HL7 Australia releases localised standard for pathology messaging

The Australian affiliate of HL7 International has released a localised version of the HL7 version 2.4 standard for pathology messaging, which includes the work on units of measurement and terminology undertaken by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia's PITUS project.

It also includes the use of individual healthcare (IHI) and organisational and practitioner identifiers, which will be necessary when connecting systems to the My Health Record.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: My Health Record, HL7, RCPA


0 # Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology 2017-05-31 08:20
The irony of this article is the microscope pictured. Almost all microscopy in pathology is not stored electronically. Most microscopic test records are stored in the form of glass slides and are kept for varying periods from 1 week to many years. In fact fluorescence microscopy assays literally fade before your eyes as a slide is being read despite the use of anti-fading agents. So in the pathology setting, we are on the fringe of a brave new world as high speed micrsoscope scanning, IT, image analysis algorithms and decision support coalesce into a field. We will provide more images in pathology records with time, however not sure if this will be more marketing and feel good because of file size and resolution limitations. Watch this space.
Peter Hobson

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