The National Cancer Screening Register has introduced an online Healthcare Provider Portal and integration with clinical software, providing a new way to interact with the register.
The new system will support better patient care by allowing health practitioners to access and submit bowel and cervical screening program-related data at any time of the day.
The portal is integrated with clinical software vendor Best Practice, and there are plans for more clinical software vendors to integrate with the portal.
The portal will allow you to complete a range of activities, including:
- Accessing your patient’s bowel and cervical screening results and histories online, in real-time:
The portal will allow you to interact with the National Register at a time convenient for you, your practice and your staff. As well as saving you the time previously spent calling the register or multiple laboratories to retrieve your patient’s data.
- Submitting forms electronically:
Electronic forms will be pre-filled with health care provider information, and will remove the need to print/scan and fax to the National Register.
- Managing your patient’s participation:
This includes the ability to nominate a health care provider and personal representative, defer their next screening, or opt out on behalf of your patient, from either program, provided the patient’s consent is granted.
- Ordering an iFOBT kit:
You will be able to order a free bowel test kit directly to an eligible patient’s address.
How is the portal accessed?
You will need a PRODA account to access the portal.
PRODA (or Provider Digital Access) is an online identity verification and authentication system used to enable secure access to government online services.
You will use your PRODA account details to log in to the Healthcare Provider Portal and will be required to link your account when you first register access to the portal.
You can link your account with a Medicare Provider Number, a State and Territory Access Number or Register Identifier Number (for non-medical providers performing cervical screening tests without a Medicare Provider Number) or by requesting to be a delegate of a provider with a Medicare Provider Number.
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