NADC Diabetes Technology Standards
The objective of the NADC standards is to assist diabetes services to review, reflect and achieve a safe and high quality service providing care to people using diabetes technology. The NADC technology standards for diabetes services is the only standards of its kind to offer comprehensive diabetes-specific technology standards aimed at the improvement of quality and safety.
The NADC technology standards aims to set a benchmark of service delivered by diabetes care centres across Australia.
Applicability of the NADC Standards for Diabetes Services
One of the great strengths of diabetes care is its diversity. If your service provides diabetes care, regardless of the structure of the service, then the Technology Standards are applicable.
Overlap with other standards
Many NADC services are already accredited in their affiliation with a larger hospital, community health service or General Practice. We have tried to create deliberate synergies and overlap with existing standards such as the RACGP Standards for General Practice 5th edition and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards 2nd edition to avoid duplication of effort in the accreditation process. It is expected that achievement of NADC Technology Standards will support other applications of acreditaton across the health sector.
Continuous quality improvement approach
Quality Improvement is central to all NADC accreditation standards as it is integral for ensuring improved consumer health outcomes through reflective practice, evidence-based care, and best practice clinical care. There are many components to quality improvement including physical structure and process of an organisation, through to governance, leadership, education and training, and clinical care.
Participation in the Australian National Diabetes Audit (ANDA) is encouraged as part of a service’s quality improvement practice. Further information on ANDA audits and registering for ANDA can be found here.
Technology Accreditation Standards COMING SOON!
To be launched at ADATS – Friday, October 18th
Tell us what is important to you
We would also like to know what is important to you and your service in providing technology for people living with diabetes.
Please complete the following 2-minute survey to help guide our work in this area and to also go in the draw to win a prize to come to ADATS 18th October 2019 – Melbourne Convention Centre.