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  • Update to the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide - 22/9/2017

    September 22, 2017

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide Version 1.2 was released on September 22, 2017

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider QUICK REFERENCE Guide is a resource intended to describe key issues and concepts related to the collection of, and provision of data to, the PMHC MDS for mental health service providers. For more detailed information regarding the PMHC MDS, see the PMHC MDS Data Specifications.

    There are two versions of the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide. If you are a service provider, it is recommended that you use the PDF version produced by the Department of Health. If you are a Primary Health Network, you can use the word version to tailor some of the information to your local context.

    Section 9 of the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide has been updated to reflect that where the client consents, identifiable data can be passed onto PHNs but only anonymised data will be provided to the Department of Health.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 12/9/2017

    September 12, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.15.3

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.15.3 was released on September 12, 2017.

    The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented:

    • Fixed an issue where the ‘Successfully saved to clipboard’ message was not being displayed in the SLK tab.
    • Fixed an issue where, after editing an episode, you remained on the ‘Edit Details’ tab instead of being taken to the ‘View Details’ tab.
    • Allowed the use of 9998 for a postcode for Face to Face sessions that are NOT No Show’s.
    • Fixed an issue where the number of announcements on the homepage was not being limited.
    • Fixed an issue where an error message was not being returned for certain invalid date of births on the Client Data Entry form.
    • Fixed an issue where the ATAPS service contact type was being shown for new service contacts, not just service contacts migrated from ATAPS.
    • Fixed an issue where some users were seeing organisations in the ‘Select Organisation’ drop down on the ‘System Reports’ tab for which they did not have the ‘Reporting’ role.
    • Fixed an issue where the date of uploads was not being correctly displayed.
    • Fixed an issue where an error was not being shown for an invalid Practitioner Year of Birth.
    • Removed the ‘Show test uploads’ checkbox from the upload page as this functionality is now provided by filtering the upload table.
    • A message is now displayed if you try to add a service contact to an organisation that does not have any Practitioners.
    • A message is now displayed if you try to add a client or practitioner when a PHN has not defined any Provider Organisations.

  • PMHC MDS outage on Sunday 3 September 2017

    September 01, 2017

    PMHC MDS outage on Sunday 3 September 2017

    In addition to our regular system maintenance which occurs fortnightly on Wednesdays in the period 9:00pm-12:00pm AEST, we will be upgrading the database systems on Sunday at 8:00pm AEST.

    As such, the PMHC MDS will be unavailable sometime in the period 8:00pm - 10:00pm AEST on Sunday 3 September, 2017.

    If you are planning on using any of the data products during this time, we advise you to complete your work before 8:00pm AEST.

    Thank-you for your patience whilst this maintenance is carried out.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 29/8/2017

    August 29, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.15.2

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.15.2 was released on August 29, 2017.

    The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented:

    • Fixed an issue with the Date of Birth field in the SLK form displaying an error message when valid.
    • Fixed an issue where edit role was not saving changes.
    • Fixed an issue where in some instances the client search on the SLK was not returning all results.

  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 28/8/2017

    August 28, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.15.1

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.15.1 was released on August 28, 2017.

    The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented:

    • Fixed an issue where in some instances upload error messages were not included in the notification email.
    • New service contacts are no longer presented with the “ATAPS” option in the Service Contact - Type dropdown.
    • Fixed an issue with dates not being displayed correctly in the upload summary listing.
    • Fixed an issue with Practitioner Key dropdown not containing all available options when editing Service Contacts.
    • The Date of Birth field in the SLK form will display an error message when invalid.

  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 25/8/2017

    August 25, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.15.0

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.15.0 was released on August 25, 2017.

    The following features have been implemented:

    • An SLK generator within the client data entry forms has been implemented.
    • Provider Organisations can now be uploaded.

    The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented:

    • Error messages have been made more descriptive.
    • Items 11-13 of the K10+ have been changed from text input to drop down fields.
    • Fields in the client data entry form have been reorganised to group related fields.
    • Fields in the practitioner data entry form have been reorganised to group related fields.

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/.


  • PMHC MDS outage on Wednesday 30 August 2017

    August 25, 2017

    PMHC MDS outage on Wednesday 30 August 2017

    In addition to our regular system maintenance which occurs fortnightly on Wednesdays in the period 9:00pm-12:00pm AEST, we will also be upgrading the database systems next Wednesday and as such our maintenance period will start an hour earlier at 8:00pm AEST.

    As such, the PMHC MDS will be unavailable sometime in the period 8:00pm - 12:00pm AEST on Wednesday 30 August, 2017.

    If you are planning on using any of the data products during this time, we advise you to complete your work before 8:00pm AEST.

    Thank-you for your patience whilst this maintenance is carried out.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 28/7/2017

    July 28, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.14.0

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.14.0 was released on July 28, 2017.

    The following features have been implemented:

    • A ‘Reporting’ tab has been added. Users who have been granted the ‘Reporting’ role will be able to see this tab.
    • Category E - Reports for data managers to monitor data supply - have been implemented.

    The following updates and bugfixes have been implemented:

    • The ‘Data Extract’ tab has been moved to be a sub tab of the ‘Reporting’ tab.
    • Client - Client Key - no longer editable.
    • Client - Organisation Path - no longer editable.
    • Service Contact - Practitioner - Only practitioners associated with the Provider Organisation responsible for providing the service to the client will be listed.
    • Users should no longer be unexpectedly timed out.

    The following upload errors have been fixed:

    • Episodes without a referral date that have collection occasions with a measure date will no longer generate an error.
    • K10+ and K5 collection occasions can now have both item scores and a total recorded, provided the item scores match the total. An error will be generated where the item scores and total do not match.

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/.

    ATAPS MDS to PMHC MDS data mapping

    The ATAPS MDS to PMHC MDS data mapping documentation at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/data-specification/ataps/ataps-pmhc-mapping.html has been updated to show the mapping of ATAPS MDS diagnosis fields to PMHC Principal Diagnosis and Additional Diagnosis where two ATAPS diagnosis fields have been specified.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 21/7/2017

    July 21, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.13.3

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.13.3 was released on July 21, 2017.

    The following updates have been implemented:

    • Validation has been changed on Episode - Source of Cash Income so that responses other than ‘0: N/A - Client aged less than 16 years’ can be used if a client is less than 16 years of age.
    • Validation has been changed on Client - Proficiency in Spoken English so that responses other than ‘0: Not applicable (persons under 5 years of age or who speak only English)’ can be used if a client is less than 5 years of age or if they speak only English.

  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 20/7/2017

    July 20, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.13.2

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.13.2 was released on July 20, 2017.

    The following updates have been implemented:

    • Users who have been granted the ‘Data Entry’ role can now add and edit K10+ and K5 information.
    • The Upload tab has been made more responsive

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS and Data Specifications - 11/7/2017

    July 11, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.12.3

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.12.3 was released on July 11, 2017.

    The following updates have been implemented::

    • The ‘Client Data’ tab has been renamed ‘Data Entry’
    • The Practitioners sub tab has been moved out of the Organisations tab and into the Data Entry tab. This resolves an issue where users who only had the ‘Data Entry’ role could not add/edit Practitioners.

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.10

    We are also pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.10 was released on July 7, 2017.

    The following data item has been added:


  • Update to the PMHC MDS and Data Specifications- 30/6/2017

    June 30, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.12.0

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.12.0 was released on June 30, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    • Client, Episode and Service Contact information can now be added and edited for users who have been granted the ‘Data Entry’ role.

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.9

    We are also pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.9 was released on June 30, 2017.

    The following data item has been added:


  • Release of the ATAPS MDS to PMHC MDS data mapping and update to the PMHC Data Specifications

    June 26, 2017

    Release of the ATAPS MDS to PMHC MDS data mapping

    We are pleased to announce that the ATAPS MDS to PMHC MDS data mapping was released on June 26, 2017 and is now available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/data-specification/ataps/ataps-pmhc-mapping.html.

    PHNs who are implementing new client systems and mapping the ATAPS data to PMHC data need to ensure that their data mapping conforms with this mapping specification.

    Please note: we are still in the process of investigating the mapping of ATAPS diagnoses fields to PMHC Principal Diagnosis and Additional Diagnosis fields where multiple ATAPS diagnosis fields have been selected. In order to allow PHNs to access this mapping in a timely manner we are releasing it without having finished this investigation. Further announcements will be made when this investigation is complete.

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.8

    We are also pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.8 was released on June 26, 2017.

    The following data items have been updated:

    • Data model and specifications
      • Record formats
        • Episode
          • Updated Episode - Principal Diagnosis to add the following response codes:
            • 100: Anxiety disorders (ATAPS)
            • 200: Affective (Mood) disorders (ATAPS)
            • 300: Substance use disorders (ATAPS)
            • 400: Psychotic disorders (ATAPS)
          • Updated Episode - Additional Diagnosis to add the following response code:
            • 000: No additional diagnosis
            • 100: Anxiety disorders (ATAPS)
            • 200: Affective (Mood) disorders (ATAPS)
            • 300: Substance use disorders (ATAPS)
            • 400: Psychotic disorders (ATAPS)
        • Service Contact

  • INFORMATION and ACTION: PHN CEO - Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set Update

    June 21, 2017

    The below circular was sent to PHN CEOs on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

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    Dear PHN CEOs,

    From 1 July 2017, PHNs are expected to be uploading data into the Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS). The following provides CEOs an update on the transition to full compliance and the master client index.

    Transition to Full Compliance

    Previous communications have indicated that the existing Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) / Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA) MDS would be shut down when the PMHC MDS data entry interface was implemented. Due to difficulties in converting the data between the two systems, the ATAPS/MHSRA system will continue until further notice.

    From 1 July 2017, full compliance with the PMHC MDS is still expected. However, this means all consenting clients referred for mental health services from 1 July 2017 have information entered into the PMHC MDS. Existing clients whose data has been entered into the ATAPS / MHSRRA MDS may continue to do so. However, new referrals should NOT be entered into the ATAPS / MHSRRA MDS from 1 July 2017.

    Options for reporting and transferring active ATAPS referrals into the new PMHC MDS have been considered by the PMHC MDS Working Group and three options have been agreed for addressing the needs. Each PHN must choose only one option, their preferred option, of the three presented below.

    Once selected, please have your PMHC MDS Data Primary User advise your preferred option to Strategic Data at support@pmhc-mds.com by 1 July 2017. Strategic Data will then work with the PHN on their preferred option.

    Option one

    The ATAPS / MHSRRA MDS will be kept online for up to 12 months to allow for those existing client referrals already receiving services under the old ‘ATAPS’ system to be maintained until all sessions associated with that referral are complete.

    This option requires PHNs and their organisations to work with two data collections, ie: The PMHC MDS for new clients / episodes commencing post 1 July 2017 and the old ATAPS system for existing clients who have not completed their treatment.

    Option two

    Strategic Data will provide the PHN an ATAPS MDS data extract in PMHC MDS upload format. The extract will contain ATAPS clients and their associated data where a client had an associated session in the last 12 months.

    Note that, ATAPS does not associate clients with provider organisations, which is a structural element required for the PMHC MDS. Therefore, the organisation path in this extract will be empty and the PHN will need to assign each client to their correct provider organisation. Any other data which cannot be mapped from ATAPS to PMHC data definitions will be set as missing. Each record will have the ‘!ATAPS’ tag added so records exported from ATAPS can be identified in future analysis.

    This option will require significant work by the PHN to assign provider organisations to each client and significant amounts of missing data on the migrated clients.

    Option three

    Where PHNs are implementing new clients systems, they may choose to map the ATAPS data to PMHC data and then upload to the PMHC MDS directly from their client system. PHNs choosing this option will be provided with specifications of the mapping of ATAPS to PMHC format being used to produce the ATAPS MDS data extract at option two. This option requires PHNs to follow this mapping format to provide consistency in mapped ATAPS data.

    Master Client Index

    The current PMHC MDS specification requires a Client Key that is unique and stable at the PHN regional level, not at the provider organisation level. The purpose of the Master Client Index is to help PHNs and their provider organisations manage client information across the PHN region. This requirement has proven problematic for PHNs and is being worked through by the PMHC MDS Working Group.

    To determine what issues exist with managing the client key and possible solutions, nine PHNs worked with Strategic Data to describe their models for triaging patients, the information systems being used by PHNs and provider organisations, the ease of updating information systems and resources available for manual reconciliation of clients.

    As a result of this work, a Master Client Index is not possible at this time, and as such, will not be a requirement for full compliance from 1 July 2017. The requirement will now be organisational uniqueness instead of regional level uniqueness until this can be addressed.

    The PMHC Working Group agrees that the opportunity for national and regional level uniqueness is an aspiration and will continue to be investigated by the Department. The Department is currently looking into the use of Healthcare Identifiers and will provide you with updates as this work progresses.

    If you have any further queries, please email: mentalhealthdata@health.gov.au.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Mental Health Data and Funding Section
    Mental Health Services Branch
    Health Services Division
    Department of Health


  • Update to the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide - 19/6/2017

    June 19, 2017

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide Version 1.1 was released on June 19, 2017

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider QUICK REFERENCE Guide is a resource intended to describe key issues and concepts related to the collection of, and provision of data to, the PMHC MDS for mental health service providers. For more detailed information regarding the PMHC MDS, see the PMHC MDS Data Specifications.

    There are two versions of the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide. If you are a service provider, it is recommended that you use the PDF version produced by the Department of Health. If you are a Primary Health Network, you can use the word version to tailor some of the information to your local context.

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide has been updated to correct links to the PMHC MDS documentation.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 14/6/2017

    June 14, 2017

    We are pleased to announce that PMHC MDS Update v0.11.1 was released on June 14, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    • Practitioner information can now be added and edited for users who have been granted the ‘Data Entry’ role.
    • CSV uploads can now be contained within a folder in the zip file.
    • The Episode Details tab now highlights when a referral is a Suicide Referral.

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.7 was released on June 14, 2017.

    The following data items have been updated and should be used when a service contact is a ‘No Show’.


  • PMHC MDS Newsletter 2

    May 31, 2017


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 26/5/2017

    May 26, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.10.0 was released on May 26, 2017.

    The following enhancements have been implemented:

    The following upload errors have now been fixed:

    • Uploads with zero length files are now reported correctly.
    • Better error reporting for records that do not satisfy cross-table validation constraints.

    PMHC MDS website update on May 26, 2017.

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide was added to the PMHC MDS website:

    The PMHC MDS Service Provider QUICK REFERENCE Guide is a resource intended to describe key issues and concepts related to the collection of, and provision of data to, the PMHC MDS for mental health service providers. For more detailed information regarding the PMHC MDS, see the PMHC MDS Data Specifications.

    There are two versions of the PMHC MDS Service Provider Quick Reference Guide. If you are a service provider, it is recommended that you use the PDF version produced by the Department of Health. If you are a Primary Health Network, you can use the word version to tailor some of the information to your local context.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS and Data Specifications - 18/5/2017

    May 18, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.9.2 was released on May 18, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    • The ‘Data Entry’ role has been added.
    • A ‘Client Data’ tab is now available for users who have been granted the ‘Data Entry’ role.
    • Client data can now be searched and viewed.
    • Episode/Service Contact/Collection Occasion and Practitioner information can now be viewed.

    Users who have already been granted the ‘User Management’ role have automatically been granted the ‘Data Entry’ role. These users will need to login to the PMHC MDS and grant the ‘Data Entry’ role to any other users that should be able to view and in the future, modify data.

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.6 was released on May 18, 2017.

    This update includes the following changes:

    • Data model and specifications
      • Record formats
        • Practitioner
          • Updated Organisation Path to specify the Provider Organisation providing a service to the client.
          • Updated Organisation Key to specify the key uniquely identifies the Provider Organisation to the Primary Health Network.
        • Client
          • Updated Organisation Path to specify the Provider Organisation providing a service to the client.
          • Updated Organisation Key to specify the key uniquely identifies the Provider Organisation to the Primary Health Network.
        • Episode
          • Updated Organisation Path to specify the Provider Organisation providing a service to the client.
          • Updated Organisation Key to specify the key uniquely identifies the Provider Organisation to the Primary Health Network.
        • Collection Occasion
          • Updated Organisation Path to specify the Provider Organisation providing a service to the client.
          • Updated Organisation Key to specify the key uniquely identifies the Provider Organisation to the Primary Health Network.
        • Service Contact
          • Updated Organisation Path to specify the Provider Organisation providing a service to the client.
          • Updated Organisation Key to specify the key uniquely identifies the Provider Organisation to the Primary Health Network.
    • Upload specification
      • File types
        • Updated Upload specification to specify practitioners.csv filename in zipped CSV uploads.

  • Update to the PMHC MDS Data Specifications - 1/5/2017

    May 01, 2017

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.5 was released on May 1, 2017.

    This update includes the following changes:


  • Master Client Index Volunteer Request - 29/3/2017

    March 29, 2017

    Stage 2 development of the Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Dataset (PMHC MDS) is currently underway. A requirement of the PMHC MDS is that a client key must be unique within each Primary Health Network (PHN) independent of the treating organisation. It is the responsibility of PHNs and Provider Organisations to co-ordinate to maintain this identifier. Clients should not be assigned multiple keys within the same PHN.

    In order to help maintain the client key, a component of Stage 2 is to develop a Master Client Index (MCI). It is envisaged that Provider Organisations will be able to access the MCI in order to locate existing clients at other Provider Organisations with the same PHN and match the client key, or create a new client if the client does not yet exist in the MCI.

    In order to ensure that the MCI meets the needs of PHNs and Provider Organisations we would like to discuss the requirements with a volunteer group of PHNs and their Provider Organisations. These discussions would take the form of teleconferences and possibly one on one phone calls.

    Organisations who are willing to volunteer are requested to email support@pmhc-mds.com by 7 April 2017.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 15/3/2017

    March 15, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.8.1 was released on March 15, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    • Organisations have been limited to two levels - Primary Health Networks and Provider Organisations.
    • Organisations can now be made inactive

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/.


  • PMHC MDS Newsletter 1

    March 08, 2017


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 24/2/2017

    February 24, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.7.5 was released on February 24, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    1. The ‘Reporting’ role has been added.
    2. A ‘Data Extraction’ tab is now available for users who have been granted the ‘Reporting’ role.

    Data extraction allows users to select a Primary Health Network or Provider Organisation and a date range to download the data contained in the PMHC MDS for the criteria selected. The downloaded data conforms to the upload specification.

    Users who have already been granted the ‘User Management’ role have automatically been granted the ‘Reporting’ role. These users will need to login to the PMHC MDS and grant the ‘Reporting’ role to any other users that should be able to download data.

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/.


  • Separate PMHC MDS now available for software developers to test upload files - 17/2/2017

    February 17, 2017

    A new instance of the PMHC MDS is now available for third party software developers to test their upload files. This instance is available at https://developers.pmhc-mds.net/.

    In order to obtain an account on https://developers.pmhc-mds.net/ developers will need to email support@pmhc-mds.com a Letter of Authority on their company’s letterhead containing the following details:

    1. The name of the person the account is for
    2. The email address of the person
    3. Contact telephone number
    4. Mobile phone number
    5. Request access to the ‘Test [Your Company Name]’ Organisation

    Please note that real data should not be uploaded to https://developers.pmhc-mds.net/. It is being provided for testing purposes only.

    PHN’s and their provider organisations are encouraged to forward this announcement onto any relevant third-party software developers.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS and Data Specifications - 10/2/2017

    February 10, 2017

    PMHC MDS Update v0.6.1 was released on February 10, 2017.

    The following functionality has been added:

    1. Sub tabs have been added to each of the ‘Organisations’, ‘Users’ and ‘Upload’ tabs in order to group information in a more user friendly manner.
    2. Uploads can now include a value of 9 - Missing/Not stated for Episode - Homelessness

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these updates. It is available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.4 was released on February 10, 2017.

    The updates includes the following changes:

    1. Updated the data model diagram to explicitly show Primary Health Network Organisations and Provider Organisations
    2. Added more description to Organisation Path for Client, Episode, Service Contact, Collection Occasion and Practitioner records
    3. Episode - Homelessness Flag updated to include missing/not stated value of 9

    The Department of Health’s ‘Department response to issues raised by PHNs’ document has now been incorporated into the online Frequently Asked Questions section at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/faqs/concepts-processes/. Answers to questions will be added there. The existing PDF will no longer be maintained and will be removed from the website.


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 30/12/2016

    December 30, 2016

    PMHC MDS Update v0.5.3 was released on December 30, 2016.

    The following functionality has been added:

    • The Organisations tab has been restructured so that only top level organisations are shown in the table on the Organisation tab. Suborganisations are now shown in their own table on the details page of their parent organisation.
    • A Test Mode has been added for uploads. If you select the ‘Upload as test data’ checkbox on the Uploads tab, your data will be verified but the PMHC MDS database will not be updated.
    • A ‘Status of Previous Uploads’ table has been added to the Uploads tab. This allows you to view the status of uploads through your web browser instead of having to rely on the generated emails. You are also able to download the original file associated with each upload.
    • Multiple organisations can now be included in the one upload.

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these roles, available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/

    The PMHC MDS team would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.


  • PMHC MDS Resources Documentation update - 16/12/2016

    December 16, 2016

    The documentation at https://www.pmhc-mds.com/resources/ has been updated.

    The following documents have been updated:

    The following documents are now available:


  • Update to the PMHC MDS - 29/11/2016

    November 29, 2016

    PMHC MDS Update v0.4.2 was released on November 29, 2016.

    The ‘User Management’ role has been split with a new role ‘Organisation Management’ being created. Primary Contact users have had the ‘Organisation Management’ role added to their account.

    The ‘User Management’ role now only allows a user to invite new users to use the PMHC MDS and also manage the roles that the user has. It no longer allows you to manage provider organisations.

    The ‘Organisation Management’ role allows a user to add and manage provider organisations.

    The Primary Contact user will need to provide any other users at their organisations with the ‘Organisation Management’ role if appropriate.

    The user guide has been updated to reflect these roles, available at https://docs.pmhc-mds.com/user-documentation/


  • UPDATE regarding the Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set - Request for nominations to be early adopters

    October 14, 2016

    The below circular was sent to PHN CEOs on Friday 14 October 2016.

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    Dear PHN CEOs

    The Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS) will be available for all Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to commence uploading data in early December. Prior to this we are looking for between 5 and 10 PHNs to volunteer as early adopters. These PHNs will commence upload from the 7th of November, and help us to streamline the system prior to making it available to all PHNs from the beginning of December.

    We would like some of the early adopters to be uploading zipped csv files and some to be uploading Excel spreadsheets. They will need to be willing to provide feedback on the process used to give the primary contact user access to the system, the usability of the system, and the documentation and training.

    Benefits of moving to the PMHC include:

    • Early access to features which are not included in the ATAPS/MHSRRA MDS:
    • Partitioning of provider organisations within a PHN so that provider organisations can only access their own data.
    • Delegation of user management to each provider organisation.
    • Reduced data collection burden due to not needing to collect data items that have been retired from the ATAPS/MHSRRA MDS.

    Please email support@pmhc-mds.com by Friday the 28th of October, 2016 if you would like to volunteer. PHNs who have been selected to be early adopters will be notified on Wednesday the 2nd of November, 2016.

    Additionally there are still a few PHNs who have not yet submitted a 'Letter of Authority' it would be appreciated if you could address this as a matter of priority. If you are unsure we will be following up with individual PHN's in the next two weeks.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Mental Health Data and Funding Section
    Mental Health Services Branch
    Health Services Division
    Department of Health


  • Update to the PMHC MDS Data Specifications - 6/10/2016

    October 13, 2016

    PMHC MDS Data Specifications Update v1.0.1 was released on October 6, 2016.

    This update includes the following changes:


  • Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set Circular

    September 28, 2016

    Dear PMHC MDS Reference Group,

    Please find attached the Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS) Circular, that was sent to PHN CEOs on Thursday 23 September 2016. This circular provides advice on the commencement and implementation arrangements for the PMHC MDS. This circular will also be available through the PHN website soon, at the following link: [Open URL].

    Regards,

    Mental Health Data and Funding Section
    Mental Health Services Branch
    Health Services Division
    Department of Health