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Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group
Infoway's Sex-Gender Working Group (SGWG) has been convening since 2019 to modernize gender, sex and sexual orientation (GSSO) information practices in Canada. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 12 ET / 9 PT for one hour.
The SGWG was established in late 2019 with the support and participation of Canada Health Infoway, CIHI, CHIMA, the University of Victoria and many others. Since then, we have grown to well over 100 registrants who continue this work through regular collaboration, research and discussion.
In early 2021, the SGWG produced "A Proposed Action Plan to Modernize Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Practices in Canadian EHRs" which lists seven primary aims, and form the foundation for this ongoing work.
Bring your knowledge and experience to this working group to develop an implementation strategy to modernize sex and gender information practices in EHR systems in Canada.
- Meeting notes and documentation can be found in the Documents folder.
- Registration is required for this working group, and registration is valid for all future sessions.
- A draft agenda will be posted to the group forum about five days in advance of the meeting.
- Please register for an InfoCentral account and subscribe to receive notifications.
If you are interested or have experience in health terminologies and code systems, feel free to contribute to the GSSO Terminology Workstream (requires registration). For those interested in messaging standards, consider joining the HL7 International Gender Harmony Project.
*Note: Group icon represents different sex and gender identities but is not inclusive.
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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )
2021 Sessions ( 36 Documents )
2022 Sessions ( 16 Documents )
Action Plan ( 4 Documents )
CIHR Planning Project ( 20 Documents )
GSSO Terminology Workstream ( 1 Document )
ISO Documents ( 0 Document )
This folder holds working and in-progress research and documentation which outlines outdated GSSO content that is considered harmful.