Past Projects

Com­pas­sion Revolution

In 2021, the CEIH part­nered with Mary Freer of Freer Think­ing to cre­ate the South Aus­tralian Com­pas­sion Col­lab­o­ra­tive. The Com­pas­sion Col­lab­o­ra­tive was an online, facil­i­tat­ed envi­ron­ment that brought togeth­er peo­ple from across the South Aus­tralian Health Sec­tor to learn about, pro­mote and sup­port com­pas­sion­ate cul­tures and prac­tices. It arose as a response, an anti­dote, to the often demand­ing and stress­ful sit­u­a­tions that those who work in Health in SA were expe­ri­enc­ing dur­ing the Pandemic.

Col­lab­o­ra­tive mem­bers met for­mal­ly once per month as a com­mu­ni­ty invest­ed in build­ing skills in, and aware­ness of, com­pas­sion­ate lis­ten­ing, com­pas­sion­ate speech, com­pas­sion­ate action and self-com­pas­sion­ate prac­tices in the work­place. Mem­bers shared what they were imple­ment­ing in their work­place, what worked, what didn’t, to build com­pas­sion­ate cultures.

The SA Com­pas­sion Col­lab­o­ra­tive held their final meet­ing in March 2022. Feed­back from mem­bers indi­cates that their under­stand­ing of com­pas­sion, of com­pas­sion­ate action and their skills in work­ing com­pas­sion­ate­ly and prac­tic­ing self-com­pas­sion were all enriched dur­ing their time with the Collaborative.

Work is under way to estab­lish a mem­ber-led South Aus­tralian Health Sec­tor Vir­tu­al Com­pas­sion Com­mu­ni­ty to con­tin­ue the good work that has been start­ed through the shar­ing of resources, advice and encouragement.

Data and Ana­lyt­ics Plan

The CEIH led the devel­op­ment and ini­ti­at­ed the imple­men­ta­tion of a Data and Ana­lyt­ics Plan for SA Health. 

This has been hand­ed to Dig­i­tal Health SA to imple­ment and take forward.

Eval­u­a­tion Project

The CEIH con­sid­ered a num­ber of pilot health ini­tia­tives relat­ed to sys­tem demand through a process that includ­ed (near) real-time mon­i­tor­ing via a series of dash­boards, quan­ti­ta­tive analy­sis of a num­ber of process and effi­cien­cy mea­sures, and engage­ment with local health net­works to dis­cuss project learn­ings and out­comes to inform qual­i­ta­tive analy­sis. This was sup­ple­ment­ed by a high lev­el eco­nom­ic analy­sis and addi­tion­al data pro­vid­ed by the networks. 

Over­all the eval­u­a­tion found that fur­ther time was required to under­stand the impact of the ini­tia­tives but did make some inter­nal rec­om­men­da­tions. These rec­om­men­da­tions reflect com­mon themes found across all the ini­tia­tives that demon­strate the health sys­tem must work togeth­er at all lev­els to achieve sus­tain­abil­i­ty and impact. 

Region­al LHN Part­ner­ship Initiative

In June 2021, the CEIH launched the Region­al Local Health Net­work Part­ner­ship Ini­tia­tive which aimed to build health­care inno­va­tion and excel­lence capa­bil­i­ty with the nom­i­nat­ed par­tic­i­pants from the six Region­al Local Health Net­works (LHNs). Par­tic­i­pants were to utilise their learn­ings to brief an inno­v­a­tive project back to their LHN Exec­u­tive six months later.

Tai­lored work­shops were host­ed by the CEIH, cov­er­ing areas such as prob­lem fram­ing, design think­ing, project man­age­ment and using data insights. Par­tic­i­pants prac­ticed pitch­ing their pro­pos­als to mem­bers of CEIH Exec­u­tive who pro­vid­ed sup­port and men­tor­ing to fur­ther refine ideas and solu­tions, facil­i­tate intro­duc­tions and make con­nec­tions with­in the South Aus­tralian health sys­tem and beyond.

The Part­ner­ship Ini­tia­tive cul­mi­nat­ed in par­tic­i­pants pre­sent­ing project briefs to their LHN Exec­u­tive team for dis­cus­sion and con­sid­er­a­tion. Four project pro­pos­als received LHN Exec­u­tive sup­port and are cur­rent­ly in progress and the CEIH com­mends these par­tic­i­pants for their efforts and success.