The Patient Assistance Tool (PAT) streamlines General Practice Management Plans (GPMPs) and provides interactive education for patients. It incorporates EBM in summary form for decision support, especially for registrars.
Once completed the GPMP and TCA go into the Care Plan section of your practice software.
Active problems from the health summary are automatically extracted to add disease-specific templates into the GPMP.
Existing care plan updated with each review or cycle of care, streamlining long term management.
Patients using tablets in the waiting room saves nurse time and frees up consulting rooms.
Currently supports Best Practice and Medical Director.
You can use any tablet or computer that runs Google Chrome.
The patient can use a tablet in the waiting room to answer questions normally asked by the nurse - turning the waiting room into a virtual consulting room. The section can also be done conventionally by the nurse sitting with the patient. The questions trigger appropriate education and/or care plan templates.
Includes questionnaires to prompt actions based on guidelines, with relevant information from practice software (e.g. pathology) and nurse-entered data (e.g. asthma scores). PAT generates an editable row in the GPMP for any new problem determined by doctor answers. Timing and responsibility are allocated for each problem. At the end a GPMP and TCA is generated and exported to practice software. Google Chrome speech recognition reduces typing.
Annual subscription of $253 (inc. GST) per full-time GP and $127 (inc. GST) per part-time GP or Registrar. Special deals available for practices with >10 doctors.
Patient questionnaires alone are $49.50 per user per year (includes smoking, exercise, weight loss, chronic pain and insulin concerns).Register
I have used PAT in my practice since it’s early days. I have found it to be a very comprehensive way of doing quality, useful care plans. It provides up to date and evidence based guidelines for managing chronic diseases and makes care plans something of value to the patient rather than just of financial benefit to the doctor. It involves the patient in their care plan as well as educating them in the process. I would highly recommend it to any doctor who wants to provide quality care to their patients.
I use the Patient Assessment Tool because it improves my chronic disease management. It provides an up to date, patient specific checklist with links to guidelines, management prompts and interactive patient education.