Fiscal 2018–2019 (April 1 to March 31)

1. Testing of the CACS Grouping Methodology

The Licensed Grouper Vendors listed below have successfully met the CIHI testing requirements for the 2018–2019 CACS Grouper. To ensure vendor system compliance with CIHI’s CACS production system, the grouper licensed vendors were mandated to submit test data files that had been grouped using their vendor assigned values. 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 1, 2018
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. March 5, 2018
Anzer IT Healthcare March 23, 2018

2. Testing of the NACRS

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

The licensed vendors listed below have successfully submitted ambulatory test data to the CIHI National Ambulatory Care Reporting System database for fiscal 2018–2019. This means the vendor:

  • Submitted test files that contain sufficient variation to test new data elements and new domains of values for existing data elements  
  • Submitted insert data files and demonstrated the ability to subsequently submit corrections/updates, deletions and resubmissions and multiple MIS Functional Centre Account Codes.
  • Submitted at least one test file for each province/territory where they have installations and there have been changes to the Edit Specifications.
Vendor Software Province Level and Date passed
1 2 3 0

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc.

295.0.0

ON

March 1, 2018

 

March 9, 2018

March 6, 2018

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc.

295.0.0

BC

 

March 5, 2018

 

 

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. 2018.01 ON March 8, 2018   March 22, 2018  
Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc. 2018.01 BC   March 16, 2018    

Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech)

5.6

ON

March 5, 2018

 

March 9, 2018

March 21, 2018

Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech) 6.X ON     March 21, 2018 March 20, 2018
Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech) 6.X BC   March 9, 2018    
3M Canada Company   ON March 15, 2018   March 19, 2018  
3M Canada Company   NS       April 12, 2018
Anzer IT Healthcare   ON March 27, 2018   March 29, 2018  

Hospitals are requested to ascertain that their vendor has completed the vendor test process for their provincial/territorial version before submitting their own hospital test data to CIHI. Posting the names of vendors does not indicate an endorsement of their product by CIHI.

Please e-mail vendors@cihi.ca for more information.

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

1. Testing of the CACS Grouping Methodology

Licensed Grouper Vendor Date
Anzer IT Solutions Mar 28, 2017

3M Canada Company

February 23, 2017

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc.

February 14, 2017

2. Testing of the NACRS

Vendor Software Province Level and Date passed
1 2 3 0
Clarity Health Inc.  1.0          April 6, 2017
3M Canada Company 5.5   Mar 22, 2017 N/A Mar 23, 2017 Mar 17, 2017
Anzer IT Solutions 3.2.35.9  ON March 7, 2017    March 29, 2017  

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc.

294.0.0

ON

Feb 10, 2017

 

Feb 8, 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Med2020 Healthcare Software Inc.

294.0.0 BC   Feb 10, 2017    
Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech) 5.6 ON Mar 10, 2017 N/A Mar 22, 2017 Mar 24, 2017
Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech) 6.1 ON     Mar 22, 2017 Mar 16, 2017
Medical Information Technology Inc (Meditech) 6.1 BC   Feb 27, 2017