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The National Screening Unit newsletter
In this issue:
- Screening takes “centre stage” at Te Matatini Festival
- Update on cervical screening programme improvements
- Latest news from bowel screening programme
- Breast screening media campaign gets a re-screen!
- BreastScreen Auckland’s new centre puts consumer needs first
- NZ Obstetric Ultrasound Guidelines – Have your say
- NZ newborn hearing screening celebrates 15 years
Latest news from bowel screening programme
Lakes has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the country. Over the next two years around 17,000 eligible residents aged 60 to 74 will be invited to complete a screening test. To find out more, read: Ministry welcomes Lakes DHB to the National Bowel Screening Programme
The other big news on the bowel screening programme is that the development of the new IT system is underway.
Deloitte is partnering with the Ministry of Health to build the National Screening Solution (NSS) that will support bowel screening and potentially other screening programmes in the future.
The NSS has been designed to manage the participant’s journey through the screening process by ensuring the secure and effective flow of information between the parties involved. This requires it to exchange information with a number of systems both within the Ministry, such as the National Health Index (NHI) and third parties like LabPlus, who analyse the participant’s initial screening test.
One of the reasons the NSS is required to complete the roll out is because the interim IT solution currently being used, is unable to expand to support the national population of eligible screening participants.
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