Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics

Plenary Panel on C-HOBIC

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Led by Dr Kathryn Hannah and Peggy White

On November 23, 2009, Dr. Kathryn Hannah, affectionately dubbed the “Grand Dame of Canadian Nursing Informatics”, and C-HOBIC Executive Project Leader and Peggy White, C-HOBIC National Project Director, organized and led a Plenary Panel to update our Conference attendees with their exciting work with C-HOBIC – the Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care project, supported by Canada Health Infoway. They shared the results of their work and introduced the new Toolkit they have created to facilitate implementation.


The Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) project has begun implementation of the collection of standardized patient outcome data related to nursing care in electronic health records (EHRs) in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

C-HOBIC introduces a systematic, structured language to admission and discharge assessments of patients receiving acute care, complex continuing care, long-term care or home care. This language can be abstracted into provincial databases or EHRs. C-HOBIC builds on the Ontario HOBIC (Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care) program (

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