Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Data Linkage Roundtable

Date Published:
2 May 2014
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The Lowitja Institute and Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Data Linkage was held in Melbourne, on 31 October 2013. The roundtable was attended by approximately 30 people from diverse range of organisations across the country with an interest in data and data linkage, including the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector, government agencies, health service providers/clinics, research institutes and non-government organisations.

The purpose of the roundtable was to:

  • bring together researchers, community controlled services and government agencies involved in data collection, analysis and usage, data management and data integration and linkage
  • provide an overview of data gaps and barriers to good health data and linkage concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait people
  • identify opportunities for closing data gaps through data linkage strategies, including the linking of registry and administrative databases across jurisdictions
  • improve data linkages at the regional level
  • establish better communication/collaboration across the different health systems to improve data linkage capacity
  • identify potential interventions based on the sharing of ideas on data and data linkages
  • share information about current data linkage initiatives in different States around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health data
  • discuss ownership and use of data and their linkages.

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