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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
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.

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.

HMDB Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2015–2016 2015–2016

Comparative list of 2015–2016 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.

HMHDB HMHDB Hospital Mental Health Database, 2015-2016: User Documentation 2015-2016

Describes the composition of the Hospital Mental Health Database (HMHDB), data quality and other information relevant to data users.

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.

NACRS National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Data Elements, 2015–2016 2015–2016

Comparative list of 2015–2016 mandatory and optional data elements for all NACRS data submission options.

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.

OMHRS OMHRS Assessment Types and Data Elements, 2016–2017 2016

These tables provide a comparative list of assessment types as well as mandatory and optional data elements for the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS).

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. 

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