Submission to Department of Health and Aged Care on Aged Care Data Strategy Consultation

COTA Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the initial consultation paper regarding the Aged Care Data Strategy.
The consultation paper rightly links the strategy to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. However, the suggested content for the vision, purpose and guiding principles seems to respond to only some of the issues raised by the Royal Commission.
It is notable that the suggested vision does not refer to supporting and informing improved health and wellbeing outcomes for older Australians. Outcomes that are measurable should be a key goal. The purpose divides itself between stakeholders but provides no collective statements. Some of the guiding principles require more development and explanation.