MKM Health extracts first to achieve New Zealand’s Ministry of Health approval of extract compliance for National Collection

The National Patient Flow Collection (NPF) is a new and important Ministry of Health (MoH) National Collection developed over three phased releases. The NPF will capture and report data on patients’ journeys and outcomes within and between District Health Boards (DHBs).

 

Phase one of the National Collection gathers data from DHBs on Referrals and subsequent health events for first specialist assessments in a relatively limited range of health specialties. Phases two and three are more ambitious both in the range of health specialties and in the data and events reported.

MKM Health’s NPF extract is a new part of the integrated extracts application that includes the other core National Collections and is being expanded to encompass other DHB statutory reporting functions. The integrated extracts platform is a ground-up redesign of several pre-existing extract applications to update, streamline and future-proof them as a product set. The modular architecture of the integrated platform allowed us to rapidly build and deploy the NPF extract as an integral function of the product.

It is the MoH’s vision that the NPF Collection will ultimately supersede other aging and already existing National Collections. The aim is to offer a coherent view across what are currently disjointed record sets. The architecture of MKM Health’s NFP extract has been designed to provide the facility to create a “complete” view of records across extracts, enabled by the single consistent underlying database and standardised user interfaces.

MKM Health is proud to be the first organisation to achieve New Zealand’s Ministry of Health approval of extract compliance for National Collection with West Coast DHB in this first phase.