As public healthcare moves towards increasing transparency and accountability, PPM is the essential toolset for measuring, reporting and comparing efficiencies in health service delivery.

In Australia where the public health system uses activity based funding, PPM is the most popular system in public hospitals and state health departments.

National Health Requirements

  • Cost all encounter types
    PPM costs the delivery of all types of health service encounters — including Inpatients, Outpatients, Emergency, and SNAP (Sub-Acute & Non-Acute Patient).

  • Australia, UK, Ireland
    Meets all the requirements of many national health schemes including
    Payment by Results in the UK, Activity Based Funding in Australia, and Money Follows the Patient in Ireland.


  • Measure costs
    PPM calculates the cost of delivery for each patient encounter. By monitoring their performance, hospitals can target improvements where they can make the most difference.
    In Australia where Activity Based Funding is in operation, hospitals compare their costs against the funding to measure their gains and losses, as well as compare their performance against the national benchmark.

  • Report more often
    With increased transparency and accountability, more frequent reporting is required.

  • Perform more analysis
    With our streamlined powerful processing, you spend less time processing and more time doing analysis which leads to improved hospital efficiency. Hospitals can report more frequently than ever for faster feedback, eg quarterly, monthly or weekly.

  • Electronic updates
    The system provides automatic notification of software updates, giving hospitals access to newly available features and functions.

  • Open access for add-ons
    The published database schema allows open access to custom reporting & analysis using either the native Query Runner analysis tool or any preferred external tool.

  • Access to reports
    Provides reporting in many ways — including standard reports, emailed reports, custom reports, OLAP reports — so that more people are kept informed of hospital performance.

  • Align KPIs to strategic framework
    Set up KPI reports that are aligned to your strategic framework, to monitor performance and ensure that the organisation is achieving its goals. Use our digital dashboard to visually monitor your strategic KPIs.

State & National Costing Study Submissions

  • Customise setup for each study
    Setup the Reporting Framework for any costing study to automate the additional processing required to convert costing data into a submission-ready file.

  • Automated processing
    Once the initial setup is complete, processing is as simple as running each step to manipulate the data into the required quality and format. This is a simple and powerful alternative to manual processing, and is especially appropriate given the immense volumes of data involved.

  • Costing Studies
    • District Network Return Expense Report state costing study in New South Wales
    • Victorian Cost Data Collection state costing study in Victoria
    • State costing studies for South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Territory
    • Health Roundtable Report commonwealth costing study for Australia & New Zealand.

Funding Revenue

  • Public Patients
    Government funding schemes can be modelled to automatically calculate the public funding expected for each encounter, eg for Australia's Activity Based Funding and grants. Compare the funding to costs to identify gains and losses.

  • Private Patients
    Hospital agreements with each private health fund can be modelled to automatically calculate the hospital's private patient revenue.

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