QAAMS is a long-standing, well-established and successful national health program for First Nations Peoples that has been continuously funded by the Australian Government since 1999.
QAAMS provides training for Aboriginal health professionals in the use of point-of-care testing (POCT) on the DCA Vantage and supports the use of the DCA with a world-class quality management framework.
We have a proven track record. There is a strong evidence base gathered over many years that validates POCT for diabetes diagnosis and management under the QAAMS Program.
Has been well-accepted by clinicians, Aboriginal health professionals and clients with diabetes
Provides a convenient, accessible, culturally and clinically effective service
Has contributed to improved health outcomes for both individual clients and groups of clients with diabetes
Delivers POCT that is analytically sound
Works effectively, and is adaptable across services in urban, rural and remote locations and in Aboriginal health services with small, medium and large infrastructures.
As an active QAAMS participant, you will have access to:
QAAMS specific Medicare rebates for both HbA1c and ACR for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients is available to GPs registered under the specialty code 601
On-going training support and updates
Opportunities to participate in the annual QAAMS Workshop
Regular reports on the analytical quality of your DCA Vantage device
A range of support services from the QAAMS Management Team and QAAMS National Leadership Forum
Full access to the QAAMS website
Opportunities to network with other Aboriginal health professionals and health services from across the country to share information and build supportive relationships.