The Canadian Health Information Management Lifecycle



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This book offers considerations and guiding principles for the Canadian Health Information Management Lifecycle, including:

  • Collection and capture of data and organization of the data into information
  • Maintenance and preservation in a secure and private environment
  • Use and disclosure via authorized and authenticated paths
  • Final disposition and destruction
  • Evaluation and maintenance of the entire process

This resource will provide a framework to help answer the following questions:

  • What is the legal health record in a hybrid or electronic environment?
  • How is information protected, shared, and exchanged across jurisdictions?
  • How are data quality and data integrity maintained when data is collected from a number of different sources and devices?
  • Who is the custodian of the health record in a shared environment?

An eBook version of the Canadian Health Information Lifecycle is also available.