In order to implement the Outcome Based Commissioning approach it is imperative that WAPHA collects and maintains a robust data collection.
WAPHA works with Curtin University whom assist in data collection information management.
WAPHA collect, manage and analyse health data to support evidence-based decision making and the effective evaluation of performance.
Integrated data holdings for primary care in WA will drive economies of scale and support PHN efficiency. WAPHA will:
- Develop a state-wide data warehouse in partnership with other organisations that are custodians of health data
- Provide data and analysis to support commissioning and priority setting
- Develop an online repository for service provider KPI reporting
- Support GP Practice with routine data reporting to support optimisation of the Medical Benefits Scheme and address key priorities such as improve screening of cancers, preventable hospitalisations and the prevalence of smoking
- Network with other universities to maximise the benefit of primary health research
The WAPHA/Curtin partnership will also provide for targeted research in primary care, with particular attention to the participation of primary care clinicians.
WAPHA will make available information that integrates discreet data sets and informs clinicians and providers on patient-outcomes, health needs and best practice.