The ISA (Innovation & Science Australia) 2030 report proposed a “moon shot” goal to make Australia the healthiest nation on earth. Life expectancy was suggested as one clear target. Currently Australians come 6th in the world on an OECD list with a life expectancy of 82.5 years, and run health services efficiently, with health expenditure per person of US$4,493, the 14th highest in the world.
The better use of health data should enable a new wave of innovation in health, with the direct benefit to Australians in better outcomes, with the potential for valuable and exportable health products and services. Australia’s centralised health system and longitudinal date are advantages that make this goal possible to achieve. https://www.innovationaus.com/2019/04/Election-Podcast-Daniel-Petre