SCARD Systems

SCARD Systems


The Skin Cancer Audit & Research Database (SCARD) Surgical Audit Project is a surgical log designed for doctors who treat skin malignancies. It has been designed to facilitate the easy recording of useful data at the time of treatment so that the treatment of skin cancers can be tracked.

The SCARD system is used typically those in primary care roles that are working with skin cancer; such as doctors, nurses, pathologists, dermatologists, and plastic surgeons. As well as the tracking of specimens this project also facilitates the generation of a confidential report on your computer. You are able to obtain a breakdown of your specimen management details including a breakdown by diagnosis, the number of new lesions sampled to exclude melanoma to find one melanoma, the percentage of new lesions treated to exclude non-melanoma skin cancer which are malignant, your diagnostic accuracy, the percentage of definitive managements which achieve adequate margins and other relevant details. This project also gives you the opportunity to upload de-identified data to our website so that we can produce a report using pooled results. This report is then made available to you on our website for the purpose of comparison to your own confidential report generated on your own computer. Participation in the pooled results is optional for all users.

The Skin Cancer Audit and Research Database (SCARD) is managed by SCARD Systems Pty Ltd and is provided free-of-charge for all users. SCARD Systems Pty Ltd is the legal entity that owns and operates the SCARD platform & acts as custodians for the pooled data.

SCARD was originally written as a downloadable program for Windows PCs. With approval from the RACGP in 2008, SCARD platform published a cloud-based version, becoming one of the first medical system in Australia approved for online record storage. The downloadable version is no longer under development.

The SCARD program is an approved clinical auditing platform for the RACGP & ACRRM over the 3-year assessment period. Please see our Programs page for more information on the auditing requirements for audit point programs.




Years Online


SCARD for Life – Skin cancer management software for doctors.

SCARD is a surgical log designed for doctors and health professionals who treat skin malignancies in primary care. SCARD also allows you to obtain a breakdown of your specimen management details.


2017 – 2019 Triennium

The SCARD surgical audit is a tool which tracks the diagnostic and therapeutic process in real-time to optimise patient safety as well as providing feedback-on-demand with respect to the practitioner.

SCARD is designed to facilitate self-auditing by skin cancer practitioners working in primary care.

By undertaking self-auditing and performing analysis with the SCARD Data Pool, practitioners demonstrate their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and ongoing education.




Participation in the SCARD Surgical Audit CPD Program is recognized by the following colleges and completion of the CPD Program earns credits/points for the respective college.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

SCARD is approved activity service provider for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development (QI&CPD) Program.

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program
40 Category 1 points, Quality Improvement – (Activity: 95073)
2017-2019 Triennium

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

SCARD Systems is a registered Education Provider with the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and SCARD is a registered Clinical Audit for the 2017-2017 triennium.

Participants of the SCARD Surgical Audit who complete the CPD program are eligible for 30 Professional Development Program (PDP) points & 30 Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) points.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP)

SCARD is Approved Practice/Primary Health Organisation audit for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Maintenance of Professional Standards (MOPS) & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Participants of the SCARD Surgical Audit who complete the CPD program are eligible to claim for two audit cycles with 10 CPD/MOPS credits for each audit cycle; a total 20 CPD/MOPS credits for the triennium.

MMed(Skin Cancer) – University of Queensland School of Medicine

Students undergoing the MMED(Skin Cancer) with the University of Queensland School of Medicine are able to use SCARD as part of their auditing requirements.