PITUS-18-20 Project

Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation (PITUS-18-20) Project continues the standardisation of pathology requesting and reporting. The Project is fully funded by the Department of Health.

The PITUS-18-20 Steering Committee has co-ordinated the Project. All key stakeholders were represented on the Steering committee.

The Project activities have been split across five working groups:

  1. Evaluation and Promotion will educate and promote SPIA uptake and audit SPIA conformance in pathology reports
  2. Terminology Development will maintain and expand pathology terminology reference sets the with Australian Digital Health Agency and HL7 Australia and provide advice to the National Clinical Terminology Service (NCTS) on pathology reference sets
  3. Systems Design and Compliance will specify systems for maintenance and publication of SPIA artefacts by NCTS, develop FHIR extensions to record terminology related knowledge from SPIA, and devise a system for linkage of terminology to knowledge in Manual and Labtests On-line
  4. SPRC Infostructure and Conformance will develop a model and terminology for four protocols and undertake Informatics External Quality Assurance (IEQA) trial for one protocol
  5. Report Standardisation will develop policy for results flagging and for the grouping of tests in pathology reports.

Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA)
The RCPA Board of Directors have officially endorsed the Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) and associated information models and terminology reference sets, following internal and public review and endorsement from all of the main stakeholders.

To download the Standards for Pathology Informatics in Australia (SPIA) v3.0 and associated information models and terminology reference sets go to 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.

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09-Oct-2019
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