The governance model for this project provides a structure through the provision of professional knowledge and advice. The key roles:
There are 6 working groups:
Standards development and publishing (wg1)
Safety in pathology reporting (wg2)
Request and report terminology (wg3)
Request modelling (wg4)
Report modelling (wg5)
Informatics quality assurance (wg6)
The key stakeholders for the PITUS-15-16 Project are:
Pathology Profession - The pathology profession is represented through the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and the other members of the Pathology Associations Council (PAC) www.pathology.med.pro. The profession will define and endorse the implementation of this project.
NEHTA NCTIS - The National Clinical Terminology and Information Service (NCTIS) within the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) is responsible for managing, developing and distributing SNOMED CT in Australia.
HL7 Australia - provides the main link to HL7 standards development.
Customers - The customers include healthcare consumers eg Clinicians and associated healthcare providers; Researchers; Health software developers and knowledge resource, developers; Local Terminology & Information Integrators and Clinical Terminology & Information Users.
Funding - The project has received funding from the Australian Department of Health (DoH).
- PAC Members, besides the RCPA, collaborating in the project include:
The Australian & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion;
Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists;
Australian Association of Pathology Practices;
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists;
Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy;
Australian Society of Cytology;
Endocrine Society of Australia;
Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand;
Health Informatics Society of Australia;
Human Genetics Society of Australasia;
International Academy of Pathology Limited and the National Coalition of Public Pathology.
- Health Informatics and industry associations are represented by: HL7 Australia; IHTSDO representatives; NEHTA; HISA, HIMAA, MSIA, AIIA and others.
- Government agencies and authorities; ACSQHC, AIHW, Cancer Australia, Health Departments, Registries.