Over the last few months, our team has developed new features to help our customers and the nation with the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. These features help practices ensure they stay financially sustainable and deliver outstanding patient care.
There is confirmation that over 4,600 practices are approved for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. We’re incredibly excited to be helping so many of our customers with this roll-out of national importance.
Identify patients that may be eligible for the vaccine
Cubiko is well known for our Item Optimisation metrics that provide potential patient eligibility of specific item numbers. Customers use these metrics to help deliver outstanding patient care and increase billings.
Our latest metric in Vaccination Support provides practices with an easy way to identify their existing patients that may be eligible for the vaccines. As always it will be up to your clinical team to make the decision and our metrics are a guide only.
Practices can utilise this metric to:
- Quickly and easily see how many patients will be eligible and at what stages.
- Create a communication plan to engage with your patients you need to communicate to and when.
- See potential patient eligibility for the vaccine. Identify patients you already see to look at booking their vaccine appointment proactively.
Our new features are to help you ensure that every patient who may be eligible is vaccinated at the right time.
Ensure patients return for the second vaccine
To be eligible to receive the $10 Practice Incentive Payment (PIP) per patient, the patient must receive both doses at the same clinic.
Cubiko provides practices with insights into:
- Which patients have had Vaccine #1 and Vaccine #2
- Which patients are overdue, have missed or are currently due for Vaccine #2
- And most importantly for excellent patient care, see patients who are due for Vaccine #2 who have no appointment booked
The most important aspect is all of this data will be at your fingertips. You can quickly and easily find these metrics with a few clicks in Cubiko without placing any unnecessary strain on your Practice Management System.
Want to learn more about our Vaccination Support features?
Insights into your Nurse to Doctor ratios
Do you have the right number of staff and the right skill mix? There are logistical challenges for the COVID-19 roll-out, and there will be many challenges regarding staffing.
Cubiko provides insights into your historical, future and current Nurse to Doctor ratios in near real-time. Practices can use this insight to monitor the number of vaccines per hour. There is a considerable risk of staff burnout during these unprecedented times. Use Cubiko’s HR Insights and Future Clinic Metrics to plan and support your staff as they work towards a vaccinated Australia.
Identify care opportunities for existing patients coming in for their vaccinations
While administering the COVID-19 vaccinations, it’s essential not to sacrifice our other care opportunities with patients. How powerful is it when a patient comes in to see their doctor, and the doctor tells them “On your way out, can you please book in next week for your health assessment?” The chances are much higher the patient, especially if they’re 75+, will then book in for that appointment.
Cubiko provides practices with an easy way to identify care opportunities for patients that are already regular patients of the practice, including those existing practice patients attending their vaccinations.
Our customers use these metrics to increase billings and to help them deliver outstanding patient care.
Billing audit checks to assist in finding any missed billings
During the national roll-out of the vaccine, your practice will be under a lot of stress. There will be a high throughput of patients and a large number of appointments. Human error is inevitable.
Cubiko helps your practice identify any billings of appointments missed during this period and ongoing.
You can track this metric across practitioners and see trends over time. Use it to support your team. Ensure your practice has cash flow during these high-cost times so that you can be sustainable through the national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
Unsure of what the cost of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine will be for your practice?
Know which patients are regular patients and those that should be inactive
Data is important, but the data is only as accurate and useful as what you put in. Cubiko provides practices with ways they can see which patients are active, inactive and should be marked as inactive as per RACGP 5th edition guidelines.
It’s more important that ever to have a clean patient cohort and database so that you know how many regular patients you have. It is these regular patients, and not a patient who came to your practice once in the past four years, that you want to focus on.
Cubiko’s patient cohort growth metrics also detail how your patient cohort has changed over time. Run trend analysis of why and when your patient cohort has changed.
Cubiko will help practices quickly identify patients who have attended your practice only for a COVID-19 Vaccination. You can then keep your database well maintained and if appropriate and in line with your practice’s policies mark these patients inactive.
You’re in control
These features are available on an opt-in basis. It will be up to you and your practice if you want us to provide these insights.
It’s important to note that Cubiko is not extracting clinical history, medications or other clinical data. Cubiko performs powerful data calculations on your Best Practice server, creates a flag to indicate potential eligible patients and vaccine history and then uses this flag only to show potential eligible patients.
As always it will be up to your clinical team to make the decision and our metrics are a guide only. The raw clinical data will not leave your server. No data is written back to Best Practice, Cubiko is read only.