Medicare Locals invest in shared care software for mental health

Perth South Coastal Medicare Local has installed the mental health (MHAGIC) edition of Global Health's MasterCare EMR, joining Fremantle, Bentley Armadale, Perth North Metro and headspace South West in installing the product.

Global Health managing director Mathew Cherian said community services across Australia were looking to extend and upgrade their mental health services.

The MasterCare EMR is aimed at supporting multi-disciplinary, team-based delivery of services while reporting on the variety of data required for national and state-based funding programs such as the headspace youth mental health services, the mental health nurse incentive, rural primary health services (RPHS), mental health services in rural and remote areas (MHSRRA), access to allied psychological services (ATAPS) and partners in recovery (PIR).

Mr Cherian said Medicare Locals are extending the use of the MasterCare EMR beyond mental health specific programs to enabling a single shared electronic record for patients within a region that encompasses indigenous health, after hours GP services, aged care, chronic disease management and mobile medical health services.

Global Health has also recently launched MasterCare Connect, a cloud-based provider portal offering allied health and specialists secure access to client records.

MasterCare Connect is an extension of the company’s ReferralNet Cloud services and combines key features of MasterCare EMR for the collection, sharing and secure exchange of clinical documents.

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