As of 1 August 2019 if you work in general practice  a new: Practice Incentives Program (PIP) for Quality Improvement (QI).

Train IT Medical Principal Katrina Otto has now facilitated 24 PIP QI workshops or webinars specifically on PIP QI – for over 1000 GPs, nurses, practice managers and administration staff across Australia. 

View Katrina’s 2019 roadshow presentation here.

Read HotDoc’s PIP QI Q&A interview with Katrina Otto. 

Check out our checklist to be eligible for PIP QI:

  1. Practice accreditation
  2. Engage with your Primary Health Network.
  3. Set up PRODA so you can apply online.
  4. Install and learn either Pen CS, POLAR or MD Insights.
  5. Review the 10 measures in the ‘Eligible Data Set’.
  6. Start implementing formal ‘Quality Improvement’ activities, often called PDSAs. (we have tons of samples for you too). 


Step 1: Register with PRODA

Instructions for setting up PRODA
Instructions for registering for PIP QI via PRODA
PRODA E-Learning


Step 2: Learn data analytic tools Pen CS, POLAR or MD Insights 

Book training on Pen CS, Polar GP or MD Insights with team Train IT Medical today


PEN Computer Systems Clinical Audit Tools (PEN CAT4)

Pen CS PIP QI Booklet 2019 – hot off the press!!

To remove patients from upload to PAT CAT

Pen CS Resources

Pen CS Vimeo channel

Pen CS Video: Consent Management Portal Demo

Pen CS Tip: How to enter an MBS item claimed elsewhere in Topbar (video)

Pen CS Video: Customising Topbar 

Pen CS Tip: Customise Topbar filters (video)

Pen CS Video: Quality Coding using CAT4 and Topbar

Pen CS Video: Data Quality

Instructions for how to remove a patient from your data extraction using Pen CS

PEN CAT4 Summary Sheet – Train IT Medical


Population Level Analysis and Reporting Tool – POLAR GP from Outcome Health uses health analytics to understand and respond to population health trends, identify specific patient cohorts for action, supports quality in
primary health services and provide insights into the local business drivers for general practice.

POLAR & PIP QI – coming soon

Remove Patients from POLAR

About Polar GP

POLAR – Basic navigation – video

POLAR – Patient demographics – video 

POLAR – Coded diagnoses & chronic conditions – video 

Instructions for how to remove a patient from your data extraction using POLAR

EMPHN – including POLAR Webinar Q&As.


MD Insights

PIP QI & MD Insights – coming soon

About Practice Population Reporting: MedicalDirector Insights


Step 3: Start your data ‘Quality Improvement’ Activities (PDSA’s) 

PIPQI Measures Tracking Worksheet – Sample – Train IT Medical
3 sample ‘Quality Improvement Activities’ (PDSAs)

Our favourite PIP QI websites, resources & links:

EMPHN Quality Improvement Learning Module
CESPHN Quality Improvement 
Practice Assist 
Video: Model for Improvement
Absolute cardiovascular disease risk management – National Vascular Disease Prevention Alliance 
Improving health record quality in general practice – RACGP – 2019
Data Quality Checklist before uploading to My Health Record – created by Train IT Medical for the Australian Digital Health Agency
Blog: ‘Data Aggregation’ blog – Train IT Medical 
Blog: ‘5 Steps to Data Quality Success’ – Train IT Medical 
Presentation from 2017 where we introduced PIP QI:
‘Data Aggregation for Business and Clinical Quality Improvement’ – NWMPHN Primary Care Conference.


Book training on Pen CS (including TopBar) Polar GP or MD Insights and fast-track your practice improvements today

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