New data quality tool for general practices


CESPHN has identified another tool for practices to extract and analyse their data.

The POLAR suite of reporting tools allows practices to:

  • review and audit their data
  • support quality improvement activities
  • improve planning and medical management of patients
  • improve patient outcomes
  • optimise use of MBS items.

POLAR can also pick up free text diagnosis entries, search medications by generic and trade name, search pathology and imaging results and build multiple inclusion and exclusion searches. POLAR is also well placed to support practices with the change to the Quality Improvement PIP from 1 May 2018.

For further information contact Health Informatics and Strategy Program Lead, Liam Shanahan – 8752 4930 or