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Digital Health Interoperability: FHIR in Canada


20 November 2017


This session will discuss the leadership activity that has taken hold in Canada to ensure those working in FHIR have the most appropriate and relevant Canadian-specific resources. Join us for an overview of the FHIR Implementer Working Group activity, the current work streams that are producing recommendations and specifications for consumption and the Canadian registry that serves as the anchor for Canadian FHIR specifications.

Attila Farkas Director, FHIR Strategy and Implementation, Canada Health Infoway

FHIR, while relatively new on the global scale is quickly becoming the Health IT standard of choice around the world. Attila is responsible for identifying the benefits of this new technology, developing and driving the community engagement strategy, related key tooling components and enablers necessary to a successful and broad adoption of FHIR based implementations.

Yaron Derman Manager, eHealth Standards, eHealth Ontario

Yaron Derman is the Manager, eHealth Standards at eHealth Ontario and is Co-Chair of the pan-Canadian FHIR Implementation Working Group. Over the past 10 years, he has led health informatics, analytics, data quality and process improvement initiatives within Ontario hospitals and provincial organizations. His areas of interest include healthcare process improvement, IT adoption and mathematical modeling.

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