Resources

From detailed guides to online courses – resources are available to provide you with the knowledge necessary to build and integrate EHR applications.

Governance

The following diagram illustrates the EHR architecture and standards governance committee structure.

  • The gating portfolio/project review committee and the business and architecture review committee focus on the governance of projects either executed within eHealth Ontario or funded by eHealth Ontario.
  • The strategic committee and the business and technical committee focus on the governance of Ontario EHR architecture and standards.

Figure 28: EHR Governance Structure

 

Business and Architecture Review Committee (BARC): responsible for ensuring architectural compliance and quality assurance for the EHR Blueprint. Conducts in-depth reviews of project management, architecture, standards, security, privacy, quality assurance, and operations artifacts submitted as part of the gating and checkpointing processes. Provides all checkpointing approvals and gating endorsements to GP/PRC.

Gating Portfolio/Project Review Committee (GP/PRC): responsible for reviewing and approving project gates as outlined in the gateway policy and based on the business and architecture review committee’s endorsements. Is accountable for portfolio management of programs and projects.

Ontario EHR Architecture and Standards Strategic Committee (SC): consists of external stakeholders providing strategic decisions and direction on the development, maintenance, conformance and adoption of Ontario EHR architecture and standards. Approves Ontario EHR development, maintenance, conformance and adoption of Ontario EHR architecture and standards. Approves Ontario EHR architecture and standards for eHealth Ontario standards-based solutions and services based on the Business and Technical Committee’s recommendations.

Ontario EHR Architecture and Standards Business and Technical Committee (BTC): consists of external stakeholders that ensure that business and technical requirements for Ontario EHR architecture and standards are clearly and accurately scoped, documented and met. Recommends Ontario EHR architecture and standards for Strategic Committee (SC) approval.

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