Welcome from the Director

Professor Louisa Jorm

Louisa JormWelcome to the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH).

The Centre for Big Data Research in Health is the first Australian research centre dedicated to health research using big data. Our aim is to maximise the productive use of all possible sources of health big data in order to enhance the health and well being of Australians and the global community.

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About Us
 

Background

The Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH) in the Faculty of Medicine was established in November 2014.  CBDRH conducts research using large-scale electronic data that spans the biomedical, clinical, health services and public health domains.

Mission

To maximise the productive use of all possible sources of health big data in order to enhance the health and well being of Australians and the global community.

Vision

The power of ‘big data’ is harnessed to transform the prevention and management of disease, and the delivery of health services.

Key Objectives

  • Serve as an Australian and international hub for health research using big data
  • Undertake high-quality, multi-disciplinary health research using big data
  • Work in partnership with clinicians, health services, policymakers and industry to facilitate the rapid translation of research findings into health improvements
  • Build multi-disciplinary capacity in health research using big data
  • Promote public, clinical and policy awareness of the health and societal benefits of research using big data

 

Research Areas

Our research spans a broad range of health issues – we will tackle any health issue that can be informed through research using large-scale electronic data. Our current focus areas include:

  • Health system performance
  • Value and waste in health care
  • Evaluating polices and programs using linked data
  • Innovative analytic methods for health big data
  • Increasing the use of evidence in policy and practice
  • Drug safety
  • Maternal and child health
  • Chronic disease and multi-morbidity
  • Aboriginal health

 


 

Centre for Big Data Research in Health - Annual Report 2015

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