Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Data Set – HL7® FHIR® Implementation Guide
The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Data and Digital initiatives (DDI) will provide the foundation to report on the performance of the MHA system, make evidence-based service planning decisions, and enable service providers to access the full range of client information they need to provide optimal care, leading to better outcomes and seamless care transitions across a person’s lifespan.
The Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Data Set will be implemented in a phased approach to standardize the collection of data across the sector and lifespan. This standard will provide local service providers with discrete client level data to deliver care, and as a Prescribed Entity, Ontario Health will collect data using this standard to facilitate aggregate-level system performance measurement and service planning at local, regional, and provincial levels.
Data in scope for this release includes:
- Client data including demographics, social determinants of health, episode of care information
- Program information including referral data, assessment dates, enrollment information, encounter data
- Health Service Provider data including organization and location information
The Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Data Set Implementation Guide is built on the HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard Release 4 and provides guidance to implementers on how to submit data to the MHA repository using the HL7 FHIR standard. It ensures all point of care systems that submit MHA data to the provincial repository do so through HL7 FHIR R4 RESTful APIs and standard terminologies.
The guide is a web-based specification hosted on the Canadian FHIR Registry powered by SIMPLIFIER.NET*. The reader will be re-directed to the implementation guide’s home page on Canadian FHIR Registry website after registering and clicking the “Agree and Download” button.
This implementation guide is a Balloted Draft for trial use and is subject to a formal review and approval process.
FHIR is an evolving trial-for-use standard, so additional changes by HL7 are expected. We will continue to monitor developments and assess whether there are impacts and publish updates as they emerge.
March 15, 2022
Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Data Set – HL7® FHIR® Implementation Guide was updated based on Open Review comments
November 15, 2021
Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Provincial Data Set – HL7® FHIR® Implementation Guide was created