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CIHI continuously works to enhance the scope and availability of our data for analysis and decision-making. The table Comprehensiveness of CIHI’s data holdings as of March 31, 2017 (XLSX) provides a snapshot.

In 2016–2017, several jurisdictions made progress submitting data to CIHI:

  • New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta began submitting patient experience data.
  • Yukon began to submit claims data from its public drug plans.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador now has complete coverage of its residential care facilities and began submitting home care data.
  • In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, historical physician-level service and payment data feeds were replaced with ongoing feeds of patient-level physician billing data, which enables much more detailed analysis and reporting. We are working to get this type of detailed information from other jurisdictions.
  • In Saskatchewn, 4 additional hospitals began submitting emergency department data.
  • In all jurisdictions submitting data to CIHI’s Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), acute care hospitals have committed to shave 2 months off their year-end deadlines for submitting clinical data. More than 95% of records are already being submitted by the new deadline.
  • New Brunswick is implementing a new assessment system in its residential care sector, which will enable long-term care facilities to submit data to CIHI in 2017–2018.

In addition to receiving data through our regular data holdings, we also worked with 2 primary health care demonstration sites to test the submission of standardized data from primary care electronic medical record systems.