The CAT4 dashboard provides a central screen to launch different new CAT4 modules, access aggregated data via PAT CAT (if participating), remote support and other functions to be explained in this guide.

The dashboard also provides access to the MyCAT Wizard, which allows the creation of custom views. This new user interface element will improve performance and help users to focus on reports relevant to their role and clinical interests. For full details on the MyCAT Wizard please see here: CAT4 My CAT Wizard Quick Reference Guide


On startup CAT4 will display the logon screen which now has a direct link to our remote support software – there are no other changes to the previous version:



Once logged on successfully, the dashboard will be displayed. The screenshot below shows the dashboard in full, the individual elements will be explained in this guide.



All icons on the screen above are click-able and will load the described views/functions. The links on the right side will open your default browser to display the contents described in the link, such as CAT recipes, user documentation and so on. Starting on the left this guide will describe all available action on the dashboard screen.


CAT4 Dashboard Views


CAT4 offers a new way of accessing reports. We have grouped the available reports under a number of categories to make the information more accessible and improve performance. There are a number of new reports available, these will be detailed in the CAT4 user guide. New reports are marked with an * in this guide.
Once a custom view is loaded, the dashboard can be displayed again from the icon on top of CAT4:



CAT4 – Full View


The icon on the top left of the screen will load the full suite of reports in CAT4 – no customisation is applied and users can view all available reports and modules as in previous versions of CAT.



CAT4 – Daily View


The CAT4 daily view icon will display a reduced number of most frequently used reports to assist with managing your patient registers, risks and care plans.



The reports available in this view are:


  • Demographics
  • Ethnicity
  • Data Quality
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Measures
    • BMI
    • Waist
    • BP
    • Spirometry
    • Physical Activity
  • Pathology
    • Lipids
    • eGFR
    • ACR
    • Microalbumin
    • HbA1c
    • FBG
    • RGB
    • INR
    • Creatinine Serum
  • Disease
  • Comorbidities
  • Screening
    • Cervical Screening
    • Pap Smear
    • Mammogram
    • FOBT
  • Medications
  • Immunisations
    • Influenza
    • Adult
  • Summary Report Card
  • MBS Eligibility
    • Health Assement
    • Diabetes SIP
    • GPMP/TCA
  • Sexual Health
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Syphilis
    • Hep B
    • Hep C
    • HIV
  • Digital Health
    • My Health Record Status




CAT4 – CDM View


The CDM View shows reports related to the management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease.



The reports available in this view are:


  • Co-morbidities*
  • Diabetes
    • Diabetes SIP items
    • Indicated Diabetes with no diagnosis
  • CVD Event Risk
  • CKD
    • CKD at Risk
    • CKD Management
    • Indicated CKD with no diagnosis
  • MBS items



CAT4 – Cleansing View


The Cleansing View will be familiar to those users who have had access to our Cleansing Module – this has now been integrated into CAT4.



The reports available in this view are:


  • Missing Demographics
  • Missing Clinical/Accreditation Items
  • Indicated CKD with no diagnosis
  • Indicated Diabetes with no diagnosis
  • Indicated Mental Health with no diagnosis
  • Indicated COPD with no diagnosis
  • Medication Review (for diabetes)


CAT4 – My CAT Wizard



The My CAT Wizard is a new approach to allow users to create their own custom views in CAT4. This will provide only relevant reports and improves performance as it avoids unnecessary reports from being loaded. The details on how to create custom views is available in the My CAT Wizard Quick Reference Guide on
help.pencs.com.au/cat.htm


CAT4 – I-qi View


The Indigenous Quality Improvement Program view contains a number of relevant existing and new reports designed for anyone providing care for indigenous patients.

The reports available in this view are:


  • Ethnicity
  • Measures
    • BMI
    • Waist
    • BP
    • Spirometry
    • Physical Activity
  • Pathology
    • Lipids
    • eGFR
    • ACR
    • Microalbumin
    • HbA1c
    • FBG
    • RGB
    • INR
    • Creatinine Serum
  • Screening
    • Pap Smear
    • Mammogram
    • FOBT
  • Quality Improvement Reports
    • QAIHC
    • Health For Life
    • National KPI
    • OSR
  • Immunisations
    • Influenza
    • Adult
    • Adolescent
    • Child
    • Reports
  • Sexual Health
    • Chlamydia
    • Gonorrhoea
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Positive STI follow up
    • Testing Patterns
    • Syphilis
    • HepB
    • HepC
    • HIV
    • STI Screening Report
  • Maternal Health Care
    • Baby Birth Weight
    • Antenatal Visits




CAT4 – Registrar View


CAT4 Registrar View provides reports for clinics with registrar placements. These reports can be filter by visit date and different providers to give relevant information about the patients that have been seen by a particular provider, normally the registrar. However these reports and filters can also be used for other searches in CAT4.



  • Age Gender Visit Count
  • Disease Visit Count
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Measures


CAT4– PHN PAT


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CAT– Programs



This link will give access to research programs or other specific functions of CAT4 for registered participants only. If you are participating in a relevant program the icon will be active and clicking on it will launch CAT4 with the related report(s) open.




On the right side of the dashboard are a number of links to online resources.




  • On the top the first link called ‘Remote Support’ will open your browser on our remote support tool – please enter the code provided by our support staff to allow remote access to your machine
  • The ‘Account Options’ link gives you access to your account details to update contact information or change your password
  • The ‘Close’ link will close the dashboard and display the full CAT4 screen
  • The ‘Useful Links’ will open your browser to display the respective online resource
  • Under the ‘Need Support’ heading you find our helpdesk number and you can click on the email link to open your default email program and send an email to our support team