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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.
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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.

Activity

Kelly Davison created a new discussion in Sex and Gender

Good morning folks. There's lots of work to do in 2022. The Sex and Gender Working Group will resume monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month, the meeting is on the 25th. In accordance with Infoway policy, and for the safety and security of the group, Zoom registration is required for new working group members. The GSSO Terminology Workstream continues with their work in 2022 on the third Wednesday of each month. Updates will be provided to the main group on a regular basis. Registration is required. Please find the registration links on the 'Events' tab: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender Please review the ... which this working group published in early 2021. It provides important context for the modernization of gender, sex and sexual orientation in electronic health records. Summary documents (in French and English) and an infographic created by Marcy Antonio are also available. I will be posting the draft agenda for the SGWG mid next week, and it will include a recap of 2021. As always, please email me at kdavison@infoway-inforoute.ca with any questions. Kind regards, Kelly Davison, CTSS Co-chair, Infoway's Sex and Gender Working Group Senior Specialist, Standards, Canada Health Infoway

Events



Upcoming events:

Tue Jan 25 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group
Wed Feb 16 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream
Wed Mar 16 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream

Forum

Welcome to 2022: Infoway's Sex-Gender Working Group 01/14/22

Good morning folks. There's lots of work to do in 2022. The Sex and Gender Working Group will resume monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month. This month, the meeting is on the 25th. In accordance with Infoway policy, and for the safe...

MSFHR REACH Grant Meeting on December 14, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT 12/10/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our MSFHR REACH Grant meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. We will be providing an overview of completed sessions and review preliminary results and next steps. The REACH Project will use a different...

Gender Identity Concepts RFC Proposal Ready for Review 11/25/21

Greetings folks, As you know, the SGWG GSSO Terminology Workstream has been busy gathering requirements to populate a request for change batch template to submit to Canada Health Infoway for the authoring of gender identity SNOMED CT concepts. The...

Reminder: No SGWG meeting today; join the MSFHR REACH Grant "Acute and Tertiary Care" Special Topics meeting. Same time, different link. 11/23/21

Good morning, A gentle reminder that there is no SGWG meeting today. Instead, we are hosting the a MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics meeting today at 12 ET / 9 PT. We will be discussing "Acute and Tertiary Care." We hope you'll join us. Register he...

MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meeting on November 23, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT 11/19/21

Good morning, A gentle reminder about the MSFHR REACH Grant Special Topics Meeting on November 23, 2021 at 12 ET / 9 PT. This is typically the slot for the Sex-Gender Working Group meeting, which we will not be having this month. Instead, and as...

Reminder - REACH Special Topics Meeting today Nov 9 @ 12 ET/9 PT 11/09/21

Greetings folks, A gentle reminder about our Special Topics meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, titled "MSFHR REACH Grant Knowledge Translation Topics: Primary Care Considerations.” Today's questions will be: How does primary care workflo...

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...

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2020 Sessions ( 38 Documents )

2021 Sessions ( 36 Documents )

2022 Sessions ( 0 Document )

Action Plan ( 4 Documents )

CIHR Planning Project ( 20 Documents )

MSFHR REACH Project ( 20 Documents )

Publications & Reports ( 3 Documents )

Working Documents ( 6 Documents )

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Andrea MacLean
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Canada Health Infoway
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Karen Courtney
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Kelly Davison
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