45 & Up study: the use of linked data

Posted 22 March 2016

Over 40 people from mainly local health districts and  primary health networks attended a ½ day workshop on Monday 21 March at CPHCE. The workshop was on the use of linked data, with a focus on the 45 and Up study. The purpose of the workshop was to: a) feedback and to consider how the finding from 3 linked data studies undertaken by CPHCE (Primary and Community Health Cohort living in Central and Eastern Sydney Region) can be used to inform population health planning and integrated care health service development; and b) to share insights from participants on implications of results. 

The workshop was chaired by Professor Mark Harris, Executive Director, CPHCE and started with presentations from Professor  JF Levesque, Director Bureau of Health Information; Dr Margo Barr, Study Director, The SAX Institute; and A/Prof Elizabeth Comino, CPHCE.  This was followed by small groups to consider the findings from the 3 research studies and finished with comments from a  panel comprising Sydney (Ms Lou-Anne Blunden) and South Eastern Sydney (Ms Tish Bruce) Local Health Districts; CESPHN (Nathalie Hansen); The SAX Institute (Mark Bartlett); UNSW Centre for Big Data Research in Health (Mr Michael Falster)l; and BHI (Prof Jean-Frederic Levesque).

Please see links below for the presentations from the 3 speakers and the combined executive summary report. For the full reports on each of the studies please contact j.mcdonald@unsw.edu.au