April 11, 2019

Dr Paul Howat on better patient safety

The evidence is clear. When maternity staff take part in best practice training, the health of mothers and babies in their care improves.

The Victorian Managing Insurance Authority (VMIA) Incentivising Better Patient Safety Program is about striving for better outcomes and encouraging participation in best practice training, which has been demonstrated to improve care and outcomes for mothers and babies in the birth suite.

The program supports Victorian public hospitals to train more staff and uplift the skills and capability of clinicians.

Northern Health Divisional Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Dr Paul Howat, talks to VMIA in the below video about how patient care gets better when hospitals and insurers work together.

“I think it shows an investment in better care to the community,” Paul says.