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Developing and implementing accurate national standards for Canadian health care information

CIHI’s data standards make a positive impact on health care data and are used in each of CIHI’s data holdings. Working with our stakeholders, we take a lead role in developing and implementing national standards to enhance the consistency and accuracy of Canadian health care information. For example,

MIS Standards

The Standards for Management Information Systems in Canadian Health Service Organizations (MIS Standards) is a set of national standards for gathering and processing data and for reporting financial and statistical data on the day-to-day operations of a health service organization.

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Data Holding Title Year Description
Canadian Patient Experiences Survey Procedure Manual 2016

Standards and protocols for administering the Canadian Patient Experiences Survey — Inpatient Care (CPES-IC).

CIHI Reference Data Model Toolkit 2016

This toolkit provides the information and resources needed to understand and use the CIHI Reference Data Model.

CIHI Reference Data Model Diagram 2016

This diagram illustrates the CIHI Reference Data Model.

Establish a Data Flow Model 2016

Know your data flow model; it allows CIHI to establish a system to help you submit your data.

CCRS Understanding and Using interRAI Assessment Information 2016

Use CIHI/interRAI assessment information.

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Outcome Scales 2016

Details of the interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) outcome scales used in the Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS).

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Activities of Daily Living 2016

A description of the interRAI LTCF data element Activities of Daily Living (G1).

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Therapy Services 2016

A description of the interRAI LTCF Therapy Services data elements (O3 a–d, f, g).

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Medication Guidelines 2016

A description of the interRAI LTCF Medication Guidelines data element (N1).

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Functional Restrictive Devices 2016

A description of the interRAI LTCF Functional Restrictive Devices data element (O7).

CCRS Describing interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities Functional Rehabilitation/Walking Program 2016

A description of the interRAI LTC Functional Rehabilitation/Walking Program data element (O3e).

CCRS Continuing Care Reporting System Specification Changes: Bulletin for 2016–2017 2016–2017

Data submission specification changes for 2016–2017 for CIHI's Continuing Care Reporting System.

CMDB Management Information System Standards 2016 2016–2021 MIS Standards for 2016, including accounting principles and procedures, a national chart of accounts, statistical data collection, patient costing and cost allocation methods.
CMDB Respiratory Services Redevelopment Project, Part 4: The Management Information System Standards 2016 Revisions 2016

Information on the changes in reporting for respiratory services for the MIS Standards 2016.

CPCD MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology 2017

This document is a comprehensive methodology that describes allocation and cost distribution per patient visit for comparisons and decision-making on resource consumption and performance.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2015–2016 2015–2016

Comparative list of 2015–2016 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.

DAD Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2016–2017 2016–2017

Comparative list of 2016–2017 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.

DAD DAD Resource Intensity Weights and Expected Length of Stay (ELOS) for CMG+ 2016 2016

An explanation of the ELOS calculation and the RIW calculation for typical and atypical acute care inpatient cases.

DAD DAD Resource Intensity Weights and Expected Length of Stay (ELOS) for CMG+ 2017 2017

An explanation of the ELOS calculation and the RIW calculation for typical and atypical acute care inpatient cases.

HCRS HCRS and HCRS-CA Specification Changes for 2017–2018 2017–2018

The 2017–2018 specifications apply as of April 1, 2017, for data collection. The Home Care Reporting System and HCRS — Contact Assessment will be ready to receive data as of June 5, 2017.

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