Sydney Innovation Sydney Innovation

About Sydney Innovation

What is meant by innovation?

"Innovation is any idea that adds value."
Baxter Healthcare - Australia

"Innovation is the creation, development and implementation of a new product, process or service, with the aim of improving efficiency, effectiveness or competitive advantage."
Government of New Zealand

"Innovation is the creation of something that improves the way we live our lives"
Barack Obama.

Innovation at Sydney Local Health District

Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) invests significantly in supporting innovation across its facilities and health services and is dedicated to achieving positive patient outcomes through original changes and maximising service improvement.

Our District fosters innovations through the following initiatives:

  • Establishment of the SLHD Innovations Group which infuses and empowers innovation
  • Innovation challenge - The Pitch - giving staff the tools to change our system
  • Introduction of STARS - allowing greater flexibility to performance reporting and monitoring
  • Connecting primary and secondary care clinicians and practitioners to remodel service access and identify concise and salient clinical information via HealthPathways
  • Providing staff with proven methodologies and coaching in quality improvement projects through Clinical Redesign project management