Clinical risk management projects are effective in developing and testing innovation and better understanding around achieving behavioural changes to reducing adverse events.
Healthcare is a complex sector and is currently facing many challenges such as an ageing population, increasing demand for health services, skilled workforce shortages, chronic disease and rising costs.
The VMIA has developed a Clinical Risk Management Strategy (2010-2013). A key goal of the strategy is to achieve a material reduction in the volume and cost of preventable adverse events and, in turn, reduce the total cost of risk to the State.
Clinical risk projects are funded through the Risk Management Partnership Program and align with the four objectives of the Clinical Risk Management Strategy.
To identify key causal and contributory factors driving preventable adverse events in priority areas.
To establish a baseline for safety culture in Victoria.
To develop quality tools, guidelines and materials to support enhanced clinical risk outcomes.
To establish an effective monitoring system to measure the success of the VMIA’s key interventions.