Researchers at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Health Services Research (CHSR) are seeking aged care providers, software vendors, geriatricians, health services researchers and developers to be involved in Aged Care Data Compare, a new project launched in July.
The aim of the two-year project is to find out how assessment data routinely collected in residential aged care can be put to better use – to improve care, for greater efficiency and transparency, and to make it easier for organisations to report to government.
The project is funded by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, The Bupa Health Foundation and the Australian Department of Health. The project team, led by CHSR Director Professor Len Gray, aims to resolve technical challenges around the standardisation and sharing of valuable data, and ultimately to construct a prototype ‘data hub’ to support a quality benchmarking platform.
The researchers are intending to set up clinical and technical working groups.