Improving Access to Data—A Corporate Priority

As part of CIHI’s 2005–2006 to 2007–2008 strategic directions, a commitment was made to improving “access to data in a privacy-sensitive manner.” In making data more easily accessible, our aim is to enable more responsive and effective health-system planning and decision-making.

One of the ways in which CIHI makes data more accessible is through electronic reporting. Over the years, the rollout of CIHI’s e-reporting products has been an evolutionary process.

CIHI Portal reflects the next stage in CIHI’s e-reporting capacity. This new offering is the primary means by which CIHI is addressing its strategic direction to improve access to data.