Enable Increased Transparency and Accountability
As public healthcare moves towards increasing transparency and accountability, PPM is the essential toolset for measuring, reporting and comparing efficiencies in health service delivery.
In Australia where the public health system uses activity based funding, PPM is the most popular system in public hospitals and state health departments.
National Health Requirements
Cost all encounter types
PPM costs the delivery of all types of health service encounters — including Inpatients, Outpatients, Emergency, and SNAP (Sub-Acute & Non-Acute Patient).
Australia, UK, Ireland
PPM meets the requirements of many national health schemes including: Payment by Results in the UK, Activity Based Funding in Australia, and Money Follows the Patient in Ireland.
Identify public funding gains and losses
Government funding schemes can be modelled to automatically calculate the public funding expected for each encounter, e.g. for Australia's Activity Based Funding and grants. Compare the funding to costs to identify gains and losses.
Automatically calculate private patient revenue
Hospital agreements with each private health fund can be modelled to automatically calculate the hospital's private patient revenue.
Measure costs and target improvements
PPM calculates the cost of delivery for each patient encounter. By monitoring their performance, you can target improvements where they make the most difference.
In Australia, where Activity Based Funding is in operation, hospitals compare their costs against funding to measure gains and losses, as well as evaluating their performance against the national benchmark.
Perform more analysis
PPM's streamlined, powerful processing enables you spend less time administering and more time analysing, which leads to improved hospital efficiency. The published database schema allows open access to custom reporting and analysis using the native Query Runner analysis tool or any preferred external tool.
Report more frequently
The need for increased transparency and accountability has created a requirement for more frequent reporting. With PPM, hospitals can report more often (quarterly, monthly or weekly) for faster feedback. PPM provides multiple reporting options — including standard reports, emailed reports, custom reports and OLAP reports — so that more people are kept informed of hospital performance.
Align KPIs to strategic framework
Set up KPI reports that are aligned to your strategic framework, to monitor performance and ensure that the organisation is achieving its goals. Use our digital dashboard to visually monitor your strategic KPIs.
State & National Costing Study Submissions
Customise setup for each costing study
Setup the Reporting Framework for any costing study to automate the additional processing required to convert costing data into a submission-ready file.
Once the initial setup is complete, processing is as simple as running each step to manipulate the data into the required quality and format. This is a simple and powerful alternative to manual processing, and is especially appropriate given the immense volumes of data involved.
Reporting frameworks are available for the following costing studies:
- District Network Return Expense Report, state costing study in New South Wales
- Victorian Cost Data Collection, state costing study in Victoria
- State costing studies for South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory
- Health Roundtable Report, commonwealth costing study for Australia & New Zealand
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