Global Health is delighted to announce a new agreement with longstanding client Adelaide Primary Health Network (APHN). This agreement is the next step in a partnership that continues to focus on using technology as an enabler for greater collaboration, connectivity and efficiency in the sector.
Based on the next generation of Global Health’s MasterCare platform, MasterCare+, this major development project will focus on improving workflows, reporting and client engagement for the nine headspace Centres around South Australia.
A not-for-profit organisation funded by the Federal Government, Adelaide Primary Health Network provides funding to headspace who in turn offer tailored and holistic support to young people with mental and physical health issues. Both APHN and headspace currently operate Global Health’s MasterCare Electronic Medical Record (EMR), the former as a state-wide record for PHN-funded Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug recovery services, and the latter focusing on delivering support for young persons under the age of 25.
Under the agreement, Global Health will work with APHN and headspace to migrate to MasterCare+ as the shared platform for managing clients and providing its data set to APHN. The collaboration includes refreshing a suite of standardised clinical, practice management and data collection features already widely used in the MasterCare EMR, which will be delivered via the MasterCare+ platform.
The benefits for headspace are a seamless workflow for processing encounters and episodes, access to a centralised referral management system and an automatic data upload into APHN’s Patient Master Index for Contracted Service Providers.
MasterCare+ will also be enhanced to capture and report on required data items for the national Primary Mental Health Care Minimum Data Set (PMHC MDS) program.
There is the potential to migrate other APHN providers to the same platform once headspace is live and operational with MasterCare+. Many EMR features will be delivered within the project scope, including ePrescribing, Allergies, Impressions and diagnosis and much more.
Global Health’s MasterCare Product Manager, Kye Cherian, said APHN’s investment in MasterCare+ illustrates its commitment to innovation and leadership in primary health.
“APHN has a really strong vision that is driving true change and improvement throughout its network of funded providers and we are lucky to be working with organisations that have such conviction and commitment to innovation,” he said.
“The infrastructure delivered from this project will be realised by over 60 headspace centres around Australia that are currently using MasterCare EMR and will have the option to upgrade to MasterCare+ once it’s ready.”
Contact the MasterCare team to learn more about MasterCare+.