Using Data To Improve Health in Queensland
- Queensland needed a health and chronic disease strategy.
- Abt identified opportunities to better develop and use data.
- Abt is playing a crucial role in improving health outcomes for Queensland residents.
The Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and Wide Bay Primary Health Network, a commissioning organisation funded by the Australian Department of Health to improve the health outcomes of a region spanning more than 60,000 square miles and 800,000 residents—needed a health and chronic disease strategy.
Abt identified opportunities for developing new health datasets; developed innovative methods for collecting and capturing health data from official sources; negotiated data sharing agreements with primary health care providers and hospitals, and ensured that systems and protocols are in place to protect the security of data.
Abt is playing a crucial role in improving health outcomes for residents of Australia’s Sunshine Coast, Central Queensland and Wide Bay Region. By applying innovative approaches to analyzing, interpreting and visualizing health data and educating clients and other end users about how to make better use of health data, our work is leading to increased efficiency and effectiveness of primary and preventative healthcare and improved coordination of care for patients.