Mental Health – One of Australia’s biggest challenges and one of Australia’s most funded health areas.
Everyone has a family member or friend that has been affected by mental illness and health related problems. In fact, most people suffer from mild forms of depression at times in their lives with around 25% of the population being clinically diagnosed as depressed for a period of their life.
Depression is a huge problem. It’s so pervasive and can lead to suicide, particularly among our young.
With what our police and front line staff now have to deal with and Australian soldiers being involved in missions around the world, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is on the rise. There are work stresses and suicide by doctors, gamblers and people who are made redundant. There are mental health issues around sexual identity, discrimination and bullying on multiple levels. There is teenage stress and diet and image related health issues, post-natal depression, anxiety and anger management, as well as diagnosed and un-diagnosed mental health conditions. And, on top of this, mental health issues are exacerbated by alcohol and drug addiction, often leading to domestic violence.
A number of Redbourne clients use rediCASE to assist in the provision of integrated community services geared towards supporting and treating clients suffering mental health conditions. This can range from low intensity to severe and complex cases. The software provides them with the core systems they need for case management and government reporting.
In late 2015 the Australian Government released Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. Approximately $1.030 billion was made available to Private Health Networks for this Activity over three years commencing in 2016-17, with an additional $28 million available annually under Indigenous Australians.
rediCASE is a proven Australian case management and practice management system that delivers the information management requirements specified by Primary Health Network Grant Programme Guidelines.
It particularly comes into its own with respect to these 5 requirements:
- Develop and implement clinical governance and quality assurance arrangements
- Ensure appropriate data collection and reporting systems are in place for all commissioned services to inform service planning and facilitate ongoing monitoring and evaluation at the regional and national level, utilising existing infrastructure where possible and appropriate. These reporting requirements include:
- an annual Activity work plan and Budget;
- six monthly performance reporting;
- ongoing data reporting via the national primary mental health care monitoring and reporting system;
- annual income and expenditure reports.
- Develop and implement systems to support sharing of consumer history and information between service providers and consumers, building on the foundation provided by myHealth Record
- Facilitate ongoing sharing of information across the national network of PHNs and with the Department, including on innovative approaches, and
- Establish and maintain appropriate consumer feedback procedures, including complaint handling procedures
rediCASE is a proven Australian case management and practice management system that can deliver the information management requirements specified by Primary Health Network Grant Programme Guidelines.
For more information on the rediCASE solution, tour this site or call us today on 1800 783 336 to organise a demonstration.
The following image shows an example of the intake assessment screen. This can be customised.