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E-Health Challenge in Pathology
Jenny Sikorski
Chief Executive Officer
NCOPP
25 March 2014
Know Pathology Know Healthcare
Australian Pathology
50 million MBS pathology tests in last 12 months
100% Cancer
Diagnoses
70% Clinical
Diagnoses
3% Over...
Pathology is an
essential
clinical
information
service
• NCOPP provides representation,
advocacy & support
• State Government owned &
operated pathology services
• 20 members na...
eHealth & the PCEHR
What eHealth means to Pathology
• Information shared electronically in a timely & secure manner across different geographi...
State IT Challenges
LIS
Legacy
Systems Limited
Market
Support
Integration
Issues
Lack of
Interfacing
New
Hospitals
E -
Req...
PCEHR
Clinical
Workflow
C
o
m
m
u
n
i
c
a
t
i
o
n
Privacy
Standards
National Pathology Accreditation
Advisory Council (NPAAC)
Key ConcernSource: Urbis, Survey of Pathology Workforce, March 2011
Workforce
Source: Medical Laboratory Scientist 2006 Censes (ANZSCO Code 2346) Health Workforce Australia
Skills Mix: Medical Scienti...
Rationalisation of resources
Functional restructures (sub-specialty) & skill mix
Lack of career pathway
Insufficient incen...
www.knowpathology.com.au
E-Health Challenge in Pathology
Jenny Sikorski
Chief Executive Officer
NCOPP
Thank you
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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 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. 1. E-Health Challenge in Pathology Jenny Sikorski Chief Executive Officer NCOPP 25 March 2014
  2. 2. Know Pathology Know Healthcare
  3. 3. Australian Pathology 50 million MBS pathology tests in last 12 months 100% Cancer Diagnoses 70% Clinical Diagnoses 3% Overall Heath Budget
  4. 4. Pathology is an essential clinical information service
  5. 5. • NCOPP provides representation, advocacy & support • State Government owned & operated pathology services • 20 members nationally NCOPP
  6. 6. eHealth & the PCEHR
  7. 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. 8. State IT Challenges LIS Legacy Systems Limited Market Support Integration Issues Lack of Interfacing New Hospitals E - Requesting E - Reporting Implement ation
  9. 9. PCEHR Clinical Workflow
  10. 10. C o m m u n i c a t i o n
  11. 11. Privacy
  12. 12. Standards National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC)
  13. 13. Key ConcernSource: Urbis, Survey of Pathology Workforce, March 2011 Workforce
  14. 14. Source: Medical Laboratory Scientist 2006 Censes (ANZSCO Code 2346) Health Workforce Australia Skills Mix: Medical Scientists
  15. 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. 16. www.knowpathology.com.au
  17. 17. E-Health Challenge in Pathology Jenny Sikorski Chief Executive Officer NCOPP Thank you
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