March 29, 2012
Facilities must first submit an electronic Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Institution File before submitting data files.
The DAD Institution File is an important source of information about the institution. It contains the institution number, mailing address, contact information, report flags, etc. This information is used to facilitate communication, populate reports and verify data during processing.
At the beginning of each fiscal year, all facilities submitting data to the DAD must submit an updated DAD Institution File via the electronic Data Submission Service (eDSS) for each level of care before submitting test or live data files. CIHI will not process any data files until an updated DAD Institution File is successfully submitted.
Download: 2013-2013 DAD Institution File and Facility Testing (PDF, 265 KB)