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Collaboration Alberta

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In August 2002, CHITTA entered into landmark agreement with Alberta’s Physician Office Systems Program (POSP) to provide the input from the Vendor community for the Vendor Conformance & Usability Requirements (VCUR) Task Force that was publicly announced on August 23, 2002.

As a joint program of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta Health and Wellness, POSP’s vision is to establish a physician office information infrastructure that is integrated with the provincial health information system - with free-standing sources of information such as laboratories, diagnostic imaging facilities, pharmacies, as well as regional health authorities and government data repositories and the like.

The VCUR Task Force was charged with defining a target state for physician offices systems that will support the objective of an integrated health information system.

As a consequence of the agreement:

  • All vendor communication and consultation brought to the VCUR task force were channeled through CHITTA
  • Members of the CHITTA Standing Committee on Physician Office Systems represented CHITTA on the Task Force and its working groups; these representatives were charged with taking an industry-wide, rather than vendor-specific, approach.

This unique, groundbreaking, landmark initiative - completed in March 2003, was proven to be a success from the perspective of POSP and the vendor community alike.

Building on this strong foundation of collaboration between the vendor community, the healthcare delivery system, government and other stakeholders CHITTA is both proud and pleased that this relationship has been extended to include:

    • Alberta EHR Conformance Testing
    • Representation on the Alberta Health and Wellness ICT Architecture Working Group
    • Diagnostic Imaging Text Reporting Standards Project
    • The Alberta Pharmacy Information Network
...Strengthening Canada's Healthcare ICT Industry


2004 VCUR Task Force
Final Requirements

2004 POSP/VCUR Conformance Testing Requirements
Conformance Testing Strategy & Approach

2004 POSP/VCUR Test Scripts

Joint Meetings