Lack of suitable IT system delays implementation of HPV test in NZ

The lack of a suitable IT system means New Zealand will delay the full implementation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) test for cervical cancer screening until at least 2021, the Ministry of Health says.

The change from liquid-based cytology screening to the HPV test was announced in 2016 but like the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, the new program has been beset by IT issues.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: National Bowel Screening Program NZ, National Screening Solution

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