Health Outreach

We care about your health

An overarching goal of the National Health Co-op (NHC) is to significantly reduce instances of preventable diseases and lessen the personal and societal impact of chronic conditions. That’s we regularly review our patients’ files to identify individuals who may benefit from additional clinical support.

Our current approach

To maintain the privacy of individual personal information, we utilise our clinical software and data analytics methodology, to identify individuals whose previous tests and/or physical examination findings have not been optimal for their recorded conditions and who may benefit from additional clinical support.

Once a set of individuals have been identified, we invite them to make an appointment with their GP, or other relevant clinician, to discuss ways to optimise the management of their condition.

We do this to maximise the opportunity for our members to have their conditions managed appropriately in order to reduce the risk of future complications.

This helps our members live a better, healthier life.

The future

As the NHC continues to grow and develop, it is investing in its data analytics capabilities with the aim of using these techniques to identify and manage chronic diseases. Ultimately, the NHC intends to utilise this capability to reduce instances of preventable diseases by identifying causal attributes in its patient population and offering targeted education and intervention programs to identified individuals. To this end, the NHC has engaged the services of a clinical data analyst.

In time, as our data analytics capability develops, the NHC intends to make high-level aggregated data available to the medical community for use as a benchmark population. This will enable other providers and clinical researchers to use the NHC’s aggregated data for their own purposes including comparisons with other privately held datasets.

In achieving this objective, the NHC will work closely with health networks, regulators and governments to guarantee patient confidentiality whilst maximising the utility of the dataset.

This data, when complemented with other large datasets, such as demographic data published by the ABS, has the potential to be an incredibly valuable public resource. As this work continues, the NHC will be interested to work collaboratively with other providers of primary health care to further increase the utility of the dataset.

Current areas of focus