A recently completed project to implement Queensland’s Child Death Register has left the team “honoured and humbled” to participate, in MD Dan Cooke’s words.
The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is responsible for maintaining a register of all child deaths in Queensland based on notifications from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and details of all child deaths reported to the Office of the State Coroner. The objective of the recently completed project was to modernise the register by automating many manual processes, capturing data more thoroughly and improving the user experience. This has resulted in greatly improved case processing times, enhanced data integrity and security, easier reporting and better auditing.
The objective of the register is to learn from the tragic events of child deaths so that they can be prevented in the future. In the words of QFCC Principal Commissioner Cheryl Vardon, “The replacement database has enhanced functionality and captures quality information in a more structured way. It enables the delivery of public education campaigns, government policy and design programs to help reduce preventable child deaths.”
For more information on the Child Death Register Automation Project, Child Death Register Automation Project, visit the QFCC website.
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