A new report released by CSIRO highlights the role of technology and data in helping to improve the health of the Australian population.

The ‘Future of Health Report’ states:

“Barriers to an integrated health services model include multiple and complex funding arrangements, siloed data streams, ever-evolving regulatory requirements, and dated infrastructure,” said CSIRO director of health and biosecurity Rob Grenfell

The report also states that as more data is created and exchanged through apps and other systems, improvements to data storage, standardisation, access, ownership, integrity, interoperability, and security need to be central concerns for the sector.