HCA has recently established a standalone digital health capability that builds on many years of supporting specialist digital health and health data quality companies in Australia and internationally. The Digital Health Unit brings together expertise in health information workforce and management of health information processes.
The Digital Health Unit has been formed to focus on supporting and working with Pacific Island countries and low and middle-income countries of Asia with identified needs to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through the better use of quality data. The Digital Health Unit is also committed to working with and supporting First Nations communities in Australia.
Vision and objectives
HCA’s vision is to improve population health and wellbeing outcomes through continuous improvement of digital health capacity.
This will be achieved by working with government health agencies and other health organisations to:
· assess, identify and recognise the value of high-quality health data that is timely, reliable and actionable
· build system and workforce capacity of digital health and data management through workforce planning and skills transfer and organisational and best practice capacity development
· support continuous improvement of digital health ecosystems through improvement of health information systems, infrastructure, processes and procedures, and design and implementation of applications and tools to manage health data.
Through these objectives, and in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages), HCA is aiming to support:
_ seamless and secure exchange and use of health data at the population and individual level
_ individuals and communities will have accessible, equitable, universal, efficient, secure and sustainable healthcare.
The Digital Health Team
Paul O'Connor - Team Lead
Health data collection specialist
Lee Ridoutt - HCA Principal Consultant
Health information workforce planner & developer, and expert in evaluation framework design
Beth Reid - Consultant
Health information and services management consultant and educator
Bin Jalaludin (Jal) - Consultant
Health physician, epidemiologist, and biostatistician
Rick Marshall - Consultant
Mental health and rehabilitation clinician specializing in health service performance statistics and activity efficiency measurement
Emerson Machado - Consultant
Data scientist and program developer
More information about some of our work building digital health capacity is available below.