Data Sets

Below is a brief description of the data sets that will be available to authorized researchers once they have completed the application process. The OHDP Application Support team will work closely with researchers to identify their data requirements, and will accordingly facilitate access to the corresponding data set. If these data sets do not meet research requirements, we request researchers to reach out to We will add additional data sets to the platform over time.

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  •  Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS)

CCRS at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is a national database that contains demographic, administrative, clinical and resource utilization information on individuals who receive continuing care services in hospitals or long-term care homes in Canada.

  •  Critical Care Information System (CCIS)

CCIS data includes patient demographic information, hospital information, critical care admission / discharge information including COVID-19 status, clinical data about various clinical supports and interventions required, bed information including ventilators and information about outcomes of critical care including infection rates and other incidents.

  •  Discharge Abstract Database (DAD)

DAD at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is a national database designed to capture administrative, clinical, and demographic information on hospital discharges (including deaths, sign-outs and transfers).

  •  Electronic Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (eCTAS)

The electronic Canadian Triage & Acuity Scale (eCTAS) solution is a triage decision-support system. It is designed by clinical and technical experts and based on proven research from the University of Alberta. It seeks to:
Improve patient safety and quality of care by establishing an electronic triage decision support tool that will standardize the application of CTAS across Ontario
Enhance accountability through the timely collection and analysis of clinical triage data

  •  Integrated Public Health Information System – Case Contact and Management System (COVID-19) (iPHIS-CCM)

The iPHIS-CCM includes patient demographic information, public health units and travel information and case and outbreak data.

  •  Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS)

The NMS includes information on dispensed prescriptions for narcotics, controlled substances, and other monitored drugs.

  •  National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)

NACRS at the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is a national database which contains data for all hospital-based and community -based ambulatory care: day surgery, outpatient and community-based clinics, and emergency departments. Client visit data is collected at time of service in participating facilities. NACRS collects demographic, administrative, clinical, and service-specific data for ED, day surgery, and other ambulatory care visits.

  •  Ontario Drug Benefits Plan (ODB)

ODB contains Ontario Drug Benefit Program information, including recipients, payment, claims, and pharmacy and practitioner information. The ODB Program provides drug benefits for Ontarians aged 65 and older, residents of long-term care homes, homes for special care, recipients of professional home services and social assistance and recipients of the Trillium Drug Program.

  •  Ontario Health Insurance Program Claims (OHIP Claims)

This dataset contains information on all claims items processed. Includes patient, service and amount paid information. The assessment and processing of claims is a financial record of money paid to a provider for services billed on behalf of Ontario residents.

  •  Ontario Laboratories Information System – COVID-19 subset (OLIS C-19)

This dataset includes data on laboratory tests covered by OHIP. OLIS data is used to analyze Ontarians’ use of health services and satisfaction with the delivery of laboratory services paid for by Ontario taxpayers.

OLIS is a database that is under the ministry’s custodianship. OLIS-C19 is a subset of the OLIS information repository that contains lab test orders and results from hospitals, community labs and public health labs specific to COVID-19. The data feed does not include records with a consent block in place.

  •  Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS)

The OLIS includes patient demographic information; (e.g., birth date, sex, patient address; healthcare provider data (e.g., practitioner licensing numbers); clinical data (e.g., laboratory test results, additional information on test requisitions and test types)

  •  Ontario Mental Health Reporting System (OMHRS)

OMHRS analyzes and reports information submitted to CIHI about all individuals receiving adult mental health services in Ontario, as well as some individuals receiving services in youth inpatient beds and selected facilities in other provinces. OMHRS includes information about mental and physical health, social supports and service use, as well as care planning, outcome measurement, quality improvement and case-mix funding applications.

  •  Provincial COVID-19 Vaccine Solution (COVaxON)

COVax data includes patient demographic information; sociodemographic information and (vaccine administration information (e.g. product, dose, adverse event following injection.)

  •  Registered Persons Database (RPDB)

RPDB contains information on persons registered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and those who are eligible for the Ontario Drug Program. This database is critical to a number of key programs that deliver health services to the public, for example, access to hospital services, physician services and drug benefits.


Date modified: 2021-01-15