Photo: AP / Amr Alfiky Speaking at a lunchtime policy forum yesterday, Dr Chris McGowan suggested mimicking the data analytics tactics advertisers use to track people across social media to discern individuals’ healthcare needs. He also argued South Australia’s healthcare system is stuck in a “1960s” funding model. “My phone knows when I’m a little bit interested in a new wheel for my tractor because I’ll search it – and all these things for tractors will start coming up left, right and centre,” he said during a panel discussion at the CEDA Health Review event at the Intercontinental Hotel. “And why are (sic) we doing that in health?” He argued that: “We need to start using data to start driving, predicting … to pick up the patients who are really at risk and having services, optimise around those patient groups.” InDaily contacted SA Health to clarify whether McGowan was […]