The Neuropathology diagnostic program has launched, and is the second program released on our reinvented result entry portal.
New result entry tab
The result entry tab shall now appear in the new portal. This is highlighted in the image below.
As you can see above, there is a separate tab for open and closed surveys. Therefore, once a survey has closed, it will move to the “CLOSED” tab.
Opening and closing dates
Survey opening and closing dates are displayed alongside the survey information, allowing for an easier way to organise your work. Times displayed are in your local time.
Result entry status
The “Status” bar indicates which stage your result submission is currently at. Statuses used are; Enter Results, Draft or Submitted. Results that are not submitted (including results saved in draft) 5 days before the closing date will appear in red. If no results have been submitted, or results are still in draft, an email reminder will be sent.
Viewing the survey round
Begin entering results by selecting the “Survey instructions” hyperlink, or the “Status” related to the survey. Selecting “Survey instructions” brings you to the relevant information regarding this survey, shown in the image below. Selecting the “Status” will take you directly to the “RESULT ENTRY” tab.
The survey instructions contain all necessary program information, such as the clinical notes and links to each case’s images. It also contains a list of useful documents and the survey process for the new myQAP portal. We advise making yourself familiar with this page before entering results.
After you have familiarised yourself with the survey instructions, it is time to begin entering your results. Select the, “RESULT ENTRY” tab to do so. Shown below is the result entry screen, with an individual tab for each case, including the clinical notes and image link.
When opening the image, we advise displaying it beside the result entry page by pulling the tab out into a separate window, as seen below.
Please provide an answer for the “Purpose of Enrolment” drop-down menu, which is the first question at the beginning of each case.
Underneath each selection menu there is a tool tip, providing a brief description of what is required and how to use each field.
The WHO classification of tumours of the central nervous system is provided as a drop-down menu in the “Preferred Diagnosis” field for each case. You can begin typing to search through this list. If your diagnosis is not a tumour of the central nervous system, or is a differential or dual diagnoses, select the “Free Text” option. Doing so will bring up a new field, allowing for the ability to input a free text result. See image below.
The two fields following your diagnosis relate to whether there is a requirement for any further information for your diagnosis, as well as an “Other Comments” field. These two sections of the survey are not assessed.
Lastly, as per NPAAC requirements, Australian participants must select whether the response was an individual or collegiate response.The reporting pathologist/s names will be included in the Survey report as a record of individual participation. Select the arrow in the bottom right hand side of the result entry screen to progress to the next case.
You will need to follow these steps for each case.
As you progress through your result entry, any information you enter into fields will be auto-saved. This allows you to stop what you are doing and come back to where you left off with ease. Please note that these are only saved in “Draft” and are not “Submitted”.
Once you are happy with your selections, you are ready to “Progress to submit”. Clicking this button will bring up a screen to review your choices before submission.
After reviewing and confirming your selections, press the, “Complete submission” button. If you need to change any selections, press cancel and go back to the case in question. Submitting results on case by case is allowed, although we highly recommend submitting all cases at once. This is due to the fact that on the result entry home screen, it will say you have submitted results, but it does not distinguish between a complete or partial submission.
On completion of submission, a signature with the last submitting user’s name and time of submission is added. An email is also sent to the user who completed the submission confirming that the results have been received.
Congratulations! You have successfully entered your results for the Neuropathology diagnostic program in the new myQAP portal. As always, please use the feedback option to share your thoughts.
We highly advise against submitting results until all cases have been completed. The status of your result entry submission on the home screen does not differentiate between a partial or full submission.