HISO is supporting Te Aho o Te Kahu’s development of data standards for structured pathology reports.


CanShare is the overarching approach by Te Aho o Te Kahu to improve the completeness, accuracy, timeliness and shareability of cancer data and information where the patient/whānau is at the centre.


A key component of CanShare is achieving national consistency in structured pathology reporting. A project has been established to work in partnership to develop and implement clinically relevant pathology data specifications that aid clinical decision-making processes and equity focused improvements efforts.


Up to 50 structured pathology data standards will be developed by December 2022. A streamlined standards approval process has been agreed upon between HISO and Te Aho o Te Kahu. See Downloads for more details of the agreed approach and a copy of the slides presented to HISO.


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