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The PENcs data driven quality improvement awards announce finalists

Hunters Hill Medical Practice has been announced as a finalist in the inaugural Pen CS data driven quality improvement awards for general practice and Aboriginal Medical Services.

 Pen CS is a provider of health informatics software applications that support health professionals in performing continuous quality improvements. The use of this software makes it easier for practices like HHMP to identify at risk populations and target those with appropriate intervention.


The inaugural Pen CS Awards

This is a national event to recognise excellence in data-driven quality improvement in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services. Pen CS CEO Edweana Wenkart said:

“The inaugural Pen CS Awards recognise excellence in data-driven quality improvement that improves patient outcomes.  Data is pivotal to informing quality improvement (QI) programs and so is a strong practice culture, with a learning orientation, that embraces health informatics to inform QI.  The Awards will acknowledge innovation in health informatics and the esteemed and pivotal role of Practice teams and Doctors in General Practice and Aboriginal Medical Services, for their commitment to building a healthy Australia,”

Pen CS are aiming to support Australia’s shift to value-based healthcare with a focus on improved outcomes. The effective use of health informatics by primary care practices such as general practice facilitates quality improvement. It can help practices improve their ability to deliver high quality patient outcomes by using data and feedback to track and assess performance over time and to make necessary changes in processes.


The HHMP data experience

HHMP uses the Pen CS software and other data tools on a regular basis to help us personalise and optimise our services. We recently used the Pen CS software as part of our COVID-19 vaccination clinic, our in-house bone density screening week and to create a health assessment plan for Indigenous students in partnership with St Joseph’s College. Having access to quality data, presented in a simple and functional way allows for easy analysis and patient identification.

HHMP would like to thank the team at Pen CS for shortlisting our practice team for the awards and the Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) for their support with data tools and continuous quality improvement.

We congratulate all the finalists on their efforts to improve outcomes for their communities and wish them all the best of luck. We are looking forward to the winners being announced on Thursday the 16th of September. We will keep you posted!

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