Map of Medicine clinical pathways tool withdrawn from sale

The UK-based developers of the Map of Medicine clinical pathways tool have decided to withdraw it from the market, with its referrals and sidebar tools withdrawn from sale on March 31 and its overall pathways map to cease on June 30.

Map of Medicine was originally developed in 2001 by University College London and the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust to outline clinical pathways and improve the quality of referrals. It was integrated into UK GP practice management systems Emis and TPP, and was also used in New Zealand and to a lesser extent Australia.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Map of Medicine


# Andrew Howard 2018-06-07 14:32
Kate, Is there any more information on why this platform was unsuccessful and the impacts on the current implementations in Queensland? Automated pathway support have been a 'dream' of the clinical community for some time. To see a vendor that was leading in this area close down is a real worry. Are the CDHB Health pathways set to fill the gap with an automated platform similar to MoM?
# Kate McDonald 2018-06-07 14:38
I'll look into this for you, Andrew. There's not a huge amount of information but my understanding is it was mainly a problem with the financial viability of the company in the UK.

I think the Queensland users have swapped over now but some DHBs in the central region in New Zealand were caught unawares, so I'll follow it up with them and let you know.
# Rob Wilks 2018-06-08 09:26
I was a local editor of the pathways in New Zealand a few years ago, and as a GP I thought they were too cumbersome and didn’t really think they would last if there were any competition...

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