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  • OS05 - Accessing Connected Data - Front Line (ID 4)

    • Event: e-Health 2018 Virtual Meeting
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Clinical Delivery
    • Presentations: 1
    • OS05.01 - Evolving Interoperability Needs for Coordination of Care: Pan-Canadian Collaboration (ID 116)

      F. Flores, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); Toronto/CA

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      Purpose/Objectives: This presentation is to provide an overview of the changes that have occurred over time in the area of Canadian health interoperability. Presenters Diane Gutiw and Finnie Flores have each over 20 yearsÂ’ experience in digital data exchange and have co-chaired the Infoway Standards Working Group and Community of Practice related to health care delivery and interoperability for over 5 years. These groups have facilitated collaboration and shared experiences among Canadian jurisdictions in the delivery of electronic health solutions. The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of the evolution of interoperability focus and opportunities where jurisdictions have worked together to solve common challenges and outcomes with their technology standards and solutions. The presentation will review past pan-Canadian interoperability collaboration experiences, using examples of where collaboration on interoperability has been a benefit to jurisdictions and will identify how the focus has shifted from technical aspects of provincial and regional clinical data collection and sharing to addressing the clinical and business challenges of real time data exchange between health care providers.

      Methodology/Approach: The material for this presentation is based on a scan of focus areas of the Infoway collaboration communities over the past 5 years. Common areas of focus will be presented with specific examples for past and current challenges; the presentation will describe how collaboration is helping to develop a common approach and solutions to common problems.

      Finding/Results: While clinical data repositories are providing a benefit to health care providers, the ability to share data and information between providers related to care plans, past diagnoses and treatments remains a challenge for the day to day health care delivery. The collaborative communities have provided an avenue for sharing experiences and problem solving as jurisdictions work through common challenges in developing interoperability solutions.

      Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations: The ongoing collaboration communities and working groups have provided and continue to provide opportunities for technical and clinical resources from different jurisdictions to share common challenges and solutions. The benefit of collaboration is in the development of common approaches to address these challenges including past experiences of the collaborative communities such as the development of implementable standards to meet the real need of providers, the sharing of technical solutions that have worked as well as sharing of lessons learned from jurisdictions at different stated of interoperability development.

      140 Character Summary: Review of pan-Canadian interoperability collaboration, and the evolution from data collection to addressing challenges of real time clinical data exchange.

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