Clinical incident management system

What is the clinical incident management system?

The clinical incident management system (CIMS) is a reporting system developed to ensure the appropriate management of clinical incidents to prevent or reduce future harm to patients/consumers by:

  • identifying and treating hazards before they cause harm
  • identifying when patients/consumers are harmed and intervening promptly to minimise the harm
  • taking preventative actions and sharing lessons learned.

It is a WA Health requirement to notify all clinical incidents.

As such all clinical incidents within public hospitals/health services are to be notified via the Datix CIMS.

Resources

Policy

Guidelines

Forms

Datix Guides

eLearning

CIMS annual reports

More information

If you are having problems with Datix CIMS please contact your local IT Staff/Helpdesk.

If you want to access previous CIMS annual reports contact the Patient Safety Surveillance Unit on 9222 4214 or email: PSSU@health.wa.gov.au

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Patient Safety Surveillance Unit