A pan-Canadian Standard is a document or artefact established by pan-Canadian consensus and approved through the Standards Collaborative governance process.
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 Standards through the Standards Collaborative pan-Canadian Standards Decision Making Process. 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. As a pan-Canadian Standard progresses through the standards lifecycle, from development to maintenance, its stage is reviewed and approved at specific decision points, as defined in the Standards Collaborative pan-Canadian Decision Making Process.
* Status Definitions
A pan-Canadian Standard is a document or artefact established by pan-Canadian consensus and approved through the Standards Collaborative governance process. As a pan-Canadian Standard progresses through the standards lifecycle, from development to maintenance, its stage is reviewed and approved at specific decision points, including those defined below:
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.