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AFRM/NZRA Combined Rehabilitation Meeting 2015

Katie Hodge, Director of Rehabilitation at Laura Fergusson Trust, co presented with ACC, ISIS and ABI Rehab at the recent New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference held in Wellington. 

The title of the presentation was " Building good rehabilitation by design" and included presentations by all three providers of the new TBI residential rehabilitation service in  New Zealand. 

The discussion evidenced the need for equitable remuneration for the same service, transparent and evidence based approach, where the input of providers and the funder were openly considered and discussed. The collaborative consultation between the funder and providers acheived these results and demonstrated how the collectin of consistent data accross the whole country is a powerful step forward in understanding TBI in New Zealand. 

Katie Conference

HINZ Conference Presentation 2015

 Deanne Rowland Clinical Nurse Specialist at Laura Fergusson Trust, co presented at the above conference with Anita Cox from Pegasus Health. 

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Title: Technology Enabling ‘whole of person’ not just ‘whole of system’ care

Authors: Kathryn Jones, Chief Executive, The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury; Deanne Rowland Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury and Anita Cox, Project Manager, Pegasus Health, Canterbury.

Post-acute traumatic brain-injured patients are referred to the Laura Fergusson Trust (LFT) with a plethora of complex clinical and medical conditions. These issues can affect the patients’ ability to effectively participate in rehabilitation. Non-government organisations (NGOs) are now more visibly recognised as part of the ‘whole health system’; however, access to clinical and medical information regarding individual patients was previously reliant on faxes, lengthy telephone calls and paper copies of notes received many days after the information was required. This scenario presented many issues, including the inability to access current information in a timely and efficient manner, privacy and information-sharing issues and the protracted length of time taken to complete clinical assessments. In particular, determining the range of information required relied heavily on clinical judgement and experience.  

HealthOne enables healthcare providers to deliver improved outcomes for people seeking community, primary and/or secondary health services by sharing vital patient data across multiple organisations including NGOs. Patients transcend many different clinical pathways following illness or injury, particularly once they are discharged back into the community. These pathways, traditionally provided by DHB have now transformed, and we have seen the growth of NGO health providers as part of the whole health system. Our case study told the story of a patient's journey through complex clinical pathways and how access to HealthOne has led to a myriad of quality inmprovements for the patient.