HealthEdata – new Deloitte service to provide data ‘superjuice’ for a healthier futureDOWNLOAD
1 August 2012: As Australia confronts the reality of an ageing population, Deloitte has launched a unique new data service to help health service policy makers, planners and providers meet this most complex of challenges.
Deloitte’s HealthEdata is an online data service that will help achieve efficiencies and enhance health outcomes by providing the health sector with access to granular, customised information.
Lynne Pezzullo, Lead Partner Health Economics and Social Policy at Deloitte Access Economics, said HealthEdata would assist in driving the best possible understanding of, and action on, Australia’s changing health needs.
“Australia continues to face challenges in health services planning due to demographic ageing, technological advances and changing models of care, and there is an increasing demand across the sector for detailed historical and projected information about populations with particular health conditions so that the most suitable infrastructure, services and workforces can be delivered to treat them,” Ms Pezzullo said.
“There are growing mountains of data out there, but they are disparate and often inaccessible to the industry as a whole.
With HealthEdata, we now have an easy-to-use, central data repository which provides health services providers and policy makers with relevant and timely data across more than 50 health conditions.
This includes all of the Federal Government’s eight national health priority areas – arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, asthma, cancer control, cardiovascular health, diabetes mellitus, injury prevention and control, mental health, and obesity.”
The service allows clients to select their desired region and time period to obtain summary data and maps of the area showing information on one or more of the following characteristics:
HealthEdata will benefit users such as Federal and jurisdictional Government departments and agencies, Medicare Locals, Local Health Networks, peak bodies, healthcare service providers (e.g. hospitals, GPs), the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, the complementary health and health insurance sectors, and medical research organisations.
The service is available on a subscription basis or users can access data reports on an ad hoc basis for as little as $400 (including GST).
Click here for further information about HealthEdata.
HealthEdata: How it works