Allied health activity recording
Demonstrating the Value of Allied Health Care in SA Health
The Allied and Scientific Health Office has worked with Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Allied Health Directorate to build on the current understanding and utilisation of health service data to assist AH in contributing to broad health reform strategies.
This project used Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) data and services to identify patient groups relevant to AH, CALHN and applicable to most LHNs. Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) with significant AH input and specific
The report provides a template which could be utilised to evaluate and identify opportunities to improve service delivery. Access a copy of the report at the link below.
Enterprise Patient Administration Scheme (EPAS) and allied health
SA Health’s Enterprise Patient Administration System (EPAS) is providing the foundation for delivering South Australia’s state-wide electronic health record (EHR). EPAS will connect our public hospitals and health care sites and place them at the forefront of advancements in eHealth.
The following resources will assist staff to understand the standardised, minimum expectations for patient documentation and data entry:
This document is aimed at new EPAS users and provides summarised instructions for managing patient records.
This fact sheet provides concise examples of how to enter activity data in
This document outlines the recommended minimum set of data collection regardless of the allied health site, service or activity collection system (EPAS or
These business rules focus exclusively on Allied Health workflows within the EPAS system and should not be used for other professions or data systems.
As national and state information is updated, such as the annual Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) update to the National Efficient Price and clinic price weights, the above documents may require updates. As updates are released, the new information will be in italics and version control will be listed.
Introduction to ABF
- Introduction to ABF (PDF 516KB)
- Funding for Allied Health Professionals Seminar, Dr Tony Sherbon, IHPA
- IHPA National Hospital Cost Data Collection Cycle summary infographic
Resources and references
- National Efficient Price Determination 2016-17
- IHPA Tier 2 non-admitted services compendium 2016-17
- IHPA Tier 2 non-admitted services definition manual 2016-17
- Tier 2 non-admitted services national index 2016-17
For further information on activity recording, contact the Allied and Scientific Health Office.