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Accelerate medical research through BioGrid Australia

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Title: Accelerate medical research by accessing enduring curated clinical data through BioGrid Australia

Speaker: Maureen Turner

BioGrid Australia is a not-for-profit member organisation that operates a secure infrastructure and governance platform connecting health information across member institutions. BioGrid’s members are health services, universities and research institutes that utilise this trusted virtual enduring data linkage platform to conduct collaborative multi-site research providing data insights that can be used to evaluate quality of care, treatment effectiveness and guide clinical decision making.

This presentation will provide an overview of BioGrid and how its unique governance framework is embedded within member hospitals enabling access to enduring curated hospital-based clinical data for ethically approved projects. The benefits of this unique governance framework are significant to both member institutions and researchers and can significantly accelerate access to data.

Speaker’s Biography:

Maureen Turner is Chief Executive of BioGrid Australia. Maureen has over 10 years’ experience handling clinical and administrative data for research purposes. She has expert working knowledge of the legal, ethical and security requirements for sharing consented and non-consented data between institutions and across jurisdictions for the purpose of medical research which is leveraged for projects requiring establishment and maintenance of national datasets or data platforms.

Maureen holds an MBA from RMIT University and is a Fellow of Institute of Managers and Leaders, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member of Australian Institute of Digital Health.

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health Lunch time Series

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health advocates for the movement towards connected health.

The Centre supports co-hosting seminar arrangements with The University of Melbourne and its partner organisations. Seminars may be held online, at a different venue, or on an alternative day and time (our seminars are usually held on Thursdays between 12-1pm) in order to accommodate guest speakers or to promote jointly hosted events.

If you would like to co-host a seminar or get in touch with us, please email: health-informatics@unimelb.edu.au

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