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pop healthThe Medicare Local Quality Improvement Partnership, formerly named the Medicare Local National Wave, was introduced as a component of the APCC Program in 2012. This program has been custom-designed by the Improvement Foundation, utilising the guidance of quality improvement and change management experts, and application experts from experienced Divisions of General Practice, and the first tranche of Medicare Locals.
In a Medicare Local Quality Improvement Partnership, small teams from a number of Medicare Locals will come together at a series of workshops. The teams learn about the tools and skills required to embed continuous quality improvement systems into all aspects of their organisation, and into their day-to-day work.

Quality Improvement Plans
The program includes supporting each team to develop a quality improvement plan (QIP) to support the improvement of chronic disease management and/or prevention within their own region. Teams have the flexibility to choose a topic that is a priority in their regions. A key component of a QIP is that Medicare Locals support a cohort of  their general practices, health services and allied health care providers to move towards best practice in the chosen topic area. This approach also assists with strengthening the relationship that Medicare Locals have with health practitioners in their regions.

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The Improvement Foundation is currently working with the Australian Medicare Local Alliance to deliver a further two Quality Improvement Partnerships so that all Medicare Locals can participate in a Quality Improvement Program by 2015.


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