PITUS-15-16 Project

The Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS 15-16) Project continued the standardisation of pathology requesting and reporting. This project was fully funded by the Department of Health.

Project activities were completed by the PITUS-15-16 Steering Committee and 6 working groups:

  1. Standards development and publishing for safe electronic publishing of standards, models and terminology with Australian Digital Health Agency and HL7 Australia.
  2. Safety in pathology reporting to ensure all critical information required in a report is transmitted safely.
  3. Request and report terminology to streamline the use of pathology requesting and reporting terminology.
  4. Request modelling to improve requesting of genetic tests.
  5. Report modelling for safe atomic reporting to registries.
  6. Informatics quality assurance to develop a quality assurance protocol that can be used by accrediting bodies to assist with compliance.

Status: Completed (April 2017).

The Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS 15-16) project team would like to thank the 70 pathologists, GPs, other clinicians, scientists and informaticians who contributed to the PITUS-15-16 Project and were responsible for its body of work.

Standardised Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) Guidelines
The RCPA Board of Directors have officially endorsed the Standardised Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) Guidelines and the associated RCPA SPIA terminology reference sets, following internal and public review and endorsement by all main stakeholders.

To download the SPIA Guidelines and associated terminology reference sets, visit the Downloads page.

Australian Pathology Messaging - Localisation of HL7 Version 2.4
The PITUS 15-16 Project collaborated with HL7 Australia to develop the Australian Pathology Messaging - Localisation of HL7 v2.4. Release 1 was a localisation of the HL7 International messaging standards, which provides the required information for implementers of electronic pathology messaging in one document.

Poster at Pathology Update 2016
A poster was submitted to the Roche Scientific Poster Display at Pathology Update 2016: Informatics standards for better safer pathology reporting and requesting

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