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The ISO community currently has two areas of focus:
ISO/TC215 Health Informatics
ISO/TC215 enables standardization in the field of health informatics to facilitate the capture, interchange and use of health related data, information and knowledge to support and enable all aspects of the health system.
The ISO/TC215 community is structured through working groups that deliver standards in the following priority health infostructures and domains:
- Architecture, Frameworks and Models (WG1)
- Systems and Device Interoperability (WG2)
- Semantic Content (WG3)
- Security, Safety and Privacy (WG4)
- Pharmacy and Medicines Business (WG6)
- Safe, effective and secure health software and health IT systems, including those incorporating medical devices (JWG7)
Canada is proud to have a thriving ISO TC215 Canadian Constituency and actively participates in ISO TC215 ballots and standards development, through this community and the Canadian Mirror Committee of ISO TC215
For more information on the Canadian Mirror Committee of ISO TC215, contact the leaders below:
Elizabeth Keller, ISO/TC 215 Mirror Committee Chair & Head of Delegation (Canada), also Vice-President Product Strategy & Delivery OntarioMD
Beverly Knight, ISO/TC 215 Mirror Committee Vice-Chair and WG3 Secretariat
Finnie Flores, ISO/TC 215 Mirror Committee Vice-Chair, also Program Lead, CIHI
Sari Schapira, ISO/TC215 Secretariat Support Canada Health Infoway
ISO/TC215 Subcommittee 1: SC1 Genomics Informatics
The Genomics Informatics Subcommittee enables TC 215 to offer a more focused program of international standardization for omics data, information and associated knowledge to support improvements in clinical care, population health, precision medicine and clinical research. This Standards Council of Canada SC1 Mirror Committee provides the coordination, communications, work item commenting, balloting and voting for Genomics Informatics standards.
Standardization of computable data, information, and knowledge, including their representation and metadata, for the application of omics, including but not limited to genomics, phenomics and proteomics, to support human health and clinical research.
What are ISO subcommittees?
ISO/TC215 launched its first Subcommittee in the fall of 2019: SC1 Genomics Informatics. Subcommittees in ISO are a key structure for delivering standards and are formed within and aligned to the parent committee, which for SC1 is the ISO/Technical Committee 215 - Health Informatics. Subcommittees identify, develop, ballot and publish standards for a domain of interest that is within the domain of the parent committee.
For more information on the Canadian Mirror Committee of ISO TC215/SC1, contact the leaders below:
Grant Gillis, ISO/TC215 SC1 Mirror Committee Chair and Head of SC1 Delegation, Director, Provincial Strategic Intiatives, HIM, Alberta Health Services
Don Newsham, ISO/TC215 SC1 Mirror Committee Administrator