Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN – Developing a Data Strategy (NSW, Australia)

Rebbeck support Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN to develop a data strategy providing a vision of how HNECC can collect, store, manage, govern, share and use data.  

The client

Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN (The PHN) is one of Australia’s 31 Primary Health Networks responsible for addressing health needs and improving outcomes for a population of 1.2 million people.

Their region includes a vast area stretching from the Queensland border to Gosford in the South. It has various geographies, from rural and remote villages to regional towns and densely populated urban centers.

 

The challenge

The use of digital health is becoming increasingly prominent in primary care resulting in the need for high-quality data.

HNECC seeks to develop a Data Strategy to proactively plan how the PHN and its stakeholders can collect, store, manage, govern, share and use data. The Data Strategy is a crucial step in driving greater maturity for the PHN’s digital health journey.

HNECC is also looking to equip its workforce better to understand the role and importance of data in continuous quality improvement and to build appropriate analytical capabilities.

 

Our impact

Working in partnership with Semantic Consulting, Rebbeck assisted in developing the Data Strategy framework. This included conducting 26 consultations with various internal and external stakeholders to assess their views and understanding of the framework’s components.

Rebbeck synthesised the findings from the consultations and ran workshops to relay the significant themes and proposed initiatives.

The Data Strategy has provided a vision of how HNECC can collect, store, manage, govern, share and use data, and has empowered and educated staff on using data and data analytics to create impactful health insights.