The PCS Clinical Audit Tool (CAT) is a population reporting enhancement to the leading GP Clinical Desktop Systems in Australian general practice, CAT allows practice staff to look at their data in new ways for the achievement of best practice and data quality while optimising the financial opportunities for GPs and the Practice.
CAT scrutinises the aggregated patient information of the practice and presents it quickly and accurately in a refreshing graphical format that is easy to understand.
Practice staff can produce a list of patients who fall into selected population ‘target groups’ making population health and quality care initiatives simple to act upon and measure. Business opportunities can be identified.
Using worlds-best graphics, CAT is simple to use, seamless to implement and is a highly effective tool in improving patient population and business outcomes. Within minutes of installing the system it is ready to deliver for your practice. CAT operates with the GP Clinical Desktop System (currently Zedmed, MD3, MD2, Best Practice & Genie Solutions) to present the GP and practice staff with meaningful information on the practice population.
Divisions of General Practice will also benefit from CAT as a tool to measure, aggregate and improve NPI data. In addition, CAT provides the flexibility to report, measure and improve outcomes across the wide range of programs driven by Divisions of General Practice throughout Australia.
CAT can answer your practice population questions with just the click of a mouse!
Pen Computer Systems (PCS)
Pen Computer Systems (PCS) is a primary care e-health software development company with 17 years experience delivering solutions to enhance the delivery of Federal and State government health initiatives. PCS have developed solutions for Aboriginal Health, Domiciliary Nursing and General Practice with specialist knowledge and a proven record in:
- Chronic Disease Management
- Decision Support
- Electronic Health Record (EHRs)
- Patient Recall, Management and Clinical Information Systems
- Web-based Clinical Guidelines
- Interoperability of Clinical Systems
- Local, Regional and State Deployed eHealth Solutions
PCS are a Microsoft Certified Partner and use the latest technologies in software development along with a ‘standards framework’ that is aligned with National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) standards such as:
- SNOMED-CT® - a standardised healthcare terminology that has been identified by NEHTA as the preferred national terminology for Australia
- HL7 Messaging - HL7 is a ‘lingua franca’ used by healthcare computers to talk to other computers and has been determined by NEHTA as the standard upon which systems will communicate.
PCS clients range from Federal and State Government, Divisions of General Practice, Peak Health Bodies, regional health organizations as well as individual health services.
The Clinical Audit Tool (CAT) is a product of this broad experience and the increasing focus on population health and quality in primary health, (particularly from a long history in Aboriginal Health where population health management and the role of team-based care has been a focus for many years.)
Divisions of General Practice: Reporting and program enhancement through CAT
CAT is currently engaged by 62 Divisions of General Practice throughout Australia as a powerful tool to target, measure and enhance the effectiveness of programs delivered through general practice.
CAT not only provides valuable reporting tools to Divisions to meet National Performance Indicator (NPI) requirements, but has enough flexibility to address the needs of specific Division Programs across a broad spectrum of primary health initiatives such as:
- Chronic Disease Management and Prevention
- Cervical Screening
- Mental Health
- Medication Profiling
- Home Medicine Review (HMR)
The key to the successful implementation of CAT as a valuable tool for Divisions of General Practice is that CAT provides real benefits to the practices within the Division also. CAT is a tool through which Divisions can truly engage with their practices to achieve outstanding results for the Division.