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Aged care providers can now compare performance with new system

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A new personalised monitoring report has been developed to enhance the quality of care provided by aged care providers in South Australia.

South Australian aged care providers can now access an innovative individualised quality and safety monitoring report, designed to improve the level of care provided to older Australians.

Developed by the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) team, the ROSA Outcome Monitoring System (OMS) is based at SAHMRI and includes an Australian Clinical Quality Registry. It is designed to monitor, evaluate and inform the quality of care provided to older Australians.

It includes an Australian Clinical Quality Registry and provides aged care providers with reports that summarise their performance based on twelve indicators for residential aged care services and fifteen indicators for home care package services.

The ROSA OMS Reports have been risk-adjusted to ensure that performance comparisons take into account the different characteristics and health statuses of the individuals cared for within each facility or provider. The reports have already contributed significantly to informing the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety investigations and the national aged care reforms that are currently underway.

Kalyra, one of South Australia’s residential aged care providers, received a copy of its ROSA OMS report when it was released. CEO Sara Blunt, a recognised leader in the Australian aged care industry with decades of experience, said the report is a valuable tool that senior aged care executives and clinicians can use to better understand and improve care. The ROSA Research Centre is available to offer consultation sessions with aged care providers to explain the information presented in the reports in more detail and answer any questions.

South Australian aged care providers and facilities can request to receive a copy of their individualised ROSA OMS report by emailing the ROSA Research Centre. The first release of the report includes information on 4,127 individuals living in 243 permanent residential aged care facilities in SA. The ROSA OMS Reports for South Australian home care package service providers are scheduled to be released in mid-2023. Residential and home care reports will continue to be made available every 12 to 18 months, depending on data availability.

Source: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

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