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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 020229
Version
2
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Repository
Approval Status
Draft
11-Jun-2019 
Current
21-Sep-2021 
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
01-Jul-2019
Effective To
-
Description
QFinder lists providers of a wide range of health and community services from the public, private and non-government sectors in Queensland.
Short Name
Qfinder
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Yes
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
No
Other directory options can be utilised in the event of QFinder being unavailable for periods of time.
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
No
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
No
Supports the strategic directions of QH
No
Strategic Asset Indicator
Yes
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
-
Purpose
A directory of health and community services and a key electronic resource for use within the 13 HEALTH service, via the Queensland Health intranet site (QHEPS) and by the general public via the QFinder website.
Scope
Health and community services from the public, private and non-government sectors in Queensland. Some examples include emergency departments, medical practices, disability services, oral health services, pharmacies, mental health services, child and youth health, immunisation services, counselling and family welfare, alcohol tobacco and other drugs services, podiatrists, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, accommodation, community transport, women's health, hospital services, cancer screening services, radiology, pathology and healthy lifestyles.
Coverage
QLD
Content
-
Sites Implemented
-
Published Outputs
Data provided to Primary Health Networks and Healthdirect Australia for the National Health Service Directory.
Frequency of Updates
Continuous
Information Security Classification
OFFICIAL
Accessibility
QFinder website link: https://qfinder2.health.qld.gov.au/

Raw data available on request if required.
Access Constraints
Access currently limited to Queensland Health staff, and Smart Service Queensland staff (Department of Housing and Public Works). Record owners are able to self-manage records to update/amend details as required (password protected).
Use Constraints
Nil.
Methodology
Services may be searched in a particular postcode range, a town or suburb, and if necessary a search may be refined to include extra features such as an extended hours service or a practice which has a female practitioner available.

QFinder will find the closest location for the service required and provide the user with detailed information about:
- where the service is (with mapping included) 
- contact details of the service 
- what times the service can be accessed 
- whether the building, parking and toilets are accessible to those with mobility or sensory issues 
- whether appointments and practitioner referrals are necessary 
- if there are language interpretation services available 
- if there are eligibility criteria to access the service 
- if the service is free or there are fees or charges.
Statistical Unit
-
Reporting Requirements
Ad hoc/as required.
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
-
Comments
 
 
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Supersedes Health Service Provider Directory (QFinder) QH 020229 Version 1
Implementation in
-
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
-
Source Organisation
-
Source Document
-
Keywords

Qfinder