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About the health informatics research department

The discipline of health informatics combines clinical data and data structures with IT and technology to enhance healthcare delivery and improve quality of care, access to care, and ultimately patient outcomes through the effective use and exchange of health information.

Clinical databases and registries are one of the important information sources leveraged in health informatics. The purpose of clinical databases and registries is to improve the safety and/or quality of healthcare provided to patients by collecting key clinical information from individual healthcare encounters. This enables risk-adjusted outcomes to be used in evidence-based quality improvement.

Cabrini supports the collection and contribution of data to a large number of registries and databases, including:

  • Australasian Pelvic Floor Procedure Registry [APFPR]
  • Cabrini Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (CAPSTONE)
  • ACTOR: Australian Childhood Travel Outcomes Registry
  • The Alfred, Cabrini, Epworth (A.C.E.) hospitals Interventional Structural Heart Procedures Outcomes Registry
  • Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand clinical quality registry [USANZ Renal Surgery Clinical Quality Registry]
  • Australasian Cardiac Outcome Registry (ACOR) Ltd TAVI Registry
  • Australia and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Centre for Outcome and Resource Evaluation (CORE) intensive care registries
  • Australian and New Zealand massive transfusion registry [ANZ-MTR]
  • The National Gynae-Oncology Registry (NGOR)
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) registry [MDSlink]
  • Australasian Shunt Registry
  • Pancreatic cancer: understanding routine practice & lifting end results (PURPLE) registry: A Prospective Pancreatic Cancer clinical registry
  • Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (UGICR)
  • Clinical Registry of Outcomes of Upper Limb Orthopaedic Care
  • Establishment of a bariatric surgery clinical quality registry
  • Endocrine Surgery Unit Databases and Thyroid Cancer Registry
  • Victorian cardiac outcomes registry (VCOR)
  • Lung Cancer Clinical Quality Registry
  • Australian and New Zealand Collaborative Perfusion Registry
  • Asplenic patient education for the prevention of sepsis – spleen register
  • A population based prostate cancer outcomes registry – Victoria (PCOR-Vic)
  • The Australasian Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeon’s (ASCTS) Victorian Cardiac Surgery Database Program
  • Bi National Colorectal Cancer Audit (formerly Cabrini Monash Colorectal Cancer Registry)
  • The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Register
  • Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer in the HER2 Positive Australian Patient (TABITHA)
  • Myeloma and related diseases registry
  • Cabrini breast cancer database
  • A longitudinal study of the long term effects of arthritis and its treatments in Australia [ARAD]
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry
  • Hip Fracture Registry

Head of Program

Dr David Rankin, Director Clinical Governance and Informatics

Databases and registries

Cabrini Research is responsible for and houses a number of the databases and registries, many affiliated with research departments. More detailed information on each of these can be found below.