The University of Melbourne Department of General Practice
The University of Melbourne Department of General Practice specialises in co-designed health-related research and implementation in the complex primary care environment. Our interdisciplinary research and informatics groups have experience that extends across clinical data analytics, data extraction, data linkage, mixed methods research, co-design and complex interventions in clinal and health services research. Through teaching and research we interact with over 3,000 general practitioners, practice nurses and allied health practitioners across Australia. Our specific research themes – Cancer; Children & Young People’s health; Clinical data informatics; Diabetes & Cardio-metabolic conditions; integrated mental health; and Sexual Abuse & Family violence. Our philosophy is to formally trial mechanisms to improve patient care, prove these programs work and collaborate with EHR vendors to integrate these approaches directly into the EHR.
Some of our products:
GRHANITE™ provides researchers, managers and health professionals with the means to collect data for the purposes of audit, clinical research and health surveillance. GRHANITE does this securely, offers consent management and privacy-preserving record linkage capabilities.
FUTURE HEALTH TODAY is a clinical decision support tool that automates the detection of chronic disease and provides new opportunities for early intervention. FHT integrates pathways of care into a general practice and health professional’s everyday workflow. The initial focus is on cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
GP-NAPS National Antimicrobial Prescription Survey. Potentially inappropriate prescription of antibiotics in the community, including general practice is an international concern. We have developed a quality improvement activity that consist of a prescribing audit and clinical decision support tool integrated with the EMR. The Tool provides guidelines and the audit feedback to optimise appropriate antibiotic prescribing.