Page 1379 - Week 04 - Thursday, 5 May 2022

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Health—digital record systems
(Question No 685)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Justice Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2022 (redirected to the Minister for Mental Health):

(1) Is the replacement of the MAJICeR system on track for completion by 2022; if so, by what month is it expected to be replaced; if not, what is the (a) cause of the delay and (b) expected time of replacement.

(2) What data interrogation options and information storage options will the new Digital Health Record system have that MAJICeR cannot currently perform.

(3) When did the process to replace the MAJICeR system begin.

(4) What has been expended so far in replacing MAJICeR.

Ms Davidson: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Yes, the Digital Health Record is expected to go live in November 2022.

(2) The Digital Health Record is designed to contain a longitudinal data view of a patient, as they journey through all ACT public health services.. The DHR data will enable mental health clinicians to interrogate not only the data they currently use today within MAJICeR, but also encompass their clinical assessment of health treatment, care plans, outcomes and impacts from the patients’ other healthcare interactions. To do this today, data must be extracted not only from MAJICeR, but a number of clinical systems.

(3) The strategic decision to invest in the digital health record began in 2017-18 with funding provided in the 2018-19 financial year.

(4) The Digital Health Record will not only replace MAJICeR but another 26 clinical and administrative systems (such as Pathology, Radiology, Cancer, ICU, Dental, Renal, ED systems) used across the ACT public health system, as well as provide electronic workflows for several existing paper-based processes. As such it is difficult to attribute the specific spend to date replacing the MAJICeR system. The DHR Program has currently expended $52,881,590 Capital to March 2022.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—mental health services
(Question No 688)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Justice Health, upon notice, on 25 March 2022:

(1) Has the ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) health advisory group been ineffective in establishing high level oversight of the work between ACTCS and ACT Health and ensuring an integrated approach is taken to the development of health-related policies within the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) In relation to paragraph 3.65 in the Auditor-General’s report on the management of detainee mental health services in the AMC, which key action items failed to progress, remaining incomplete for more than 18 months.

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