Access according to organization size

Health facilities can access specific quantities of non-education Core Plan products and services according to their size (small, medium or large). Size is determined based on the total number of beds and/or the volume of case abstracts submitted to any of these CIHI data holdings: Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS) or Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS). More information on organization size and entitlements according to size is noted below.

Hospitals

Under the Core Plan, hospitals receive products and services relevant to the data holdings they submit to, as well as other health information publications and reports of general interest. A hospital’s size is determined by its total number of beds and the volume of case abstracts submitted to the CIHI data holding it participates in, as follows:

  • Small hospitals: 1 to 199 beds and a volume of no more than 50,000 case abstracts annually
  • Medium hospitals: 200 to 399 beds and a volume of no more than 100,000 case abstracts annually OR 1 to 199 beds and a volume of 50,001 to 100,000 case abstracts annually
  • Large hospitals: 400 or more beds or more than 100,000 case abstracts annually

Continuing care and rehabilitation facilities

Under the Core Plan, continuing care/rehabilitation facilities receive products and services relevant to CCRS (RAI-MDS 2.0 ©, interRAI LTCF ©) and NRS, as well as other health information publications and reports of general interest. A continuing care/rehabilitation facility’s size is based on its total number of beds, as follows:

  • Small facilities: 1 to 30 beds
  • Medium facilities: 31 to 99 beds
  • Large facilities: 100 or more beds

Home care organizations

Under the Core Plan, home care organizations receive products and services relevant to HCRS (RAI-HC ©, interRAI HC ©), as well as other health information publications and reports of general interest. Due to the home-based nature of their operations, home care organizations are deemed to be small for the purposes of receiving products under the Core Plan.

Quantities of specific products and services provided to health organizations (according to their size), regional health authorities (or similar) and ministries of health

Products and services Health organization: Small Health organization: Medium Health organization: Large Region Ministry of health

* Based on a licence for 5 concurrent users.
† Based on a licence for 100 concurrent users.

MIS Standards* 1 1 2 1 2
ICD-10-CA/CCI 1 1 1 1 1
Disease/ intervention classifications derivatives 1 1 1 1 1
Data set and grouping methodology standards tables 1 2 3 1 3
Publications (electronic) Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Education (participant) Unlimited (based on availability) Unlimited (based on availability) Unlimited (based on availability) Unlimited (based on availability) Unlimited (based on availability)

In-house education services

CIHI’s in-house education services help individual facilities and their staff better use CIHI’s various standards, databases and tools. This unique service allows clients to focus on their specific learning objectives to create an agenda that addresses these areas.

In addition, all of CIHI’s regularly scheduled workshops can be presented as in-house sessions. Scheduling for in-house education services is subject to CIHI’s availability. For more information about CIHI’s in-house education services, visit CIHI’s Learning Centre or send an email to education@cihi.ca.

 

RAI-MDS 2.0 © interRAI Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1995, 1997, 1999. Modified with permission for Canadian use under licence to the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

RAI-HC © interRAI Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001. Modified with permission for Canadian use under licence to the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

interRAI HC © interRAI Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1994–2012. Modified with permission for Canadian use under licence to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Canadianized items and their descriptions © Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2020.

interRAI LTCF © interRAI Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1990–2011. Modified with permission for Canadian use under licence to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Canadianized items and their descriptions © Canadian Institute for Health Information, 2020.