Sixth Interim Report (Big health data: Australia's big potential)

Sixth interim report

Big health data: Australia's big potential

4 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-367-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1236KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the committee (PDF 33KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (PDF 8KB)
Glossary (PDF 28KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 34KB)
Recommendations (PDF 122KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 40KB)
Chapter 2 - Big health data: Australia's big potential (PDF 114KB)

Australia's potential

Chapter 3 - Improving health policy development (PDF 75KB)

The traditional approach
New opportunities for health policy development

Chapter 4 - Restrictions on linking MBS and PBS data (PDF 77KB)

Australian Information Commissioner's view
Proposed privatisation of Medicare payment systems

Chapter 5 - Issues and barriers for researchers (PDF 156KB)

Custodianship issues
Approvals processes
The desultory departmental approach

Appendix 1 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee (PDF 17KB)
Appendix 2 - Submissions received by the committee in relation to data linkage (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional information and answers to questions on notice (PDF 18KB)

Tabled Documents
Answers to Questions on Notice
Additional Information

Appendix 4 - Data collections held by departments (PDF 598KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555