Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Clinical Informatics

Data makes the possibilities endless.

About Clin­i­cal Informatics

Hear from Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Tina Hardin about Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics at the CEIH.

More than just num­bers and iden­ti­fy­ing pat­terns, Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics deliv­ers insights that dra­mat­i­cal­ly impact how we deliv­er healthcare.

Through data dri­ven inno­va­tion and tech­nol­o­gy enablers we can change how, when and who makes clin­i­cal deci­sions, devel­ops poli­cies and plans ser­vices. Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics is fun­da­men­tal to improv­ing and eval­u­at­ing what we do. We can upscale our ideas and pro­grams, or down­size them, using data. We can even map out if they will be sustainable.

Best of all, data can be shared. We can use it as a tool to col­lab­o­rate across the sys­tem, share knowl­edge, build part­ner­ships and link with local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al organ­i­sa­tions to answer impor­tant ques­tions and gen­er­ate new ideas for a bet­ter health system.

A learn­ing health sys­tem embeds evi­dence through­out the entire system.

The Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics Direc­torate is pas­sion­ate about max­imis­ing and enhanc­ing the health sec­tors rich data assets, build­ing capa­bil­i­ty in clin­i­cal infor­mat­ics, and pro­vid­ing bet­ter access to data across the health sys­tem to inform the cre­ation of bet­ter healthcare.

Clin­i­cal Infor­mat­ics is look­ing at a range of capa­bil­i­ty build­ing enablers. One of these is through spon­sor­ship and sup­port of health staff in South Aus­tralia to under­take the Cer­ti­fied Health Infor­mati­cian Aus­trala­sia cer­tifi­cate. To read more, see Cer­ti­fied Health Infor­mati­cian Aus­trala­sia.