- Screening Matters Newsletter
The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Collaboration achieving results for Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme
- BreastScreen Aotearoa now fully digital
- Book-your-own online appointment system proving popular with colposcopy patients
- Language Line interpreter service helping with informed consent
- Management of women who have had a smear or colposcopy and treatment overseas
- HPV immunisation history: why is this important?
- Updated National Policy and Quality Standards for BreastScreen Aotearoa available
- NCSP Register Central Team update
NCSP Register Central Team update
Electronic colposcopy project making great progress
Five district health boards (DHBs) and one private colposcopy clinic are now live and sending colposcopy data electronically to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) Register. The changes required to record data for the new Colposcopy Standards in both the NCSP Register and Gynae Plus are well underway and testing is scheduled to be undertaken between the two systems within the next couple of months.
Proposal to extend secure file transfer service
A Secure File Transfer (SFTP) function is currently used between the Ministry and RCT for the secure transfer of large files of sensitive data. The Ministry of Health is proposing extending access via the FileZilla client between DHBs, colposcopy clinics, Regional Services and the Register Central team. This initiative will mean the Register Central Team can request and receive missing or corrected data from colposcopy clinics with increased security and efficiency. This will be a vast improvement on the current method of faxing information. Benefits will also be seen with the delivery of data requests via Filezilla versus password protected CDs.
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