A population-based health information system

Med Care. 1995 Dec;33(12 Suppl):DS13-20. doi: 10.1097/00005650-199512001-00005.


The authors introduce the Population Health Information System, its conceptual framework, and the data elements required to implement such a system in other jurisdictions. Among other innovations, the Population Health Information System distinguishes between indicators of health status (outcomes measures) and indicators of need for health care (socioeconomic measures of risk for poor health). The system also can be used to perform needs-based planning and challenge delivery patterns.

MeSH terms

  • Canada
  • Community Health Planning / organization & administration*
  • Data Collection / methods
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Information Systems / organization & administration*
  • Manitoba
  • Models, Theoretical
  • National Health Programs
  • Single-Payer System*