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,
- We developed and released a pan-Canadian content standard for primary health care electronic medical records, working with jurisdictions and Canada Health Infoway.
- We are collaborating with coroners and medical examiners on guidelines for investigating and reporting drug-related deaths.
- We developed our Acute and Ambulatory Care Data Content Standard, which will increase the collection of structured, comparable data at the point of care, enabling interventions that improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs.
- We developed the Definitions and Guidelines to Support Alternate Level of Care Designation in Acute Inpatient Care in collaboration with system leaders and selected health regions in Western Canada.
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.
CIHI Reference Data Model
The CIHI Reference Data Model (CRDM) is a high-level, corporate-wide data architecture standard. The goal of the CRDM is to facilitate data integration across CIHI by having common terminology and meaning. To access the CRDM Toolkit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Standards by Data Holding
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|Data Holding||Title||Year Sort ascending||Description|
|CPCD||MIS Patient Cost Database Methodology||2019||
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.
|CJRR||Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Data Collection Manual: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, 2019||2019||
This manual is intended to serve as a resource for organizations that are interested in collecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and implementing CIHI standards for PROMs in hip and knee arthroplasty.
|OECD Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS) Initiative: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery — International Data Collection Guidelines||2019||
Explore PROMs tools, international recommendations for PROMs hip and knee data collection, and other considerations for PROMs implementation.
|DAD||Discharge Abstract Database Data Elements, 2018–2019||2018–2019||
Comparative list of 2018–2019 mandatory and optional data elements for DAD acute inpatient and day surgery abstracts.
|NACRS||National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Data Elements, 2018–2019||2018–2019||
Comparative list of 2018–2019 mandatory and optional data elements for all NACRS data submission options.
|Health Based Allocation Model: HBAM Inpatient Group Methodology and Reports at CIHI||2018||
Info sheet describing the Health Based Allocation Model Inpatient Group methodology at CIHI.