Outcome Health welcomed as an Associate Partner

Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre (Monash Partners) has welcomed Outcome Health as an Associate Partner, creating strategic opportunities for greater primary care engagement and integration, and expanded research and healthcare improvement collaboration.

Outcome Health joins current Partners Alfred Health, Monash Health, Monash University, Cabrini Health, Epworth HealthCare, Eastern Health, Peninsula Health, Burnet Institute, Hudson Institute and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and Associate Partners La Trobe University and Latrobe Regional Hospital.

Accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council in 2015 as a Research Translation Centre, Monash Partners’ purpose is to connect researchers, clinicians and the community to innovate for better health for our community and beyond. Our health service partners support the health and wellbeing of around three million Australians including some of Australia’s most diverse and underserved metropolitan, regional and rural communities. Monash Partners is an innovative partnership between leading health services, teaching and research organisations.

Executive Director of Monash Partners, Professor Carol Hodgson said this new partnership presents an opportunity to strengthen collaboration and data-driven healthcare improvement between primary and acute care.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Outcome Health as the predominant data custodian for primary care data in eastern and south-east Melbourne. Engaging, integrating and supporting primary care is a priority for Monash Partners as almost 85% of Australians see a GP annually, representing the single largest interaction with the healthcare system,” Professor Hodgson said.

“The partnership will allow opportunities to improve health outcomes across the continuum of patient care and enhance research collaborations,” Professor Hodgson said.

Chief Executive Officer of Outcome Health, Dr Shainal Nathoo said data integration between primary and tertiary care is vital to improving patient experience and outcomes.

“As a formal Associate Partner of Monash Partners, we are excited about the opportunities for wider discussions and collaboration around how our health system can be transformed to achieve this,” said Dr Nathoo.

For more than 20 years, Outcome Health has been inspired to build systems that enable smart, secure and insight-driven decision making across the care continuum with a special focus on General Practice, Primary Health Networks and researchers,” he said.