Primary Sense- Innovative use of GP data

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


GP electronic records are a hugely rich source of information but they evolved from paper files. This makes the records ideal for keeping track of individual patient health problems but they are poorly suited to a population health focus.

Primary Sense is a fully automated and sophisticated health-management tool that uses information extracted from GP records. It has been designed in the Gold Coast to support our GPs and local health services. Primary Sense downloads data overnight from GPs. The information is cleaned and coded before being interrogated by our algorithms. Alerts are sent to GPs in real-time when the patient is being seen. Reports can be sent directly to the GP's inbox about emerging safety concerns.

Right now Primary Sense has de-identified data relating to over 100 000 patients which represents 1 million medications and 2.5 million pathology results.

The first use of Primary Sense is for medication governance. Primary Sense has been designed for sophisticated clinical audit and for targeted health promotion. It is also a tool that could measure change resulting from local interventions.
Period30 Apr 2018
Event titleGold Coast Active and Healthy City Strategy Workshop
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGold Coast, Australia, QueenslandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal