May 2021 edition
Lumos program links data from participating general practices to other settings and health information sources in NSW including hospital, cancer and cause of death data. This uncovers new insights to guide improvements in health service effectiveness and patient outcomes, supporting the move towards value based healthcare.
The Lumos program is the largest collaboration ever undertaken between the Ministry of Health, NSW primary health networks (PHNs) and NSW general practices, with over 415 practices currently enrolled across all regions.
Data from the Lumos program can underpin value based healthcare at a statewide level through informing policy and initiatives such as:
The Secure Analytics Primary Health Environment (SAPHE) is a custom‑built platform to allow relevant organisations to access this unique data asset. SAPHE users can use data from their local region to guide the planning, funding, management or evaluation of health services. Experienced data analytics staff from organisations such as the Ministry of Health, Pillars, Local Health Districts and PHNs can apply for access by