SPATIAL SPECS

Gov Hack 2019 - Darwin NT Team

Challenge 1

VIDEO URL:
https://youtu.be/q6iI9mx6hjA

POWER BI URL:

EVIDENCE DEPOSITORY URL:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1PSqKY-NB96bpVWvbbMCvSGp5bjL2w8cp

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT & THE DATA STORY, OUR IDEA & THE DATA USED:

CHALLENGE TITLE
Deliver better health outcomes for people living in remote areas

CHALLENGE BACKGROUND STORY
Remote health services are challenging for both providers and patients.
Many chronic conditions exist: eye problems, kidney problems, and cancer problems. Many service issues exist: expensive flights, insufficient health buses, retention and safety of isolated health workers. Pick a health condition (any, even not mentioned), learn how that is currently serviced remotely, and try to improve the process for all.

OUR IDEA:
Our health condition is potentially preventable hospitalisations. We consider this the low hanging fruit where for introducing primary care we can eliminate expensive and unneccessary hosptalisation.

The first step in making change is to realise where the problems areas are so resources can be deployed.

We have mapped preventable data to areas in an easy to interpret and interrogate application.

There is currently very little spatial data available but as educators and health professionals start this will (and should) change and release this type of data especially if there is a call for it.

DATA SETS USED:

NTG Open Data Portal
https://data.nt.gov.au

NT Data Portal – Health
https://data.nt.gov.au/organization/department-of-health

Key Dataset used:
Potentially Preventable Hospitalisations in Australia by Small Geographic Areas
https://data.nt.gov.au/dataset/potentially-preventable-hospitalisations-in-australia-by-small-geographic-areas

This Key Dataset provides information on 22 conditions for which hospitalisation may have been prevented by timely and appropriate provision of primary or community-based health care by Primary Health Network (PHN) and Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3). These include chronic, acute and vaccine-preventable conditions.

Reporting years: 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016–17

Source of Key Dataset:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
https://www.aihw.gov.au
GPO Box 570, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Email: info@aihw.gov.au
ABN 16 515 245 497

Other Useful Information:
https://www.crh.org.au/centre-for-remote-health-publications
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/northern-territory-rural-and-remote-health-services
https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/remote-health/remote-health-services