DOCTORS CONTROL PANEL
The DCP has a new home!
"Complexity is the root of the problem and paperwork layered on top of complexity is ludicrous."
DCP offers simplification of preventive care assessment as well as reporting(paperwork).
Complete your EPC paperwork after updating the patients preventive care items (i.e. 'go green' on the DCP panel).
Use the patient centric documents in DCP to produce EPC paperwork and plans efficiently giving you more time for managing patients.
Information on preventive care status, goals and management is included in plans made with the DCP.
Individual GP's and health teams can utilise the DCP to provide EPC items.
Use the panel prompts to initiate EPC item completion.
Preventive Care Tasks
"If it is not measured, it is not done."
Preventive care begins with information gathering and measurement.
DCP uses current guidelines to assess status of preventive care and provide guidance on what information needs to be gathered to meet recommendations from the RACGP Red Book, Diabetes management guidelines etc.
Complex rules, flow charts and manuals of preventive care are distilled into coloured prompts simplifying assessment and determining actions.
No dialog boxes. No hunting through complex tabs and pages in software required. Information is determined from available measures and processed against guidelines.
Distribute results (eliminate phone calls)
"Are my results ready yet?"
"Can I speak to Doc about my results?"
How much time can you save if you do not have to deal with telephone calls for results?
Send results to patients using the DCP which uploads checked annotated results to dcpresults.com web site. The web site notifies patients via SMS when results are uploaded. The SMS includes a PIN and patients log on to website using combination of mobile number, DOB and PIN. Patients then have access to reports and comments with simple colour coding of actions they are required to follow.
Eg. No Action or Make Appointment.
Telephone calls for results can be eliminated and retain a high degree of patient satisfaction.
Available when you subscribe for DCP and includes unlimited SMS.
Basic prompts (50 ) are free with 1 month trial full features.
DCP in a nutshell ...
DCP has been used in the following published research study:
Frank OR, Aylward P, Stocks NP. Patient acceptance and perceived utility of pre-consultation prevention summaries and reminders in general practice: pilot study. BMC Family Practice 2011, 12:40 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-12-40. Available from: www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2296/12/40
Frank OR, Aylward P, Stocks NP. Development of pre-consultation prevention summary and reminder sheets for patients: preliminary study of acceptability and sustainability. Aust Fam Physician. May 2014, 43(5):310-314. Available from: http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2014/may/pre-consultation-prevention-summary/
DCP is being used currently in the following studies:
Increasing prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis through automated opportunistic reminders to patients, general practitioners and practice nurses. 2011 RACGP/Osteoporosis Australia Bone Health Research Grant. Dr. Oliver Frank, Professor Nigel Stocks, Dr. Paul Aylward.
This is great software, I started here 14 months ago and have had so many issues trying to do data clean up and get recalls sorted, I installed DCP two weeks ago and am now thriving! We have our nurses keep their eye on who is in the waiting room that needs to have data completed in their files, who is due for GPMP's etc... it is working a treat. I also developed a print out to give to the nurses each day to highlight those patients that need "touching up" in their file!
What a fantastic software program! (Pat Simmonds. Regional Manager. Australian Primary Care Collaboratives)
I think that this tool is fantastic and it helps us implement the Red Book Guidelines just as RACGP wants practices to do. Thank you for this.(L.T. Coolamon Clinic)
I love your program; use it all day; have been at HCN to do something like this for years.(Dr M.R.)
This is an excellent program. (M.W. - Charlestown Family Medical Services)
Can I just say "Congratulations!" on a spectacular little tool. (Dr T.M. - Informatics Southcity GP Services)
The program is smart enough to only include patients when data collection is required.
Fantastic Stuff. (Dr Y.H.)
I have increased billings on medicare items whilst using the new prompts.
Guidelines have been implemented. (Dr A.K. - creator)
Quite amazing. I had thought about doing something like this from python, but your implementation is really nice.Great graphics etc. (Dr H.S.)
Great to see your endeavours... you seem to have rapidly produced what may be very useful software - thanks for providing it. (Dr P.T.)
Thanks for this program - I can see it being used extensively even though we also have clinical audit software. (C.L. Practice Manager, Elermore Vale General Practice)