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The System Outcomes Steering Group was established to provide clinical governance and a coordinated system-wide response to emerging initiatives, which are focused on improvements in quality and integration through developing key outcomes and a combined set of indicators. The key initiative the group oversees is the The System Level Measures Framework implemented by the Ministry of Health 1 July 2016.

The System Level Measures Framework requires each district health board’s alliance to identify, prioritise and coordinate actions across many parts of the system to influence a change in the six high-level measures:

  1. Ambulatory Sensitive Hospitalisation Rate for 0-4 year olds;
  2. Amenable Mortality Rates under 75 years;
  3. Acute Hospital Bed Days;
  4. Patient Experience of Care;
  5. Youth Access to Health Services; and
  6. Babies Living in Smokefree Homes.

The role of the System Outcomes Steering Group is to:

  • Lead / guide the development of any frameworks and tools that measure activity around a set of shared outcomes;
  • Champion, and advocate the embedding of outcomes frameworks / tools across the health system and as necessary within a specific expert group;
  • Identify, seek to understand and analyse data that supports the identification of contributory measures;
  • Provide clinical input to the identification and selection of contributory measures for the System Level Measures Improvement Plan;
  • Facilitate system-wide visibility of metrics that track progress against the measures; 
  • Monitor performance and provide summative reports on the outcome frameworks  / tools;
  • Ensure any frameworks / tools developed align with:
    - The Ministry of Health’s expectations including the Value and Performance theme of the New Zealand Health Strategy;
    - Canterbury’s overarching vision and health system Outcome Framework; and
    - Canterbury’s local priorities.
  • Ensure any proposed framework / tool that develops aligns with the following high level principles:
  • Aligns activity across the system around shared outcomes;
  • Reflect Canterbury’s underlying principle of  ‘Best for Patient Best for System’
  • Adopt a continuous improvement lens; 
  • Avoid duplication of effort; and
  • Protect privacy and align with HealthSafe principles.
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