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Health standards used in Canada provide the clinical terminology and system communications that enable the thousands of health care providers across the country to communicate and share health information in a consistent, unambiguous, safe and reliable manner.

When used in digital health solutions, these standards support:

  • Safe and secure exchange of health care information (e.g. drugs, labs, diagnostic imaging) across the continuum of care
  • Clinical decision support (e.g. alerts and reminders)
  • Synoptic reporting (e.g. cancer care management)
  • Population health management (e.g. screening, public health)
  • Data analytics (e.g. performance management, research)

Canadian Clinical Drug Data Set

Terminology for use in digital health solutions such as electronic prescribing in Canada.

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A comprehensive standard for storing, printing and transmitting medical imaging information. 

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A standards framework allowing for rapid development of systems that solve real world clinical and administrative problems.

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HL7 Version 3, CDA

Exchange information from one system to another using HL7 standards and terminology.

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Coordinated use of standards to address specific clinical needs.

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ISO/TC 215 Health Informatics

Facilitates capture, interchange and use of health-related data to support and enable all aspects of the health system.

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Nursing Data Standards

The Canadian Nurses Association have endorsed the adoption of standardized clinical reference terminologies.

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A comprehensive terminology for sharing laboratory data and clinical documents.

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Primary Health Care EMR Minimum Data Set

The Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Minimum Data Set (PHC EMR MDS) increases the availability of structured coded data in EMRs and supports performance measurement for clinical and health system use.

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A comprehensive clinical terminology to capture and exchange clinical data.

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A subset is a set of concepts or terms taken from a larger set for the purposes of facilitating the adoption or implementation of health terminologies.

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