CAT Plus for Quality Improvement in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services

CAT Plus health informatics software for quality improvement in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services

PIP QI

PIP QI for General Practice Training Manual

PHN Portal PIP Eligible Data Set Submission for General Practices without CAT4

PIP QI FAQs for PHNs

COVID-19

Patient Advice and Guidance
for Practices

Patient Advice and Guidance
for PHNs

Booklets

Stand Up To Cancer
How to use CAT Plus to better manage Cancer

Improving Data Quality

CareMonitor

Quality Improvement for PHNs

Asthma and COPD Alert

For General Practices and Aboriginal Medical Services

For PHNs

CAT4 De-Identified Extract Data Dictionary

CAT4 De-Identified Extract Data Dictionary –

Please contact your Pen CS Account Manager for latest documentation.

User Group Presentations

CAT Plus User Group – 27th July 2021

CAT Plus User Group – 20th May 2021

CAT Plus User Group – 23rd February 2021

CAT Plus User Group – 1st December 2020

CAT Plus User Group – 1st October 2020

CAT Plus User Group – 5th August 2020

CAT Plus User Group – 17th June 2020

CAT Plus and COVID-19 User Group – 26 March 2020

CAT User Group and PIP QI Update – 16th October 2019

CAT User Group and PIP QI Update – 12th September 2019

CAT User Group and PIP QI Update – 29th August 2019

Data Governance Booklet

Data Governance Booklet

(Web Version)

Data Governance Booklet

(Print Version)

Secure Healthcare Data Sharing Checklist

Pen CS Data Privacy

Topbar Data Governance Framework

Available on request.

MyGPMPtool MGT App Data Governance

Available on request.

Foxo Data Governance

Available on request.

General Practice Privacy Poster

Customise your Privacy Poster: Add your own logo

To add your logo, please follow these directions:

  1. Download the PDF
  2. Open the document in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe InDesign
  3. Place your logo into the specified area of the document (preferably a white version of your logo)
  4. Save your file and you are ready to print
General Practice Privacy Poster (A4)
Privacy Poster for Social Media Posts
General Practice Privacy Poster (A3)
General Practice Privacy Poster with Add your Own Logo (A4)
General Practice Privacy Poster with Add your Own Logo (A3)

Cancer Toolkit

Cancer Booklet (Digital)

Stand Up To Cancer
How to use CAT Plus to better manage Cancer

Cancer Booklet (Print)

Stand Up To Cancer
How to use CAT Plus to better manage Cancer

Social Media Posts

Social media posts and suggested captions to download booklet for:

 

Social Media Posts

Instructions: 

The below social posts can be posted to your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts with the suggested captions. 

Please include a hyperlink to the Pen CS Cancer Toolkit above in the post. 

PHNs can choose to add their logo next to the Pen CS logo.

Square – Breast Cancer

Best for Instagram

Suggested caption:

Screen-detected breast cancers are less likely to cause death than breast cancers diagnosed in never-screened women. Learn how @pen_cs CAT Plus tools can help better manage cancer. #cancerscreening #standuptocancer

Vertical – Cervical Cancer

Best for Twitter and Facebook

Suggested caption:

Screen-detected cervical cancers are less likely to cause death than cervical cancers diagnosed in never-screened women. Learn how @pen_cs CAT Plus tools can help better manage cancer. #cancerscreening #standuptocancer

Horizontal – Bowel Cancer

Best for Facebook and Twitter

Suggested caption:

Screen-detected bowel cancers are less likely to cause death than bowel cancers diagnosed in people never invited to screen. Learn how @pen_cs CAT Plus tools can help better manage cancer. #cancerscreening #standuptocancer

Quick Start Guide

This page provides links to relevant videos and other resources to get you started. Pen CS provides free webinars and training videos. Our help site has a selection of step-by-step guides on specific topics.

Webinars

Webinar schedule 

General Practice Newsletter

Sign up to the General Practice newsletter or the PHN newsletter to receive monthly updates.

Videos

We host our videos on Vimeo but here are some particularly relevant videos for new users:

The videos above are comprehensive and show general and specific functionality of CAT4 and Topbar.

If you are interested in a particular functionality and have a basic understanding of the tools, please view these videos:

A full list of all topics can be found here

Very short ‘tip of the month’ videos with an average duration of around two minutes: Tip of Month Videos

Recipes (Step-by-Step Guides)

To get hands on experience the recipes are a great starting point. The full list of recipes is accessible here: CAT Recipes

Here are some selected topics that will help you to get started:

User Guides

The CAT4 – New Users Guide provides an overview of and examples of quality improvement activities with CAT4.

Topbar has a brief user guide for each app – Topbar Apps in Detail

To understand how practices are set up and how other configuration is handled, have a look at Getting Started and the pages listed there.

Training Videos

The videos below will help you to use our products and provide an overview of the functionality as well as details on a particular module or area of interest.

Quick Link: Topbar | CAT4 | CAT Plus | Tip of the Month

Topbar


General quick overview of Topbar, our decision support tool.

Topbar user interface update May 2019. Some changes to the look and feel of Topbar are shown in this video.

All about Topbar (55 minutes). 

CAT4


CAT4, our clinical audit tool, provides users at practices with the tools for cleaning data, understanding your patient population and measuring quality improvement. Due to large amount of reports and filters we have split the topics based on your experience level. Each video is around 50 minutes long:

CAT4 for Beginners. 

CAT4 for Intermediate Users. 

CAT4 for Advanced Users. 

CAT Plus


These videos shown below are showcasing the use of CAT Plus at the general practice for a specific purpose. CAT4 and Topbar work together in a number of ways and some of the videos will show how to combine both tools. 

PIP QI

Since its commencement on 1st August 2019, there have been many webinars and other information sessions run by Pen CS. Our CAT Plus tools support the quality improvement component of PIP QI and allow practices to plan their quality improvement activity as well as measure the outcome.

CAT Plus and PIP QI for new users. 

PIP QI Quality Improvement Measures, focusing on diabetes.

CAT Plus and PIP QI in general practice – an overview. 

CAT4 in depth functionality

CAT4 and chronic disease – checking the basics for your patients with chronic conditions. 

Cancer Screening.

Understanding Cross Tabulation – boost your CAT4 reporting with this advanced reporting functionality.

MBS Attendance Filter – use advanced filtering to identify patients of interest based on their MBS item history

Recall CAT – use CAT4 reports to create SMS or Voicemail reminders directly from CAT4.

CAT Plus Modules

Osteoporosis – Re-Evaluating Fracture Risk Assessment Management and Education (REFRAME) 

CAT Plus Prompts – use prompts to communicate between CAT4 and Topbar. Patients identified by the filter and reporting functionality of CAT4 can trigger a prompt when they visit your practice to ensure they receive the correct and timely care.

Quality Coding – how to improve your chronic disease registers by making sure all patients have a correctly coded diagnosis. 

Data Quality – Using CAT Plus to monitor and improve the data quality of your patient. 

Tip of the Month


Brief (2 minutes) videos on a specific topic – great to save you time or show a new functionality.

Topbar

Reorder/customise your Topbar apps

Using Filters in Topbar – you can control your notifications!

Enter a MBS item that has been claimed elsewhere into Topbar.

CPD Doctorportal App – how to access your online learning portal

CAT4

How to add a count of your patient visits to any report.

Saving filters to save time and provide consistent reporting. 

Display your search results with provider and last visit information. 

Find new patients.

PAT BI Documentation

Please contact your Pen CS Account Manager for latest documentation.