Gov Delay in Health Data Reform putting Lives at Risk

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Lives depend on research access and reform in the health data space, yet the Government says it will start reform in other sectors, says CMCRC Health Research Analyst Cassie Quilty on Flying Blind website, a joint collaboration between CMCRC and Research Australia.
Instead of starting in the health sector, government says implementation “will begin in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors, and will be rolled out to other sectors over time.”
Data access and reform improves service delivery, ensures patient safety, fosters discovery of new treatment protocols, allows early detection, permits quality control, enhances coordination of care, supports workforce development and increases our understanding of disease processes and outcomes.
Details are needed on how and when the Government plans to follow through on the PC recommendations.
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