DOCTORS CONTROL PANEL
WORKING WITH GENERAL PRACTICE
TO ENCOURAGING BOWEL SCREENING

About Doctors Control Panel

Doctors Control Panel (DCP) is a free software add-on for electronic clinical records, designed to assist general practices to manage preventive healthcare and improve the safety, quality and efficiency of care. It works with Best Practice, Medical Director and Medinet.

DCP provides clear and concise guidance to help your practice increase its performance of recommended care. A rules processing engine is used to display prompts alerting doctors and practice staff to a wide range of items. The prompts display only when selected. Features of the DCP include:

  • Delivery of results via SMS with PIN access (this does not replace usual recall mechanisms)
  • Click on prompts to view measurements, pathology results, guideline information and Medicare billing criteria
  • Links to the RACGP Red Book and guidelines for diseases such as bowel cancer, diabetes and asthma
  • Email or print appointments and action items for the day
  • A family viewer to check the status of other family members
  • Generate reports on data required from patients to assist with preventive care and reports on the preventative care status of patients
  • Chart GP performance in achieving preventive care guideline status
  • Generate patient registers by disease or other customised search criteria

For more information or to download the software, visit the DCP website here

Bowel cancer prompts

We have worked closely with Doctors Control Panel to develop a series of prompts that remind patients about bowel screening. Information and advice is delivered at a time that enables patients to act with a minimum of extra time, effort or cost.

The DCP automatically searches records of patients aged 50 to 74 for reports of faecal occult blood tests or colonoscopies. If screening is due, DCP prints a bowel screening information sheet for practice staff to give to a patient while waiting for their consultation. The optional on screen display can also remind you during the consultation that screening is due for the patient.

Additional information about the importance of regular screening can be sent to the patient via SMS or printed, and there is a page on our website designed to encourage patients to complete the screening test. To visit the page, click here