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The Health Practitioner Regulation National Law, as in force in each state and territory (the National Law), requires Ahpra to collect, use and share data as part of our work to protect the public and facilitate access to a sustainable health workforce.
We have unique access to data which has the potential to inform health workforce policy and planning. We also want the data we hold to be used to improve public safety, including cultural safety and the elimination of racism for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Ahpra’s Data strategy 2023–2028 sets the strategic directions for the collection, use and disclosure of the data we hold and for future strategic data projects in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (the National Scheme).
The data strategy is aligned to the objectives and guiding principles of the National Law which, along with the Privacy Act, strictly limit the collection and use of the data we collect for the purposes of the National Scheme. Information about how we manage requests for our data is on the Data access and research page.
Our new data strategy was developed after an extensive consultation with the public, practitioners and various stakeholders, including employers and health system partners, across 2022–2023. Read our consultation report available under Past consultations to learn about what we heard from the 109 submissions we received.
The term ‘advanced analytics’ is an umbrella term that encompasses all known, emerging and future technology, resources or tools that use statistics and data science beyond traditional business intelligence methods to predict patterns and estimate the likelihood of future events. The term ‘advanced analytics’ covers all advanced technologies such as artificial/augmented intelligence, assistive technology, autonomous or semi-autonomous examination of data, sentiment analysis, predictive analytics, machine learning technology and others that have not yet been developed or created.
Cultural safety is determined by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.
Culturally safe practice is the ongoing critical reflection of health practitioner knowledge, skills, attitudes, practising behaviours and power differentials in delivering safe, accessible and responsive healthcare free of racism.
Source: The National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025