Health data and medical research

Health data and medical research give us a sound basis for creating policies, plans and programs for a healthier Australia. Find out how good collection and use of health data leads to better health care and how we’re supporting medical researchers.

About health and medical research

Find out about medical research, clinical trials and how research is regulated and funded.

Health data in Australia

Health data leads to better health care. Learn how we collect, use and regulate it.

What we're doing

We fund health and medical research and make data available so researchers can do their important work.

Data strategy

Find out how researchers can access health data while maintaining patient privacy.

Medical Research Future Fund

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $22 billion long-term investment supporting Australian health and medical research. The MRFF aims to transform health and medical research and innovation to improve lives, build the economy and contribute to health system sustainability.

Learn more about the MRFF

Australian Clinical Trials

Australian Clinical Trials is an Australian Government initiative to provide information and resources to consumers, healthcare providers, researchers and industry about clinical trials.

Learn more about clinical trials

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Explore MyHospitals to find information on Australia's hospital system. Read the reports and use the interactive data tools to discover information about your local hospital, hospitals within your region, state or territory and nationally.

See more AIHW data

MyHospitals data

Resources

Resources

HCP data specifications – HCP1 – Insurer to department – 2024–25

The Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) data specification for HCP1 files for 2024–25 details the financial, clinical and demographic data that hospitals must provide private health insurers. Private health insurers must then provide this data to us. Effective from 1 July 2024.

GT-Dental data specification – Insurer to department – 2024–25

The Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) data specification for General Treatment-Dental files for 2024–25 details the financial, clinical and demographic data that hospitals must provide private health insurers. Private health insurers must then provide this data to us. Effective from 1 July 2024.