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Sharing health data for research purposes across data custodian boundaries poses technical, organisational and ethical challenges. In beginning to address some of the technical challenges, we describe a service oriented architecture for a proposed Health Research Data Network (HRDN). The HRDN architecture supports services to manage data access and use by(More)
The telemonitoring of vital signs from the home is an essential element of telehealth services for the management of patients with chronic conditions, such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, or poorly controlled hypertension. Telehealth is now being deployed widely in both rural and urban settings, and(More)
This paper is concerned with the challenge of enabling the use of confidential or private data for research and policy analysis, while protecting confidentiality and privacy by reducing the risk of disclosure of sensitive information. Traditional solutions to the problem of reducing disclosure risk include releasing de-identified data and modifying data(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the incidence, characteristics and outcomes of patients with influenza-like symptoms presenting to 27 public hospital emergency departments (EDs) in Queensland, Australia. METHODS A descriptive retrospective study covering 5 years (2005-9) of historical data from 27 hospital EDs was undertaken. State-wide hospital ED Information(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of surveillance and forecasting models to predict and track epidemics (and, potentially, pandemics) of influenza. METHODS We collected 5 years of historical data (2005-2009) on emergency department presentations and hospital admissions for influenza-like illnesses (International Classification of Diseases [ICD-10-AM] coding)(More)
An association classification algorithm has been developed to explore adverse drug reactions in a large medical transaction dataset with unbalanced classes. Rules discovered can be used to alert medical practitioners when prescribing drugs, to certain categories of patients, to potential adverse effects. We assess the rules using survival charts and propose(More)
In this expository paper we give an overview of some statistical methods for the monitoring of social networks. We discuss the advantages and limitations of various methods as well as some relevant issues. One of our primary contributions is to give the relationships between network monitoring methods and monitoring methods in engineering statistics and(More)