Discovering the potential of Australia’s first person-centric health data set

Vicki Bennett 


The My Health Record is the first national person-centred digital health record in Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been appointed to facilitate access to this data for research and public health purposes, as approved by the yet to be established Data Governance Board. This presentation will cover the process being undertaken by the AIHW to make this data available in a secure way.


Vicki is currently the Head of the My Health Record Data Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, where she has held a number of different roles over the past 12 years. She was also previously the Manager of the Information Strategy Section at Medicare Australia.

Vicki has a degree in Health Information Management, and a Masters in Health Informatics and has had a diverse career both domestically and internationally. She has worked extensively across the Pacific over the past 15 years as well as lectured at a range of Australian universities

Vicki has a passion for seeing health data used appropriately at all levels of the health system, and is looking forward to the challenges of making the My Health Record data available for good research and public health purposes.