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More heart and diabetes checks - Weekly targets

In response to the MoH's 'More Heart and Diabetes Checks' programme and the current CVD Screening Health Targets (screening 90% of eligible populations within primary care before the end of June 2014), we developed our 'Weekly Targets' report

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It shows each practice, each PHO, each MSO the level of screening activity as observed via Predict, split into various ethnicity groups. It is generated weekly and shows how many of each group have been screened, as well as rolling this up into a whole Practice count, PHO count and MSO count etc.

It projects how many screenings each week need to be added into the eligible counts in order for the health target to be met. In order to do this it obviously has to take into account the amount of remaining time before the measurement date, which is at the end of this current financial year (end of June 2014).

Further to this weekly report, Dr Sue Wells from the University of Auckland, in conjunction with Enigma have developed a Wall Chart for each practice to track their progress. This is a deliberately manual task, requiring the coordinator in each practice to login and take a weekly interest in the numbers generated within this report.

A paper based wall chart system is provided for the coordinator to plot and record their weekly progress towards these health targets. The hope and aim is that each practice will be happy to publicly display their progress charts in a place where their patients can see the efforts being made by the practice. This in turn is hoped to raise awareness and engagement with the enrolled population over this public health initiative.

The Wall Chart system is available via your PHO who can request a set from Enigma. You can download a sample of this here. If you wish to request a tailored version of this (with your own start dates etc), please send an email to helpdesk@enigma.co.nz

To get the most out of this, we recommend that you take the report into weekly practice meetings to track and show progress. In order to meet these targets, you are likely to need a 'whole of practice' approach.

If you have more questions about this system and approach, please contact Chris Wiltshire or Dr Sue Wells (UoA).


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