Pan-Canadian Standards provide the technical language and clinical terminology to enable the thousands of health care providers across the country to communicate and share health information in a consistent, safe and reliable manner. When used in eHealth solutions, these standards:
- support members of the care team to accurately interpret and exchange information needed for safe and effective care
- facilitate clinical decision support for alerts and reminders
- enable data to be aggregated, with appropriate approvals, for clinical research, ultimately leading to better outcomes
Pan-Canadian Standards Inventory
This inventory includes all standards that have been designated as pan-Canadian Standard. These standards have gone through an open, transparent evaluation governed by jurisdictional representatives, clinicians, vendors and leading experts in standards and architecture. Pan-Canadian Standards can be internationally based, led by Infoway, or developed by external stakeholders for a specific Canadian initiative. A pan-Canadian Standard is any document or artifact established by pan-Canadian consensus.
|Pan-Canadian Standard||Business Functions||Status*||Domain|
|Canadian Emergency Department Diagnosis Shortlist (CED-DxS)||
||CAS||Emergency and Ambulatory care|
|Canadian Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) Data Set||
|Client Registry Standard||
|College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Protocols
and the AJCC Cancer Staging Protocols
|GS1 Global Location Number (GLN)||
|GS1 Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)||
||CAS||Cross-Domain; Medication Management|
|Health Canada Drug Identification Number (DIN)||
|IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I)||
|Interoperable EHR Standard||
|interRAI Assessment Instruments||
|Laboratory Messaging Standard||
|Pan-Canadian Master Terminology Worksheet and Messaging Artifacts||
To support the pan-Canadian messaging standards, the following business and technical artifacts have been created:
|National e-Claims (NeCST) Standards||
|Pan-Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD) Nomenclature Standard||
|Provider Registry Standard||
|Service Delivery Location Registry Standard||
|Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT)
SNOMED CT® is the most comprehensive, multilingual clinical healthcare terminology in the world. The following clinical information groups outlined below have been approved CAS.
|Transport Level Interoperability (TLI) Standard||
* Status Definitions
Canadian Draft for Use (CDFU) - The standard has been developed but it may or may not be implemented or be in use. The standard is considered ready to be used by early adopters: however, change is probable as stakeholders begin using the standard in implementations.
Canadian Approved Standards (CAS) - The standard is in use for the purpose(s) or context(s) for which it was intended. Only those parts of the standard that have been implemented or are in use can progress for consideration as CAS. This decision point signifies that the standard has reached a level of stability and is comprehensive enough such that major changes are not expected.
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