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eReferrals

eReferrals

What is eReferrals?

eReferrals is a system that has been developed to enable secure communication from within a GPs electronic patient record direct to a District Health Board’s (DHB) electronic referral system with acknowledgment and tracking of the communication through every step of the journey.

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First elective surgical patient of the day

First elective surgical patient of the day

What is elective surgery at North Shore Hospital?

Elective surgeries are surgeries that are planned in advance, with most patients arriving and leaving the same day as their surgery. Waitemata DHB has six surgical specialties that use up to eight theatres for elective surgeries on any given weekday at North Shore Hospital.


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Safety in Practice: collaborative improvement in primary care

Safety in Practice: collaborative improvement in primary care

What is 'Safety in Practice'?

'Safety in Practice' in primary care is a collaborative programme led by Counties Manukau District Health Board (DHB) with primary healthcare organisations (PHOs) in the Auckland region [find out more about the Safety in Practice programme]. We have adapted a methodology from NHS Scotland to improve patient safety within primary care.


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A cognitive impairment pathway for primary care

A cognitive impairment pathway for primary care

GOALS:
To develop a dementia care pathway for the initial diagnosis and management of persons with cognitive impairment in primary care that has individual patient needs at the centre and provides:

  • accessible, proactive and integrated services that are flexible to meet a variety of needs
  • standardised advice on dementia care and services available

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WiFi: connecting patients and staff

WiFi: connecting patients and staff


GOALS:

  • Provide staff, patients and families with access to internet services
  • Improve clinical care by providing WiFi at the bedside
  • Support mobile technologies to work more effectively and efficiently
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Improving screening for oesophageal abnormalities

Improving screening for oesophageal abnormalities


GOAL:
Investigate the prevalance of oesophageal abnormalities in our Videofluoroscopic Study of Swallowing (VFSS) clinics

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Improving transitions of care from ICU/HDU to ward settings

Improving transitions of care from ICU/HDU to ward settings


GOALS:
To improve transitions of care to a ward setting for our most at-risk ICU/HDU patients in order to:

  • reduce readmission rates to ICU/HDU
  • reduce delays in patient discharge
  • reduce the number of out-of-hours discharges
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