As a national organization, we believe pan-Canadian standards are the cornerstone of high-quality, meaningful health information.
Working with our stakeholders, we take a lead role in developing and implementing national standards to enhance the consistency and accuracy of Canadian health care information. For example, working with jurisdictions and Canada Health Infoway, we developed and released
The standards used in each of CIHI’s data holdings form part of that data holding’s metadata.
Further information can be found about the following standards:
1. What is a CIHI profile? A CIHI profile contains your contact and organization information, including your name, organization, address, telephone number and security questions. You need a CIHI profile to access and utilize CIHI’s online services and tools.
Yes. The Data Quality Framework assists in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a database. The Framework will not assign your database with a mark of “pass” or “fail”. Instead, through a comprehensive assessment, it will help inform you, or the users of your data of the data quality of your databases and any limitations to be considered in analyzing the data.
The data request process involves five key steps: • Submission of inquiry to CIHI • Assessment by program area • Finalization of specifications, documentation, and approvals • Data processing and verification • Data release (and data destruction, for third party, record-level requests)
General Questions about the Data Request Process
Data Quality Framework Document Frequently Asked Questions