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 outcomes and casemix collection as part of routine clinical practice.
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.