Can computer alerts when patients fail to fill their scripts help GPs?

The hope is that new software could prevent deterioration or relapse of patients with mental health conditions

Researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide have developed software that trawls through Medicare claims and PBS data on the My Health Record to identify missed prescription refills and mental health care plan reviews.

Woman receiving antidepressants

It does this by using an algorithm based on best-practice guidelines for treatment of mental health conditions.

The hope is that interventions, like medication reviews or compliance aids, can be put in place to prevent deterioration or relapse of their condition.