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Heart Health

The PHN is dedicated to helping the communities in the Hunter New England and Central Coast region deliver solutions in the prevention and management of Cardiovascular Disease.

Here you will be able to find resources and information that will assist your practice in the implementation of these strategies, alongside the development and integration of quality improvement activities for Cardiovascular Disease to use in Primary Health Care.

Kelsie Rolfe is the PHN support lead for Cardiovascular Disease. Kelsie, can be contacted at krolfe@thephn.com.au or through your Primary Care Improvement Officer.

Data and Dashboard

Data Extraction

The PHN provides free licencing to the PenCS suite of products (It combines platforms of the Clinical Audit Tool (CAT4), PAT CAT and Topbar) for the extraction of data from general practices to support with:

  • Quality Improvement
  • Accreditation standards
  • Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI)
  • Population Health planning/support (Comprehensive General Dashboard Reports).

It is compatible with most of the General Practice Clinical Information Systems (CIS). All identifiable data extracted from a Clinical Information System using CAT Plus is securely stored within the practice and not moved offsite.

For more information on the PenCS suite of tools please visit https://www.pencs.com.au/ and for more information and support with General Practice Data please contact your PCIO.

Community of Practice

Join the Heart Health Community of Practice

This PHN’s Communities of Practice (CoP) are open to primary care providers within the Hunter, New England & Central Coast Primary Health Network region to share ideas and resources to support quality improvement activities.

Anyone associated with a primary care organisation in the Hunter, New England and Central Coaswt regions is welcome to request membership of the CoP.

Evidence of employment in a primary care organisation or evidence of working closely with primary care clinicians will be required.

Please note that any resources contributed to this site can be viewed by members of that CoP and by sharing them you agree that others can use and adapt them freely.

To join the Community of practice for Heart Health, please email Kelsie Rolfe at krolfe@thephn.com.au or contact your Primary Care Improvement Officer.

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