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Improving health care in Canada depends on using better data to make better decisions. Individuals throughout Canada’s health care systems — including chief executive officers, health ministers, policy-makers and analysts — use our data to support their decisions and lead change. 

Preparing for the future: Electronic health records

Converting Canada’s fragmented, paper-based clinical systems to electronic records creates a unique opportunity for new and richer data sources to inform decisions about health and health systems. After consulting with health leaders across the country, CIHI and Canada Health Infoway delivered a shared vision for the safe and effective health system use of electronic data to the Conference of Deputy Ministers of Health in Better Information for Improved Health: A Vision for Health System Use of Data in Canada

Electronic health data: Local stories

A number of local initiatives have begun to leverage electronic health data to better support health system decision-making. Read about the tangible benefits to patients, clinicians and health systems in these success stories: