A male healthcare worker points to a computer screen showing a medical scan while a female healthcare worker looks on.

Privacy and confidentiality methods and technologies are set to become increasingly important.

Health information and patient management

New health management systems, through the applications of advanced information and communication technology, data analysis and statistics, are delivering improved patient treatments and new ways to retrieve, organise and communicate healthcare data.

  • 20 July 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011

In this article

  1. Health information and patient management
  2. Health information
  3. Biomedical imaging
  4. Smart methods

Health information and patient management

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Every year in Australia, many millions of people access a wide range of public and private health care services. These range from visits to a local doctor or dentist, to hospital admissions and emergency treatments, from specialised medical services, to cancer screening and immunisation programs. 

A trusted health data integration service can deliver better health and research outcomes.

Over a patient’s lifetime, a great amount of medical information is recorded and kept which could prove invaluable for improving patient treatment, better healthcare management and for wider research.

Unfortunately, accessing and querying this information is complicated by it being kept in many locations and formats, and by the understandable need to preserve privacy.

A trusted health data integration service can deliver better health and research outcomes, overcoming the scattered and inaccessible nature of health databases.

CSIRO is undertaking research in:

  • health information
  • biomedical imaging
  • smart methods.