Category Archives: Interoperatility
Infoway, through the Standards Collaborative, invests heavily in the development of standards and coordinates activities from Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) around the world to make the standards suitable for use in Canada. As we move forward, all systems such as Hospital Information Systems, EMRs in clinicians’ offices, and systems in the community need to share much of the same information. Consequently, there needs to be more engagement in understanding the standards that need to be implemented. Access to those standards needs to be improved.
Infoway has been working with various colleagues over the last six months on a new and exciting initiative called the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative. The mission of this group is to “Improve the interoperability of healthcare systems through shared implementable clinical information models.” Here’s an overview of its goals, principles, and approach, as well as a list of the participating organizations.