The Authority has six strategic priorities that will guide the work of the Authority and the National Reform Agenda for 2012-13. The six priorities carry equal importance for the Authority in effectively progressing implementation of the reform agenda.
A clinical governance framework provides defined guidance on building and maintaining reliable quality systems and defines ownership and accountability for organ and tissue donation systems in hospitals.
The Authority is delivering a modular education program for health professionals to build capability in effectively conducting conversations with potential donor families and requesting consent for donation.
The enhancements to the hospital performance audit, reporting and data collection processes will refine a national best practice framework and drive clinical performance and system improvements.
EDR will support an efficient and effective national web-based information system that allows for data entry management and sharing of crucial donor/transplantation information to expedite and improve on the current organ and tissue referral processes in Australia.
Stage one addresses development of nationally agreed data definitions and datasets within the eye and tissue sector; identification of a national data registry for the sector to consolidate donation and transplantation data; and development of an education program for eye and tissue bank staff.
The Authority, in partnership with key stakeholders, will continue to address potential barriers to organ and tissue donation within culturally and linguistically diverse audiences in Australia via a communication and engagement strategy and plan which includes the distribution and use of culturally appropriate resources.