2016 was a busy year establishing BCV and we owe it to our partners in the health sector for helping make it a success. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on our progress so far and give you an overview of what you can expect from BCV in 2017.
Key developments in 2016 included:
- Funding 22 innovation projects from the $10 million BCV innovation fund
- Finalising the Better Care Victoria Strategic Plan 2016-2020
- Developing the draft Capability for Innovation and Improvement Strategy, now out for consultation with key state-wide stakeholders
- Holding the first workshop at Eastern Health for the Improving Emergency Access Collaborative with 11 participating health services
- Establishing BCV’s Consumer Advisory Committee and the BCV Emerging Leaders’ Clinical Advisory Committee consisting of members from a range of medical, allied health and nursing backgrounds, to advise the BCV Board on innovation and improvement capability priorities, areas for investment and to inform consumer and clinician engagement strategies
- Supporting capability building events, including a BCV Innovation forum in May 2016, the Global Innovation Jigsaw lecture and workshops with David Albury, Director, Innovation Unit (UK), and the Healthcare Action Lab (for Radicals)
- Launching the BCV website – a platform for sharing knowledge about innovation and information about upcoming BCV news, events and programs, as well as launching BCV’s Twitter account .
Here are some of the things you can expect from BCV in 2017, with more announcements to follow for each:
- 2017-18 Innovation Fund Expression of Interest to open on 14 March 2017,
- Rollout of Clinicians in Redesign 2017 including Junior Medical Officers, allied health and nursing clinicians, with participating services currently recruiting, and planning for the program under way,
- Finalisation and implementation of the Capability for Innovation and Improvement Strategy 2017-2020, including design of the following leadership programs scheduled to be open for enrolments in the first half of 2017:
- Leadership on the Frontline
- Executive leadership for Improvement
- Health Systems Management Course
- Seven Improving Emergency Access Collaborative workshops at participating health services to support improvements in patient flow and to facilitate knowledge sharing,
- A BCV Conference with world-class speakers and sharing of local innovators,
- Development of a large-scale transformation project, and
- Further development of BCV’s website as an information sharing tool, as well as the development of a BCV business LinkedIn page.
If you would like any details of the above developments, you can email us at BCV@dhhs.vic.gov.au. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website and Twitter account for the latest news and developments.