HL7 delivers healthcare interoperability standards

Screening Programme automates reporting

19 May 2008

HL7v3 messaging is being used by a National Project to collect Retinal Screening reports for measuring performance and review risks, service delivery and further improvement , as reported in eHealth Insider this week. This is one of the strands of HL7v3-based interoperability work being done by the English National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy (ENSPDR).


eHealth Insider Article: 13 May 2008

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"The English National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy (ENSPDR), run by the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is to go live later this year with a new reporting application called EARS, built by Quicksilva Software Solutions.
EARS will streamline the diabetic retinopathy screening programme's reporting process for Local Screening Programmes (LSPs) across England.
Currently, around 100 LSPs submit annual reports to the ENSPDR to help provide indicators of performance and review risks, service delivery and further improvement.
EARS will automate the reporting process allowing LSPs to submit their report in one of two ways via a web interface or by uploading an HL7v3 message with the support of the screening software providers."

[Source: eHealth Insider (13 May 2008)]

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