Fiscal 2020-2021 (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 2020–2021 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 Software version Date
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window Winrecs 3.0 February 7, 2020
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window 297.0.0 February 7, 2020
3M Canada Company External link, opens in new window 2020-2021 February 7, 2020
Anzer IT Healthcare External link, opens in new window 3.2.35.23 March 4, 2020


2. Testing of the Integrated DAD 2020–2021

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 2020–2021 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) External link, opens in new window 6.1 BC February 24, 2020 X X
Medical Information Technology Inc. (Meditech) External link, opens in new window 6.1 ON March 20, 2020 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window Winrecs 3.0 MB, ON, BC February 24, 2020 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window 297.0.0 ON, BC, MB February 24, 2020 X X
3M Canada Company External link, opens in new window 2020-2021  ON February 28, 2020 X X
Anzer IT Healthcare External link, opens in new window 3.2.35.23 ON March 13, 2020 X X

Previous year: Fiscal 2019-2020 (April 1 to March 31)

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

Licensed Grouper Vendor Date
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window February 1, 2019
3M Canada Company External link, opens in new window February 15, 2019
Anzer IT Healthcare External link, opens in new window March 5, 2019

2. Testing of the Integrated DAD

Vendor Version Date Data: Acute Data: Day Surgery
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window 296.0.0 February 14, 2019 X X
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. External link, opens in new window 2019.01 February 12, 2019 X X
Medical Information Technology Inc. (MEDITECH) External link, opens in new window Expanse March 6, 2019 X X
Anzer IT Healthcare External link, opens in new window   March 11, 2019 X X
3M Canada Company External link, opens in new window   March 13, 2019 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 2019-2020 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.