How to submit data to NWMPHN at least once per quarter
NWMPHN uses Pen CS CAT4 software to securely receive deidentified data from general practices. NWMPHN provides PEN CAT licences to practices in our region for free. This saves practices up to $2750 every 12 months.
Practices using Medical Director, Best Practice and ZedMed automatically submit deidentified data on the first day of each month through the CAT4 scheduler tool. Practices using clinical software that is not compatible with the scheduler are required to submit data manually.
NWMPHN collects deidentified data monthly to allow practices three opportunities to submit deidentified data in the PIP QI quarter. Deidentified practice data received by NWMPHN is not sent to the Department of Health or any other third party.
What if your practice doesn’t have CAT4 installed?
In order to meet the data sharing eligibility requirements for the PIP QI Incentive, a general practice must submit the PIP Eligible data set to their PHN. NWMPHN uses CAT4 to securely receive deidentified data from general practices.
If you do not currently have CAT 4 installed at your practice, or if you have questions about data submission, please contact us: email@example.com or 03 9347 1188.