CIHI Portal: Training

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Training is an essential part of the CIHI Portal user experience. Portal’s training program will help you work more effectively with CIHI data and accurately interpret analytical findings.

Our training program can be tailored to the needs of different kinds of Portal users:

  • Information consumers (IC)
  • Analysts (A)
Information consumer (IC)
User Definition Examples of Titles Types of Responsibilities Required and Recommended Courses
Modify and reformat existing reports.
  • Assistant Director, Funding and Methodologies
  • Manager, Decision-Support Services
  • Manager, Data Management and Development
  • Manage program reviews and support planning
  • Prepare reports, proposals and presentations
  • Evaluate service levels and alternate models of care
  • CIHI Portal: An Introduction to Portal (mandatory, 1 hour, offered in French or English)
  •  CIHI Portal: Navigating Portal (mandatory, 1 hour, offered in English only)
Analyst (A)
User Definition Examples of Titles Types of Responsibilities Required and Recommended Courses
Create new reports within the Portal business intelligence suite that can then be shared with others
  • Coding and Abstracting Supervisor
  • Clinical Information Coordinator
  • Statistical Data Analyst
  • Utilization Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Interpret data
  • Provide analysis to support routine and ad hoc program reporting and to inform decision-making
  • Evaluate quality of service
  • CIHI Portal: An Introduction to Portal (mandatory, 1 hour, offered in French or English)
  • CIHI Portal: Navigating Portal (mandatory, 1 hour, offered in English only)
  • CIHI Portal: Advanced Technique — Multi-Fact Analysis (1 hour, offered in English only)
  • CIHI Portal: Advanced Technique — Patient Dimension (1 hour, offered in English only)
  • CIHI Portal: Advanced Technique — Prompted Metrics (1 hour, offered in English only)

Registration

Ready to register for an eLearning module? Visit the CIHI eLearning website. To register for a course, you will need to create an eLearning profile.

Courses available to all users

These are mandatory pre-requisites for analysts attending in-class training.

  • Clinical Administrative Databases: Introduction to CIHI’s NACRS, DAD and HMDB Databases (2 hours, available in French and English)
  • CIHI Portal: Introduction to the NRS (1 hour)
  • CIHI Portal: Introduction to the CMDB (1 hour)

In-class training for analysts: Report creation workshop

The CIHI Portal team regularly offers this introductory workshop for analysts at locations across the country and via web conference. Learn to use the CIHI Portal business intelligence suite to access data, carry out analyses, and create and share reports with others.

Contact Portal to find about more courses scheduled in locations near you.

Web conferences

Each month, Portal Services offers an education session via Adobe Connect. Ask questions and hear responses about data, Portal features and other relevant topics.

These sessions are called User Community meetings. User Community meetings are open to all Portal users (IC, A). Analyst users can also book one-on-one time directly following the Adobe Connect session with a Portal senior analyst for analytical assistance. (A)

No advanced registration is required for these client forums. These forums are held on the last Wednesday of each month. A notification will be sent to you, via email, two weeks prior to every session. The Portal team welcomes suggestions for topics or questions of interest for discussion at these sessions. Please email your suggestions to portal@cihi.ca.