HDIRS Committees

Clinical Advisory Committee

The Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) represents the perspective of clinical staff and physicians affiliated with the HDIRS member hospitals. The committee provides recommendations pertaining to the standardization of HDIRS clinical processes and operations. To ensure data integrity and consistent sharing of data through the HDIRS repository, CAC reviews the activity of the Standards Working Group and provides input where needed. The advisory body also provides input regarding the privacy and confidentiality of patient information to the HDIRS Privacy and Security Working Group.

Joint Operations Committee

The Joint Operations Committee is focused on the successful interoperability of HDIRS and consistent data sharing among member hospitals. The committee, made up of eight members, contributes to prioritizing the technical and operational development of HDIRS. They have an important role in reviewing performance metrics, identifying potential risks, proposing changes to cost-sharing arrangements and providing recommendations to working groups.

Standards Working Group

The Standards Working Group is made up of 11 members who make recommendations for the standardization of HDIRS business and clinical processes. In their work, the committee reviews workflow, policies, system configuration and technical standards; analyzes current processes and develops new ones; works to understand Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) standards and apply them wherever possible; and individual committee members oversee HDIRS common standardizations activities within their own sites.

Privacy and Security Working Group

The Privacy and Security Working Group provides recommendations pertaining to the standardization of information privacy, security, administrative and technical controls. Specifically, the Privacy and Security Working Group provides expert guidance to establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve information privacy and security standards while maximizing the interoperability between the partner health facilities.

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HDIRS is one of 4 Diagnostic Imaging Repositories operating in Ontario as part of eHealth Ontario’s Diagnostic Imaging Program.