Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Data Capture and Patient Record-keeping Project

In this project we will evaluate and compare, across Australian jurisdictions, record keeping and data entry as part of routine care in cardiac rehabilitation programs at the commencement of the SOLVE-CHD NHMRC funded program of research and after 4 years. We will also be exploring the usefulness, barriers, and enablers to implementation of the National Cardiac Rehabilitation Quality Indicators.


  • One representative/coordinator from each of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre
  • Programs listed in the National Directory and CR networks


  • A state-based information webinar
  • Jurisdictional leader contact those could not attend
  • Invite the CR program representatives to share the link with other CR representatives in their network

Data collection:

  • 28-item online survey through REDCap
  • Information about representative and program (8 items),
  • Current record-keeping practices and systems (12 items),
  • Information about the National CR QIs (10 items)

The Team

  • Prof Robyn Gallagher, The University of Sydney
  • Prof Julie Redfern, The University of Sydney 
  • Prof Tom Briffa, The University of Western Australia
  • Dr Nicole Gordon, The University of Western Australia
  • Mr Robert Zecchin, Western Sydney Local Health District 
  • Dr Carolyn Astley, South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Dr Ling Zhang, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Clara Zwack, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Matthew Hollings, The University of Sydney
  • A/Prof Adrienne O’Neil, Deakin University 
  • Dr Susie Cartledge, Monash University 
  • Rosy Tirimacco, Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network SA
  • Samara Phillips, Clinical Improvement Unit MSH, Metro South Health 

If you are interested in finding out more about this project please contact 

Dr Ling Zhang via

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