Department of General Medicine

As the Department of General Medicine 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, Katherine Chen 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. Katherine 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 Department of General Medicine Champion: Katherine Chen

Dr Katherine Chen is a paediatrician and the clinical lead of short stay at the Department of General Medicine and Complex Care Hub, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. Katherine completed her PhD in 2018 studying cardiovascular health and transitioned to health services research aiming to improve the care of children with asthma and wheeze at The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. To improve her capability of using data to improve care, Katherine has joined the Centre of Health Analytics as the clinical data champion in 2023. 

Collaboration and Support: Katherine 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, Katherine contributes to groundbreaking research and innovation in the Department of General Medicine . She plays a pivotal role in identifying trends, evaluating outcomes, and driving evidence-based practices to optimise patient safety and care delivery.

Join the Department of General Medicine Community of Practice by reaching out to Katherine Chen 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 Department of General Medicine.