Australia is an international leader in the scope and extent of health-related data collected at the population level. With new technologies, the potential exists to integrate and link data sets, providing a valuable new resource for monitoring the health of the population and the effectiveness of health services, and for research.
The NCRIS Population health research network capability aims
- to enhance the linkage and integration of health-related data collected in Australia;
- to provide improved accessibility to these data for the research sector; and
- to support the development of improved data collection systems.