Rural clinical audit project – An Australian first
In partnership with the VMIA, the Department of Health and the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance, among others, East Grampians Health Service has launched an innovative clinical audit project – the first of its type in the Australian rural health sector.
The Clinical Internal Audit Development, Trial and Evaluation project will develop an integrated clinical program with the existing corporate audit framework and program. The program will create a new framework that will include tools and operational guidelines to inform the implementation of clinical internal audit processes. Adapting internal financial audit processes in the clinical area allows for the robust, independent review of care by speciality area, patient type or care outcomes. The framework will provide a valuable mechanism for boards, so that they may exercise their governance responsibilities in the clinical domain as they currently do with financial and strategic risk management.
The project will begin with an international literature review of clinical audit frameworks and will be finalised within two years.
If you are a board member, sit on an audit committee, or have an audit or a clinical background and are interested in participating in a reference group or offering a pilot site, please contact
T: 03 9270 6968
East Grampians Health Service
T: 03 5352 9426.