High-quality health system data informs decision-making and helps us measure health system performance. To guarantee better data quality, it’s important to start at the source: the patient chart.

Clinicians play an important role as a source of health data. They document symptoms, diagnoses, comorbidities and medical history in patient charts. This information is used to develop comparable and actionable health indicators, which influence how care is delivered, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

CIHI collaborates with health stakeholders, including clinicians, to help build their capacity to chart key health conditions and diagnoses, and to capture comorbidities that can affect many health outcomes.

Use the tools and resources on this page and share them in your organization.

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How do clinicians drive quality improvement and better patient outcomes? Watch our video, Charting the Path to Better Patient Care.

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