What is ARCHI?
The Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations (ARCHI) is a unique national information and networking service for health professionals.
More than just a source of information, ARCHI actively supports the learning process
for health professionals promoting discussion, sharing tools and resources as well as connecting people.
This is achieved through the web site, an enquiry service, a newsletter and discussion groups. These services are provided to save time and to help our clients avoid 'reinventing' the wheel.
The ARCHI mission is to support and increase the implementation of effective and quality innovations in clinical care in Australian healthcare settings and at the interface of hospitals and other healthcare providers.
ARCHI aims :
- To collect and collate information on quality innovations in healthcare
- To disseminate information and resources on quality innovations which are accessible, acceptable and comprehensible for clinicians
ARCHI's main activities include :
- Provision of a newsletter, ARCHI News, that showcases initiatives in healthcare delivery around Australia
- Provision of a wide range of resources on the ARCHI website
- Establishment of email-based discussion groups
- An enquiry service for health professionals that provides relevant resources and contact people
ARCHI responds to requests for resources and information from public and private hospitals, Divisions of General Practice, community health services, universities, research groups and private health organisations in all of the States and Territories.
ARCHI was established in 1998 by the Department of Health and Ageing as a vehicle to disseminate information and resources for health professionals about the National Demonstration Hospitals Program. It was managed by a Board of Directors as project of Hunter New England Health until 2005, after which time it was adopted by NSW Health to support their Clinical Services Redesign Program.
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