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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 areas of focus:

Sex and Gender Working Group

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.

Join the monthly working group meeting on the second 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.

Planning Project

The next Stakeholder Consultation Session is September 22nd, 2020.

Over the past five months we have held a series of consultation sessions. We are now moving into the next phase of our project in working with our stakeholers to develop an action plan to modernize gender, sex and sexual orientatioon (GSSO) information practices in electronic health records (EHRs).

Our questions are:

  1. What are the current approaches to GSSO practices in EHRs?
  2. What are the gaps, issues/needs and challenges with current approaches?
  3. How should one define GSSO information practices in EHRs?
  4. What are your suggested actions to modernize sex and gender information practices in EHRs?

To find out more about this project see all the Planning Project documents.

The stakeholder consultation process is described in Consultation Process.

Participants should read the implied consent Information Letter.

Join one of our upcoming stakeholder consultations on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 12 noon ET.

Activity

Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know of an additional recent publication on “Assessment of Health Conditions and Health Service Use Among Transgender Patients in Canada”. The study analyzes administrative health data of individuals living within 3 large cities in Ontariao to further demonstrate the need to improve the capacity to identify transgender individuals.Here is the link to the article https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2769915 Thanks, Marcy
Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know of two recent open access publications on sex and gender: The first is our ‘A rapid review of gender, sex, and sexual orientation documentation in electronic health records’ , that has been part of this planning project and has informed the development of our action plan: https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa158 The second is by Dr. Amédé Gogovor and colleagues on ‘Sex and gender analysis in knowledge translation interventions: challenges and solutions’ and looks at the current Canadian landscape of funding opportunities and challenges for knowledge translation projects that integrate sex and gender: https://health-policy-systems.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12961-020-00625-6 Lau, F., Antonio, M., Davison, K., Queen, R., & Devor, A. (2020). A rapid review of gender, sex, and sexual orientation documentation in electronic health records. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Gogovor A, Mollayeva T, Etherington N, Colantonio A, Légaré F, on behalf of the GIKT Group. (2020). Sex and Gender Analysis in knowledge translation interventions: challenges and solutions. Health Research Policy and Systems. In press 2020 Thanks, Marcy
Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender
Hi Everyone, The summary notes and slide deck from our consultation session on September 22nd are now posted, along with full draft or our proposed action plan. We are looking for your feedback on this document, so encourage you to send your overall comments or track changes within the documents to either Francis (fylau@uvic.ca) or Marcy (mantonio@uvic.ca). Ideally, if you could send these to us by October 6th, as we plan to present the next draft of the action plan at the Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group meeting on October 13th. All three documents can be found under the Planning Project folder: • GSSO Action Plan - Full plan v2.2 • Consultation Session - 5 September 22-2020 - Slide Deck • Consultation Session 5 - Action Plan 22September2020 - Summary Notes Thanks, Marcy
Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender
Hi Everyone, A reminder that tomorrow we will be reviewing our action plan as part of the CIHR Planning Project tomorrow ‘Modernizing Sex and Gender Information Practices in Electronic Health Records'. One-time registration for public Zoom meetings is now required to protect the safety and security of our online communities. To register, please could go to https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-qhrj0qHdbaTzlYUrMKFcobWoiIPELl Once registered, you will receive an updated meeting link and password that can be used to access upcoming session(s). Callers-in will require a password, and meetings will not begin until the host joins. The meeting URL will posted in the Events Calendar: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender In preparation for the session, the planning project folder (https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/sgwg-planning-project) contains the following documents: 'GSSO Action Plan' provides a summary of our overall action plan and will be used to guide our discussion 'Consultation process' details the aim and timeline of our planning project. 'Information Letter' details the consent process and we ask you to review it prior to participating in the consultation Thank-you, Marcy On behalf of the Sex and Gender CIHR Planning Project: Francis Lau, Professor and Lead Researcher Marcy Antonio, PhD Candidate and Research Coordinator
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Canadians working together to modernize Canada’s sex and gender information practices in digital health.
Marcy Antonio created a new discussion in Sex and Gender
Hi Everyone, Attached is the link the Summary Draft of our Proposed GSSO Action Plan: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/sgwg-planning-project/3427-gsso-action-plan . We hope you can join us at our next Consultation Session that is being held on Sep 22nd, 2020 at 9am PT/ 12pm ET, when we will be seeking your feedback on the proposed action plan. If you are unable to attend the session, please feel free to send us your comments to Francis (fylau@uvic.ca) or Marcy (mantonio@uvic.ca). One-time registration for public Zoom meetings is now required to protect the safety and security of our online communities. To register, please could go to https://infoway-inforoute.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqc-qhrj0qHdbaTzlYUrMKFcobWoiIPELl Once registered, you will receive an updated meeting link and password that can be used to access upcoming session(s). Callers-in will require a password, and meetings will not begin until the host joins. The meeting URL will posted in the Events Calendar: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender In preparation for the session, the planning project folder (https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/sgwg-planning-project) contains the following documents: 'GSSO Action Plan' 'Consultation process' details the aim and timeline of our planning project. The 'Information Letter' details the consent process and we ask you to review it prior to participating in the consultation Thank-you and looking forward to our upcoming discussion, Marcy On behalf of the Sex and Gender CIHR Planning Project: Francis Lau, Professor and Lead Researcher Marcy Antonio, PhD Candidate and Research Coordinator
Kelly Davison replied to a discussion in Sex and Gender
The HL7 Gender Harmony Project survey mentioned in this thread is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

Events



Upcoming events:
Tue Oct 13 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender Working Group Meeting
Tue Oct 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender CIHR Stakeholder Consultation Sessions
Tue Oct 27 @12:00PM - 01:00PM
Sex-Gender CIHR Stakeholder Consultation Sessions

Forum

Additional publication from a Canadian context 09/25/20
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know of an additional recent publication on “Assessment of Health Conditions and Health Service Use Among Transgender Patients in Canada”. The study analyzes administrative health data of individuals living within 3...
Two new open access publications 09/24/20
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know of two recent open access publications on sex and gender: The first is our ‘A rapid review of gender, sex, and sexual orientation documentation in electronic health records’ , that has been part of this plan...
Full draft of Action Plan and Summary Notes and Slide Deck from Consultation #5 are now available 09/24/20
Hi Everyone, The summary notes and slide deck from our consultation session on September 22nd are now posted, along with full draft or our proposed action plan. We are looking for your feedback on this document, so encourage you to send your overa...
Sex-Gender Stakeholder Consultation Session on September 22nd at 9 am PT/ 12 pm ET 09/21/20
Hi Everyone, A reminder that tomorrow we will be reviewing our action plan as part of the CIHR Planning Project tomorrow ‘Modernizing Sex and Gender Information Practices in Electronic Health Records'. One-time registration for public Zoom meet...
Action Plan Summary and Reminder for our Upcoming Sex-Gender Stakeholder Consultation Session on Sep 22nd at 9 am PT/ 12 pm ET 09/15/20
Hi Everyone, Attached is the link the Summary Draft of our Proposed GSSO Action Plan: https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/resources/docs/sex-gender/sgwg-planning-project/3427-gsso-action-plan . We hope you can join us at our next Consulta...
HL7's Gender Harmony Project Survey 09/15/20
The HL7 Gender Harmony Project survey mentioned in this thread is now closed. Thank you for your participation.
Upcoming Webinar: "Recent advanced in transgender law" Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT 09/10/20
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let you know of an upcoming webinar on 'Recent advances in transgender law'. Adrienne Smith, a Vancouver Social Justice Lawyer, will discuss recent legal victories for trans people, and the issues that may be next for transg...
Two new GSSO resources 09/08/20
Hi Everyone, Wanted to let all of you know about two recent resources that directly GSSO information practices: 1) Rainbow Health Ontario has created a document on 'How to make your EHR inclusive'. It was created based on many requests for guid...
Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group meeting on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT 09/08/20
Hi Everyone, Thanks to everyone who was able to attend today, and to Dr. Annette Browne for introducing EQUIP as a guide for in developing our action plan. The following are now available: 1) Dr. Annette Browne's presentation on 'EQUIP Health Ca...
Fall Dates for the Sex and Gender Working Group and Consultation Sessions 09/04/20
Hi Everyone, We have updated the Events calendar (see https://infocentral.infoway-inforoute.ca/en/collaboration/wg/sex-gender ) with the following dates: September 8th at 9am PT/12 pm ET - Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group meeting. Annette...
Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group meeting on September 8, 2020 12 ET/9 PT 09/02/20
Greetings folks, A reminder for this coming Tuesday's Sex-Gender Working Group meeting: This week, we welcome Professor Annette Browne, PhD, RN, FCAHS and Professor Colleen Varcoe, PhD, RN of the University of British Columbia School of Nursing...
NIH Sexual & Gender Minority Group Symposium September 17, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET 08/24/20
Hi Everyone, The Sexual & Gender Minority Research group from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be hosting a symposium on September 17, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, that you might be interested in attending. It will highlight...
Next SGWG Meeting is Sept 8, 2020 08/24/20
Greetings folks, A gentle reminder that our next SGWG meeting is September 8, 2020, and the next CIHR meeting is scheduled for September 29, 2020. There is no meeting scheduled for tomorrow, August 25, 2020. Kind regards and have a wonderf...
Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group meeting on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT 08/13/20
Thank you, teammates, for the clarification. I also believe the 2-separate-fields approach is needed and was worried that we'd decided to change course. I'm not certain that the "overloading 1 field" option is necessarily a good option to entertain a...
Infoway Sex-Gender Working Group meeting on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 at 12 pm ET/9 am PT 08/13/20
I agree with the comments that mandating vendors to have sex and gender as two discrete data fields is the way to go for Canada. I think part of the discussion was on what kind of guidance and migration strategies can we offer to vendors and organiza...

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Andrea MacLean
Canada Health Infoway
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Canada Health Infoway
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Marcy Antonio
University of Victoria
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