eHealth Ontario has recently issued a draft standard for eReferrals and is inviting public comment for a three week period starting this week.
A introductory call will take place this Wednesday (March 24th) from 10am to noon. While the standards process may not be the most exciting (some days it ranks right up there with watching paint dry or grass grow), I do encourage anyone developing software for the health sector to participate in the public input process. These standards belong to everyone and we should make sure that our voices are heard.
On a related note, it isn’t clear to me why we have an Ontario standard for eReferrals and not a Canadian standard. Do we really need 10 different eReferral standards?