• Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
  • Department of Health
  • NT Cardiac Services
  • Top End Medical GP Practice
  • Pandanus Medical GP Practice

The Territory Integrated Care: Primary health data Linkage Using Software (TIC PLUS) will build on Territory Kidney Care (TKC). The project consolidates electronic health records (EHR) from public hospitals, government operated primary care services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). The TKC prototype has been predominantly used as a clinical decision support tool for kidney disease specialists. This project will expand the partnership to include private GP practices in the NT to enhance data linkage for clinical use and population health.

Key Activities:

  1. Consultation phase: Developing new partnerships with private GP practices to strengthen existing data sharing models, legal and ethical governance frameworks, and data security protocols.
  2. Technical capabilities: Building interoperability with private GP EHRs and two-way information sharing capabilities to optimally suit primary care needs.
  3. Building digital health capacity: Developing analytical capacity to facilitate integrated chronic disease care; including predictive models for local and population health research.


From a population level, this will enhance the reporting and quality improvement activities of the health system. Successful integration of multiple health systems including linking of individual patient records, system capability that includes two-way sharing of information and ability for clinicians to equally contribute to care planning, will drive integrated care for the NT’s diverse population. Success will also demonstrate the scalability and transferability of the system to other jurisdictions.

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Contact information:

For more information contact Dr Radwan Talukder via email or phone (08) 8946 6857

Project dates:

The project commenced in July 2021 and is due for completion in June 2024.