Pathnexus is a Lab Data Harmonisation Platform to create and maintain standards-based catalogues for test requests and results. It also provides the option to create new local terms/codes based on standards terms if needed.
Pathnexus is designed to map existing local test request and result codes with standards like SNOMED CT, LOINC, UTL where they exist.
Increase interoperability and enhance lab data quality across your labs and referral network using standards.
If no appropriate tests exist in the standards, Pathnexus also enables the creation of standards conformant local codes on demand!
Termlex worked closely with NHS Digital on the design of the future pathology standards – covering the terminology (Unified Test List – UTL), messaging (FHIR) and Units of Measure (UCUM) standards.
We used this experience in designing Pathnexus, making standardising your local test codes and migrating from legacy standards to the UTL easier. You can reuse any mappings you might have to the PBCL. Use Pathnexus to establish governance processes for any lab data harmonisation (consolidation) work you might be undertaking!
Keeping your test catalogues up to date across different systems or new versions of SNOMED CT and LOINC can be a burden. Use the AI enabled smart suggest feature in Pathnexus to reduce mapping and maintenance burden!
Pathnexus allows for mappings to be reviewed and semi-automatically updated (with validation). This reduces time you spend keeping your test lists updated when new tests are introduced.
The Master List feature in Pathnexus enables users to easily access the consolidated test catalogue in a single place. You can view all tests offered across different labs or sites in your network!
Any newly created tests or updated tests list will automtically show up in your master list!
The Master List and Collaborative Review functionality of Pathnexus allows you to easily establish governance process to control changes to your test catalogue.
Add the Master Map function to review which downstream ordercomms systems or middleware are using your test codes. Combine all the 3 features to establish governance across your organisation or network!
Got some burning questions? Read through these FAQs to see if they answer your questions.
In theory, yes any user can create local codes, but in practice the system aims to improve quality by doing a few things:
Pathnexus is designed to prevent users from creating duplicate concepts, by showing what concepts already exist in the shared instance thus, promoting reuse and consistency.
If instance is not shared, then yes it is possible a user in London might create a duplicate of something that a user in Leeds creates. But our platform relies on our harmonised ontology (and SNOMED CT principles) to resolve duplicates automatically when they are aligned
This way we take the pain out of dealing with duplicates even if they exist, allowing two hospitals/trusts to identify the same `lab tests`
Pathnexus is designed to enable collaborative creation and sharing of existing content.
Pathnexus enables this in different ways, depending on its deployment model:
Pathnexus is available via G-Cloud framework. So if you are an NHS or UK government organisation, you could use that framework.
If you would like a self-hosted instance of Pathnexus and specific needs, then please contact us.
Pathnexus exposes content it holds available as FHIR based APIs. In addition, we provide RESTful APIs for accessing other custom functionality.
If you are a Lab Information System (LIMS) developer and want to use our functionality for managing local codes, then you can access this via our native APIs.
If you are a middleware supplier and want to delegate local codes & mapping to our platform, but access them in runtime then we support both native and FHIR APIs for accessing content in our platform.
Not unless you want to store and exchange SNOMED CT coded data and do not live in a country that already licenses SNOMED CT.
Your country might already have a license, so contact us or look at this list here: https://www.snomed.org/our-customers/members
Do not worry if you live in a country that does not license SNOMED CT nationally. You can still use Pathnexus – we'll handle the licensing side of things for you.
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We also offer value added data migration, informatics and integration services to support clients with their holistic lab services consolidation, LIMS roll out activities.