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Localisation and review – Understanding the implementation goal

Update - Tuesday 30 April

The changes previewed below are now live in Dot.

If you have any questions about this update, please have a chat with your lead writer.


Localisation and review – Understanding the implementation goal

Our terminology for the three approaches to localisation and review was causing some confusion. Today, Tuesday 9 April, we’re previewing amended terminology, updated documentation and some view changes in Dot.


Background to the changes

Last year we introduced the three approaches to localisation and review to support local HealthPathways teams in working with their writers to agree the most suitable approach for each pathway. These options were well received by the HealthPathways Community. Our choice of terminology, however, has caused some confusion.

The terms "full" and "light" have implications about the amount of work involved, which can be confusing. Depending on the starting point and the amount of change introduced by the clinical editor, the work can vary greatly. A "full" localisation can be a small amount of work if the clinical editor starts with a well-written pathway and makes minimal change. A "light" localisation can be a lot of work if the clinical editor starts with a poorly structured pathway and makes significant changes.

Changes in terminology

We’re updating the terminology and supporting documentation to clarify that the three approaches refer only to the end goal for the pathway, not the starting point, or the amount of work involved:

  1. "Implementation approach" will be changed to "Implementation goal"
  2. "Base Aligned" will be changed to "Base-aligned"
  3. "Full Localisation/Review" will be changed to "Style-aligned"
  4. "Light Localisation/Review" will be changed to "Non-aligned"

It is possible to rapidly localise or review a pathway working to any of these goals. The amount of work involved depends on the strategy adopted by the clinical editor. To minimise the work, it’s important to choose an appropriate starting pathway and make the minimum changes necessary to ensure the pathway is clinically safe for the local health system.

Changes in Dot

We’ve made no substantive changes to the localisation and review process, but some views in Dot will change. Dot users will be able to view these changed Dot views tomorrow, Wednesday 10 April, when we’ll provide a full preview and How-to video of the upcoming Dot update currently scheduled for release on Tuesday 30 April.

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If you have any questions about this update, please have a chat with your lead writer.

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