In order to ensure WAPHA can support projects which have maximum impact on the community, there is a reliance on data sharing to help identify gaps and improvement opportunities and to help plan health services in the region.

In the below video, our General Manager of Mental Health, Dr Daniel Rock, explores the need and importance of quality primary care data. The video is a shortened version of a presentation Danny presented to our staff and if you would like to watch the full length version please click here.

WAPHA provides free licences for the CATPlus suite of applications by PenCS in exchange for sharing their de-identified practice data. In addition WAPHA provides training and support to practices to use the tools to analyse their own data, print patient worklists, identify cohorts of patients with specific conditions, track progress in achieving quality improvement goals, understand new business potentials and even get alerts for missing information at the point of patient contact.

WAPHA also provides bench marking reports back to practice and uses the de-identified data as part of it’s population health planning.

More information on WAPHA’s data extraction and analysis programme can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

CATPlus Training and Support

Free webinars are run every week for CAT4 and Topbar by the expert team at PenCS. Simply visit the website at the times listed below and click to join in, no need to book in advance. Each webinar can be tailored according to who has logged in on the day, so feel free to have your questions ready.

CAT4 Webinars
Every Thursday 1pm – 1:30pm AEST Join Webinar
TOPBAR Webinars (What is Topbar?)
Every Tuesday 1pm – 1:30pm AEST Join webinar

Alternatively you may wish to view some of our previously recorded webinars as below.

Introduction to CATPlus – 50 mins

Introduction to Topbar – 43 mins

Data Cleaning – 48 mins

Identifying Patient Eligible for Care Plans – 43 mins

Chronic Diseases and Specific Conditions (Diabetes and Cancer Screening) – 43 mins

Other Useful Links

Recipes for CAT4 and Topbar (use these to get started)

Software Compatibility Matrix for CAT4 and Topbar

Data Mapping