PAT CAT is an easy-to-use web-based interface that aggregates de-identified General Practice data for population health management and research programs.
The PAT CAT software and data is hosted and stored on the clients own designated servers.
Importing data to PAT CAT is simple. Australia’s leading data sharing software, CAT4, securely submits a consented, de-identified data set directly to PAT CAT.
The importing process can be fully automated or manually completed and is determined by the General Practice, giving them confidence in knowing where their data is going, and what it is used for.
- An efficient method to analyse the needs of a population within a defined catchment
- Efficient Quality Improvement: identify and assist General Practices to implement clinical interventions
- PIP QI monitoring and evaluation
- Compare chronic disease prevalence
- Identifying data quality gaps within General Practices
- Comparing MBS item number utilisation
- Map aggregate data and overlay with ABS statistical data
Does identified information leave the general practice?
Pen CS complies with Australia’s Privacy Act and all of its amendments. CAT4 de-identifies the information within the practice prior to submitting the de-identified extract to PAT CAT.
Where is the PAT CAT data stored?
The data is stored on the clients own servers. De-identified data extracts are sent directly from the practice to the client’s PAT CAT server.
Does Pen CS collect any patient data?
Pen CS does not collect or store any clients clinical data. All clinical data is sent from CAT4 directly to the clients own PAT CAT server.
How do I map the data in PAT CAT?
PAT CAT has geo-spatial mapping tools that were jointly developed by Pen CS and the Australian National University (ANU) that enable aggregate data to be shown securely on maps using statistical areas. PAT CAT utilises a specialised geocoding system developed by the ANU called G-Tagging that enables meaningful mapping of health data whilst ensuring patients are not linked to any addresses or co-ordinates.