AIHW Consultation on a National Primary Health Care Data Asset


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) received funding in the May 2018 Federal Budget to develop an enduring National Primary Health Care Data Asset. The Data Asset will fill an information gap—there is currently no national source of data to provide a comprehensive understanding of the patient’s journey and experiences within the primary health care system, including their reason for an encounter with a clinician, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes.

To this end the AIHW has created an exposure draft of the Data Development Plan

The draft Plan was developed following consultation across relevant government committees and is now exposed publicly to gather comprehensive and considered input from the broader community.

Why Is AIHW Consulting

The AIHW acknowledges the importance of engagement with stakeholders. It is hoped that the consultation will help identify issues and views, and build stakeholder confidence that de-identified patient and practice data will be curated for the Data Asset under robust data custodianship and governance by the AIHW, and that the data will be used appropriately to drive clinical and population health improvements.

Submission instructions

This public consultation is open until 11.59pm Sunday 28 July 2019. Interested parties are invited to make a submission by this due date via the Online Survey.

For more information and to make a submission go to:

You can view a hard copy of the online survey questions here.

HSRAANZ members are encouraged to make individual submission.

The HSRAANZ is planning  a submission, and would welcome input from members. Members interested in contributing to the Association's submission should send their views to Sarah Green  Wednesday, 24 July 2019.