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Collaborate on topics with ISO/TC215, the ISO Technical Committee (TC) on Health Informatics.
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Collaborate on topics with ISO/TC215, the ISO Technical Committee (TC) on Health Informatics.

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ISO/TC215 enables standardization in the field of health informatics to facilitate the capture, interchange and use of health related data, information and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system.

The ISO/TC215 community is structured through working groups that deliver standards in the following priority health infostructures and domains:

  • Architecture, Frameworks and Models (WG1)
  • Systems and Device Interoperability (WG2)
  • Semantic Content (WG3)
  • Security, Safety and Privacy (WG4)
  • Pharmacy and Medicines Business (WG6)
  • Safe, effective and secure health software and health IT systems, including those incorporating medical devices (JWG7)

Currently, TC215 standards development work addresses health and health informatics needs including:

- Health information / data (definition, content, models, representation)

- Requirements (medications, EHR’s, use case, security)

- Genomics (data, quality and reliability metrics, markup languages)

- Semantic content representation (specifications, terminology resources, models, structure, competencies and content, big data)

- Health data, software and systems safety and privacy (management of risk)

- Pharmaceutical product information system safety, efficiency and interoperability (medicinal product identification, implementation guides)

- Medical device interoperability

- Standards sets

Standards sets are key new interoperability initiatives in the ISO and Standards Development Organization (SDO) communities, starting with a clinical imaging standard ‘bundle’ at ISO and supporting the Joint Initiative Council’s (JIC) patient summary standards set published in early 2018, all building from ISO/TC215 and other SDO base standards.

Canada is proud to have a thriving ISO TC215 Canadian Constituency and actively participates in ISO TC215 ballots and standards development, through this community and the Canadian Mirror Committee of ISO TC215

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For more information on the Canadian Mirror Committee of ISO TC215, contact Don Newsham or Elizabeth Keller, community leaders.

If you have an idea for a community, working group or project that will drive interoperability forward, let us know! Send us your suggestions

LEADERS

Don Newsham, ISO/TC215 Mirror Committee Chair and Head of Delegation Outgoing Chief Executive, 4C Consulting and former CEO of COACH (Now Digital Health Canada)

Elizabeth Keller, ISO/TC215 Mirror Committee Chair and Head of Delegation Elect Vice-President, Product Strategy & Delivery, OntarioMD

Sari Schapira, ISO/TC215 Secretariat Support Canada Health Infoway

KEY RESOURCES

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Activity

Our TC215 committee is featured in this month's ISO Focus, The anatomy of healthcare is begun with the following lead-in, "Whether you are being admitted to the hospital, getting medical treatment or simply doing your annual check-up, take a look at some of the specific ways ISO standards are changing healthcare for the better." The TC215 write-up is great information for communicating and promoting Health Informatics standardization. The specific ISO/TC215 article is called " Just for the record" and can be found on pages 24 to 29. Many other valuable articles in this ISO Focus address additional health standards initiatives such as disease control, injections, healthy societies and more. A quote in ISO Focus from our UK colleague, Nicholas Oughtibridge, reinforces both our focus on interoperability and the effective internationalization of our ISO standards work. " Interoperability is still an issue; reliably transferring meaning from one computer or system to another is still the bigger challenge. The benefit of the ISO way is that it encourages broad participation, meaning that ISO standards can adequately represent different national or cultural priorities, while forming a coherent system." Use the following in your browser to link and download: https://www.iso.org/isofocus_133.html
Great comments Michael. A few additional points: - Ron, it would be great also to post the IPS presentation on the ISO forum, for all our ISO colleagues for their viewing and interest. - I quite agree that the challenge of interoperability for any and all cross border / cross jurisdiction information sharing requires the adoption of a SET of standards with the JIC Patient Summary Standards Set (PSSS) able to provide great guidance, as a specific interoperability use case. - With the new work underway at HL7 and CEN on the IPS there is a great linkage between the JIC PSSS work and these new data standards and related implementation guides. - Enabling use of these standards and the applicable standards from the Patient Summary Standards Set across multiple jurisdictions (and boundaries) would demonstrate very beneficial interoperable data sharing, that all could learn from and further apply to other domains and use cases. Moving forward in earnest... - quite agree. Don
Last week there was a webinar hosted by HL7 Canada on this topic. Slides were circulated in the HL7 and IHE InfoCentral communities. I thought that my comments would be of interest here as well: X-Post from HL7 Canada Community: Thanks for posting this, Ron. I was not able to attend the webinar, but found the slides very relevant to a growing need to find ways to support interoperability on a global scale. In fact, I would like to see Canada make an overt effort to embrace the IPS, and build it into our domestic infostructure. Perhaps we should test the waters within InfoCentral, to see if there is grass-roots support. Clearly, HL7 Canada can lead this charge, but I do think there will be a similar interest within the ISO/TC215 and IHE communities. I can tell you that the JIC is very supportive of this xSDO initiative (HL7, CEN, SNOMED to date), and I would propose that broader acceptance (a goal of Trillium Bridge II) is something that we can work to progress. I would welcome comments in support of (or against) moving this forward in earnest in Canada... and beyond! Mike
Hello everyone. (Please forgive my cross-postings to other potentially interested communities). Just a reminder for our ... tomorrow at 12:00 Eastern time and a special presentation on the International Patient Summary by Robert Hausam of HL7 USA and Giorgio Cangioli the chair of HL7 Italy. The International Patient Summary (IPS) is an initiative of the Trillium II collaboration between the USA and the EU, supported by the Joint Interoperability Council. The standards mapping part of this project was led by members of the Canadian ISO TC 215 community. Importantly, it also has intersection with the IHE and HL7 FHIR communities in Europe. Please join this call to know more about this excellent initiative and its relevance to Canada. This call will also include a delayed (and brief) update on the HL7 Jan WGM. Ron Parker, HL7 Canada Affiliate Chair.

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ISO Focus March/April 2019 Issue - The anatomy of healthcare 03/18/19
Our TC215 committee is featured in this month's ISO Focus, The anatomy of healthcare is begun with the following lead-in, "Whether you are being admitted to the hospital, getting medical treatment or simply doing your annual check-up, take a look at...
International Patient Summary Presentation 03/14/19
Great comments Michael. A few additional points: - Ron, it would be great also to post the IPS presentation on the ISO forum, for all our ISO colleagues for their viewing and interest. - I quite agree that the challenge of interoperability for any...
International Patient Summary Presentation 03/12/19
Last week there was a webinar hosted by HL7 Canada on this topic. Slides were circulated in the HL7 and IHE InfoCentral communities. I thought that my comments would be of interest here as well: X-Post from HL7 Canada Community: Thanks for po...
ISO TC 215 Canada Invite to EU International Patient Summary Pres at HL7 Canada Call 03/04/19
Hello everyone. (Please forgive my cross-postings to other potentially interested communities). Just a reminder for our ... tomorrow at 12:00 Eastern time and a special presentation on the International Patient Summary by Robert Hausam of HL7 USA...
ISO/TC215 Webinar: “How Canada is supporting new Standards in Safety, Effectiveness and Security for Health Software and Systems” – Oct 11/18, 12:00-1:00pm ET 10/02/18
The ISO community will be hosting a Webinar on “How Canada is supporting new Standards in Safety, Effectiveness and Security for Health Software and Systems” – Oct 11/18, 12:00-1:00pm ET. Did you know that Canada is a world leader and contributor...
Intro to IDMP and how it will be used in Canada 09/18/18
Hello On behalf of Craig Anderson and myself, thankyou to those who participated in the webinar. The slides can be found here ... Thankyou Beverly
ISO/TC215 May 2018 Meeting Summary 05/23/18
Greetings all, The summary of the key ISO/TC215 actions and priority health informatics standards are all included in the document just posted on the ISO InfoCentral forum and noted below. Feel free to browse, review and checkout. Any of our rece...
Webinar "Patient Summary Standards Set – A new, free resource for enabling interoperable patient data sharing" – March 22nd 12:00-1:00pm ET 03/23/18
Hi and thank you for your question. I'll provide some information here and Elizabeth Keller, the Task Group lead for the data set, may add further as needed. The PSSS data set was first sourced from work done by the Trillium Bridge project (a fe...
Webinar "Patient Summary Standards Set – A new, free resource for enabling interoperable patient data sharing" – March 22nd 12:00-1:00pm ET 03/23/18
Hi, When I look at the slide deck, Patient Summary Data Set seems to be based on European Guidelines. How adaptable is this to the Canadian reality?
Webinar "Patient Summary Standards Set – A new, free resource for enabling interoperable patient data sharing" – March 22nd 12:00-1:00pm ET 03/23/18
Don, Elizabeth and Michael, Thanks for the great presentation yesterday and for posting the slides to the forum (https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/iso/2494-patient-summary-standards-set-webinar-presentation-march-22-2018)....
Webinar "Patient Summary Standards Set – A new, free resource for enabling interoperable patient data sharing" – March 22nd 12:00-1:00pm ET 03/05/18
The ISO community will be hosting a Webinar on "Patient Summary Standards Set – A new, free resource for enabling interoperable patient data sharing" – March 22nd 12:00-1:00pm ET. Clinicians, implementers, software developers, digital health exper...
New ISO Catalog and Standards Set Resources Available Now 02/08/18
Greetings ISO Community ! Two new valuable resources have become available early in this 2018 year. Both were just highlighted in the Infoway DIspatch and online now at InfoCentral - https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/. The ISO user-fr...
DRAFT ISO Workforce_Roles_and_Capabilities_for_Terminology_and_Terminology_Services ballot 12/19/17
Hello Kelly Abrams and myself are very pleased to share a DRAFT document being balloted at ISO. In 2013, based on a recommendation from national stakeholders, Canada Health Infoway and the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHI...
Oct 26th Webex - presentation & recording: Bundling Standards for Interoperability – ISO’s new Reference Standards Portfolio for Clinical Imaging 10/27/17
Hi everyone, Thank you so much to those of you who were able to participate in yesterday’s webex on Bundling Standards for Interoperability – ISO’s new Reference Standards Portfolio for Clinical Imaging. Please not that I have posted the presenta...
Stakeholder response requested for new ISO standards activity: Ageing Societies 08/28/17
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is seeking feedback from relevant stakeholders on the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) new work item proposal for the development of new standards on Ageing Societies. All responses submitte...

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ISO/TC215 Standards Catalog 2018

Published on Dec 20, 2018 by Linda Monico

Canadian Delegation 2018 Expert Profiles

Published on Sep 25, 2018 by Lisa Hayes

ISO/TC215 Maringa Meeting Summary (May, 2018)

Published on May 23, 2018 by Don Newsham

Form_01_Proposal_from_BSI_for_a_TC_on_Ageing_Societies

Published on Aug 29, 2017 by Sari Schapira

Annex-A-SAG-Ageing-Societies-Gap-analysis

Published on Aug 29, 2017 by Sari Schapira

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