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Developing and implementing accurate national standards for Canadian health care information

CIHI’s data standards make a positive impact on health care data and are used in each of CIHI’s data holdings. 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,

MIS Standards

The Standards for Management Information Systems in Canadian Health Service Organizations (MIS Standards) is a set of national standards for gathering and processing data and for reporting financial and statistical data on the day-to-day operations of a health service organization.

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Data Holding Title Year Description
Draft Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 2.1—Implementation Guide 2012

The second version of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard is increasingly being used in EMR applications to support PHC delivery and improved health system management.

PHC Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 1.1 2011 The first version of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, which supports the collection of standardized data through EMRs.
Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0—Business View 2014

The business view is intended for clinicians, health system decision-makers, vendors and researchers. It articulates the business need, scope, use and anticipated benefits of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard Priority Subset.

Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0—Technical Guide 2014

The technical guide is intended for technical stakeholders, including electronic medical record vendors and jurisdictional implementers. It clarifies the scope of and technical considerations for the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard data models.

Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0—Clinician-Friendly Pick-List Guide 2014

This guide provides jurisdictions and electronic medical record vendors with information about the scope and intended use of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, its value to stakeholders and implementation considerations.

Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0—Frequently Asked Questions 2014

Get answers to business and technical questions about the Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard.

CIHI's Online Store: Canadian Coding Standards for Version 2015 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Canada 2015 This manual guides the user through the appropriate application of current coding standards for abstracting data elements from health records to populate the Discharge Abstract Database and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System.
Merging and Using the v2015 CIHI Publish Shadow Files 2015

Instructions on how to use the v2015 CIHI Publish Shadow Files and how to merge them with the v2015 classifications.

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Knowledge Sharing Collaborative, 2010 2010

Report on the ICF workshop to identify how ICF or ICF-CY is being used in Canada.

Updated Classifications Courses for v2015 2015

All existing education products for Classifications that have been updated to reflect v2015 changes to the classifications and/or coding standards.

Canadian Patient Experiences Survey Procedure Manual 2016

Standards and protocols for administering the Canadian Patient Experiences Survey — Inpatient Care (CPES-IC).

CIHI Reference Data Model Toolkit 2016

This toolkit provides the information and resources needed to understand and use the CIHI Reference Data Model.

CIHI Reference Data Model Diagram 2016

This diagram illustrates the CIHI Reference Data Model.

Establish a Data Flow Model 2016

Know your data flow model; it allows CIHI to establish a system to help you submit your data.

Canadian Primary Health Care EMR Content Standard v3.0: Detailed Logical Model 2014

A detailed logical model of the Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0.

Canadian Primary Health Care EMR Content Standard v3.0: Conceptual Model 2014

A detailed conceptual model of the Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0.

Canadian Primary Health Care EMR Content Standard v3.0: Logical Model 2014

A logical model of the Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 3.0.

Pan-Canadian PHC EMR Content Standard Infosheet 2014

An overview of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, which helps increase the availability of structured, coded data in electronic medical records.

Draft Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 2.0—Business View 2014

The business view is intended for clinicians, health system decision-makers, vendors and researchers. It articulates the business need, scope, use and anticipated benefits of the Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard Priority Subset.

CCRS Understanding and Using interRAI Assessment Information 2016

Use CIHI/interRAI assessment information.

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