Home and Continuing Care eBulletin - November 2017


New Home Care Quality Indicators now available 

CIHI is pleased to announce that participating jurisdictions are now able to access detailed results for the new Home Care Quality Indicators in HCRS eReports. These quality indicators are available for jurisdictions collecting data through the Resident Assessment Instrument–Home Care (RAI-HC) or interRAI-HC assessment systems. The Home Care Quality Indicators and other interRAI home care data can be used at the organization or system level to support quality initiatives, program evaluation, peer comparisons and benchmarking.

Please contact help@cihi.ca to request access to CIHI’s eReports.

CCRS and HCRS Quick Stats Released for 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) and Home Care Reporting System (HCRS) Quick Stats are now available on CIHI’s website. These data tables include province/territory-level demographic, clinical and resource utilization information where available.

The CCRS Quick Stats provide a profile of residents in submitting residential care and hospital-based continuing care facilities.

The HCRS Quick Stats provide a profile of clients who receive long-term home care services from publicly funded programs in participating jurisdictions.

More detailed data on resident or client characteristics, resource utilization and outcomes may be of particular interest to researchers, health care facilities, regional health authorities, ministries of health and others. Visit our website to learn how to make a custom data request.

Join CIHI at the upcoming This is Long Term Care 2017 Conference 

CIHI will host a workshop titled “Deep dive: How data can support pain management initiatives” at This is Long Term Care 2017 Conference being held in Toronto, Ontario on November 27-29, 2017. 

This conference seeks to profile new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an opportunity for participants to hear about existing best practice programs, tools, resources, policies and procedures, which can be implemented across the long-term care sector to address quality of care.

Canadian interRAI Conference – Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The next Canadian interRAI Conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta on May 14-17, 2018. The conference theme is Wellness for Life – A Priority for All.

Visit www.tayson.com/interRAI for information on how to submit your abstracts for concurrent podium or poster presentations. Please note the submission deadline has been extended to November 20, 2017.

Education and events

Education Offerings

Log into your CIHI profile and visit the CIHI Learning Centre to register for the course sessions listed below, or to view the full course catalogue.

Continuing Care courses

Date Course title Format
November 15 236E RAI-MDS 2.0: Experienced - Physical Functioning Web conference
November 23 18E Building CCRS eReports Web conference

November 29

447E RAI-MDS 2.0: Experienced - Clinical Management Web conference
December 7 908E RAI-MDS 2.0: Beginners - Outcome Scales and CAPs  Web conference
December 13 446E RAI-MDS 2.0: Experienced - Formal Services  Web conference

Home Care courses

Date Course title Format
December 6 273E RAI-HC: Experienced – Physical Functioning  Web conference

Submission deadlines

To avoid delays, we encourage providers to submit their data as often and as early as possible.

Reporting Period Early Submission Deadline Data quality audit report (CCRS only) Final submission deadline eReports updated

Quarter 2

(July 1–Sept. 30)
November 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline November 30 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 3

(Oct. 1–Dec. 31)
February 14 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline February 28 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 4

(Jan. 1– Mar. 31)
May 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline May 31 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

Quarter 1

(Apr. 1–June 30)
August 15 Available 2 to 3 days after the early submission deadline August 31 Available 1 to 3 weeks after the final submission deadline

These submission deadline dates are for organizations submitting directly to CIHI via Electronic Data Submission Services (eDSS). If your organization submits to a jurisdiction or region directly, you will need to contact your ministry or regional representative for information on their data submission deadlines.

Did you know?

CIHI has updated the interactive map in Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) eReports. This interactive map of Canada displays the location of submitting facilities and their adjusted quality indicator results over the most recent 8 fiscal quarters. The users can hover over specific facility points with their mouse to see a facility’s name and adjusted rate for the selected indicator. They can also select multiple facilities to compare adjusted rates and export the data in Excel. The map can be accessed from a tab at the top of the CCRS eReports launch page.

Related links

Continuing Care web page

Resources for Continuing and Residential Care interRAI Assessors

Home Care web page

Resources for Home Care interRAI Assessors

Your Health System

CIHI’s interRAI Implementation Toolkit

Contact us

Continuing Care team: continuingcare@cihi.ca

Home Care team: homecare@cihi.ca

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