Primary Sense™ is a suite of IT modules including the Microsoft Azure database and Primary Sense™ dashboard that supports general practices to make timely decisions for better health care for their respective populations.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) collects, uses and stores information in line with Australian Privacy laws.
The purpose of the Primary Sense™ data collection is to support the reports and alerts generated by the Primary Sense ™ data extraction and Population Health Management Clinical Audit Tool. General Practices require an executed Practice Level. Agreement to access a license to use Primary Sense ™ and for GCPHN to extract general practice data.
|Function||Location||Compliance with APPs|
||Primary Sense ™ Database in Microsoft Azure in Australia
Primary Sense ™ Dashboard in Microsoft Azure in Australia
|This Information management lifecycle identifies how the data is organised and stored by GCPHN|
|Organise/store||Practice data is:
The Primary Sense™ dashboard:
Is a web-based interface.
Supports practices with system administration and quality improvement by outlining aggregated deidentified practice level data including:
Supports practices optimal use of data by outlining aggregated deidentified practice level data including:
||This Information management lifecycle identifies how the data is accessed and by whom in general practices and at GCPHN
The GCPHN Data Access Policy outlines which GCPHN/contracted staff have access to Microsoft Azure Database holding the data and what level of access is permitted. Staff access is logged, monitored and audited
|Access||At Gold Coast PHN premises:
The Microsoft Azure database holding the data is only accessed by:
At Gold Coast PHN premises and remotely:
The Primary Sense™ Dashboard is only accessed by:
By the Practice:
||This Information management lifecycle identifies how the data is used and shared in general practices, GCPHN and with other related parties|
|Use/share||The Microsoft Azure database:
Patient care (Primary use of data)
Population Health Planning (Secondary use of data)
Aggregate level data for secondary purposes is shared via electronic transfer with:
The Primary Sense™ Dashboard:
Is accessed by authorised GCPHN staff to support system administration including:
|Primary Sense ™ Database in Microsoft Azure in Australia||This Information management lifecycle identifies how the data is secured and maintained by GCPHN|
|Maintain/secure||Microsoft Azure meets a broad set of international and industry specific compliance standards. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/overview/trusted-cloud/
GCPHN Staff security:
Practice staff security:
|This Information management lifecycle identifies how long the data is retained for and when, under what circumstances and how it is disposed of by GCPHN|