Department of Health and Ageing
- The issue of public reporting was discussed by the National Mental Health Information Strategy Committee (MHISS) at its meeting of 19-20 November 2009. MHISS agreed the approach taken to implementation of the Fourth Plan needs to be informed by lessons learned elsewhere and identify the risks and opportunities awaiting the Australian mental health sector.
- MHISS, with funding from the DoHA, are undertaking a review of the available evidence and experience, in both published and grey literature, of public reporting at the health service provider level. This review will inform the development of recommendations and an implementation strategy for the introduction of public reporting by mental health service organisations.
Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
- FaHCSIA is contributing to building of an accountable service delivery system through its membership of the Mental Health Information Strategy Subcommittee and Mental Health Standing Committee