Data Driven

Healthcare Improvement

The sharing and use of health data improves the quality of health care and saves lives. The AHRA Data Driven Healthcare Improvement strategy focuses on the secure and appropriate use of health data across three priorities:

  1. Creation of Learning Health System Data Hubs that stimulate partnerships across academic, clinician and industry stakeholders 

  2. Integration of large data sets across the care continuum

  3. Building workforce capacity in data use for healthcare improvement, through training of staff in AHRA partners including university undergraduates and graduates 

National level activities include, amongst others: exploring the use of electronic medical record data to assess variations in patient care; increasing interoperability of datasets through the development of standardised terminology and mapping to a common data model; the recent release of freely available MOOCs in eHealth and data analytics; and the development of a pioneering agreement for the sharing of patient data for research.

The MACH leads AHRA's Transformational Data Collaboration.

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MACH is an NHMRC recognised Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre.

The mission of MACH is to improve health and wellbeing by integrating medical research, education and clinical care.


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