About the Centre for Health Information


The Centre for Health Information provides quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers, and health system decision-makers. Through collaboration with the health system, the Centre supports the development of data and technical standards, maintains provincial health databases, prepares and distributes health reports, and supports and carries out applied health research and benefit evaluations. The Centre's mandate also includes the development of the confidential and secure Newfoundland and Labrador Electronic Health Record and the Health Information Network, ensuring connectivity to the Regional Health Authorities for the Electronic Health Record and other provincial health information systems. The Centre for Health Information was established by Cabinet in 1996 following the recommendation of the Health System Information Task Force (1995). It is a statutory corporation created by the Centre for Health Information Act and governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council and reporting to the Minister of Health and Community Services. It is managed by a Chief Executive Officer.



Vision


Improved Health through Quality Health Information



Mission Statement


The Centre is responsible for the development of a confidential and secure Health Information Network which will serve as the foundation for the provincial Electronic Health Record. Through the support of the provincial government and Canada Health Infoway, Inc. the Centre has been recognized for its contribution to the national agenda for development of the Electronic Health Record. The Centre is also responsible for the appropriate use of quality health data to support improvements in the health system.




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