As Australia’s population grows older, new and profound challenges to Australia’s health care system are emerging. In this context, it is essential the policymakers explore all the opportunities that new technologies make possible.
Big Data is an overarching term that describes any voluminous amount of data that can be mined for information. In no other area is the use of such data more beneficial than health. Big Data, Big Possibilities explores how Australia’s health system could be improved through strategically using these data sets to find new treatments, improve diagnoses, drive down costs and improve health outcomes.