The Agency for Clinical Innovation is comprised of 40+ clinical networks that are grouped in streams within two clinical directorates.

The clinical directorates are:

  • PRISM (Preserving and Restoring Interventions in Surgery and Medicine)
  • CATALYST (Care Across the Lifecycle and Society).

The ACI also has system transformation directorates:

  • STEP (System Transformation Enablement and Patient Partnerships)
  • SCOPE (Strategy, Communication, People and Engagement)
  • IDEA (Integrated Digital Enablement Accelerator).

We are also supported by a Finance and Corporate Affairs team.

Our structure promotes collaboration across networks and teams to address broader system challenges.

PRISM (Preserving and Restoring Interventions in Surgery and Medicine)

The focus of PRISM is to positively impact the patients’ journeys and trajectories. These networks expand the perspective and focus on care that is person-centred; looking after the entire person throughout, and beyond their hospital journey.

PRISM has four streams:

  • Surgery and Anaesthesia
  • Interventional Medicine
  • Trauma, Pain and Rehabilitation
  • Intensive and Urgent Care.

PRISM’s brings together networks that address the needs of patients in times of acute health crises and the following periods of rehabilitation and support.

CATALYST (Care Across the Lifecycle and Society)

The CATALYST directorate aims to improve healthcare for patients throughout their lives and living environments.

CATALYST has four streams:

  • Child and Family Care
  • Acute, Aged and End of Life
  • Chronic and Long Term Care
  • Integrated Care and Aboriginal Health.

This directorate unifies networks that are active in innovations that span the life cycle and promote integration of care across sectors. It relates mostly to groups of patients that have complex chronic and multiple conditions.

STEP (System Transformation, Evaluation and Patient Experience)

STEP includes these teams:

  • Clinical Implementation
  • Clinical Innovation Redesign
  • Consumer Engagement.

These teams support the various steps towards innovation and system transformation, and provide expertise to clinical networks in the design and implementation of projects.


The EVIDENCE directorate has two central teams:

  • Evidence Generation and Dissemination
  • Program Planning and Evaluation.

Together, these two teams work with networks’ to ensure the availability of sound scientific, empirical and experiential evidence about change and effectiveness. The teams also have responsibilities including research, audit and feedback functions.

SCOPE (Strategy, Communication, People and Engagement)

The teams in of SCOPE enables ACI’s work to be focused, shared and used by clinicians throughout the system.

This directorate includes People and Culture, Communications, Graphic Design and Web teams.

SCOPE supports clinical networks and pan-organisational initiatives to ensure consistency in planning, prioritising, communicating and disseminating the projects and resources created by the ACI.

IDEA (Integrated Digital Enablement Accelerator)

IDEA brings together key programs, teams and skills into one centralised team to accelerate digital enablement across the health system.

The team acts as a central point of contact and collaboration for our partners to engage with the ACI and its clinical networks on digitally-focused programs.

IDEA includes the Patient Reported Measures Program, Clinician Reported Measures and Virtual Care teams.

Finance and Corporate Affairs

Our Finance and Corporate Affairs team is responsible for the management of ACI’s finances, information and communications technology, and overall governance of the organisation.

ACI Organisational Chart (PDF, 104.2 KB)

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