Products and Services
Home to more than 30 valuable data holdings, CIHI continues its tradition of delivering unbiased, credible and comparable health information.
We collect, store, analyze and disseminate pan-Canadian health data in accordance with one of the strongest privacy, security and data quality programs in Canada. This enables us to protect the confidentiality and security of our collective data.
In addition to our data holdings, CIHI produces a wealth of reports, analyses, publications, data standards and education workshops. They are all in keeping with our mission of helping inform decision-making, strengthening Canada’s health care systems and improving the health of Canadians.
The following resources will give you a comprehensive view of the products and services CIHI has to offer.
Corporate annual report
CIHI’s annual report provides an overview of the organization, its corporate achievements in the past fiscal year, the priorities for the upcoming year and a summary of the audited financial statements. Read our annual report.
Strategic Plan, 2016 to 2021
After holding extensive consultations with stakeholders across the country to better understand their needs, both now and in the future, CIHI completed its strategic plan for 2016 to 2021. Over the next 5 years, CIHI will focus its efforts on influencing and improving Canada’s health systems, guided by 4 key themes and 4 key populations that our stakeholders told us were important.
Privacy at CIHI
CIHI is committed to protecting the privacy of Canadians and ensuring the security of their personal health information. We also maintain the confidentiality of health care records. Our commitment extends to all the information in our databases, as well as to users of our website.
We have a comprehensive privacy program, and we review and update our privacy and security policies annually. For more information, please visit our Privacy page.
Analytical Plan, 2017 to 2019
We respond to health care systems’ needs and challenges by providing relevant, timely information that supports better decisions. The analytical plan is reviewed and updated annually based on stakeholder feedback. You can also view CIHI’s upcoming releases.
Data and information quality
CIHI’s Data and Information Quality Program is recognized internationally for its comprehensiveness and high standards. We work with our data suppliers and users to ensure we continue to be a trusted source of health information that meets the broadening needs of our stakeholders. Find out more in CIHI’s Information Quality Plan.
Comprehensiveness of CIHI’s data
CIHI collects comparable, pan-Canadian data on different aspects of our health systems. View a summary of all the data available by year and jurisdictional coverage.
CIHI offers educational courses on current databases, our methodologies, our reports and many topics of interest in different formats (online, and web and video conferences). Visit our Education page to learn more.
Quick Stats are a series of free, publicly available reports that provide aggregate-level data about health care in Canada. Unless otherwise indicated, the original data is provided to CIHI by Canada’s provinces and territories.
Search CIHI’s repository of answers on data-related topics, or submit your questions about many of CIHI’s products and services from our eQuery page (login required).
CIHI’s annual reports
CIHI has a variety of reports and web tools offered on an annual basis, including
- Annual Privacy Report
- Canada’s Health Care Providers: Provincial Profiles
- Canadian Organ Replacement Register reports
- National Health Expenditure Trends
- Physicians in Canada
- Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada
- Reports on The Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy surveys
- Wait Times in Canada: A Comparison by Province
- Your Health System web tool
CIHI’s eStore offers access to CIHI’s products, publications, instruction manuals and other tools. Access to some products is restricted to clients whose organizations have signed a service agreement with CIHI.
Your CIHI account
Your CIHI account provides you with access to information, manuals, reports and learning resources. Access to some CIHI services is limited to ministries of health, certain health organizations and organizations that submit data to us. To learn more about obtaining an account profile, visit the Your CIHI Account page.