Series GR-3516 - Approved performance standards and background reports

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Approved performance standards and background reports

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  • 1969-2012 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Health Authorities division

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1.55 m textual records

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The Health Authorities division was established in 2006 as part of the Ministry of Health. It succeeded the Performance Management and Improvement division (2003-2006), which had included a smaller Health Authority branch. The Health Authorities division was designed to ensure that sustainable and affordable patient-centered care was delivered to patients through BC’s six health authorities. The Division defined standards of performance and developed frameworks to manage provincial health initiatives.

In 2008, the Division fell under the newly-renamed Ministry of Health Services and by 2010 it was divided into seven subordinate branches. These branches provided strategic direction and managed the performance of the province’s six health authorities, managed patient care quality, managed patient safety, guided health care transformation funding, resolved patient concerns and systemic issues on behalf of the Minister of Health, and developed legislative and policy options for divisional programs. The Division was also responsible for liaising with other branches within the Ministry of Health, including its work on the surgical wait list website with the Health Information and Modernization branch.

The Division styled itself as the steward of the province’s health services, and helped to manage the flow of information and decisions between the Ministry and the six health authorities. By 2010, the Division had approximately 110 staff.

In 2013, the Division was succeeded by the Health Services division.

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The series consists of correspondence, reports, briefing notes, and meeting minutes and agendas created between 1969 and 2012 by the Health Authorities division and its successors, the Health Services division and the Health Services Policy and Quality Assurance division. The series documents the level of performance expected of health authorities in the delivery of patient care and health services, and provides rationale behind the standards. The series includes records on acute care policies, spinal cord injury strategies, the redesign and redevelopment of Riverview Hospital, as well as overviews and strategic plans. The series is arranged by topic.

The records are covered by ORCS schedule 122352 (Health Authority Performance Management), secondary 25360-02. Records from this series were heavily interfiled with those of related health care series upon transferal to the Archives. The series has been developed according to the original BC Government ORCS classification scheme and except in cases where records were clearly misclassified, the series have been based on the ORCS number. Researchers are advised to consult the finding aids for the following related series in order to better and more fully understand the records : GR-3512, GR-3513, GR-3514, and GR-3515.

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Records transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2016.


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Records are restricted. Please contact BC Archives staff for further information and to arrange access.

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See related health series : GR-3512, GR-3513, GR-3514, GR-3515.

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Accession number(s) : 95-4371, 95-6838, 96-0042, 96-0918, 96-4650, 96-7866.

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