GP Synergy has launched a new geo-spatial informatics system to support evidenced-based policy development and training of GP registrars, at the annual General Practice Teaching and Education Conference.
Held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, the conference attracts just under 600 delegates from across Australia who are involved in the delivery of the national Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program.
The informatics system incorporates an extensive range of carefully selected population health, workforce and training capacity variables combined with a rich dataset of facilities, training, accreditation and registrar placements.
The tool allows users to both see a rich, multi-faceted view of a region, as well as drilldown to answer specific questions or test alternative scenarios about workforce distribution and needs.
GP Synergy CEO, Mr John Oldfield, said the conference provides the perfect opportunity to launch the informatics system.
“The GP regional training provider network is renowned for having an immense capacity to share thoughts, education resources, and new ways of doing things.
“We are making this platform freely available to the regional training provider network, in addition to local health districts, primary health networks and other not-for-profit public sector organisations and government departments with an interest in general practice training and health workforce distribution.
“Addressing the health needs of local communities in an equitable manner has been the primary driver for the tool’s development, and a goal we all share.
“Launching Informatics at the conference provides a platform for future data sharing across the country,” Mr Oldfield said.
You can learn more about the informatics system here.