Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH)

As the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) embraces the power of data-driven healthcare, our Clinical Data Champion takes centre stage in ensuring the effective utilisation of data to enhance workflow, patient care, and advance research initiatives. Our dedicated Champion, Valerie Sung is at the forefront of bridging the gap between clinical expertise and data management.

Data Request Process: We have implemented a streamlined data request process to facilitate access to relevant data for research and quality improvement projects. Valerie is well-versed in this process and can guide you through the steps, ensuring seamless and timely data acquisition. To request access to data for your project:

  • Please complete the Data Request Form
  • Our Clinical Data Champions will review your request and guide you through the necessary steps to ensure a smooth and efficient data acquisition process
  • Your request will be triaged within 7 working days

About the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) Champion: Valerie Sung

Dr. Valerie Sung is a consultant pediatrician at The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Centre for Community Child Health and the Department of General Medicine. She holds the roles of Team Leader and Clinician Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Population Health Theme, Prevention Innovation Group, and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Sung is dedicated to providing optimal care for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and families of crying infants through her clinical and population-based research. Her unique health services framework integrates population and clinical cohorts with intervention trials, aiming to identify early predictors of child outcomes, establish evidence-based management, and discover ways to mitigate challenges faced by deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families. Recognized for her contributions, Dr. Sung’s major projects include the Australian National Child Hearing Outcomes Registry, the Screen cCMV Project, and the Victorian Childhood Hearing Longitudinal Databank. Additionally, she is the founder and chair of the Childhood Hearing Australasian Medical Professionals Network and actively contributes to various committees and advisory groups in the field of paediatric research and healthcare.

Collaboration and Support: Valerie will foster a collaborative environment, working closely with clinicians, researchers, and other stakeholders to identify data-driven opportunities for improvement. She can provide support, guidance, and mentorship to colleagues undertaking quality improvement, EMR optimisation, and research projects, ensuring the successful implementation of data-driven initiatives.

Research and Innovation: By leveraging data analytics and digital health solutions, Valerie contributes to groundbreaking research and innovation in the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH). She plays a pivotal role in identifying trends, evaluating outcomes, and driving evidence-based practices to optimise patient safety and care delivery.

Join the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) Community of Practice by reaching out to Valerie Sung by email at [email protected]

The Centre for Health Analytics looks forward to helping the Department harness the power of data to revolutionise patient care, workflow, and research. Together, we can drive innovation, improve outcomes, and shape the future of the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH).