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,
- We developed and released a pan-Canadian content standard for primary health care electronic medical records, working with jurisdictions and Canada Health Infoway.
- We are collaborating — as part of our work on problematic prescription drug use — with coroners and medical examiners on guidelines for investigating and reporting drug-related deaths.
- We developed our Acute and Ambulatory Care Data Content Standard, which will increase the collection of structured, comparable data at the point of care, enabling interventions that improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
- We developed the Definitions and Guidelines to Support Alternate Level of Care Designation in Acute Inpatient Care in collaboration with system leaders and selected health regions in Western Canada.
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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