Fiscal 2018–2019 (April 1 to March 31)

1. Testing of the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Grouping Methodology (CMG+ and CACS)

CIHI requires all Licensed Grouper Vendors to submit test files at the beginning of every fiscal year. The vendors listed below have successfully submitted test data for the 2018–2019 DAD Grouper only (CMG+ and CACS). To ensure vendor system compliance with CIHI’s CMG+ production system, the grouper licensed vendors were mandated to submit test data files that had been grouped using their vendor assigned values. CMG+/CACS vendor assigned values had to comply 100% with the CIHI assigned values before the testing was deemed successful.

Licensed Grouper Vendor Date
3M Canada Company February 13, 2018
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. February 20, 2018
Anzer IT Healthcare April 3, 2018

2. Testing of the Integrated DAD 2018–2019

CIHI requires all DAD licensed vendors to submit test files at the beginning of every fiscal year to ensure compliance in applying all new edits for the DAD data collection.

The Licensed Vendors listed below have successfully met the CIHI testing requirements for the integrated DAD 2018–2019 CMG+/CACS.  This means the vendor:

  • Submitted test data that complied 100% with the CIHI defined edits
  • Submitted sufficient original test abstracts  and demonstrated the ability to subsequently submit corrections, deletions, and additions abstracts.
  • Submitted at least one test file for each province/territory where they have installations and there have been changes to the Edit Specifications.
Vendor Version Province Date Data: Acute Data: Day Surgery
Medical Information Technology Inc. (Meditech) 6.X BC March 1, 2018 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. 295.0.0 MB, ON, BC April 4, 2018 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. 295.0.0 SK April 5, 2018   X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. 2018.01 ON, BC, MB April 9, 2018 X X
3M Canada Company   ON April 9, 2018 X X
3M Canada Company   NB, NL, BC April 17, 2018 X X
3M Canada Company   NS April 17, 2018 X  
3M Canada Company   SK May 22, 2018  X  
Anzer IT Healthcare   ON June 18, 2018 X X

Hospitals are requested to ascertain that their vendor has completed the vendor test process for their provincial/territorial version before submitting their own DAD 2018-2019 period one (April) test data.  Posting the names of vendors does not indicate an endorsement of their product by CIHI.

Please email vendors@cihi.ca for more information.

Previous year: Fiscal 2017–2018 (April 1 to March 31)

1. Testing of the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Grouping Methodology (CMG+ and CACS)

Licensed Grouper Vendor Date
3M Canada Company February 17, 2017 
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. February 15, 2017 

2. Testing of the Integrated DAD 2017–2018

Vendor Version Province Date Data: Acute Data: Day Surgery
3M Canada Company 5.5 ON April 19, 2017 X  
Anzer IT Solutions 3.2.35.9   March 30, 2017 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. WinRecs 3.0.2017.01   March 15, 2017 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. WinRecs 3.0.2017.01 ON March 10, 2017 X  
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. WinRecs 3.0.2017.01 BC Mar 9, 2017   X
Medical Information Technology Inc. (Meditech) 5.6 ON March 3, 2017 X  
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. V.294.0   February 21, 2017 X X
Medical Information Technology Inc. (Meditech) 6.1 BC February 16, 2017 X X