The National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Patient Safety is researching the use of disease registers to improve health services. As part of this, the research is examining how to best design and implement a chronic disease management register in a regional health service (ACT Health) to strengthen chronic disease management.
Specific objectives of the project are listed below.
- To explore the strategic relevance of registers in relation to chronic disease management (CDM) interventions in a medium size regional health service organisation.
- To assess the organisation’s capacity and state of readiness to implement a CDM register to facilitate cooperation between services in the provision of patient care and in support of patient self management.
- To provide insight into the practical development of a CDM register so it will have a positive impact on the health of people with chronic disease.