Clinicians in public sector mental health services in all Australian states and territories are collecting information on outcomes for consumers, via a range of standardised measures that make up the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC). These data are being collected with a view to monitoring and improving the quality and effectiveness of services, and are aggregated at the service level, then at the over-arching organisation level, then at the state/territory level and then nationally. The Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) has been charged with the task of managing, analysing and reporting, and supporting and encouraging the use of these data, in a manner that is useful to a range of stakeholders.
The Data Bureau component of AMHOCN is provided by Strategic Data Pty Ltd, a specialised IT business focussed on providing consultancy and services to the research industry.
The Data Bureau is responsible for the maintenance of the Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection Technical Specifications, the data Submission and Validation Process from States and Territories, maintenance of the AMHOCN Data Warehouse, and the development and hosting of AMHOCN’s IT infrastructure.
If you are having some difficulty with using the AMHOCN Data Portal or mailing list, support is available at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all technical queries to this address.