Northland DHB Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Directorate
The Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Directorate (PSQID) was established in September 2012 and encompasses the former Quality Resource Unit. The Directorate now has a greater emphasis on improving patient safety and quality improvement, as well as playing a key role in supporting the management of adverse events (incidents) and complaints and ensuring the hospital is compliant with health standards through a regular national certification process.
The Directorate is involved with:
- Certification - The Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Directorate prepares the organisation to be audited against the Health & Disability Services Standards NZS8134:2008 which support the safe provision of services to the consumer.
- Clinical Audit
- Compliance Audit (audit against organisational policies)
- CRAB (software for monitoring and predicting clinical outcomes)
- DATIX (software for patient safety, risk management, patient complaint management, and adverse event reporting)
- Patient Experience (bedside and national surveys)
- Management of Controlled Documents and Patient Information
- Managing complaints process and other feedback
- Patient Safety and Quality Improvement projects
- Quality & Safety Markers
- Tracer Audits (audit of the patients journey in hospital)
- Quality awards ( recognising excellence in DHB projects)
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This page was last updated at 10:31AM on June 9, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Directorate.