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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 020093 v3
Information Asset
Data Collection
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Data collection, monitoring and reporting for Community Services Funding Branch (CSFB), Healthcare Purchasing and System Performance (HPSP) Division, Department of Health and Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway (QRGP), Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (HHS).
SIMS Data Collection
Strategic Alignment Attributes
The Queensland Health Services Information Management System (SIMS) is used daily by Department of Health (DoH) and HHSs.
Important for management of both CSFB Service Agreements (e.g. paying annually around $300M to NGOs) and QRGP trainees (e.g. development of over 300 medical students and staff).
SIMS tracks the progress of non-government organisation (NGO) contracts / agreements, rural medical staff training and development, etc.
SIMS tracks the progress of NGO contracts / agreements, rural medical staff training and development, etc.
Aligned to the DoH Strategic Objective 7.3 being to Inspire and provide development opportunities to enable the workforce to continue to demonstrate excellence in the public service and meet the needs of the public.
Collection and Usage Attributes
SIMS uses Oracle to capture and report NGO contracts / agreements, rural medical staff training and development, etc. SIMS provides an extract to the FAMMIS / S/4HANA solution to pay NGOs when due.

SIMS tracks NGO contracts / agreements from initial planning to their completion. SIMS supports the planning and operational flow of allocated funding from State and Commonwealth budget sources, into health service organisations, primarily outside of Queensland Health. It allows financial tracking and planning from a budget level, down to detailed project payments. Common uses are management of historical, current and future: budgets, scheduled project payments and paid project payments, project progress payments.

In addition, SIMS supports the management, performance monitoring and reporting of the training and development of those aspiring to a career in rural medicine in Queensland. SIMS tracks potential trainees as early as when they are still in medical school and supports them until they attain their fellowship five to six years post-graduation. There are several Rural Generalist Training Advisors (RGTAs) throughout the state who mentor trainees and record and monitor trainee progress using SIMS. SIMS reminds users, via auto-generated emails, if a task has not been completed in time to ensure trainees are able to progress without any undue delays and to allow trainees to focus on their training.
To support the management, monitoring and reporting for CSFB & QRGP.
All services purchased from NGOs through CSFB and all training and development of those aspiring to a career in rural medicine in Queensland.
CSFB - organisations, service providers, projects, quality accreditation details, payments scheduled and paid for, services purchased, budget appropriations and allocations.

QRGP - Rural Generalist trainee details - contact, case notes, applications, education, employment, prevocational training, career intentions and vocational training.
CSFB, HPSP Division, Department of Health.

All HHSs.

SIMS Team, Finance Solutions, Finance Branch, Corporate Services Division, Department of Health, Queensland Health.
Although SIMS data is used for some pubic reports, no Queensland Health reports generated from SIMS are published directly.
Access to SIMS is only available to new clients upon authorisation by a Manager in Community Services Funding Branch or the Manager, Queensland Rural Generalist Pathway.
Limited to staff of CSFB and QRGP.
User security is based on the user's area of responsibility.
Majority of data entered using SIMS application. Authorised loads and data changes performed by SIMS team.
NGO Dollars & number of medical students and staff.
- Standard reports generated by the SIMS Team on a regular basis.

- Ad-hoc financial and business reports generated by the SIMS Team as requested.

- Standard internal business reporting available to users from the front end of SIMS.
Continuous to meet operational needs.
SIMS went live / was implemented in August 1998 in Oracle.
Relational Attributes
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High quality (e.g. to pay NGOs and support development of medical staff and students).
Source and Reference Attributes
Finance Branch, Corporate Services Division, Department of Health, QH
The SIMS QHEPS home page is accessible at INTERNAL QH LINK NOT AVAILABLE.