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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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OMHRS System for Classification of In-Patient Psychiatry (SCIPP) Grouping Methodology: Flow Charts and SAS Code, OMHRS Version 2016–2017 2016-2017

This product describes the System for Classification of In-Patient Psychiatry (SCIPP) grouping methodology through flowcharts and SAS code. This grouping methodology is meant for use with all Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS) data. 

CCRS Continuing Care Reporting System Specification Changes: Bulletin for 2016–2017 2016–2017

Data submission specification changes for 2016–2017 for CIHI's Continuing Care Reporting System.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Data Elements, 2016–2017 2016–2017

Comparative list of 2016–2017 mandatory and optional data elements for all NACRS data submission options.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2016–2017 2016–2017

Comparative list of 2016–2017 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2018–2019 2016–2017

Comparative list of 2018–2019 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Data Elements, 2018–2019 2016–2017

Comparative list of 2018–2019 mandatory and optional data elements for all NACRS data submission options.

DAD DAD Resource Intensity Weights and Expected Length of Stay (ELOS) for CMG+ 2017 2017

An explanation of the ELOS calculation and the RIW calculation for typical and atypical acute care inpatient cases.

CPCD MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology 2017

This document is a comprehensive methodology that describes allocation and cost distribution per patient visit for comparisons and decision-making on resource consumption and performance.

Tips for Coders: ICD-10-CA Classification of Multiple Hernias 2017

This Tip for Coders is to provide some guidance on the correct ICD-10-CA classification of multiple hernias where different axes of classification are involved.    

HCRS HCRS and HCRS-CA Specification Changes for 2017–2018 2017–2018

The 2017–2018 specifications apply as of April 1, 2017, for data collection. The Home Care Reporting System and HCRS — Contact Assessment will be ready to receive data as of June 5, 2017.

Health Based Allocation Model: HBAM Inpatient Group Methodology and Reports at CIHI 2018

Info sheet describing the Health Based Allocation Model Inpatient Group methodology at CIHI. 

Pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Data Minimum Data Set, 2018 2018

A document listing the mandatory and optional data elements required to support the collection of comprehensive pan-Canadian oncology drug data.