Midland Endoscopy Reporting System - Development of a Business case

The Midland Bowel Cancer Work Group has prioritised the need to improve patient care through early diagnosis of bowel cancer. Representatives from all the relevant DHBs (Waikato, BOP, Lakes, Tairawhiti and Taranaki DHBs) agreed to proceed with a regional business case for an endoscopy reporting system (ERS) to support the reporting of endoscopy and colonoscopy investigations.

An ERS is an essential requirement for a modern endoscopy service and will support the ability to report the proposed colonoscopy waiting time indicator due to be measured from 2012/13, the Global Rating Scale (GRS) and the possible bowel screening program.

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