Overview: about the agency
Our strategic focus
To provide strategic leadership and advice on excellence and innovation in healthcare.
We partner with consumers, carers, the wider community and the health workforce to improve care and safety, monitor performance, and champion evidence-based practice to improve health outcomes.
Together, let’s create better healthcare for South Australians.
Our values are the way we do things:
Our Objectives and Functions
Key Deliverables in 2019 – 20:
Our organisational structure
The Clinical Advisory Council is the peak advisory body to the CEIH and supports the development of the CEIH Vision and Purpose in alignment with statewide health priorities and community expectations. The Council provides advice, insight and support to the CEIH on current and future programs of work.
The Clinical Informatics Advisory Group is a resource for the health system through our Clinical Informatics Directorate team to help solve wicked problems, share ideas and identify opportunities, barriers and gaps from a data and analytics led approach. They bring expertise and knowledge from across disciplines inside and outside of health, including (but not limited to) artificial intelligence/machine learning, data models, research translation, mobile applications, standards and design, governance, insights and visualisation, user experience/interface, health systems and digital health. This Group ensures that our informatics priorities are always aligned with our Vision and keeps us focused on improving data driven efficiencies for clinicians and users of clinical data.
The Clinical Improvement and Innovation Advisory Group consists of experts in:
- Public health
- Clinical information systems
- Design thinking
- Healthcare quality
- Continuous improvement operating systems
- Capability development
- Consumer engagement
This diverse team of improvement and innovation experts guides our strategy and priorities. It brings in targeted expertise and consumer representation to help establish a strong network of clinical innovation across South Australia.
The Clinical Network Executive brings together the Leads from the Statewide Clinical Networks with South Australiaâ€™s professional leads and key executives from SA Health. This connection shares knowledge, fosters collaboration and forms relationships across agencies to deliver better healthcare with minimal bureaucracy.
Statewide Clinical Networks
Statewide Clinical Networks are groups of health professionals, health service organisations, consumers and carers who work collaboratively with the goal of highâ€‘quality care. They operate across the continuum of care, across private and public sectors and across all Local Health Networks. Four Statewide Clinical Networks were established in 2019 – 20, these are detailed below along with their goals.
The Statewide Cancer Clinical Network aims to improve health outcomes for all South Australians affected by cancer by:
- Focusing on compassionate and equitable care.
- Working in collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders across the entire cancer continuum.
- Building on latest evidence to drive excellence and innovation.
- Driving improvements in safety, quality and patient experience.
- Providing strategic expertise and advice on cancer care.
The Statewide Cardiology Clinical Network aims to improve cardiology services for the South Australian community through:
- Ensuring equitable access to comprehensive, evidence based cardiovascular care, aimed at reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.
- Developing a multidisciplinary, highly skilled, inclusive workforce delivering best possible outcomes.
- Using comprehensive, high quality data to assist service planning and drive continuous quality improvement.
- Innovating in and implementing new or improved models of patient-focused care.
- Supporting a connected and engaged workforce that is responsive to patient needs and deliver high quality care, teaching and research at all levels.
The Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network aims to improve access, equity and care to South Australians requiring palliative care services by:
- Increasing awareness of advanced care planning.
- Developing better health literacy in the community.
- Collaborating to improve data collection.
- Measuring, monitoring and reporting.
The Statewide Urgent Care Clinical Network is committed to supporting urgent, unplanned, nonâ€‘life threatening care by:
- Providing urgent, unexpected, non-life threatening care that is based on peoplesâ€™ experiences.
- Collaborating with relevant healthcare professionals to ensure clinically appropriate care at the right place in the right timeframe.
- Linking consumers with appropriate follow up services.
- Improving access to urgent care for consumers aged over 75, those suffering from mental health emergencies and people living in rural areas who require services in metro areas.
Changes to the agency
During 2019 – 20, the CEIH was established as an attached office to DHW. Changes to the agencyâ€™s structure and objectives occurred as a result of machinery of government changes as follows:
- The CEIH was operational on 1 July 2019 and existed as a unit within DHW. Significant planning was undertaken in the latter half of 2019 to transition the CEIH to an attached office.
- On 6 January 2020, CEIH was proclaimed as an attached office to DHW pursuant to the Public Sector Act 2009.
- Four key program areas were established: Consumer and Clinical Partnerships (including Statewide Clinical Networks), Clinical Improvement and Innovation, Clinical Informatics, Human-Centred Design.
- DHW employees working at the CEIH were transferred to the independent CEIH agency as part of the machinery of government work.
Hon Stephen Wade MLC is the Minister for Health and Wellbeing in South Australia.
The Minister oversees health, wellbeing, mental health, ageing well, substance abuse and suicide prevention through the three government agencies of DHW, Wellbeing SA and the CEIH.
Our Executive team
Professor Paddy Phillips
Executive Director, Consumer and Clinical Partnerships
Executive Director, Human-Centred Design
Executive Director, Clinical Improvement and Innovation
Executive Director, Clinical Informatics
Legislation administered by the agency
Other related agencies (within the Ministerâ€™s area/s of responsibility)
Department for Health and Wellbeing
South Australian Ambulance Service
Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network
Central Adelaide Local Health Network
Eyre and Far North Local Health Network
Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network
Limestone Coast Local Health Network
Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Womenâ€™s and Childrenâ€™s Health Network
Yorke and Northern Local Health Network