Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

The Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) was established by the Australian Government in December 2003 to provide leadership to the mental health sector to support the sustainable implementation of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) as part of routine clinical practice. AMHOCN manages the NOCC on behalf of the Australian Government.

AMHOCN aims to support states and territories and to work collaboratively with the mental health sector to achieve the vision of the introduction of outcomes and casemix measures. AMHOCN consists of three components: a data bureau responsible for receiving and processing information; an analysis and reporting component providing analysis and reports of submitted data; and a training and service development component supporting training in the measures and their use for clinical practice, service management and development purposes.

Currently, the Australian Government has contracted the following organisations to undertake these roles: Strategic Data Pty Ltd – Data Bureau; The University of Queensland – Analysis & Reporting; and The NSW Institute of Psychiatry – Training & Service Development.



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AMHOCN National Forum 2014 - Wednesday 18 June 2014 (Melbourne)

The presentations from the AMHOCN National Forum held on 18 June 2014 in Melbourne are now available to download. Check these out at the Forum presentations page.

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AMHOCN Data Portal

AMHOCN have created a new Data Portal website to provide a single point of entry to the various data resources that have been created by us.

Visit the AMHOCN Data Portal to find out more about our online data tools.

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Measuring Outcomes: The Road Ahead - NOCC Strategic Directions 2014-2024

AMHOCN have been tasked with undertaking a review of the measures comprising the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC). This project aims to provide recommendations about the next stage of development of outcome measurement in mental health over the next 10 year period. To read more or to download the Final Report , go to Measuring Outcomes: The Road Ahead - NOCC Strategic Directions...

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Living in the Community Questionnaire

AMHOCN Training and Service Development has been tasked with developing a consumer self report measure that focuses on aspects of social inclusion and recovery. The measure, known as the Living in the Community Questionnaire (LCQ), has been developed and field trials are currently being undertaken across several jurisdictions. View additional information on the The Living in the Community...

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Community Managed Organisations Outcome Measures Project

AMHOCN is collaborating with Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) on a project which is focussed on outcome measures used in community managed organisations across Australia. The project will include both a review of the literature and a scoping exercise to determine what instruments are already being used by community managed organisations (CMOs). For further information, please go to Read More ›

Carer Experiences of Care Project

AMHOCN have been undertaking development work on a Carer Experiences of Care measure. Consultations on the measure have taken place in several jurisdictions and the feedback gathered from participants has been invaluable. For further information about this project, go to Carer Experiences of Care Project

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