PHRN COVID-19 Offering

PHRN COVID-19 Offering

PHRN COVID-19 Offering

Data has been a linchpin in the global understanding of and response to the COVID 19 pandemic. In Australia the PHRN data linkage infrastructure has made a substantial contribution to the response to the pandemic.

PHRN facilities are:

  • Helping with the management and monitoring of COVID-19 for high-risk groups in hotel quarantine as well as across the broader community.
  • Supporting the treatment of those with COVID-19 and the monitoring of health care workers who may have been exposed to the virus.
  • Assessing the pandemic’s impact on other issues including community mental health and domestic violence.

In the future PHRN data linkage infrastructure will be important in monitoring the coverage and safety of COVID 19 vaccines as they are distributed across Australia. The results of a number of research projects will also provide a better understanding of the pandemic and its effect on the health and wellbeing of Australians.

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Latest Impact Story

In the long run: How data linkage supports clinical trials. When QIMR Berghofer researcher Professor Rachel Neale was studying vitamin D, she knew it had been linked to a host of serious diseases. Professor Neale says linked data—such as hospital records, cancer registers and death records—have been incredibly important for the study.

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Our next Linkage Luminaries webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 23 June at 12noon AEST, 11.30am ACST, 10am AWST with Professor David Preen, Chair in Public Health, UWA School of Population and Global Health. The webinar series aims to showcase some of Australia's leading researchers who have used data linkage in their research.