CIHI renewed its vision, mandate and values in 2012.
Since 1994, we have played a unique role in Canada’s health care system. Working with our partners, we have
Better data. Better decisions. Healthier Canadians.
Read more about our plan for the future in our 2012 to 2017 Strategic Plan.
To lead the development and maintenance of comprehensive and integrated health information that enables sound policy and effective health system management that improve health and health care.
Respect, integrity, collaboration, excellence, innovation.
Take a closer look at our 2012 to 2017 Strategic Plan to find out how we live our values.
Four elements reflect our culture and are critical to our success:
Read more about the elements that make up our foundation in our 2012 to 2017 Strategic Plan.
We work with our stakeholders to create and maintain a broad range of health databases, measurements and standards. We also help them better understand and use our evidence-based insight and analyses in their day-to-day decision-making. We develop reports and analyses from our own data and other data sources.
We do all of this in a way that ensures privacy and value for Canadians and the Canadian health care system.
Featured content on vision and mandate
CMDB Submission Reports provide feedback to our data providers from the Canadian MIS Database. This facilitates the provision of data to the CMDB that meets the technical specifications of the database as well as the MIS Standards. These reports are private and can be viewed only by a selected representative from each jurisdiction.
The Patient Cost Estimator is an interactive tool developed by CIHI to estimate the average cost of various services provided in hospitals. This tool provides information nationally, by jurisdiction and by patient age group. The cost estimates represent the estimated average cost of services provided to the average patient. They include the costs incurred by the hospital to provide services but exclude physician fees, since physicians are normally paid directly by jurisdictions, not hospitals.
CIHI Portal is a web-based environment that gives clients access to enriched, facility-identifiable data from several CIHI data holdings. CIHI Portal supports decisions and planning by providing the tools for customized comparative reporting.
CIHI Portal integrates four distinct services:
Every province and territory across Canada collects health data—so what makes CIHI’s data different? Our data provides you with the ability to compare your data with other data collected from across the country—without the ability to compare you wouldn’t know where you stood. It also enables you to learn from leading practices.
At CIHI, our work is challenging and constantly evolving. We make it a priority to understand and celebrate the contribution of each and every one of our talented staff members. We are a respected name in the national dialogue about health and health care, and we’re poised for growth as governments continue to invest in making the system more effective.