Health Technology Governance Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to the following Health Service Provides. Child and Adolescent Health Service • East Metropolitan Health Service • North Metropolitan Health Service • PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA • South Metropolitan Health Service • WA Country Health Service. To the extent that the requirements contained within this Policy are applicable to the services purchased from contracted health entities, Health Service Providers are responsible for ensuring these requirements are accurately reflected in the relevant contract and managed accordingly.

Description: This Policy specifies the clinical governance, safety and quality requirements for health technologies introduced into and used within the WA health system.

Clinical innovation through the introduction of health technologies, including procedures, diagnostic techniques and medical devices, can bring significant benefits to WA patients. Health Service Providers are responsible for ensuring that health technologies used are safe, clinically effective and cost effective.

This Policy is consistent with the statement and purpose of the Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework which is to ensure that patients receive care that is safe, effective and efficient, and that clinical governance structures and processes are maintained across the WA health system.

This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Procurement Policy Framework.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(a) and (c) of the Health Services Act 2016.

Date of effect: 03 February 2021

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