Apollo by Wellbeing Software: The perfect MIQUEST replacement
Morbidity Information Query and Export Syntax, also known as MIQUEST, is a coding language and application that has historically been used to collect health data from GP systems in a common format.
However, it is due to be retired at the end of December 2019, because SNOMED CT, the structured clinical vocabulary for use in an electronic health record, is incompatible with MIQUEST.
Where does this leave primary care organisations?
Essentially, they have little over a year to select and deploy an alternative data management tool – something that is especially important in light of the government’s recent Industrial Strategy, which places emphasis on ensuring the NHS is able to harness data to improve clinical practices and ultimately patient outcomes.
Replacing MIQUEST with Apollo by Wellbeing Software
Apollo is a data management solution from Wellbeing Software which, significantly, is compatible with SNOMED CT.
Wellbeing Software, through Apollo, is also the only organisation which holds NHS Digital’s GPSOC IM1 bulk data interface accreditation for all four principal GP supplier systems – EMIS, TPP, Vision and Microtest.
In practice, this means we are better-placed than any other organisation to support GP practices in collating and harnessing their data, and using it to improve patient care.
As a specialist in connected healthcare technology, Wellbeing Software is the ideal supplier for organisations that have previously relied upon MIQUEST to extract data from GP Clinical Systems. Apollo delivers all of the existing functionality provided by MIQUEST in addition to some brand-new functionality.
Apollo by Wellbeing Software: Key features
Our Apollo tool provides an extensive range of data management capabilities, enabling GP practices and wider primary care organisations to collate and analyse key information relating to patient medical records. In turn, this helps the NHS to work towards a paperless future, enabling multiple sources of information to be consolidated for business intelligence and research purposes and to support faster and more informed decision-making.
Data extraction managed through Apollo is crucially handled in a consented and appropriate manner, ensuring that all sharing and analytical processes are in line with patient consent and fully anonymised where required for wider analysis and stratification.
Because the MIQUEST solution is run within the clinical system, valid user logins are required. Apollo’s consent-based model means that once permission has been granted by a GP practice, the clinical system suppliers can provide the data without any further practice-based validation. This means greater efficiency and less manual intervention.
From a security and data privacy perspective, pseudonymisation at source and encryption of data is performed automatically as part of the results output, as opposed to the additional step that is required within MIQUEST. Meanwhile, new and updated queries can be received automatically, and reports can be run on a variety of scheduled frequencies.
Wellbeing Software also offers a fully automated, remotely managed service including project management, remote scheduling, secure delivery and monitoring of data extracts with a 9-5am Mon-Fri support desk, reducing GP practice burden.
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