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New OHDSI Brazil community

Hello everyone,

I am working together with @Julio_Cesar_Barbour, Eduardo Sleiman and Anderson Paulucci to accelerate the development of an OHDSI community in Brazil.

We have been gaining some traction in the last couple of months with important stakeholders and medical informatics specialists. We believe the time is appropriate to create an official workgroup to advance with this topic in the country.

We would like to call all those intrested in participating in the creation of an OHDSI community in Brazil to join us in this effort (if there is anyone from Portugal or other Portuguese speaking countries we may consider creating an “OHDSI in Portuguese” community instead)

Please do not hesitate to contact me or the other members of the group if you would like to know more.

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Thank you for your leadership, Guilherme!

@tduarte, do you have any friends who might want to join these efforts? :wink:

CC: @harrycruz @andremillet @pablo @fabkury @limadm @GilbertoBotaro @Tereza_Abrahao @gabrielbvieira @ktauil @gschadow @VivianFurlan

Thanks for the CC, Kristin.

I am indeed interested in knowing more. Are you planning to make a presentation about this OHDSI community, @saka_br?

I know that Jessica Moura from Sami (health insurance startup) maintained an OMOP ETL and database analysis infrastructure there, and received plenty of protected claims data from multiple Brazilian private health insurance companies.

Also, I see @Julio_Cesar_Barbour has been delivering prominent introductions on OMOP CDM to larger companies and providers in São Paulo.

About OHDSI in Brazil vs in Portuguese, I vote in Portuguese, because I think the word is more convenient, but the reality will depend on the members of the group.

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Thank you @saka_br to introduce this topic here!

The user @Julio_Cesar_Barbour was subscribed by an email account that I don´t have access anymore.

So please consider this new user.

Hello @fabkury ! Jessica isn´t in Sami anymore, @VivianFurlan is leading the Sami OMOP project now. We´ve already spoken about it, and she is now facing the mapping challenge with the TUSS terminology. =)

Thanks for jumping in, it is great to have your support.

Yes, we intend to make a presentation inviting all those interested in building the community to join the effort. The date is still to be defined, but we expect to make a poll to decide on the date in a couple of days.

We are just getting acquainted with the global community, the exhisting WG and building some momentum for the initial launch.

It was great to see in @jposada 's presentation yesterday that Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is making a stronger commitment to the standard, it will for sure help to move this topic forward in Brazil.

t