What is the State of Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records? (Part-1 of a 2-Part Series)

Nov 12, 2020 Francis Lau, Marcy Antonio, Kelly Davison, Roz Queen, Aaron Devor University of Victoria On behalf of the CIHR Institute of Sex and Gender Planning Project Team, Infoway Sex and Gender Working Group Members and Participating Stakeholders Why this is an issue People who identify as sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in Canada … Continue reading What is the State of Gender, Sex and Sexual Orientation Documentation in Canadian Electronic Health Records? (Part-1 of a 2-Part Series)

Canadians Are Ready to Embrace “Virtual First” in Health Care

I recently participated in a podcast where we were discussing the rapid uptake of virtual care as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. When one of my colleagues turned the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention” into “necessity is the mother of adoption,” I thought it was very applicable to today’s situation. From the … Continue reading Canadians Are Ready to Embrace “Virtual First” in Health Care

An Empathetic Approach to Supporting School-Aged Children and their Families as Kids Return to School

As an adolescent and emergency physician I’m plagued by the reality that as we move from the initial phase of the pandemic to reopen schools, we are going to continue to face its long-lasting impacts on children and youth. There will be a tsunami of mental health needs and crises directly related to this period … Continue reading An Empathetic Approach to Supporting School-Aged Children and their Families as Kids Return to School

Forecasting FHIR

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Theodore Hook It’s been said that it takes about 10 years for a healthcare technology standard to progress from initial work within a standards development organization to being available in commercial products. As this article represents my 10-year anniversary writing for the magazine I … Continue reading Forecasting FHIR

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