PSR seeks to streamline data extraction

The Professional Services Review (PSR) agency has issued a statement of requirement looking for a vendor who can provide clinical data extraction software to speed up the lengthy process of extracting patient records for review.

The PSR, which has the power to review cases of practitioner claiming and prescribing under the MBS and the PBS, is required to receive and review samples of the practitioner’s patient medical records.

In most cases, this means the practitioner involved with a PSR investigation process has to look up each patient record – which typically numbers 120 – print it out and send it to the agency for audit. The agency then makes copies of the records as PDFs and distributes then to members of the PSR peer review committee.

They are used as case evidence and destroyed at the end of the process. The PSR is now looking for a tool that can extract selected patient records and bundle them into a PDF format for review.

The solution must be able to accurately extract patient medical records from Medical Director, Best Practice and Genie, and preferably from as many clinical software systems as possible. The PSR is asking that the submitted quotation itemises the cost of including practiX, Zedmed, Medtech32 and Profile.

The main requirements are the ability to provide a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to the manual collation, transport and scanning of physical paper records and to provide a secure system for extracting defined patient medical records that minimises disruption to the practitioner’s practice, the risk of privacy breaches and loss of records during transport.

It must also enable PSR staff to easily prepare the data extraction tool to run on the practitioner’s system, require minimal input or technical capability from the practitioner and include a user guide for the practitioner.

A copy of the statement of requirement document is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions are required by September 10.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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