessons from a completed action or project or an organisation at a later point in time or circumstance.

VHQA committee members encourage AAQHC members to review the attached flyer for our June education session. Please note there are limited places available so prompt registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. Preferred method of payment is via TryBooking however direct deposit is also accepted.
Feel free to distribute among your colleagues who may be interested in the topic.
Enquiries can be sent to the email address on the flyer as the site will be checked daily.


On Friday 28th June 2013, the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS), Monash University, is running a seminar titled "The PCEHR: heralding a new era in patient care".

The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) has been built and is now available for patients, hospitals and clinicians across Australia to use. The PCEHR holds the patient’s health-related details; including medical treatment and medication. Its aim is to help people better manage their own health and to better coordinate care. There are a number of stakeholders involved in managing and potentially using the PCEHR:
Consumers, who need to provide permission for their doctors and hospitals to access some or all of their records;
Hospitals (private and public) and aged care providers who will be asked to populate the patient’s PCEHR, and will have the capacity to access information held in it;
Doctors (including GPs) and specialists who will be provided with capacity to provide information to and retrieve information from the patient’s PCEHR.
Researchers, who may wish to contribute information to, and extract data from the PCEHR.
Consumers, hospitals and doctors are now being encouraged to ‘sign up’. This seminar is the first of its kind in Australia. It will provide a comprehensive description of the PCEHR. The speakers will provide you with the following information:
An outline of the strengths and weaknesses of the PCEHR, drawing on local and international experience;
An outline of key success factors in deploying eHealth solutions in health services;
A description of proposed PCEHR deployment across Victoria;
Two case studies of PCEHR rollout in acute health services. Lead implementation sites for acute health in NSW and Queensland will share their experience and lessons learned as they sign up patients and doctors and see the system working at the coalface;
A consumer’s perspective of the PCEHR.
Who should attend: This seminar will be of interest to hospital personnel who will have exposure to and a role to play in implementation of the PCEHR. This includes, but is not limited to, senior hospital administrators such as:
Information Systems Managers;
Heads/Directors of Nursing and Medical Services and clinical units;
Patient Safety Managers; and
Patient Liaison Officers.
It will also be of interest to specialists who will be approached to sign up to the PCEHR.

For more details and to download the program (which is also attached) please go to our website  Please feel free to forward seminar details to friends or colleagues.

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As we are running a number of events, I have listed a snapshot of information below.  All flyers can be accessed by visiting the following website

Event Title (in date order)


Contact Person

Current topics in hospital falls prevention: Accreditation standards, managing delirium, patient engagement and education

Thu 13th Jun 2013

Renata Morello
03 9903 0389

Exercise for improving balance and bone mineral density

Fri 14th Jun 2013

Renata Morello
03 9903 0389

The PCEHR: heralding a new era in patient care

Fri 28th Jun 2013

Catherine Pound
03 9903 0891

A call to action: Reducing Venous Leg Ulcers by 50% in the next 10 years

Fri 16th Aug 2013

Save the date – not accepting registrations at this stage

The 2nd International Emergency Care Symposium

5th-6th Sep 2013

Catherine Pound
03 9903 0891

Emergency Medicine Research Short Course, sem 1, 2014 – 6 month short course

Mon 3rd Mar 2014

to register interest


We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers and Registration is now open for the RACMA 2013 Conference.

The Conference will attract high profile international and national speakers and offers the opportunity to meet informally with speakers and delegates in an intellectually stimulating environment. Furthermore, we recognise that many in the health community could make a useful contribution to the success of the Conference and as such we call for those people to submit papers.

The RACMA Conference program will focus on the following themes:

 High Performance in Austere Times
 Improving Quality through Health System Reform
 Fiscal Austerity and Good Health
 Health Challenges for the Real World
 Climate Change: Impacts on Health Services
 ICT in Health: A 21st Century System using 19th Century Technology
 Appropriateness and Effectiveness in Health Care: The Crippling Costs of the Current Model
 ICT Innovations and Other Emerging Technologies
 New Dimensions in Population Health
 Bridging the Clinician Administrator Gap
 Medical Leadership in Austere Times
 Professional Registration and Revalidation and the Medical Workforce


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