Panorama

Panorama is a secure, integrated electronic public health record designed to assist public health practitioners in Manitoba to manage:

  • Immunizations
  • Vaccine inventory management
  • Communicable disease and outbreak management

In Manitoba, Panorama is a tripartite project between Manitoba Health; First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM); and First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB).Support for Panorama has been approved by the Chiefs in Assembly as part of the Manitoba First Nations eHealth Long Term Strategy.

Panorama will be used by all public health providers in regional health authorities, Manitoba Health, nursing stations and community health centres. It will replace the current provincial immunization registry (MIMS).When fully implemented, Panorama will provide authorized health-care professionals in Manitoba with the ability to collect, share and analyze a wide range of health information that is critical for managing health problems such as SARS and other communicable diseases at the regional and provincial levels. Panorama is a secure system. Panorama users must access the system using a user name and password. Remote access is also available via authorized computers at off-site clinics, schools or flu clinics via a secure service.

The Panorama First Nations deployment team has been working collaboratively with First Nations communities preparing for Panorama Phase 1 deployment. Of the 63 First Nation communities in Manitoba, 22 are included in the Phase 1 deployment. First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada and West Region Treaty 2 and 4 Health Services are included in the Phase 1 deployment as  bridging service organizations entering data on behalf of the 41 First Nations communities not included in the Phase 1 deployment.

The following diagram shows the First Nation Panorama implementation process:

Information Sharing Agreements (ISA) are an essential part of successful tripartite deployment processes. The First Nations Principles of Ownership, Control, Access and Possession are critical to ensure that First Nations data is accessed appropriately and protected. First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors (MHHLS), and First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) are currently working on a comprehensive agreement that respects First Nations data and supports First Nations participation.  Following completion and signing of the respective ISAs, Panorama training and deployment will be scheduled and delivered.

Tatenda is the point of contact for communities involved with Panorama. Feel free to contact Tatenda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Panorama Staff

  • Tatenda Bwawa
  • Brenda Sanderson
  • Gwen Gillan

Tatenda Bwawa,

First Nations Panorama Project Coordinator

Tatenda’s prime responsibility is to coordinate the deployment of Panorama in First Nation communities. Tatenda works with key partner organizations to provide coordination and support of: clinical analysis, requirements determination, documentation, clinical adoption of Panorama, policies/standards, implementation and rollout requirements, stakeholder communications, change management, and supporting the Panorama Trainer.Tatenda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from Lambuth University, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management from East Tennessee State University in the United States. She also holds a Master’s degree in Indigenous Development from the University of Winnipeg. Some of her experience includes public health, health policy, community development, foot care policy, pandemic planning and research.

Phone: (204) 946-9722

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Brenda Sanderson,

Brenda Sanderson is a First Nations Registered Nurse who has worked for First Nations, Provincial and Federal organizations for over 35 years. Her varied nursing experience includes eHealth, community health, health care management, extended practice, emergency and traditional medicines. A passion to ensure First Nations health care is equitable, brought her to the telehealth world where information is provided at the point of care. The ICT circle added project management, change management and technical skills to her talents. Community work… a gift, enriching and strengthening her path towards health equity. As the Panorama eHealth Coordinator, Brenda sits on the senior advisory committees for Panorama, Telehealth, and eChart.

 

Gwen Gillan,

First Nations Panorama Trainer

Gwen Gillan is the new First Nations Panorama Trainer and is  looking forward to working with  First Nation communities regarding Panorama.  Gwen  is a Registered Nurse with many years of nursing experience. She has her certification in Community Health Nursing and the majority of her nursing experience has been in community and public health. She has worked in Saskatchewan, North West Territories and  Manitoba.  Her work experience in Manitoba  has been  First Nation community health nursing and home care.  Gwen is a member of Muskeg Cree Nation in Saskatchewan.