Research in health

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Our approach

CMCRC's Market Quality – Health program covers the application of advanced data sciences to all public and private healthcare settings. The program has been running since 2013, with the objective of improving market integrity and efficiency.

We do this by:

  • Developing advanced analytical and performance management solutions.
  • Maximising use of the administrative and transactional data of healthcare funders and providers, enhanced by the relevant findings and metrics from Australian and international research.

The program combines elements of health policy, health economics, epidemiology, public health, data mining, predictive analytics and simulation modelling. It is divided into five streams:

  1. Low- and high-value care
  2. Consumer empowerment
  3. Predictive modelling and risk stratification
  4. NLP and unstructured data
  5. Spatio-temporal variation.

Partnering in this work are the private and public health organisations that account for 60 percent of Australia’s $150 billion annual health spend, together with 10 leading Australian universities.

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Program goals

  • Address the challenges and opportunities facing healthcare funders, providers and consumers.
  • Overcome data fragmentation across the health market.
  • Reduce fraud, abuse, waste and errors.
  • Empower consumers to play an active, fully-informed role in the choice, cost and quality of their healthcare.
  • Improved health outcomes for consumers.
  • Realise the commercial benefits from innovation.

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