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Jenny Sikorski, CEO, National Coalition of Public Pathology (NCOPP) delivered this presentation at the 15th Annual Health Congress 2014. This event brings together thought leaders and leading …

Jenny Sikorski, CEO, National Coalition of Public Pathology (NCOPP) delivered this presentation at the 15th Annual Health Congress 2014. This event brings together thought leaders and leading practitioners from across the Australian health system to consider the challenges, implications and future directions for health reform.

For more information, please visit http://www.informa.com.au/annualhealthcongress14

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  • 1. E-Health Challenge in Pathology Jenny Sikorski Chief Executive Officer NCOPP 25 March 2014
  • 2. Know Pathology Know Healthcare
  • 3. Australian Pathology 50 million MBS pathology tests in last 12 months 100% Cancer Diagnoses 70% Clinical Diagnoses 3% Overall Heath Budget
  • 4. Pathology is an essential clinical information service
  • 5. • NCOPP provides representation, advocacy & support • State Government owned & operated pathology services • 20 members nationally NCOPP
  • 6. eHealth & the PCEHR
  • 7. What eHealth means to Pathology • Information shared electronically in a timely & secure manner across different geographic locations & different parts of the health sector • Pathologists & medical scientists can be connected & recognised an essential player in a multidisciplinary health care team • E-requests reduce errors & simply specimen collection processes • Reduces duplication • E-reporting minimises input time & errors • Access to clinical knowledge & evidence Improved diagnoses & patient management
  • 8. State IT Challenges LIS Legacy Systems Limited Market Support Integration Issues Lack of Interfacing New Hospitals E - Requesting E - Reporting Implement ation
  • 9. PCEHR Clinical Workflow
  • 10. C o m m u n i c a t i o n
  • 11. Privacy
  • 12. Standards National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC)
  • 13. Key ConcernSource: Urbis, Survey of Pathology Workforce, March 2011 Workforce
  • 14. Source: Medical Laboratory Scientist 2006 Censes (ANZSCO Code 2346) Health Workforce Australia Skills Mix: Medical Scientists
  • 15. Rationalisation of resources Functional restructures (sub-specialty) & skill mix Lack of career pathway Insufficient incentives to extend qualifications Low level of recognition & remuneration Increase in laboratory workload & rostering Consolidation & technology Workforce Challenges
  • 16. www.knowpathology.com.au
  • 17. E-Health Challenge in Pathology Jenny Sikorski Chief Executive Officer NCOPP Thank you