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WA Health Update – Linked Data and Analytics Showcase

Thursday, 27 October 2022

}8:30 AM – 10:00 AM (AWST)

Caz Aitken | caz@aiia.com.au


Join us for this Online Briefing Series event.

Nationally and internationally, governments have recognised the value of linked data to researchers and policy makers to study emerging health trends and problems in a more cohesive and comprehensive way. Without a coordinated approach and targeted investment strategy, Western Australia will continue to miss out on the significant financial and social opportunities that linked data can bring.

The Information and System Performance Directorate (ISPD) within the Department of Health (the Department) has embarked on an extensive program, the Data Linkage Strategy and Reform Program, to modernise, simplify and improve the customer experience with linked data access in direct alignment with the recommendations of the 2016 Review of Western Australia’s Data Linkage Capabilities and the Sustainable Health Review 2019.

In the last six months, the Department has embarked upon several projects to improve the scope, efficiency, affordability, sustainability and value of linked data available through WA health information management systems, enabling transparent, real-time reporting and health-related research.

The Data Linkage Strategy team is keen to share the progress of the Data Linkage Strategy and Reform Program to wider audience to maintain transparency on the work being undertaken to reform and innovate the process for linked data in a timely, affordable and of appropriate scope for the evolving needs of users and the community.


Baldave Singh

Manager Data Linkage Strategy, Department of Health 

In his current role as the Manager of Data Linkage Strategy within the WA Department of Health, Baldave is operationally responsible for the Data Linkage, Data Linkage Strategy and Client Services teams who are all involved in critical parts of the data linkage service delivery pipeline within Western Australia. In addition to supporting operational teams with the delivery of linked data services, Baldave is also leading a transformative cross-sector multi-disciplinary programme to modernise, simplify and improve the customer experience with regard to linked data access and reporting to support the critical decision-making processes that underpin policy making, development and allocation of resources, service utilisation, research and community outcomes, in alignment with the WA Health Digital Strategy 2020-2030 and Digital Strategy for WA Government 2021-2025.

With a background in law and commerce, Baldave has a keen appreciation of the crucial value of linked data as a key enabler for innovation, research and decision-making across the State to drive improvement to the delivery of key services (including healthcare services), quality of care and community safety. This forum is an opportunity to detail some of the successful data linkage reform activities implemented to date, along with the planned next steps for implementation of the reform programme.

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