Capital Health Network’s PHN Innovation Project adopts a whole of system evidence informed approach to the management and palliation of Heart Failure (HF) in the ACT. It is founded on the Heart Foundation Consensus Statement 2013 which provides a framework for best practice.
The primary objective of the innovation project is to develop and implement a comprehensive approach to the management of HF in the ACT that involves evidence-based, multi-disciplinary and patient-centred care.
Key components of the initiative include:
Phase 1 - Planning and Preparation
- Establishment of effective project governance and joint working relationships
- Introduction and development of a HF Clinical Leadership Forum
- Establishment of effective program management capability
Phase 2 – Development
- Co-design, development and piloting of a General Practice focused model of care
- Review of HF related palliative care approaches to inform the development of an ACT-wide model of palliative care
- Development of a HF specific outcomes framework and associated minimum data set
Phase 3 – Delivery
- Development and implementation of a system-wide change and adoption strategy
- Development and delivery of a whole of system multi-disciplinary workforce development plan
- Development of a HF patient register (if considered appropriate)
Phase 4 – Evaluation
- A formative evaluation will be conducted across the duration of the project with the final report delivered at the end of the initiative.
For further information contact:
Daniela Gagliardi, Manager, Heart Failure Project at d.gagliardi [at] chnact.org.au