Upgrade of colposcopy software on track

The software upgrade will have important benefits for the NCSP, DHBs and women.
The National Screening Unit (NSU) and the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) Register team have been working with colposcopy software provider Solutions Plus to fix a number of known software and processing issues.

The project team is working with 17 district health boards (DHBs) which use Solutions Plus Gynaecology Plus products to manage their colposcopy information.  It is helping them upgrade their current software to v6.18 and to introduce electronic messaging.

This will have several important benefits for the NCSP, DHBs and participating women:

  • less duplication of data entries and fewer errors
  • easier, safer and timely monitoring to support the Colposcopy Quality Improvement Programme for colposcopists
  • better colposcopy data for monitoring the safety of women participating in cervical screening.

The project team has extensively tested electronic messaging to make sure the data being sent to the NCSP register is correct and meets clinical and NCSP register requirements.

The upgraded version of Gynaecology Plus software has been successfully piloted at Dunedin Hospital and the project is now rolling out the software to the other 16 DHBs.  This is due to be completed by the end of this year.

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Page last updated: 30 April 2013