Quality (123) Improving the quality and safety of health services (8) Digital identity (2)

10 July, 2021

Hello Richard,

Very interesting, I'll check it out. [ https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/quality-114-improving-quality-and-safet... ]

I agree wholeheartedly with that concept. Some time ago I participated in a research study looking at facet joint damage in people with historical whiplash injuries. At the start of the research they go out and beg for volunteers, but imagine if every MRI ever taken was available and you were able to search them all by characteristic. You could cut research times significantly. Let alone the ability to use 'big data' analysis on issues like chronic fatigue or long covid.

I've spent some time and a few coffees with this gentleman,


Sadly the breast cancer research he was doing here https://hmri.org.au/researchers/pablo-moscato never every really got off the ground because of the lack of data

A few years ago I had a brief holiday in India. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic about Modi's plan to get every Indian a mobile phone with an ID as a foundation for medical and social services etc. Not sure how it is going.

One of my longer term desires is to get people in healthcare to see the power & possibilities of data and IT.



HIFA profile: Mark Cantor is a Health Consumer Representative and is based in Australia. He is a HIFA catalyst for the WHO-HIFA project on Learning for Quality Health Services.


markacantor AT me.com