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Researchers at BioGrid Australia member and/or collaborator institutions may submit new or amended applications requesting access to data connected to BioGrid using our online application system.
Authorised researchers can explore and visualise data on specified connected data utilising a web interface.
Authorised researchers can utilise this comprehensive data and statistical analysis application to analyse, explore and visualise connected datasets for approved audit and research projects.
In September 2018 BioGrid Australia (BioGrid) contracted with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) and the University of Melbourne to build a data platform for health services research leveraging off BioGrid’s established national federated data connectivity platform. This program, one of 19 programs, has been funded by the Victorian Government as part of the VCCC Strategic Research Plan 2017-2020.
Led by Principal Investigator Professor Jon Emery this program aims to establish a Data-Driven Research Hub leveraging existing electronic health data including:
Until recently, it has not been possible to extract detailed data from primary care; therefore care given to cancer patients by General Practitioners and other primary care health professionals has been invisible to health services research that seeks to improve evidence-based and cost-effective care.
BioGrid is part way through a two year program and currently deep into phase 1 of the Data-Driven Research Hub project, with some linked Admitted and Emergency hospital data being available, working with selected hospitals to complete linkage for phase 1. In addition, BioGrid is currently reviewing some of the phase 2 data sets, in particular the Victorian Integrated Non-Admitted Health (VINAH) – also known as outpatients’ data and Administrative costings datasets, with selected hospitals.
Although not all VCCC hospitals are currently linked there are projects that are currently accessing and analysing data through the BioGrid Access Request System. Some preliminary analysis of linkage between the NPS MedicineInsight Primary Care data and a sample of Hospital administrative data from Melbourne Health and Western Health has been completed. It was seen that 18% of patients from NPS who had at least 1 encounter from Jan 2006 to Dec 2016, had a linked record in either hospitals administrative data. Seventeen percent of patients from NPS who were considered active from 2016, had a linked record in either hospitals administrative data.
For further information about this innovative program, contact either Chris Kearney, Program Manager, VCCC Data-Driven Research Hub, or Ping-wen Lee, BioGrid Australia.
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