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Our committees

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs - Trevor Chan & Wayne Varndell

Secretariat: ECI Manager

Function

The role of the Executive Committee will be to:

  • support the ECI to achieve objectives
  • provide the strategic direction of the network
  • set up where necessary working groups to undertake the work identified in work plan
  • sign off and ensure the work plan, research plan and annual reports are completed
  • prioritise where required in funding or work activities
  • provide reports for the ACI/CEC Board, Director General and NSW Health on the progress and achievements of the ECI

Upcoming Meeting Dates

3rd June

7th October

Clinical Advisory Committee

Co-Chairs Matthew Bragg & Kylie Stark

Secretariat: Joanna Goodenough

Function

The role of the Clinical Advisory Committee will be to:

  • identify issues and priorities relating to clinical practice in emergency care
  • review and advise on applicability of current and emerging clinical guidelines relating to emergency care both from the ECI and other bodies
  • provide clinical advice for specific ECI projects or outputs
  • identify opportunities for research in emergency care
  • endorse specific projects or strategies relating to emergency care
  • provide advice regarding strategic approaches to emergency care
  • respond to ad hoc requests outside the formal meeting where urgent

Upcoming Meeting Dates

18th May

17th August

16th November

Information Systems and Technology Advisory Committee

SecretariatLaura George

Responsibilities and function

The role of the Information Systems and Technology Advisory Committee will be to:

  1. Identify challenges and priorities relating to information systems and technology in emergency care
  • Conduct frequent consultation with those working within emergency care to understand the use of information technology.
  • ISTAC members to act as a clinical IT champion within their area of practice and network
  • Provide a forum for those working within emergency care to share their local innovations or challenges
  1. Advise on the use and applicability of data for audit and research related to the practice of emergency medicine.
  1. Act as the clinical reference group for the emergency department information systems to provide strategic direction and prioritise eMR initiatives, and clinical input into change requests
  1. Review, endorse or provide advice regarding the impact of emerging projects and strategies on information systems and technology in emergency care as requested both from the Agency for Clinical Innovation, Ministry of Health, eHealth and third parties.
  2. Partner with eHealth on state-wide projects and improvements related to eMR that impact emergency care.
  1. Partner with the NSW Ministry of Health on improving data quality and compliance within NSW Emergency Departments
  1. Partner with the stakeholders, clinicians and Ministry of Health on data and information technology systems related issues that have impact on access to care.
  1. Engage with eHealth NSW, Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks, non-government organisations to develop and maintain productive relationships with Chief Clinical Information Officers, Chief Information Officers, and health informaticians to support the efficiency and accurate use of information systems and technology in emergency care.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

7th June 2021

13th September

13th December

Research and Innovation Advisory Committee

Co-Chairs - Amith Shetty & Kate Curtis

SecretariatHatem Alkhouri

Function

The role of the Research Advisory Committee will be to:

  • identify research priorities relating to clinical practice and health service delivery in emergency care, liaising with the clinical and incident advisory committees
  • evaluate and endorse specific emergency care research projects
  • evaluate and advise on applicability of current and emerging emergency care clinical guidelines from the ECI and other bodies
  • provide research advice for specific ECI projects or outputs
  • identify opportunities for the translation of research in emergency care
  • issues and priorities relating to clinical practice in emergency care
  • provide advice regarding strategic approaches to emergency care
  • respond to ad hoc requests outside the formal meeting where urgent
  • liaise with the clinical and incident advisory committees

Upcoming Meeting Dates

10th May

16th August

15th November

Rural and Regional Emergency Advisory Group

Co-Chairs - Shareen Pascoe & Audas Grant

SecretariatJoanna Goodenough

Function

This NSW Rural Emergency Advisory Group (REAG), previously the Rural Critical Care Taskforce (RCCT) was established to provide a forum for high level clinical advice and collaboration on rural critical care issues, strategies and implementation across the NSW Health system. In 2014, the committee transitioned from the NSW Ministry of Health to the ACI.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

22nd April

14th June

19th August

21st October

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