Map enabled dashboards play pivotal role in the decision making process



Reporting on the AGPT program delivery, to GPET staff, RTPs and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DHA) was previously achieved through a number of static reports and maps. Data requirements that could not be serviced using the standard set of reports could only be met by the creation of ad-hoc reports by specialist staff within GPET.


A set of Map Intelligence Dashboards were developed providing different viewpoints for user groups including GPET staff, RTPs and DHA.


User groups of the AGPT program can now service their own data requirements via the dashboards, without the help of specialist staff. The dashboards now play a pivotal role in the decision making process within AGPT.

General Practice Education and Training Ltd (GPET) manages the Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) program on behalf of the Australian Government.
The AGPT program is a world-class post-graduate vocational training program for medical graduates wishing to pursue a career in general practice and/or rural and remote medicine in Australia. Training is delivered through regional training providers (RTPs) across Australia.

The RTPs deliver training towards two vocational endpoints recognized under Medicare: Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) and/or Fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (FACRRM). Rural RTPs also deliver training towards the RACGP’s Fellowship in Advanced Rural General Practice (FARGP).

Training is conducted within accredited medical practices and hospitals and is supervised and assessed by experienced medical educators.

The dashboards maintain the same look and feel as the AGPT website, while taking into account the various technical abilities of the user groups.

RTP staff can only view data associated with their RTP while DHA and GPET staff have wider access to data, as they have different reporting needs. The dashboards enable the various requirements of each audience to be met with one solution.

The dashboards allow users to view the same reports and data via an easy-to-use interface, providing a level of transparency that did not previously exist

Dashboard users can visualize where training is actually occurring and where general practice services are being provided by AGPT registrars. Visualization is particularly important for administrators that may not be familiar with local areas of interest.

The dashboards have played an important role in improving data quality – issues have been revealed regarding the data quality which would not have otherwise been detected.

The dashboards map pages enable the creation of detailed and informative maps in a matter of minutes based on an ad-hoc query; the maps are interactive allowing the user to control its presentation without specialist help. Previously it took specialist staff within GPET days to create similar maps using a desktop mapping application. The output of this application was a static map image requiring the different views of the maps to be defined up-front.

The Map Intelligence Dashboard provides operational level decision support as well as external and ministerial reporting capability across seven different areas of interest.

  • Registrars - list of registrars enrolled with AGPT, their demographics, and other information
  • Registrar Training - what registrars are doing and where they are doing it
  • Facilities - accredited training facilities, list of trained registrars
  • Trainers - accredited supervisors, list of registrars they have trained
  • Assessment - exam and assessment results

Dynamic interactive maps reflect the current dashboard data view for particular areas of interest. For example, users with an interest in registrars can click on the map report page and open a map of Australia showing the RTP boundaries colour-coded according to the number of Registrars currently in that RTP. The locations of utilised facilities are indicated by coloured rectangles, which can be themed or color-coded according to the type of facility, the number of registrars at the facility or the facility’s remoteness.


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