NPS to release e-Audit for respiratory tract infections

NPS is preparing a new clinical e-Audit for the management of specific respiratory tract infections, to be available in June.

Clinical e-Audits are free electronic versions of NPS' quality improvement activities for GPs, using the audit-feedback-review cycle.

The clinical e-Audit process involves participating GPs completing electronic data collection for 10 to 20 patients and securely submitting de-identified data online.

The process allows GPs to receive immediate patient-specific feedback to assist implementation of changes to practice and to review individual and peer feedback results based on best practice clinical indicators.

The web-based system is designed to operate in all common browsers.

For the respiratory tract infections e-audit, the program requires GPs to recruit 10 or more patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, acute sore throat pharyngitis/tonsillitis, acute otitis media, the common cold or non-specific upper respiratory tract infection, or acute bronchitis.

NPS is also running clinical e-Audits for CVD risk and lipid-modifying therapy, management of hypertension, review of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing, and optimising management of type 2 diabetes.

These audits must be completed before April 30 to be recognised in the Quality Prescribing Initiative (QPI) year, part of the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).

The clinical e-Audit has been developed in-house by NPS and is a stand-alone application that is not integrated with clinical prescribing systems.

Data submission uses public key infrastructure (PKI) encryption to transmit the data to NPS.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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