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November 30, 2016

The Presenting Complaint List (PCL) was developed by the Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Working Group. It includes common symptoms, complaints, problems or reasons for seeking medical care.

October 12, 2016

Read these proceedings of a recently held symposium that focused on the areas of clinical practice, administration, nursing education, research and policy. 

October 4, 2016

The Mental Health and Addictions program at the Canadian Institute for Health Information CIHI is pleased to announce that inpatient hospital mental health services data from the Hospital Mental Health Database HMHDB is now available for 2014-2015.

September 28, 2016

CORR at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is pleased to officially announce the availability of end-stage organ failure data for 2015.

July 6, 2016

The Mental Health and Addictions program at the Canadian Institute for Health Information CIHI is pleased to announce that inpatient hospital mental health services data from the Hospital Mental Health Database HMHDB is now available for 2014-2015.

June 24, 2016

This bulletin outlines key dates for the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) and the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS):

June 17, 2016

Introduction

Welcome to the fifth edition of our Classifications and Terminologies e-newsletter. It aims to promote Classifications and Terminologies activities, upcoming education courses, coding questions, topical data quality initiatives and more!

May 5, 2016

As highlighted in previous communications, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) will release updated results for a number of indicators reported in the Your Health System and Health Indicators e-Publication web tools on May 26 at 12 noon ET. To help you prepare for this release, an embargo period will begin on May 11.

April 15, 2016

The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released the upgraded eQuery tool in August 2015. Since then, CIHI has received client feedback about eQuery, and we have been working to update the tool in response to what we’ve heard. This bulletin outlines the changes that were implemented on April 14, 2016.

April 13, 2016

This bulletin outlines the steps for capturing implant and cement information from product stickers using barcode scanners. Because product stickers are not standardized across and even within manufacturers, providers must take care to ensure that the correct barcode is scanned and that information appears in the appropriate CJRR data field (that is, Product Number versus Lot Number). All samples of product stickers provided in this bulletin are fictitious yet resemble actual product stickers from a variety of manufacturers.

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