ARCHI has existed since 1998 and has built up a reputation for facilitating the sharing of information across all health sectors. ARCHI is used by many different health professionals seeking resources or the right people to contact about an issue.
Here are comments from some of ARCHI's clients:
"I don't know how we got along before we had ARCHI. It doesn't seem to matter how obscure, difficult or even strange the question may be ARCHI always manages to come up with an answer or suggestion as to where one should go for further information....ARCHI has evolved and grown into a centre of so much knowledge and information that I can't imagine life without it."
"ARCHI has filled a great gap in the information flow of what's exciting and happening in exploring new and improved ways of doing things in the real world. Where I once could spend ages (sometimes months) ringing around or following up on a lead or snippet of information in a journal or publication or a passing conversation with a colleague, I can now jump onto ARCHI and get a head start to follow up on a subject or issue...ARCHI provides a window to allow us to get ideas, consider a different shape for the box, use and adapt tried and tested resources to our local environments..."
Health Service District Executive
"ARCHI does provide a valuable opportunity to network with other health professionals outside our normal scope of contact. We certainly have benefited here from the inquiries we have made by actively utilizing information received through the exchange process."
"ARCHI makes a difference to information sharing. ARCHI is a network already set up for us - so we don't all have to "re-invent" the wheel by developing our own networks - and perhaps missing out on valuable contacts."
Office of the Chief Health Officer
"I think ARCHI is a very important service to the Health Professionals of Queensland. You put us in touch with services/people working in areas of interest and provide an excellent opportunity for both bench-marking and the exposure to new ideas. I, for one, greatly value your newsletters"
Clinician, Private Hospital
"ARCHI Net News is a great concept which we can easily disseminate to all our Unit Nurse Managers, keeps people abreast with the new innovations which are happening across Australia and even better begins to develop great networking systems, so thank you."
Management Support Consultant, Nursing Services