PHRN 10 Year Anniversary

PHRN 10 Year Anniversary

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Looking back over the past 10 years many things, including our logo, have changed.

The PHRN was established through a funding agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the then Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and the University of Western Australia as the PHRN Lead Agent.

The vision was for a facility with nodes distributed across Australia, which would provide researchers with state-of-the-art health data linkage facilities and services.

Our work would not be possible without the support and input of our Board, our Participants and all our funding partners

Today, PHRN is proud to be Australia's national data linkage network.

If you have any photographs or images showing the changes from 2009 to 2019, we would love to hear from you!  Please email them to Nicola Tew.

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PHRN is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has taken steps to mitigate the risk of transmission to our staff. In line with advice on social distancing, all staff at PHRN program office have moved to work from home. Staff are currently all working in line with our usual work patterns and our landline numbers are being diverted to staff at home, so will either be answered, or it will be possible to leave a voicemail. Please bear with us as we move to this new way of working. We will be participating in any meetings we need to attend remotely via Zoom. We are reviewing our work plans in light of the current situation and will make changes as required to ensure we are serving our network, researchers and community in this changing situation.

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WA Department of Health is seeking to establish a contract for the provision of an expert resource which will provide consultation to the Department of Health and the Department of Jobs, Tourism and Industry on a joint initiative. The ‘Strategic Linkage Advisor’, will provide strategic linkage advice, research, analysis, stakeholder management and inter-governmental coordination on matters relating to data linkage.