In July 2017, AHS publicly released the 2017-2020 Health Plan and Business Plan, which is the principle guiding and strategic document for AHS. As we move forward with the goals and objectives outlined in the 2017-2020 Health Plan and Business Plan, we recognize the need to track and measure our progress and success as a healthcare organization.
Each quarter, AHS creates a performance report as part of our accountability requirements to Alberta Health and also to share our progress with Albertans. Beginning this quarter we are tracking 13 measures which align with the 12 objectives outlined in the AHS 2017-2020 Health Plan and Business Plan. These measures are a blend of new and some of the previous 17 measures.
These 13 performance measures are used to monitor how our health system is performing. 11 measures are reported quarterly and two are reported annually and will be included in the year-end AHS Annual Report.
The remaining measures from the previous set of 17 will continue to be included in the larger set of measures we monitor, but are not used to assess performance. These “monitoring measures” do not have targets and for some of these measures, national benchmarks do not exist. However, these measures are of interest to Albertans and therefore AHS continues to track them.
In areas where we have already met or exceeded targets, we will continue to strive for more improvement. We are focused on areas that still need work.
These measures are grouped according to the 2017-2020 Health Plan and Business Plan goals and objectives.
The first quarter update shows AHS' progress from April 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Zones and provincial programs have provided updates to objectives and priorities in the subsequent pages as outlined in the 2017-18 Action Plan.
Quarterly Comparison: Target Achieved Improvement Stable over prior period ≤3% Area requires additional focus
Note: “Trend” compares data from the current quarter to the same time period as last year for easy reference, and may or may not indicate statistical significance of the results.