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November 15 to December 30, 2016

All Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) products are released at 10 a.m. ET unless otherwise noted. Dates and products are subject to change.

November 16, 2016

Hospitalizations and Emergency Department Visits Due to Opioid Poisoning in Canada

Report, data tables, infographic, media backgrounder and media release 

This descriptive analysis uses data submitted by all Canadian provinces and territories to the Hospital Morbidity Database to examine pan-Canadian trends of hospitalizations due to opioid poisoning in relation to patient demographics, clinical characteristics and provincial/territorial rates.


November 30, 2016

National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Emergency Department Visits

Data tables and stakeholder notification

These materials provide the most up-to-date information on emergency department (ED) visits and the time spent in the ED for reporting jurisdictions in Canada. The static data tables include volume and duration of ED visits by triage level, admission status, age group and acute hospital peer group, as well as the leading main problems reported in the ED. The interactive data tables contain volume and duration of ED visits by triage level, disposition, age/sex group and selected main problems from 2003–2004 to 2015–2016.


November 30, 2016

Your Health System web tool update

Web tool update and media release

In this update, selected indicators and contextual measures in the tool will be updated with the most recent year of data. These include Long-Term Care indicators, the Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio and indicators of potentially avoidable mortality, among others. At the same time, CIHI’s Indicator Library will also be updated. This resource provides definitions and methodologies for more than 100 indicators in a searchable and easy-to-use format.


December 15, 2016

National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2016

Report, data tables, infographics, key findings document, executive briefing deck and media release

The 20th edition of this annual publication provides an overview of how much is spent on health care, in what areas money is spent and on whom, and where the money comes from. It features comparative expenditure data at the provincial/territorial and international levels, as well as Canadian health spending trends from 1975 to the present.


December 15, 2016

Prescribed Drug Spending in Canada, 2016: A Focus on Public Drug Programs

Report, data tables and media release

This report provides an in-depth look at public drug program spending in 2015 using drug claims data from the 9 provincial and 1 federal drug program that submit to CIHI’s National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System Database.


CEO on the go

November 18

Opioid Conference

David O’Toole, CIHI’s president and CEO, will attend the Opioid Conference in Ottawa. The conference will be co-hosted by the Honourable Jane Philpott, federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. It will bring together experts for a national discussion on actions to address and reduce the harms related to opioids in Canada


Novermber 19

Health Minister’s Opioid Summit

David O’Toole, CIHI’s president and CEO, and Michael Gaucher, CIHI’s director of Pharmaceuticals and Health Workforce Information Services, will be attending the Health Minister’s Opioid Summit. Participating organizations will release commitment statements that will be used in developing the Joint Action Plan to Address Problematic Opioid Use. The action plan will be presented and subsequently adopted at the summit. The health minister will host a news conference following the summit.


Where in the world is CIHI?

November 21 and 22, 2016, Toronto, Ont.

2016 CMHO Conference

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is holding its 2016 conference with the theme Focus on Quality: The Path to Better Outcomes for Children, Youth & Families. Be there as we showcase innovative ideas and approaches to child and youth mental health care and engage in provocative discussions to develop concrete solutions to important issues.


November 23 to 25, 2016, Toronto, Ont.

This Is Long Term Care

The Ontario Long Term Care Association’s annual This Is Long Term Care conference profiles new and emerging research, innovation and quality initiatives in a unique forum designed for learning, networking and information sharing. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to hear about existing best practices — tools, resources, policies and procedures — that can be implemented across the sector.

Visit CIHI at booth 57.


December 8 and 9, 2016, Toronto, Ont.

Fifth National Summit on Data Analytics for Healthcare

Join a national conversation on improving health care with analytics!

Tracy Johnson, CIHI’s director of Health System Analysis and Emerging Issues, will be presenting at the summit on how looking abroad to international health care systems helps assess health care delivery in Canada. Assess how your health care organization stacks up on a global scale, and gather insights on how to

  • Measure health care outcomes against world benchmarks;
  • Emulate global health care leaders; and
  • Implement international best practices.

We encourage you to participate!

Focus on Emergency Department Data Collection

Need an overview of which data elements in the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System are applicable to emergency department records? This course uses case studies to illustrate how to capture data elements, such as those used to calculate the Emergency Department Wait Time indicators.

Visit CIHI’s Learning Centre to learn more.


December 1, 2016

Health Care and Health System Performance: A Focus on Seniors (webinar series)

Canada’s population is aging, and for the first time in history there are more Canadians age 65 and older than 15 and younger. CIHI presents a 3-part webinar series to learn about the unique needs of senior populations and how to improve health system performance.

To register, log in to our Learning Centre.


Introduction to Health Indicators and Frameworks

This new, highly interactive elearning course introduces you to health indicators, their benefits and their uses, as well as the key characteristics of high-quality health indicators. It also explores the important role that health system frameworks play in helping to prioritize which indicators to calculate and monitor. It then looks more specifically at how CIHI’s Health System Performance Measurement Framework fosters a broader, more holistic view of health systems to guide health system performance management.

This course will be available in our Learning Centre before the end of the year.

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