Friday, July 25, 2014
An independent review of the PHRN, commissioned by the PHRN Management Council, was completed in 2014. The Review Panel was chaired by Prof Warwick Anderson, CEO of the NHMRC. Professor Anderson was supported by Professor James Best, Head, Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne and Dr Diane Watson, Chief Executive of the National Health Performance Authority.
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The Panel reviewed a number of PHRN key documents, conducted a web-based survey of stakeholders, sought written submissions and held two full-day hearings in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Panel assessed the progress made by the PHRN in establishing Australia’s national data linkage infrastructure including key achievements, challenges and future opportunities. They found that the PHRN had made significant progress with development of Australia’s data linkage infrastructure since its inception in 2009 and that access to linked data has greatly improved over this period. A copy of the report can be found here.