About the interRAI Assessment System
interRAI assessments are used by health organizations to assess people at the point of care, generating real-time electronic reports that flag risks and inform care planning.
Want a quick overview? CIHI’s video Using the interRAI Assessment System (YouTube) provides a high-level look at how the system works to provide quality care across the continuum.
About this toolkit
This toolkit is a collection of practical resources that your health care organization can use when implementing an interRAI assessment system. It is designed for
- Front-line assessors and clinicians
- Clinical educators
- Decision-support analysts
- Managers and administrators
- Quality managers
- Ministry officials
What you’ll find
Each section of the toolkit focuses on a specific step in the implementation process, and all sections are structured the same way:
- Some suggested activities to help you move forward
- Ideas on how CIHI can help you achieve your objectives
- Links to helpful resources, such as web pages, videos and templates
The CIHI/interRAI partnership
CIHI enjoys a long-standing partnership with interRAI, an international research network committed to developing clinical standards across a variety of health and social services settings.
Disclaimer and copyright
CIHI’s interRAI Implementation Toolkit is designed to be a helpful resource for health care organizations that are implementing an interRAI assessment system. The toolkit is not meant to be prescriptive. Rather, it offers practical suggestions for health care organizations to consider. These suggestions are offered as-is and without guarantees of any kind.
The copyrights in all interRAI assessment instruments belong to interRAI. Use of these instruments requires a licence.
The importance of data quality
Data quality is everyone’s responsibility. From the time it is collected until the time it is shared and used, data passes through many hands. Making a collaborative effort to foster a quality culture along the data supply chain can help people detect issues early in the process, avoiding costly fixes.
Why is this important?
Quality data helps to
- Support health care management
- Inform public policy
- Build public awareness about the factors that affect health