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Data Aggregation using Pen Clinical Audit Tools

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In last week’s blog we explored the topic of cancer screening data using MedicalDirector and Best Practice software. We discussed current limitations and offered free custom-made sql queries for advanced cancer screening searches.

This week we’re sharing Katrina Otto’s presentation created for North West Melbourne PHN Primary Care Conference (29 March 2017). Called Data Aggregation for Business & Clinical Quality Improvement using Pen CAT4, this presentation focused on analysing practice data using Pen CAT Plus and creating a culture of continuous data quality improvements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina’s 5 step plan for creating a ‘Quality Improvement’ practice culture:

  1. Start a formal team-based  ‘QI Project’ for cleaning up practice data (design to meet the new PIP changes & RACGP Accreditation standards).
  2. Train your whole practice team so they completely understand how their clinical software works.
  3. Use data extraction tools for advanced analysis of practice financial & clinical data.
  4. Custom-design prompts to appear in your software eg. Pen topbar, to proactively remind staff to update clinical data and bill relevant item numbers.
  5. Share practice targets with the whole team and celebrate each success.

After all, our project goals are pretty worthy:

Improve the success of your practice
&
Improve the health of your patients
.

 

Here are some more resources for cancer screening data that can be extracted using PEN CAT4.

 

Download and use the detailed instructions below to extract the relevant dataset:

Cervical Cancer Screening (NWMPHN website)
Female patients 18-69 years with cervical smear recorded over 2 years ago
Female patients 18-69 years with cervical smear recorded within past 2 years
Female patients 18-69 years with no cervical smear recorded.
Breast Cancer Screening (PEN website & Breastscreen Victoria website)
Female patients 50-74 years with Mammogram recorded over 2 years ago
Female patients 50-74 years with Mammogram recorded within past 2 years – Enter dates for the required timeframe
Female patients 50-74 years with no Mammogram recorded
Bowel Cancer Screening (PEN website)
Patients 50-74 years with FOBT recorded over 2 years ago
Patients 50-74 years with FOBT recorded within past 2 years
Patients 50-74 years with no FOBT recorded

 

Access the CAT4 Cancer Screening Graphs page for a detailed explanation of each of the graphs available in the CAT4 tool.

Access more Pen CAT4 Recipes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New to Pen CAT4? Download our free beginners cheatsheet. Read more about Pen Clinical Systems. Pen CAT4 is one of the data analytic tools available to practices. Talk to your PHN to see what assistance and tools they offer. Future blogs will also feature other progressive and helpful software.

We know many PHNs and other organisations are doing a wonderful job creating cancer screening resources. If you have related free educational resources you feel would benefit others in health please let us know either by leaving a comment on this blog or emailing us directly – help@trainitmedical.com.au.

If you would like training on Pen CATPlus, MedicalDirector or Best Practice software or would like us to motivate your team,  contact us. We are here to help you.


 

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