Victorian health services aim to meet or exceed quality and safety standards and seek continual service improvement to ensure our health sector provides world-class care. This endeavour is supported by rigorous systems and standards.
My Health Record for Victorian Health Services
The My Health Record is changing from an Opt-In model to an Opt-Out model in 2018.
Digital Health provides whole of health sector-wide leadership to inform the health reform agenda and support Victorian public health services in their delivery of digital health solutions.
Collecting patient reported outcome measures
The Victorian Agency for Health Information is seeking input on patient-reported outcome measures for Victorian health services.
Public hospital accreditation
Accreditation ensures continuous service improvement and the highest standards of quality and safety for Victoria's public hospitals.
Improvement and Innovation Program
Previously known as the Redesigning Hospital Care Program, the Improvement and Innovation Program builds Victoria’s health service capability to create, scale and embed significant health system improvements and innovations.
Credentialing for senior medical staff
The Department of Health has developed a number of integrated policies and projects to build stronger relationships with senior medical staff and to involve them in improving their clinical practice.
Clinical risk management
Clinical risk management introduces systems that improve the quality and safe delivery of healthcare to Victorians.
Preventing infections in health services
Infection prevention and control is a key component of clinical risk management in healthcare.
Healthy and high-quality food in public hospitals and aged care facilities
By the end of 2021, all Victorian public hospitals and aged care facilities will be required to follow new health and quality food standards.
Victorian Perinatal Data Collection
The Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC) collects and analyses data on the health of Victorian mothers and babies.
The Department of Health supports the work of three consultative councils that report on highly specialised areas of healthcare.
Review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria
The department has commissioned a review of safety and quality in Victorian hospitals.
Reviewed 08 December 2021