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Innovative ways to improve the quality of health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will be the primary focus of the Lowitja conference on Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Indigenous primary health being held in Melbourne in March this month.
Lyn Brodie, CEO of Lowitja, said CQI involves regular reflection and refinement to improve processes and outcomes that will provide quality health care. Research has found that integrating CQI into the operations of primary health care providers yields substantial benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 'Our goal is to make CQI everyone’s business,' she said.
The conference will provide opportunities for participants to:
Delegates will include service providers, such as community-controlled services and government agencies, along with researchers, health industry representatives and policy makers.
The HealthInfoNet has representatives at this conference, including our new Director, Professor Neil Drew.
Source: The Lowitja Institute