The decision was made to transition further development and management of Primary Sense from GCPHN to Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) in 2021, to ensure the ongoing viability of Primary Sense and to support national interest across the PHNs. WAPHA is well-placed to lead this work as the lead agent for Primary Health Insights (the highly secure data storage and analytics platform that supports the security and privacy of population health data shared with PHNs).
An upgrade of Primary Sense has now been released, and to ensure our Gold Coast general practices are accessing the new version of Primary Sense, practices will be required to have their IT provider manually apply the update.
Updating the Primary Sense extractor typically takes IT providers 15 minutes and is done on the practice server during regular business hours or after hours without disrupting the practice’s workflow. The desktop application of Primary Sense (Installed on computers in the practice) will also be required to be updated.
Starting from June 30 2023, GCPHN will no longer provide support for the current version of Primary Sense, and it will be shut down. GCPHN Primary Sense team will support Gold Coast general practices to complete the required upgrade to the latest version of Primary Sense before 30 June 2023. GCPHN staff will continue to provide dedicated helpdesk support and training for Gold Coast general practices using Primary Sense and throughout the update process.
Benefits for practices updating
Next steps for practices
Please direct any questions regarding the update to the Primary Sense team phone: (07) 5612 5476 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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