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

About

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.

Additional details:

  • 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 from the forum and other group activities.

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

Activity

Karen Courtney created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hi Folks, A gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting on February 27, 2024 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Shannon O'Connor will discuss next steps for pan-Canadian GSSO standards engagement and Kelly Davison will present an update on the HL7 Anatomical Inventories and Person Characteristics work in progress. Here is the draft agenda: 1. Welcome and Land Acknowledgement 2. Ground rules for respectful dialogue 3. Purpose of Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group 4.Next steps - Shannon O'Connor 5. HL7 update - Kelly Davison 6. Schedule Review 7. Adjournment Please send any agenda requests to Kelly at [email protected] or Karen at [email protected] If you are new to the SGWG, please use this link to register: infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-yoqjIpGtFrqu1R8-9WMY1j8oDWjXZl Also, please note our guidelines for respectful dialogue. - Express disagreement with ideas not personalities - Share airtime - Stay on topic - connect to what others have said - Understand & learn from each other - We are all equal. Leave rank at the door - Listen respectfully especially when you disagree. Acknowledge you have heard the others - Look for common ground - Identify & test assumptions

Linda Monico created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Hello Sex and Gender Community! Infoway has initiated the Digital Front Door project intended to produce a list of recommendations for strengthening all of our portals to resources. InfoCentral is the central portal for key stakeholders. For this reason, we are looking to every community to help inform us on how we can make this community and portal more meaningful. Whether you’re deeply involved in our communities or just starting, your experiences and suggestions are crucial for identifying what we're doing right and where we can improve. Please take just a few minutes to complete a short survey by Wednesday February 28th. Your insights and perspectives will directly influence how we make our digital communities more engaging, collaborative and valuable for everyone. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/So1rqyro6cRdHNMh7 Thank you for your participation and continued contributions!

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Events



Upcoming events:

Tue Feb 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Tue Mar 26 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Tue Apr 23 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group

Forum

SGWG Feb 27 2024meeting @ Noon ET/9am PT 02/20/24

Hi Folks, A gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting on February 27, 2024 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Shannon O'Connor will discuss next steps for pan-Canadian GSSO standards engagement and Kelly Davison will present an update on the HL7 Anatomical Inventories...

Survey: InfoCentral Community user experience 02/15/24

Hello Sex and Gender Community! Infoway has initiated the Digital Front Door project intended to produce a list of recommendations for strengthening all of our portals to resources. InfoCentral is the central portal for key stakeholders. For this...

SGWG January 22 2024 meeting @ Noon ET/9am PT 01/15/24

Hi Folks, A gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting on January 23, 2024 at 12 ET / 9 PT. Dr. Tyrone Curtis will be presenting his research on and leading our group in discussion of the implications of sexual orientation identity and sexual orienta...

HL7 INTERNATIONAL ANATOMICAL INVENTORIES AND PERSON CHARACTERISTICS PROJECT 01/10/24

Greetings folks, If you represent an organization or vendor that has an interest in or requirement for implementing Anatomical Inventories (once developed) in alignment with the Gender Harmony Informative Model/Cross-Paradigm Implementation Guide,...

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/22/23

Hi ISO does not allow the sharing of completed ISO standards and Technical Report documents. If you would like to email me separately I would be happy to give you an overview. [email protected] thankyou for your interest beverly

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/22/23

Hi ISO does not allow the sharing of completed ISO standards and Technical Report documents. If you would like to email me separately I would be happy to give you an overview. [email protected] thankyou for your interest beverly

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/22/23

Hi ISO does not allow the sharing of completed ISO standards and Technical Report documents. If you would like to email me separately I would be happy to give you an overview. [email protected] thankyou for your interest beverly

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/22/23

Hello - are we able to read the publication anywhere? I have colleagues who would be interested in reading the recommendations.

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/22/23

Thank you for this update, Beverly. It is great to hear about the progress that ISO is making. We look forward to continued collaboration. Season's best, Kelly

ISO Technical Report on Sex and Gender in the EHR is now published 12/21/23

On behalf of Kelly Abrams, Claire Kronk and I we are very happy to inform this community that a significant milestone has been achieved within ISO TC 215. Using a Technical Report (TR) as a starting point we have successfully socialized the need to...

HL7 INTERNATIONAL ANATOMICAL INVENTORIES AND PERSON CHARACTERISTICS PROJECT 12/06/23

Hi Folks, Here is the registration link for the kickoff meeting tomorrow. https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdeCtpzooE9Q3r1h6FdeChMOWQP9ffcVW Thanks! Kelly Davison

Question re: BC GSSO standard from Nov 28 SGWG meeting 11/30/23

Hi Karen, Thanks for the question. I think this question is referring to the Health Services Sex or Gender Marker in the BC Standard. This data element is intended to accommodate legacy systems with only one data field. Here is what the standard sa...

Question re: BC GSSO standard from Nov 28 SGWG meeting 11/28/23

Hi - This question came up during our session today - "One concern is how the BC standard still mixes sex and gender on one column...and the standards need to speak on how to 'split this content'." This is likely referring to Recorded Sex/Ge...

SGWG November 28 2023 meeting @ Noon ET/9am PT 11/20/23

Hi Folks, A gentle reminder about the SGWG meeting on November 28, 2023 at 12 ET / 9 PT. CIHI will be presenting some of the results of their pan-Canadian GSSO environmental scan work, breaking it down into eastern, western and central Canada. H...

HL7 INTERNATIONAL ANATOMICAL INVENTORIES AND PERSON CHARACTERISTICS PROJECT 11/09/23

RE: HL7 INTERNATIONAL ANATOMICAL INVENTORIES AND PERSON CHARACTERISTICS PROJECT Greetings, In alignment with the Canada Health Infoway’s Sex-Gender Working Group Proposed Action Plan to Modernize Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Information P...

Documents

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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )

2021 Sessions ( 36 Documents )

2022 Sessions ( 30 Documents )

2023 Sessions ( 27 Documents )

2024 Sessions ( 3 Documents )

Action Plan ( 4 Documents )

CIHR Planning Project ( 20 Documents )

ISO Documents ( 0 Document )

This folder holds working and in-progress research and documentation which outlines outdated GSSO content that is considered harmful.

MSFHR REACH Project ( 20 Documents )

Publications & Reports ( 3 Documents )

Working Documents ( 6 Documents )

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Members

Joanie Harper
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Canadian Institue for Health Information
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Kelly Davison
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University of Victoria
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Karen Courtney
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University of Victoria
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Linda Monico
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Canada Health Infoway
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Francis Lau
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University of Victoria
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Mel Miles
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Hanover & District Hospital
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Edwin White Chacon
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Infoway
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Brooke Carroll
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Canadian Institute for Health Information
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sandra getschel
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Alberta Health
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Carl Severson
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Thomas Laehren
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QHR
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Paula Martin
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eHealth Centre of Excellence
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Jess Crawford
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Mikayla Hunter
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the University of Manitoba
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Khyati Vyas
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