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October 7 @ 12:00pm 1 CPE credit

ICD-11: What is it and what will it mean for Canada? (0073)

Speakers: Keith Denny, MLIS, MA, PhD

This presentation describes the ICD-11 revision process, highlights its key innovations, and reviews the path to decision making for implementation for morbidity in Canada.

The ICD is woven deeply into the fabric of health information in Canada. ICD-coded data are used for management, resource allocation, health system performance measurement, public health surveillance, and epidemiological and health systems research. This presentation will provide an overview of the revision process for ICD-11 and Canadian contributions to it. It will highlight key innovations in the new version of the classification and illustrate improvements over previous versions. The presentation will also describe ongoing assessments of ICD-11 and the implications of implementation for morbidity in Canada, and it will review the path to decision making for morbidity implementation.

As director of Clinical Data Standards and Quality, Keith Denny provides vision and leadership for CIHI’s information quality initiatives and for the development and application of clinical classifications and terminology standards, and he participates actively in the WHO’s Family of International Classifications Network. Keith has held a number of leadership roles at CIHI and has more than 20 years of experience in the health sector as an educator, manager, and researcher. He has graduate degrees in information science and social science, and a PhD from the University of Toronto’s School of Public Health. He is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University.

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