The Australian Government Department of Health funded NPS MedicineWise in 2011 to establish and manage a longitudinal general practice data platform to improve the post-marketing surveillance of medicine use in Australia and support quality improvement activities in general practices.
MedicineInsight is the first large-scale, national primary care data program in Australia that extracts longitudinal patient information from the clinical software used in general practice.
MedicineInsight achieves better healthcare for all Australians by:
- supporting quality improvement in participating general practices
- supporting the safe use of new medicines
- informing future policy and primary care research
- supporting a sustainable Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).
MedicineInsight provides a rich picture of Australia’s primary health care system and is a valuable data set for public health research purposes. MedicineInsight data is only available where a research proposal is determined to be in the public good.