The standardised outcomes collected by SurgicalPerformance meet the data standards of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Standards (ACHS) for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.
SurgicalPerformance also collects data on surgical procedures and confounders (ASA, BMI, Co-morbidities, etc.), which makes the data clinically meaningful, accurate and useful.
Data entry is structured (in categories), which means that every data element is analysable. SurgicalPerformance does not generally collect free text because it cannot be analysed.
Our surgeon subscribers are in charge of their data because their clinical results will not be reported to anybody. SurgicalPerformance is independent and does not report to RANZCOG, RACS or government organisations.
SurgicalPerformance is a recognised audit tool by RANZCOG and by RACS. RANZCOG grants 2 CPD hoursfor each 6 cases entered into SurgicalPerformance.
SurgicalPerformance is a professionally, developed and maintained structured software suite. It stores data in SQL (relational) format and uses secure Amazon cloud services with servers being located in Australia.
All data transfers to and from the servers are encrypted and protected from interference.
SurgicalPerformance is built from the ground up to respect privacy and confidentiality. No user can see another individual user’s data. Users and Institutions can compare their outcomes with the outcomes of other institutions but will only be able to see de-identified data.
SurgicalPerformance is web-based without the need to download software. Hence, we avoid issues with access to hospitals’ IT infrastructure. Access is through secure login and password. All major web browsers are supported.
Data cannot be deleted, which is a feature of modern medical databases and consistent with ACHS standards. It protects the user from accusations of falsifying reports.
Data can be overwritten (edited) and an audit log will record details of the editing process including date, time, user details and IP address.
For security reasons SurgicalPerformance has integrated an auto-logoff feature after 15 minutes.
Data entry for a case takes approximately 2 minutes. Data validation running in the background minimises the risk of data entry errors.
Users of Genie practice management software can import certain data from Genie directly into SurgicalPerformance to save time when creating a case.
A user can record data from their practice at multiple institutions with one account.
Users can delegate entering data to a third party but can protect reports through a 4-digit PIN. That means that users can have administrative staff or trainees entering data without their outcomes being revealed.
Users and institutions can search for records for specific time frames and/or institutions and can also download their data onto MS Excel in order to expand it and use it for research. Downloaded data is de-identified.
Interactive reports are available 24/7. There is no need for anyone to send regular reports to users.
Reports will compare the user’s own results with results from institution(s), with Australia and with worldwide data. Such feedback has been found to stimulate performance improvement.