The Chronic Disease Management Unit provides expertise and support in chronic disease management and service development. The unit undertakes clinical audits, continuous quality improvement, research, evaluations and management consulting. In particular, the unit is involved in the activities outlined below. We work in close collaboration with other clinical units which participate in the Chronic Disease Management Clinical Network, as well as the ANU Centre for Health Stewardship and a number of community-based organisations.
The CDMU produces regular annual and quarterly reports, as well as ad hoc reviews and evaluations. Please contact us if you would like further information about these publications.
Chronic Disease Management Register
The unit operates the Chronic Diseases Management Register, which is a clinical information system within Canberra Hospital and Health Services. It includes case management information for various clinical services that participate in the Chronic Disease Management Clinical Network. Patients are identified for inclusion on the Register if they have been discharged from the Canberra Hospital with diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure, or received care from services that participate in the Chronic Disease Management Clinical Network.
Chronic Disease Management Clinical Network
The Chronic Disease Management Clinical Network is a network of clinical services focussed on improving chronic disease management. The Network meets monthly and is facilitated by the Chronic Disease Management Unit.
Its aim is to improve chronic disease management through better coordination and preventive measures, discussing the care of patients who use services in the Network including newly discharged patients and patients with complex needs, and coordinating patient care between operating units.
Chronic Disease Management Consulting
The Chronic Disease Management Unit also provides a consulting service to other clinical units working in the management of long-term conditions as well as organisations that are external to ACT Health. Examples include clinical audits, evaluations, service reviews, quality projects, pilot programs and research.
Research underlies all the work we do at the Chronic Disease Management Unit. The unit workings in strong collaboration with the Centre for Health Stewardship at the Australian National University (ANU) and previously conducted research on Home Monitoring of Chronic Disease in collaboration with the CSIRO.
For more information, please contact the Chronic Disease Management Unit on:
Phone: 02 61748376
Mail: PO Box 11, Woden ACT 2606