Data and analytics realise most profile and value where they are pivotal in delivered key solutions for solving major organisational problems and identifying major opportunities.

The health industry is currently facing enormous pressures from an aging population, rapid increases in many chronic conditions, under pressure health budgets and over-stretched health services. With the trend to digital health and the phenomenal growth in personal health data driven technologies, it is arguable that health is THE industry sector for which data and analytics can deliver the highest potential community value.

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Our Queensland chapter event on May 25, will have two presentations to discuss the current and future possibilities of data and analytics in healthcare. Our presentations are:

Delivering better patient care through data, by Dr Clair Sullivan MBBS (Hons) MD FRACP CHIA Consultant Endocrinologist; Co-Director, HITEC (Healthcare Innovation and Transformation Excellence Collaboration) Co-Chair, Statewide Digital Health Improvement Network (DHIN); Medical Lead, Digital Health Improvement Co-Chair, Statewide Diabetes Clinical Network; Clinical Excellence Division Princess Alexandra Hospital, Metro South Health. 

Dr Sullivan graduated with Honours from the University of Queensland. She completed a Research Doctorate in Medicine (UK) at The General Infirmary at the University of Leeds. Dr Sullivan has recently qualified as a medical informatician. She is currently a senior staff specialist in Endocrinology and cares for patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital. She is the Co-Chair for the Queensland Diabetes Network. Dr Sullivan is the Medical Lead for Digital Health Improvement for Queensland and Co-Chair of the Statewide Network for Digital Healthcare Improvement.

Using data to inform the prevention agenda in health: from collection to analysis and communication by Margaret Bright is Manager of the epidemiology team in Preventive Health Branch under Queensland's Chief Health Officer.

She has had 18 years working in epidemiology in Queensland Health, largely related to chronic disease assessment and reporting, with experience in social determinants, communicable and non-communicable disease cluster investigations. Her team manage the preventive health surveillance system and associated analytical outputs.

Margaret leads the epidemiological development of biennial Queensland Chief Health Officer report series. The team provides leadership in evaluation and assessment of evidence. Margaret will co-present with Susan Clemens




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