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Sex and Gender


Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.
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Moderators: Lisa Hayes
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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.

About

The working group currently has two current areas of focus:

Sex and Gender Working Group

Our meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on October 26th, 2021 at 9am PT/12pm ET.

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. The scope will include:

  • Expanding the definition, collection, use and sharing of sex-gender info in EHRs
  • Summarizing current practices, gaps and challenges
  • Proposing an action plan to modernize sex-gender info practices in Canada.

Register for the the monthly working group meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon ET.

*Note: Group icon represents different sex and gender identities but is not inclusive.

We are also taking part in the HL7 Gender Harmony project that is underway.

MSFHR REACH Project

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is on November 9th, 2021 at 9am PT/ 12 pm ET.

The focus will be on Policy and Practice. The discussion will focus on integrating and tailoring GSSO data collection with organizational structures, policies, use cases and workflow processes.

Our REACH project, funded through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR), is building on our prior work in developing an action plan to Modernize Gender, Sex, and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records.

In our REACH project, we will be sharing and discussing how the Action Plan can address the needs of sexual and gender minority patients and co-creating knowledge tools for future implementation of modernized gender, sex and sexual orientation documentation practices.

The Action Plan to modernize gender, sex and sexual orientation (GSSO) information practices in digital and electronic health records (EHRs) was developed from a series of monthly consultation sessions that were held in 2020. Files from this initial CIHR Planning Project can be found here.

Register for the monthly REACH meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon ET.

Activity

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi Folks, I have posted the slide deck and meeting notes from yesterday's meeting: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-meetings-2021 The Gender Harmony Project folks' slide deck is available in the Presentations folder here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-presentations-2021 Those who are interested in helping out with GSSO terminology and SNOMED CT can register for the workstream meetings via the InfoCentral Event Calendar here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/news-events/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2021/10/20/34696/-/sgwg-gsso-terminology-workstream?pop=0 Don't forget to use the MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meeting link for the November 23, 2021 SGWG meeting. We will be discussing "Acute and Tertiary Care." And please join us on November 9th for the Primary Care Special Topics Meeting https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender SGWG meetings will resume in early 2022. The days are long and the years are short, I know. Please email me with any requests for content or, even better, come and present your related work to the group so that we can learn from each other! You have at least two months to prepare. Presentations should be 20-25 minutes in length and are followed by 5-10 minutes of Q&A. The final MSFHR REACH Project meeting this year will be held on December 14th. The research team will be discussing preliminary findings. Kelly Davison MN, MSc, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS Senior Specialist, Standards, Canada Health Infoway Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group Co-Chair kdavison@infoway.inforoute.ca

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks, looking forward to tomorrow's meeting. October 26, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Robert McClure, HL7 International and Robert Horn, DICOM – The HL7 Gender Harmony Project Ballot and Model 4. Group Discussion and/or Questions 5. Update – Karen Courtney – UVIC – MSFHR REACH Grant, Policy and Practice Meeting #2 6. Update – Karen Courtney – UVIC – MSFHR REACH Grant, Meeting Plan 7. Schedule and Topics Review 8. Adjournment If you have not registered for the meeting, please do so using the following link: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduCqrz4qGtA0xOjmyRPlagavQoh2vt3N

Andrew Nemirovsky joined a group

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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks, a gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting this coming Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Please email me at kdavison@infoway-inforoute.ca by EOD Monday if you have anything to add. Draft Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Robert McClure, HL7 International and Robert Horn, DICOM – The HL7 Gender Harmony Project Ballot and Model 4. Group Discussion and/or Questions 5. Update – Karen Courtney – UVIC – MSFHR REACH Grant, Policy and Practice Meeting #2 6. Update – Karen Courtney – UVIC – MSFHR REACH Grant, Meeting Plan 7. Schedule and Topics Review 8. Adjournment If you have not registered for the meeting, please do so using the following link: https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpduCqrz4qGtA0xOjmyRPlagavQoh2vt3N

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder about the upcoming GSSO Terminology Workstream meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. The primary objectives of this group will be to specify, create and submit request for change (RFCs) and other terminology artifacts related to modernizing gender, sex and sexual orientation (GSSO) terminology used in Electronic Health Records. We will come together on the third Wednesday of each month at 12 ET / 9 PT for one hour. I have created a recurring meeting. The registration link can be found on InfoCentral. Once you register, please import the .ics file into your calendar. You only need to register once and then all meetings in the series will be made available to you. https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/news-events/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2021/10/20/34696/-/sgwg-gsso-terminology-workstream?pop=0 Many thanks, and see you soon. Kelly Davison, MN, MSc, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS Senior Specialist, Standards, Canada Health Infoway Doctoral Student, University of Victoria

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our Special Topics meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Policy and Practice.” This is the second of two meetings on this topic. I will be leading this discussion, and we will continue to explore questions such as "What GSSO information should be collected, when, and by whom?" We strongly encourage people with expertise and experience in this area to join the call and lend your voice to this important discussion. The REACH Project will use a different Zoom meeting than the Sex-Gender Working Group. The registration link is also available in the Infoway Events Calendar. Participants only need to register once, and can attend any or all Special Topics meetings. Kelly Davison, MSc, MN, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS Doctoral Student, School of Health Information Science University of Victoria Register in advance: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ud--gqDMrE9z6A80wG8lIuEBBt7omvhVs After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and participation with the REACH project. You can find additional information on the REACH project without registration here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi Folks, I have posted the slide deck and meeting notes from Tuesday's meeting: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-meetings-2021 Francis' slide deck is posted in the Presentations folder here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-presentations-2021 Those who are interested in helping out with GSSO terminology and SNOMED CT can register for the workstream meetings via the InfoCentral Event Calendar here: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/news-events/event-calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2021/10/20/34696/-/sgwg-gsso-terminology-workstream?pop=0 Don't forget to sign up for the MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meetings if you want to contribute to knowledge translation! See the SGWG "About" page for details. Policy and Practice #2 October 12th: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender Kelly Davison MN, MSc, RN, CPMHN(C), CTSS Senior Specialist, Standards, Canada Health Infoway Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group Co-Chair kdavison@infoway.inforoute.ca

Events



Upcoming events:

Tue Nov 09 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meetings
Wed Nov 17 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream
Tue Nov 23 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meetings

Forum

October 26, 2021 SGWG Materials Posted and Year-end Plan 10/27/21

Hi Folks, I have posted the slide deck and meeting notes from yesterday's meeting: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-meetings-2021 The Gender Harmony Project folks' slide d...

SGWG Meeting, October 26, 2021 at 12 ET/9 PT 10/25/21

Greetings folks, looking forward to tomorrow's meeting. October 26, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Robert McClure, HL7 International and Robert Horn, DIC...

SGWG Meeting on October 26, 2021 at 12 ET/9 PT 10/21/21

Greetings folks, a gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting this coming Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Please email me at kdavison@infoway-inforoute.ca by EOD Monday if you have anything to add. Draft Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowled...

SGWG - GSSO Terminology Workstream meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT 10/18/21

Greetings folks. A gentle reminder about the upcoming GSSO Terminology Workstream meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. The primary objectives of this group will be to specify, create and submit request for change (RFCs) and oth...

MSFHR REACH Special Topics Meeting: Policy and Practice, October 12, 2021 at 12 ET/9 PT 10/08/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our Special Topics meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Policy and Practice.” This is the second of two meetings on this topic. I will be leading th...

September 28, 2021 SGWG Materials Posted to Documents Folder 10/01/21

Hi Folks, I have posted the slide deck and meeting notes from Tuesday's meeting: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-meetings-2021 Francis' slide deck is posted in the Prese...

Reminder - September 28, 2021 SGWG meeting at 9 PT / 12 ET 09/27/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder and agenda for the September 28, 2021 SGWG meeting at 9 PT / 12 ET. Agenda 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Dr. Margaret Robinson, Dalhousie University...

Sex and Gender Working Group Meeting - September 28, 2021 @ 0900 Pacific/1200 Eastern Draft Agenda 09/21/21

Greetings folks, a gentle reminder and draft agenda for the September 28, 2021 SGWG meeting at 9 PT / 12 ET. Draft Agenda 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Dr. Margaret Robinson, Dalhousie Un...

MSFHR REACH Special Topics Meeting - Policy & Practice Part 1 Slide Deck and Notes Posted 09/16/21

Greetings! The slide deck and meeting notes have been posted in the MSFHR folder (https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project) for your viewing pleasure. Thanks to all who were able to attend and shar...

MSFHR REACH Special Topics Meeting: Policy and Practice, September 14, 2021 at 12 ET/9 PT 09/10/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our Special Topics meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Policy and Practice.” This is the first of two meetings on this topic. I will be leading t...

HL7 International Gender Harmony Project Informative Document Published Today 08/26/21

I am pleased to announce that the HL7 International Gender Harmony Informative Document has been released today. Further details and the PDF of the document can be found here. http://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=564...

August 24, 2021 SGWG Materials Posted to Documents Folder 08/25/21

Hi Folks, I have posted the materials from yesterday's SGWG meeting to the Documents folder: Slide deck and meeting notes: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/2021-sessions-sex-gender/sex-gender-meetings-2021 T...

Sex-Gender Working Group Meeting August 24, 2021 at 9 PT / 12 ET 08/23/21

Greetings folks, a gentle reminder for tomorrow's SGWG meeting at 9 PT / 12 ET. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Tehmina Ahmad, University of Toronto – The case for a Canadian standa...

MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics: Digital Health Systems - Part 2 – Presentation and Meeting Notes 08/19/21

Hello Everyone, Thank you for attending our meeting held on August 10, 2021, and for those who could not attend, you can access the presentation here https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/msfhr-reach-project/3750-ms...

Sex-Gender Working Group Meeting August 24, 2021 at 9 PT / 12 ET 08/18/21

Greetings folks, a gentle reminder and draft agenda for the August 24, 2021 SGWG meeting at 9 PT / 12 ET. Draft Agenda: 1. Welcome and Acknowledgement 2. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 3. Tehmina Ahmad, University of Toront...

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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )

2021 Sessions ( 36 Documents )

Action Plan ( 4 Documents )

CIHR Planning Project ( 20 Documents )

MSFHR REACH Project ( 16 Documents )

Publications & Reports ( 3 Documents )

Working Documents ( 6 Documents )

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