News & Events

News & Events


  • Summer Six Suggestion List for Researchers

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 

    Summer is a great time to relax with friends and family, to take a holiday, to reflect on the year past.

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  • PHRN Christmas and New Year Office Hours

    Friday, 15 December 2017 

    PHRN offices will be closed over the Christmas - New Year period. Closedown dates are shown below.

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  • Working with Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Data Workshop

    Friday, 15 December 2017 

    Are you working with linked health claims data that includes pharmaceuticals? The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data set is a valuable resource for the evaluation of medicines use in Australia. Like all data sets it has some unique characteristics. This training program will enable you to understand the peculiarities of the PBS and MBS data and give hands on experience to successfully work with it.

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  • ANDS : Data linkage and the Australian Health Thesaurus webinar

    Thursday, 23 November 2017 

    Trisha Johnston, Director, Statistical Analysis Linkage Team, Queensland Department of Health participated in a recent webinar hosted by ANDS.

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  • Data Consultant - ANDS/RDS/Nectar

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017 

    The ANDS, Nectar and RDS partnership is now hiring a new Data Consultant based at Intersect in Sydney.

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  • Medical Record and Date-Driven Healthcare

    Thursday, 09 November 2017 

    The Commission and IHPA have developed an animation called the Medical Record and Date-Driven Healthcare. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of the medical record to the accuracy of this data and encourage improvements in clinical documentation.

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  • Linked Data for Long Term Follow up of Clinical Trials Participants

    Tuesday, 07 November 2017 

    Many clinical trials today require long term participant follow up. Longer follow up periods mean that more participants are lost in the process.

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  • Report Results on the High Value Data Collections Survey

    Monday, 30 October 2017 

    As part of our commitment to service improvement, the Population Health Research Network (PHRN) conducted a project about identifying and prioritising high value data collections for linkage.

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  • Health Data Linkage Interest Group meeting

    Thursday, 26 October 2017 

    The theme of the upcoming meeting is linking health data to welfare data sets from both a researcher and data custodian perspective. We will also have updates about the latest developments from CHeReL (Centre for Health Record Linkage) and the Sax Institute's Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).

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  • Annual Queensland Data Linkage Symposium

    Friday, 20 October 2017 

    The `annual Queensland Data Linkage Symposium` will be on Wednesday 15 November 2017 from 9am-12pm.

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  • ‘Introduction to Linked Health Data’ workshop - SOLD OUT

    Thursday, 19 October 2017 

    The School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Health Data Linkage Unit are holding a free two day ‘Introduction to Linked Health Data’ workshop on 6-7 November 2017. This workshop is now SOLD OUT.

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  • World Heart Day

    Friday, 29 September 2017 

    Today is World Heart Day, please check out our short animation and case study on heart surgery in octogenarians.

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  • Health Informatics Fellowship Program

    Thursday, 07 September 2017 

    The Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI), with support from the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, has recently established the Australasian College of Health Informatics Fellowship Program.

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  • UWA Research Week 2017 4th to 8th September

    Tuesday, 29 August 2017 

    UWA Research Week 2017 will be held on 4th to 8th September 2017.

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  • Transforming Australia’s digital health services

    Wednesday, 23 August 2017 

    Transforming Australia’s digital health services will benefit Australians in a number of ways; from reducing hospital admissions, and adverse events, to improving patients’ care and treatment options.

    The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council recently approved Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy.

    Currently, 5 million Australians have a My Health record – the strategy aims, amongst other things, to expand this offer to all Australians by 2018 (unless they opt to not have one).

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  • Minister Taylor and Professor Jorm chat Big Data Research

    Friday, 18 August 2017 

    Minister Angus Taylor recently hosted a live facebook chat with Professor Louisa Jorm from the University of New South Wales Centre for Big Data Research.

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  • Data Tech-Talk with Assistant Minister Angus Taylor and Professor Fiona Stanley AC

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017 

    In a first tech-talk video, Assistant Minister Angus Taylor MP speaks with distinguished epidemiologist and former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley AC whose work in health data analytics has led to improved health outcomes for Australian children.

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  • Calling on researchers whose work has had real-world impact

    Tuesday, 08 August 2017 

    Calling on researchers whose work has had real-world impact.

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  • Linking Data – Improving Care? Chances and challenges for Bavaria and Germany

    Thursday, 03 August 2017 

    Our Chairman, Professor Brendon Kearney and our CEO, Dr Merran Smith had the pleasure of presenting at a workshop to The Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (ZI) called "Linking Data – Improving Care? Chances and challenges for Bavaria and Germany" in Munich, 22 June 2017.

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  • SURE opens door to novel immunisation data linkage study

    Tuesday, 01 August 2017 

    A new linked data project using the Sax Institute’s Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) is providing the first comprehensive information on how Australia’s childhood vaccination programs are performing in terms of real-world health outcomes.

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  • PHRN YouTube Channel

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 

    Did you know that the Population Research Health Network have a YouTube Channel?

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  • New $10,000 Grant for Mid-Career Researchers

    Thursday, 06 July 2017 

    Capstone Editing has recently launched their Grant for Mid-Career Researchers, which provides one researcher per year with $10,000 of seed funding for a research project to assist in the development of a grant application.

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  • Prestigious Scientia PhD Scholarships on Using Big Data to Redesign the Health System

    Tuesday, 04 July 2017 

    Applications for the prestigious UNSW Scientia Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme on the project "Using Big Data to Redesign the Health System" are now open.

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  • PHRN discuss Mastering Big Data

    Thursday, 29 June 2017 

    Our CEO, Dr Merran Smith was invited to present at the Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) 2017 Conference in Rome on 20 June 2017.

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  • PHRN NCRIS Funding

    Wednesday, 21 June 2017 

    The 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap) was released on 12 May 2017. We are pleased to confirm that the PHRN will receive two years of operational funding from NCRIS starting 1 July 2017.

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  • National Roadmap for Research Infrastructure Shows the Way

    Tuesday, 23 May 2017 

    The Australian Government commissioned the development of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap (2016 Roadmap) to identify Australia’s national research infrastructure priority areas for the coming decade.

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  • Privacy Awareness Week 15-19 May 2017

    Thursday, 04 May 2017 

    With privacy attracting a record level of attention from Australian consumers and communities, Australian Information and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has launched this year’s Privacy Awareness Week - 15 to 19 May 2017.

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    • Data collections information updated

      Tuesday, 28 March 2017 

      The DATA COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE section of the PHRN website has been updated!

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    • Get involved!

      Tuesday, 21 March 2017 

      The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is conducting a project about identifying and prioritising high value data collections for linkage. Subscribe to learn more about the upcoming consultations.

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    • Read our featured case studies

      Friday, 24 February 2017 

      In Australia and overseas, research using linked data has had a significant impact on health services. We invite you to read our featured case studies.

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    • Event to help researchers take better care of their data

      Tuesday, 31 January 2017 

      Love Your Data week is being held between 13-17 February 2017. It aims to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and research data services.

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