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Canadian Institute for Health Information

Faced with the findings of the 1991 National Task Force Report on Health Information, which highlighted the lack of comparable data about the extent and effectiveness of health information nationwide, federal, provincial and territorial health ministers agreed to create a national, non-partisan body to collect information about the health of Canadians and their health system. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) was created in 1994 by combining health information activities of Statistics Canada, the Hospital Medical Records Institute, the MIS (Management Information Systems) group and the health information unit of Health Canada. Using its large databases on health spending, services and human resources, CIHI produces annual reports that provide politicians, policy-makers, researchers and the public with insightful analysis about how current spending is affecting the amount and quality of health services, and how these services impact the health of Canadians.

Photo:  In the late 1990s, health information on a variety of topics became available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), founded in 1994.

In the late 1990s, health information on a variety of topics became available from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), founded in 1994.
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