Insights from primary care are drawn from the patient records drawn from all participating general practices. These insights do not rely on individuals being identified, but once the data are combined, they can be used by policy makers, researchers, health systems and health professionals. By identifying evidence gaps in primary health care, MedicineInsight aims to improve clinical practice.
MedicineInsight gives general practices the confidence to share information in the best interests of patients. Sharing information for public health research purposes leads to significant benefits to the Australian community. For example, research using MedicineInsight data has provided valuable evidence on the impact of the Australian bushfires, the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other important health issues that affect Australians.