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Standards Centre

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 digital health solutions, these standards support:

  • Safe and secure exchange of health care information (e.g. drugs, labs, diagnostic imaging) across the continuity 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)

As the Canadian affiliate of international Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), the Infoway Standards Centre is Canada’s sole source and access point for licensed international and Canadian health information standards.

Learn more about health information standards, access the latest releases, and join the various communities to participate in discussions, webinars and stay up to date on projects in Canada.

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Latest Releases

Upcoming Releases

  • Subset updates: October 31, 2018
  • LOINC International Release: December 2017
  • pCLOCD Release: January 31, 2018
  • SNOMED CT International: January 31, 2018
  • Canadian Edition of SNOMED CT: April 30, 2018

Want more information or wish to discuss your standards requirements? Contact Us.

Standards Access

To access licensed international and national health information standards (e.g. SNOMED CT), simply login to your Infoway Account and accept the terms of user and license agreements annually. Fees are only collected for access and use of HL7 International materials.

All SNOMED CT, LOINC and Infoway software tools are available at no cost to users with an active Infoway account.

Find out more about Standards Access.

Login and visit HL7 International Access to see your current HL7 International status.

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