Get Involved

Participation in the PHIA Review is open to everyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. People and organizations can participate in any of the following ways.

  1. Complete an online survey.
  2. Attend in a public forum.
  3. Join in a focus group.
  4. Provide written submissions.

Online Survey

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The online survey will be open to everyone. The survey is being designed to gather input from two important groups.

A link to the survey will be made available here once the survey is launched. The online survey is expected to be open from late-January to late-February 2017.

Public Forums

Public forums may be used to hear from members of the general public, as well as people in health information organizations; however, official representatives of health information organizations are also welcome to attend to provide organizational perspectives.

More details about public forums will be added to the PHIA Review website as they are known. Anyone who is interested in participating in a public forum should contact the PHIA Review.

Focus Groups

Focus groups may be used to hear from people within groups that may be poorly represented through other participation methods.

Anyone who is interested in participating in a focus group are should contact the PHIA Review.

Focus Group Registrations:

Written Submissions

The written submission process has been designed to get input from both individuals and organizations.

The written submission process has been designed to encourage respectful public dialogue and debate. As a general rule, all submissions will be posted on the PHIA Review website; however, submissions from individuals will be posted anonymously upon request. In exceptional circumstances, submissions from individuals may not be shared publicly, if requested.

Submissions are to be made to the PHIA Review Chairperson. Anyone who is considering making a submission is encouraged to contact the PHIA Review to let them know.

The submission process will consist of three rounds:

Round 1 – Primary submissions (extended until February 14)

In Round 1, any individual or organization is welcome to make submissions on any aspect of PHIA, or an experience relating to PHIA. More than one submission is allowed.

Round 2 – Clarification submissions (February 16 until February 22)

Prior to the start of Round 2, the PHIA Review Chairperson will review submissions from Round 1. In Round 2, select individuals and organizations may provide clarification at the invitation of the PHIA Review Chairperson.

Round 3 – Responsive submissions (February 23 until March 8)

Because individuals and organizations cannot anticipate all of the topics that others will comment on during Round 1, Round 3 will provide an opportunity to respond.

In Round 3, any individual or organization is welcome to make submissions in response to submissions from Round 1 and Round 2. Individuals and organizations do not need to have made a submission in Round 1 in order to make a submission during Round 3. Again, more than one submission is allowed.

Submissions made during Round 3 must not explore topics that are not related to the topics presented in Round 1 submissions. All Round 3 submissions will be reviewed prior to acceptance to ensure that they are related to Round 1 submissions.