Date

17 March 2020 - 2:00pm

Location

Online

Webinar on the National Health Information Strategy.

We are rescheduling this information event on the National Health Information Strategy to protect the health and safety of the panelists. The webinar has been postponed and we expect to have a revised date soon.

We are working to modify this event to a completely virtual format, to avoid possible transmission of the coronavirus, COVID-19. This webinar was to take place at 2.00pm AEDT on Tuesday 17 March 2020.

To keep up to date with the webinar and to send in questions for the panel, email James Ansell: j.ansell@chf.org.au

The Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (AHMAC) has tasked, via its Health Services Principal Committee and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), an Independent Expert Panel to oversee development of a National Health Information Strategy (NHIS). The Independent Expert Panel (IEP) is comprised of Professor Mike Daube, Professor Sandra Eades, Professor Louisa Jorm, Professor Michael Kidd and Ms Leanne Wells.

The Consumer Health Forum of Australia has partnered with the AIHW to lead a consumer focused discussion of the NHIS development process and get consumer inputs and insights into what the NHIS should look like to improve the healthcare system for all Australians. 

In this webinar, the Consumer Health Forum of Australia will lead a consumer focused discussion of the NHIS development process and get consumer inputs and insights into what the NHIS should look like to improve the healthcare system for all Australians.

The NHIS will fill a gap–a lack of a national, targeted health data and information strategy. It will aim to achieve integrated, effective and timely health data and information.

The outcome will be a 10–15 year vision, and an enduring framework that will support the information needs of all who use, work in and manage Australia’s health system.

The Strategy will be provided to AHMAC and the CoAG Health Council in late 2020 and then published.

The Strategy will be able to support a series of 3–4 year National Health Information Investment Plans to shape strategic investment in health information. This comprehensive approach will focus on developing a coordinated, more patient-centred health information system. 

Panellists for the webinar will include:

Mr Mark Metherell, CHF Communications Director (Panel Chair)

Ms Jenny Hargreaves, AIHW Data Governance Group 

Ms Leanne Wells, CHF CEO and IEP Member

Dr Norman Swan, producer and presenter of ABC’s The Health Report 

More information about the NHIS proposal can be found on the AIHW website here.

To keep up to date with the webinar and to send in questions for the panel, email James Ansell: j.ansell@chf.org.au

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