Standardised Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA)
A new edition of the SPIA Guidelines is now available for SPIA implementers i.e. pathologists, scientists, health informaticians and software vendors. The guidelines contained in SPIA Version 4.0 have been condensed and also include reference to some of the PITUS 18-20 Project outcomes with URL links to: RCPA SPIA Exemplar Reports, SPIA Rendered Report Compliance Checklists, Best Practice Guidelines and the NCTS Tool Development Requirements.
To download SPIA V4.0, click here or visit the Downloads page.
Australian Pathology Messaging - Localisation of HL7 Version 2.4
The PITUS 15-16 Project collaborated with HL7 Australia to developed the Australian Pathology Messaging - Localisation of HL7 v2.4, Release 1 was a localisation of the HL7 International messaging standards, which will provide the required information for implementers of electronic pathology messaging in one document.
The Australian Digital Health Agency has published a draft release of the Diagnostic Report FHIR Implementation Guide 1.0.0 now available for stakeholder engagement and review.
The NCTS Tool Development Requirements have been developed to assist laboratory software vendors, implementers and FHIR subject matter experts to author, maintain and validate the RCPA SPIA information models and terminology reference sets in one central location without error. They are intended to improve the efficiency, quality and integrity of RCPA SPIA terminology and related artefacts and to support laboratory accreditation processes.