BOPDHB Checkup April 2019 | Page 14

Applications for 2019 Innovation Awards will be opening at the end of April. The BOPDHB Innovation Awards give employees and contractors an opportunity to showcase innovative health initiatives completed the past two years. There is a focus on: • New innovations which demonstrate local creativity • Recognising individuals/groups/services positive contribution to quality improvement which make a difference to health care consumers • Communicating innovation and success to the DHB and wider community. Keep an eye out on OnePlace for applications to open at the end of the month shared across BOP health sector By Christine Busby, Education Manager Health staff working in the wider Bay of Plenty health sector now have access to some courses provided by our online learning management system Te Whāriki ā Toi. The courses on Te Whāriki ā Toi (formerly Midland Learning) are created with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board CARE values and strategic priorities in mind, thus ensuring all learning will support us in achieving our vision of healthy, thriving communities. Course content is created in partnership with subject matter experts who make sure their content is evidence-based, accurate, up to date, and of a high standard. As part of the Strategic Health Services Plan, where we are working as all-one-team, we are opening up access so that our primary and community providers can access some of our online courses. We are working with individual providers about what content would be most useful, and how we can share knowledge and resources, to enable all healthcare workers to have access to our online modules. 14 Organisations who would like to access Te Whāriki ā Toi will need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the BOPDHB Education Team. So far, feedback from our providers is supportive and we’re all looking forward to working together more closely. Some of the courses available include Disability Responsiveness, Nursing Code of Conduct, and our suite of Microsoft Office Just in Time lessons. We’re working with HQSC and other DHBs about importing content that will be helpful. If you are a course facilitator or you have content within Te Whāriki ā Toi that you think may be relevant for the wider community, either as it is, or with some minor tweaks – let the Online Learning team know! Te Whāriki ā Toi is the learning management system of the Clinical Campus at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. We provide online learning to develop skills, knowledge and competencies to ensure our staff can provide the best care to our community.