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About the PMHC-MDS

Funding by the Australian Government Department of Health has been provided to Primary Health Networks (PHNs) through a Primary Mental Health Care flexible funding pool to support commissioning of mental health and suicide prevention services in six key service delivery areas:

  • low intensity psychological interventions for people with, or at risk of, mild mental illness;
  • psychological therapies delivered by mental health professionals to under serviced groups;
  • early intervention services for children and young people with, or at risk of mental illness;
  • services for people with severe and complex mental illness who are being managed in a primary care setting;
  • enhanced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health services; and
  • a regional approach to suicide prevention activities with a focus on improved follow-up for people who have attempted suicide or are at high risk of suicide.

The Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS) will provide the basis for PHNs and the Department of Health to monitor and report on the quantity and quality of service delivery, and to inform future improvements in the planning and funding of primary mental health care services funded by the Australian Government.

The data reported by PHNs through the PMHC MDS will form the basis for production of key performance indicators used to monitor services delivered across the 31 PHN regions covered by PHNs.

Strategic Data Pty Ltd has been contracted by the Department of Health to manage the PMHC MDS on its behalf.

A specification of the data items to be collected in the PMHC MDS is available.

If you would like to be notified about updates to this specification or announcements about the rollout of the PMHC MDS please subscribe to the PMHC MDS mailing list by sending an email to sympa@lists.pmhc-mds.com with the subject “subscribe news@lists.pmhc-mds.com”. This is not a general discussion list. Only moderated users can send messages to this list.

Information about how to get started on the PMHC MDS is available and will be regularly updated.

Announcements


Latest

Update to the PMHC MDS - 13/3/2018

PMHC MDS Update v0.22.1

We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.22.1 was released on March 13, 2018.

The following features have been implemented in the reporting interface:

  • System report A3-1 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Client data - Summary,
  • System report A3-2 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Client data - Detail,
  • System report A4-1 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Episode data - Summary,
  • System report A4-2 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Episode data - Detail,
  • System report A5-1 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Service Contact data - Summary,
  • System report A5-2 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Service Contact data - Detail,
  • System report A6-1 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Practitioner data - Summary, and
  • System report A6-2 - Data Quality Report: Missing and invalid Practitioner data - Detail.

The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented in the Data Entry interface:

  • Fixed a bug when editing Episodes where the Save button was not enabled and no error message was shown when the Episode End Date was set to 09/09/9999.
  • Fixed a bug when editing Collection Occasions where an error would be shown when the Measure Date was set to 09/09/9999.
  • Removed the age based validation on Client - Proficiency in Spoken English. This validation will be replaced with a future data quality report.
  • Removed the age based validation on Episode - Source of Cash Income. This validation will be replaced with a future data quality report.

The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented in the Data Extract interface:

  • Fixed a bug whereby the ‘Select Organisation’ drop down was not showing the correct organisations for users who only have roles at a Provider Organisation.

The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented in the Reports interface:

  • The name of the A2 report has been changed from ‘A2: Volume Trends’ to ‘A2: Monthly Volume Trends’.

The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented in the Upload interface:

  • Fixed a bug where files with an extremely large number of empty lines would cause the upload pipeline to hang.
  • Removed the age based validation on Client - Proficiency in Spoken English. This validation will be replaced with a future data quality report.
  • Removed the age based validation on Episode - Source of Cash Income. This validation will be replaced with a future data quality report.
  • Added an Upload ID to the View Uploads table and the Upload Details page. This ID is unique to each upload. Reporting this ID when contacting the Helpdesk will allow support staff to locate problem uploads easily.

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