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Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care
(C-HOBIC) Data Sets                                                                       CAS *


The Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) Data Set is a suite of standardized clinical terms and concepts that reflect nursing practice and document patient outcomes in electronic health records.

The C-HOBIC Data Set is comprised of 34 data elements in the following four categories:

  • Functional Status (Activities of Daily Living and Independent ADLs for Home Care)
  • Symptom Management
  • Safety Outcomes
  • Therapeutic Self-Care (Readiness for Discharge)

Supporting Organization

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

Learn more about C-HOBIC.

* 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.

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