Introducing Primary Sense

An easy to use population health management, clinical decision support and data extraction tool for general practices.

Primary Sense is a population health management, clinical decision support and data extraction tool that helps GPs deliver the right care to patients at the right time.

Primary Sense is Primary Health Network owned and operated. As WA Primary Health Alliance’s data extraction tool of choice, Primary Sense is 100% funded for general practices in Western Australia that share their de-identified, full population health data set.

Designed by GPs, data experts and researchers, Primary Sense extracts de-identified general practice data and uses evidence-based algorithms to provide GPs with real-time medication alerts, reports and patient-care prompts. It also provides general practices and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) with on-demand reporting to help with population health management.

Extracted de-identified general practice data from Primary Sense is not commercialised. 

Learn more about Primary Sense

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Data security

Primary Sense has been built on the premise of security and safeguarding health information. Learn more about how it keeps data secure.

Developed to offer a range of benefits for general practices, Primary Sense:

  • has been tried and tested since 2018 and is already being used by almost 1,500 general practices GPs across Australia
  • includes the Johns Hopkins ACG® System – the world’s leading population health analytics software – that identifies high risk groups and predicts future health needs to improve a patient’s care plan
  • is easy to use with most GPs and practice staff requiring little or no training to get started
  • provides real-time medication safety alerts, patient-care prompts and near real-time data extractions
  • provides on-demand reports to proactively plan care that can be used by GPs, practice managers and nurses
  • is compatible with major practice clinical software systems, such as MedicalDirector and Best Practice (Genie and Zedmed are in the development pipeline)
  • is hosted in Primary Health Insights (PHI) with all extracted, de-identified data privacy protected, securely stored and managed in Australia.

For further information about Primary Sense and a comprehensive list of FAQs, visit the Primary Sense webpage in the Practice Assist Tool Kit, email or call 1800 2 ASSIST (1800 2 277 478).


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