Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement

Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement: MCHRI has a Centre for workforce capacity building data driven healthcare improvement (GRIP). We bring a strong focus on epidemiology and the practical application of data driven healthcare with three biostatisticians and a large cohort of epidemiological and statistically trained health professionals. We focus on routinely collected data, cohorts and clinical trial datasets and collaborate internationally. Prof Teede chairs the National data driven healthcare committee across all AHRTC’s and chairs the Victoria data driven healthcare committee. Internal exemplars of research activity include a $1M federal government contract to run the national quality audit across 160 diabetes centres, MRFF funded harmonisation of maternity data nationally (led by Prof Teede) and in child health (led by Prof Buttery). This includes a national platform integrating primary and acute data to improve paediatric health outcomes and a WHO vaccine safety centre (both led by Prof Buttery). Our GRIP is in Digital and Data Driven Innovation in Healthcare – Prof Teede (Co-Director), Prof Ian McLoughlin (Co-director), Prof Skouteris and Prof Jim Buttery  (CIs) and addresses the grand challenge posed by translating the promise of this revolution into tangible benefits and outcomes within healthcare systems. These include improving the quality and safety, the effectiveness of clinical practice and the empowerment of patients in the management of their own health and well-being. We also lead on international WHO and national data sets in a range of health areas.

Theme Leads

Professor Jim Buttery is a paediatric infectious diseases physician and vaccinologist. Jim is head of Infection and Immunity, and Director of Research at Monash Children’s Hospital and head of Monash Immunisation, Monash Health.

Professor Helena Teede is a clinician, academic and leader. She is an endocrinologist with a focus on women's metabolic and reproductive health through mechanistic, clinical, health services and public health research into practice and policy.

Professor Helena Teede chairs the National data-driven healthcare committee across all AHRTCs and chairs the Victoria data-driven healthcare committee.

Internal exemplars of research activity include a $1M federal government contract to run the national quality audit across 160 diabetes centres, MRFF funded harmonisation of maternity data nationally (led by Professor Teede) and in child health (led by Professor Jim Buttery).

Key Collaborators

  • Professor Ian McLoughlin, Monash Business School
  • Frada Burstein, Faculty of Monash IT
  • National Data-Driven Healthcare Improvement Committee
  • Advanced Health Research Translation Centres
  • Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (nationally)

Major Current Project

  • Activities include a national initiative integrating primary and acute data to improve paediatric health outcomes and a WHO vaccine safety centre (both led by Prof Buttery). We also have a partnership across health services and a centre in Digital and Data-Driven Innovation in Healthcare – Professor Teede (Co-Director), Professor Ian McLoughlin (Co-director), Professor Skouteris and Professor Jim Buttery (CIs). This addresses the grand challenge posed by translating the promise of this revolution into tangible benefits and outcomes within healthcare systems. These include improving the quality and safety, the effectiveness of clinical practice and the empowerment of patients in the management of their own health and well-being. We also lead on international WHO and national data sets in maternal and child health.