2. Changes and Upgrading from Version 2¶
Version 4.0 introduces the recording of intake related activity (including activity for the Head to Health and AMHC programmes) in the PMHC MDS as part of the core specification.
There are three contexts where data can be submitted using the version 4 specification:
- Intake teams
- Treatment organisations
- Combined Intake/Treatment organisations
Please refer to Contexts for further information about these contexts.
2.1. Data Specification Changes¶
A summary of the changes between the PMHC MDS Version 2.0 and PMHC MDS Version 4.0 data specifications are as follows:
Version 4.0 introduces the concept of an Intake
In order to support the Intake concept three records have been added:
The following new fields will be added to the Episode record:
The following field has been retired from the Episode record:
- Continuity of Support
The 8: Psychosocial Support response has been removed from the Principal Focus of Treatment Plan. Psychosocial intakes and episodes should now be reported using the Psychosocial response on Program Type on the Intake and Episode.
The following new fields will be added to the Service Contact record:
Version 4 uses the same collection occasion and measures model as the Version 3 HeadtoHelp and Wayback extensions.
Collection occasion and measures data has been separated into separate collection occasion and measures records and upload files/worksheets so that multiple measures can be collected at a single collection occasion. The Collection Occasion record retains the Episode Key, Date and Reason for Collection. Separate records exist for the K10+, K5 and SDQ measures. Each of these measures records contain the Collection Occasion Key, a Measure Key, and item/subscale/total scores for the particular measure.
In order to support both Version 2 and Version 3 data specifications, the PMHC MDS has been converting data uploaded using the Version 2 upload format to be stored in the Version 3 format. In order to do this, the PMHC MDS has been creating Measure Keys for any Version 2 supplied data. These look like random uuid strings and can be viewed through the Data Entry interface or by downloading the data in a non Version 2 format.
As the PMHC MDS has been auto creating Measure Keys, in order to upgrade from Version 2 uploads to Version 4 uploads some work will be involved to ensure that, for existing data, the Measure Keys supplied in the Version 4 upload, matches the Measure Keys already stored in the PMHC MDS. Please refer to Steps required to upgrade to Version 4 uploads below for an explanation of the different options available.
2.2. Upload Specification Changes¶
The Version 2.0 specification allowed the following worksheets and columns:
The Version 4 specification allows for different files/worksheets to be uploaded depending on whether the organisation is an Intake team, Treatment Service Provider or a combined Intake/Treatment Service Provider. Please refer to Contexts for further information about these contexts.
The following table shows the Version 4.0 combined Intake/Treatment Service Provider specification and notes the differences between the Version 2 specification:
2.3. Mapping HeadtoHelp Episode - Referral Out Organisation Type to Organisation Type Referred to at Intake Conclusion¶
During the migration to Version 4 and when HeadtoHelp specifcation files are uploaded during the period when both HeadtoHelp and Version 4 specification files are accepted by the PMHC MDS, the HeadtoHelp Episode - Referral Out Organisation Type will be mapped to Organisation type referred to at Intake conclusion as follows:
|HeadtoHelp Episode - Referral Out Organisation Type||Organisation Type Referred to at Intake Conclusion|
|0||None/Not applicable||97||No Referral|
|1||General Practice||1||GP/Medical Practitioner|
|2||Medical Specialist Consulting Rooms||41||Medical specialist|
|3||Private practice||3||Psychiatric/mental health service or facility|
|4||Public mental health service|
|8||Community Health Centre||5||Other community/health care service|
|9||Drug and Alcohol Service||4||Alcohol and other drug treatment service|
|10||Community Support Organisation NFP||11||Community support groups/agencies|
|11||Indigenous Health Organisation||21||Indigenous service (non-AOD)|
|12||Child and Maternal Health||29||Maternal and Child Health Service|
|13||Nursing Service||30||Community nursing service|
|14||Telephone helpline||14||Telephone & online services/referral agency e.g. direct line|
|15||Digital health service|
|16||Family Support Service||32||Family support service (excl family violence)|
|17||School||18||School/other education or training institution|
|18||Tertiary Education institution|
|19||Housing service||13||Housing and homelessness service|
|20||Centrelink||12||Centrelink or employment service|
|22||HeadtoHelp Hub||44||HeadtoHelp / HeadtoHealth|
|23||Non HeadtoHelp Hub PHN funded service||43||Other PHN funded service|
|99||Not stated||99||Not stated/Inadequately described|
2.4. Steps required to upgrade to Version 4 uploads¶
Upgrade your Client Management System to export files in the new Version 4 format
As explained above, in order to support both Version 2 and Version 3 uploads the PMHC MDS has been auto creating measure keys where data is supplied in the Version 2 format. Also, during the migration to Version 4, Service Contact Practitioner Keys will be auto generated.
In order to update existing measure data and Service Contact Practitioner data, when uploading in Version 4, the existing measure key or service contact practitioner key will need to be supplied, otherwise a separate measure or service contact practitioner record will be created.
Where data has been uploaded using a previous specification organisations will need to do one of the following:
- Download their data from the PMHC MDS and sync their local measure/service contact practitioner keys with the keys that were auto created by the PMHC MDS
- Download their data from the PMHC MDS, delete the existing measures/service contact practitioner records, re-upload with new keys
- Download their data from the PMHC MDS, create a mapping document containing the measure/service contact practitioner key as stored in the PMHC MDS and the local key. Email email@example.com and request that the keys are updated according to the mapping.