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The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada. Our stakeholders use our broad range of health system databases, measurements and standards, together with our evidence-based reports and analyses, in their decision-making processes. We protect the privacy of Canadians by ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of the health care information we provide.

To succeed in this role, we have evolved to be both knowledge leaders and service providers — in tune with the health systems’ needs while setting the pace on data privacy, security, accessibility and innovation. We are facing rapid change from a place of strength, thanks to the expertise, curiosity and integrity of our people, collaborating with stakeholders at every level, throughout Canada’s health systems.

Better data, better decisions, healthier Canadians: powered by a shared sense of purpose, the highest standards of excellence and trust.

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CIHI: A history

CIHI Celebrates 25 Years 1994- 2019
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Annual Report

The annual report provides an overview of the organization, its corporate achievements in the past fiscal year, the priorities for the upcoming year and a summary of the audited financial statements.

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Strategic Plan

After holding extensive consultations with stakeholders across the country to better understand their needs, both now and in the future, CIHI completed its Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2021.

Over the next 5 years, CIHI will focus its efforts on influencing and improving Canada’s health systems, guided by 4 key themes and 4 key populations that our stakeholders told us were important.

We will focus on a number of vulnerable populations, including:

  • Seniors
  • Recipients of mental health and addictions services
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis
  • Children and youth

Our priority themes

  • Patient experience
  • Quality and safety
  • Outcomes
  • Value for money

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