GPA releases interactive online accreditation resource

General Practice Australia (GPA) has launched an online solution to assist practices to prepare for their accreditation visits.

Dubbed Accreditation Plus (A+), the web-based solution allows practice staff to undertake a practice self assessment against each of the RACGP standards for accreditation. Progress is monitored through visual indicators and at any stage, a preliminary report can be generated to identify the practices preparedness for their accreditation visit.

Throughout the process, practices can direct questions to their GPA client manager using the online service, who can respond and actively identify areas where the practice requires additional support. Comments from the client manager are included in the report.

In addition to the self assessment process, the A+ platform allows practices to upload documents necessary for accreditation, including procedure manuals, practice information sheets and other forms.

Practice information is password protected, with data transfer encrypted using SSL technology.

Dr Paul Mara, GPA Managing Director said that A+ gives practices another option to prepare for accreditation.

“Our aim is not to replace the current paper based program but to provide practices with more choice,” said Dr Mara.

“Since our inception GPA has been committed to making the accreditation process as simple and as streamlined as possible, while assisting practices to adopt and maintain ongoing quality improvements. Practices undertaking accreditation through GPA are still assigned their own client manager and A+ gives practices yet another way to access this personalised support.”

Posted in Australian eHealth

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