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:
Creation of Learning Health System Data Hubs that stimulate partnerships across academic, clinician and industry stakeholders
Integration of large data sets across the care continuum
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.