Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP) Endorsed Reports

These reports are from completed projects that were funded by the Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP). The reports have been endorsed by the Quality Use of Pathology Committee (QUPC).

Page last updated: 09 August 2017

2017 Reports

Pathology Information, Terminology and Units Standardisation project (PITUS 15-16)
Refer to the website: The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Transforming Lab Tests Online au Australia’s public portal to pathology
Refer to the website: Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (aacb)

Examination of variation in hospital pathology investigations by Diagnosis – Related Groups and associations with outcomes and costs
Refer to the website: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Development of Predictive Metrics that Allow Early Detection of Poor Laboratory Performance Via Machine-Learning Algorithms to Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Health Resource - Pilot Study and Systematic Review
Refer to the website: National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, ANU

2016 Reports

Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer 2015-16
Refer to the website: The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Enhancing the quality of pathology test requesting and test result management in Australian general practice
Refer to the website: Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University.

Common Sense Pathology - Final Report - April 1 2016
Refer to the website: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Key Incident Monitoring & Management Systems (KIMMS)

Refer to the website: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program

Novel quantitative methods that enhance clinical decision support based on routine pathology testing
Refer to the website: Bond University

Improving the Quality of Molecular Genetics Testing and Reporting
Refer to the website: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs

2015 Reports

Internal Quality Assurance in Morphological and Interpretative Disciplines Project – Part B
Refer to the website: Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Further Development of the Australia Point of Care Practitioner Network for Point of Care Testing for International Normalised Ratio (INR)
Refer to the website: Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists

Internal Quality Assurance in Morphological and Interpretative Pathology Disciplines
Refer to the website: The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Upgrading and Maintenance of the Manual of Use and Interpretation of Pathology Tests (RCPA Manual)
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Lab Tests Online Australasia (LTOau) – Stage Two
Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists

Harmonisation of Adult and Paediatric Reference Intervals for General Chemistry Analytes across Australian Pathology Laboratories
Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists

Development of Standards for Accreditation of DNA Sequence Variation Databases
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Training and Competency Assessment Program
Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs

2013 Reports

MAWSON Project: An Online Genetic Data Repository
University of South Australia.

Best Practice Pathology Collection project
Human Capital Alliance (International) Pty. Ltd.

Automatic Population of Synoptic Reports from Narrative Pathology Reports
University of Sydney

2012 Reports

Benefits and Risks of Pathology Testing for Consumers
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Effective Communication of Pathology Results to Requesting Practitioners and Consumers
University of Melbourne in collaboration with Dianella Community Health Inc and The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Integrated Analysis of Quality Use of Pathology Program (QUPP) Project Final Reports
Cognitis Pty Ltd

The Impact of the Implementation of Electronic Ordering on Hospital Pathology Services
University of New South Wales

Lab Tests Online (Australasia)
Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists

Promoting and Expanding the Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

iNvestigate: Online Patient Simulations
University of New South Wales

Review of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines for Point-of-Care Testing (PoCT)
Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia Quality Assurance Programs

The Role of External Quality Assurance in Identifying Poor Laboratory Performance
Royal College of Pathologist of Australasia (RCPA) Quality Assurance Programs

The Pathology Units and Terminology Standardisation Project
The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

Encouraging Quality Pathology Ordering in Australia’s Public Hospital
National Coalition of Public Pathology