MasterCare EMR Awarded Windana CMS Tender

Global Health wins Windana Tender with MasterCare EMR

Media release: September 2018

Leading provider of Client Management Systems for organisations working in the Mental Health and Healthcare sector, Global Health, has completed the full implementation of a new and more sophisticated data collection system for Windana Drug & Alcohol. Windana is a not-for-profit organisation offering integrated solutions to more than 2,000 clients annually.

The Victorian Government’s Health Department last year announced changes and streamlining of data reported to the Department. These were necessary in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector to allow for better quality data. It also allowed greater simplicity in reporting for providers and better understanding of clients’ needs and trends.

The new data collection, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Collection (VADC), involves providers submitting their data in the same way and within the same time-frames, from their own CMS.  This is different to previous methods in the previous Alcohol and Drug Information System (ADIS).

About MasterCare EMR

MasterCare EMR is currently used by 110 Community Health organisations, including 8,000 clinicians. MasterCare EMR’s proven track record and its support of new Victorian Standards made it an ideal choice for Windana.

Clinical and demographic data of patients can be tracked over time with MasterCare EMR. This is required in the new reporting standards required by VADC.
Clients often see different providers at different times and stages of their recovery. Previous data collection methods were more complex and less useful than the now enabled, long term tracking of clients across all interactions.

As well as providing the required reporting standards, the solution includes:

  • Episode Management (in-patient and community).
  • Referral Management.
  • Data Warehouse.
  • Templates and Forms.
  • Appointments and Scheduling.
  • Interface Useability.
  • Modern and Open Architecture and Security.

Kye Cherian, Global Health’s Manager of MasterCare EMR, says the choice and subsequent implementation of its EMR by Windana is an example of how the Company’s design offers an ideal solution for providers of a range of services, often needing team-based care, to their clients.

“Not only is our system strong in providing mental health services, but also in the surrounding services such as Alcohol and other Drugs”, he says.

Winning the Windana tender is another nod to MasterCare EMR and secures the software as the market leader in data collection support for Victorian state-funded health programs.

About Windana

Windana is a leading Melbourne-based drug and alcohol treatment centre specialising in holistic, client-focused recovery services programs. Clients choose from residential and a range of supportive community-based recovery and rehabilitation programs.

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