E-colposcopy now live in seven DHBs

Electronic reporting to the NCSP-Register has significant benefits.
Electronic reporting to the NCSP-Register has significant benefits.
The Register Central team (RCT), Solutions Plus and the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) have been busy over the last few months working on the implementation of the e-colposcopy project.

This will see district health board (DHB) colposcopy clinics sending 2013 Colposcopy Standards data electronically to the NCSP-Register via Connected Health. Seven DHB colposcopy clinics are currently live and reporting 2013 colposcopy standards data.

New NCSP Manager Helen Colebrook says better data for colposcopy should lead to better health outcomes for New Zealand women.

‘Already there has been a vast improvement in the timeliness and accuracy of data sent to the NCSP-Register, which translates to improved monitoring and reporting for the NCSP.’  

Ms Colebrook says electronic reporting to the NCSP-Register has significant benefits for DHBs as well. ‘Once all 20 DHBs are live, they will be able to directly access a full screening history for women enrolled in the NCSP who are scheduled for an appointment.

‘DHBs that weren’t previously using e-reporting to send data to the Register have been able to move away from the extra work needed for manual data collection.’

She says testing of the solution takes considerable time and effort from DHBs, and the RCT is working with DHB clinical and technical staff to refine the process and ensure the most efficient path is undertaken.

Seven further DHB colposcopy services are scheduled to test and go live between now and September, with the remaining six services due to go live by 1 December 2015.

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Page last updated: 30 June 2015