The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS), on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health (DoH).
To be eligible to participate in the PIP, a general practice must meet all of the following requirements:
The PIP currently comprises eight incentives. Participating practices can apply for as many or as few as are applicable to their practice. Each PIP has its own program eligibility criteria, questions and required supporting evidence. The PIP includes incentives for:
On 24 April 2020, the Department of Health and Services Australia provided an update regarding the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Workforce Incentive Program (WIP), in response to COVID-19 to support general practice.
Primary Sense uses the highest standards of data security to extract, analyse and manage general practice data. All data transmission is encrypted and sent over secure channels. It is stored or contained in reports that are locked down under multiple layers of access control.
Data Sharing Agreements between each general practice and its PHN specify what data is being extracted and what purposes it can be used for. Data is governed responsibly, privacy protected and securely stored and managed in Australia by the PHN-owned Primary Health Insights (PHI) hosting platform. PHI has been developed using the following guiding principles:
With Primary Sense as WAPHA’s data extraction tool of choice, amendments to the Data Sharing Agreement (DSA) have been made which still align with the Commonwealth’s own DSA template for the extraction and use of clinical practice data.
The Explanatory Note below provides a summary of the key terms of the Data Sharing Agreement (Primary Sense) and to address potential queries that may be raised in your use of the Primary Sense Software (Software).
The PIP Eligible Data Set Data Governance Framework sets out the roles and responsibilities of all data custodians involved in the content, collection, use, access, aggregation, privacy and security of the PIP Eligible Data Set.