Activating pharmacists to reduce medication related problems (ACTMed)

Project Details

This is the first Australian trial implementing an electronic dashboard, feedback, education and financial incentives to reduce high risk prescribing. Using a stepped wedge randomised controlled trial, we aim to co-design, implement and evaluate the use of a pharmacist-led medication safety dashboard, with concurrent GP feedback and economic incentives, to target serious medication-related problems in primary care settings. Our privacy protecting GRHANITE® data extraction tool and our creation of an add on module to the Future Health Today platform, are key to the success of this project.



  • Dr Jean Spinks, Lead Investigator, Griffith University
  • Prof Amanda Wheeler, Griffith University
  • Prof Robert Ware, Griffith University
  • A/Prof Josh Byrnes, Griffith University
  • Dr Fiona Kelly, Griffith University
  • Dr Kerry Hall, Griffith University
  • Prof Lisa Nissen, Queensland University of Technology
  • A/Prof Dennis Petrie, Monash University
  • Dr Laura Fanning, Monash University
  • Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • NACCHO – National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Brisbane South Primary Health Network
  • MedAdvisor®
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia


Medical Research Futures Fund

Research Group

Health Data Science for Medical Research

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

General Practice and Primary Care

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