The Primary Health Care Subsets are intended to support implementation of the Draft Pan-Canadian Primary Health Care Electronic Medical Record Content Standard, Version 2.1—Implementation Guide (PHC EMR CS). In order to facilitate the standardization of data at the Primary Health Care (PHC) point of service, as well interoperability, health system use and clinical decision support, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in collaboration with jurisdictions and Canada Health Infoway with clinician input, led the development of the PHC EMR CS.
The PHC Subsets provide implementers with a list of allowable coded values to be collected at the point of service systems, supporting 48 coded data elements outlined in the content standard. When implemented in EMRs, the PHC Subsets will yield data that enables EMR functionality and provides information that can be used to improve both the quality of patient care and the management of the broader health care system. They are designed to support both primary health care and health system use.
Primary Health Care (PHC) Subsets
Subsets are available for the following:
* 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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