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4 years 1 month ago #4083 by Linda Parisien
This is great news!
Thank you Francis and Marc for offering to the Health Terminologies Community such a great «package» of knowledge and experience.
I think the community will greatly benefit from your complementary expertises.

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4 years 1 month ago #4082 by Marc L'Arrivee
Francis Lau and Marc L'Arrivee are pleased to announce our joint candidacy as co-chairs of the Health Terminologies Community.

About Francis:
• I am a health informatics professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria
• I am also the faculty coordinator for our newly CHIMA-accredited, graduate certificate program in health terminology standards that is due to start this fall
• I have been teaching the health information standards course at our School since 2010
• My research covers health information exchange (HIE), terminologies, evaluation & primary care informatics
• I would like to help advance health terminologies and HIE to enhance care in Canada
• I would like to help nurture the next generation of health informatics leaders & practitioners in Canada

About Marc:
- 3 years as an Interface Analyst at Manitoba eHealth developing HL7 interfaces in various domains
- Currently an Information Standards Specialist at Manitoba eHealth responsible for terminology and standards development
- Involved with Infoway/Infoway Communities for the past seven years
- Member-at-large of Infoway HL7, Medication Management, (former) Lab, (former) pCLOCD, (former) SNOMED CT,
(former) Administrative Registries communities
- Member of working groups that developed Guidance for Trending Lab Tests and Laboratory Viewer Name Guiding Principles and Rules artifacts
- Participated in discussions regarding inclusion of pCLOCD/LOINC codes for MIS reporting
- Reviewer of training material for SNOMED CT for Developers course
- Participated in PrescribeIT data dictionary working group
- Key contributor to development of Canadian Clinical Drug Dataset (CCDD) terminology

Thank you for your consideration,
Marc & Francis

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4 years 1 month ago #4067 by Andrea MacLean
Just a gentle reminder to nominate yourself or someone else that you think would do a great job of leading this community.

For reference, the nomination timelines are:
Nominations: June 13 – June 27, 2018
Voting June 28 - July 12, 2018
Nominee Announcement July 16, 2018

"A leader is someone who demonstrates what's possible" - Mark Yarnell

From the great work we have seen across the country, we certainly know that there are great leaders in Canada and in this community.

Please do not hesitate to put your name forward. We are all in this together, working for better health for all Canadians.


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4 years 2 months ago #4038 by Linda Parisien
Are you passionate about having your health information available electronically? Terminology is key to shape the success of moving from health silos to true interoperability.

Influence and advance the work in Canada by leading a group of interested and passionate implementers in the Health Terminologies Community. Make a difference; put your name forward today!

The nomination process begins today, with a two-week nomination period from June 13 through June 27, 2018 in this community.

For reference, the nomination timelines are:
  1. Nominations: June 13 – June 27, 2018
  2. Voting June 28 - July 12, 2018
  3. Nominee Announcement July 16, 2018
Eligible candidates may be nominated or may choose to self-nominate by posting a short description of their qualifications, aspirations for the Leader position as well as any other pertinent information such as geographic location, organization, expertise, years of experience, interests, projects, etc, in this forum thread.

If you nominate someone else, please indicate the person is aware of this nomination and agrees to be nominated.

Please feel free to share this announcement with anyone outside of the InfoCentral Communities that is a good candidate for the position! We look forward to a record number of nominations in the form of diverse, talented leaders that want to be involved in shaping the new Health Terminologies Community.

Terms are for two years. This position is voluntary and unpaid.

Good luck to all candidates!

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