Registrations: In December 2011, OATSIH wrote to Healthy for Life Services and announced that only 50% of Healthy for Life Services had registered to use OCHREstreams and extended the deadline to the end of January 2012. By February 2012, several ACCHSs still remain unregistered with OCHREstreams. These services were contacted by OATSIH.
OATSIHhave advised that the first collection of nKPIs data will be regarded as ‘a trial’ for the purposes of diagnosing any problems with the technical use of the OCHREStreams.
NACCHO is pursuing a MoU with AIHW to:
a. Establish a framework to:
(i) improve the quality and availability of health information and data from ACCHSs,
(ii) ensure that ACCHSs data is compiled in an appropriate manner, is used and shared by the parties consistent with applicable legislation and in accordance with agreed ‘Data Principles’.
(iii) facilitate the sharing of ACCHSs health information and data in response to research requests approved in accordance with this MOU.
b. Support ACCHSs to be influentially involved in decision-making regarding the culturally appropriate and respectful collection, use, disclosure and stewardship of health information and data from ACCHSs.
c. Work co-operatively towards the development of processes that enhance the capacity of NACCHO and Affiliates and ACCHSs to promote ACCHSs health information and data in a meaningful way.
OSR: A range of issues have been identified around the new OSR Reporting Tool with regard to process and technical details.
After making representation to OATSIH they have agreed to delay implementation of the new OSR until such time as the sector has had input into the final draft. In 2012 the existing version will be used however it will not be done as a paper based system but rather through OCHREStreams as a transition to moving towards electronic reporting throughout the sector.