In 2015, the Ministry of Health contracted Te Pou to develop and deliver two resources to enhance collection of Project for the Integration of Mental Health Data (PRIMHD) and improve the consistency and quality of the information available.
The PRIMHD Information and Utility Resource is designed to improve consistency of information in PRIMHD by increasing general awareness in the workforce about this valuable dataset.
Much of the mental health and addiction workforce are critical to collecting and entering PRIMHD data, but many have little/no knowledge about PRIMHD, or how their contributions impact on the quality of the information contained in PRIMHD. While this resource is aimed at those delivering PRIMHD training in DHB and NGO settings (spanning both mental health and addiction sectors), it will also be of use to individual members of the workforce directly involved in collecting, inputting and using PRIMHD data.
The resource provides a simple overview of PRIMHD and includes key links for those seeking more detailed material. Additionally, the electronic resource provides direct access to an online quiz to help people test their knowledge and application of fourteen particularly problematic activity codes (found to be most responsible for poor consistency in interpretation).
It has been specifically designed to help the workforce better understand the way their work with tāngata whai ora is mirrored in PRIMHD, how this information is collected, and used for the benefit of tāngata whai ora.
The second resource, the Guide to PRIMHD Activity Collection and Use, is designed specifically to improve the consistency of how activity codes are used. It details each code in detail and includes case scenarios to assist people interpret how and when relevant codes apply.
The Guide to PRIMHD Activity collection and Use can be downloaded from the Ministry of Health website.