Patient identification systems with ethnocultural identifiers for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples

Review this 2012 inventory for noteworthy and emerging practices that include First Nations, Inuit, and Métis identifiers in health databases

A foundational document, this inventory starts to identify and describe Canadian health data holdings which contain First Nations, Inuit, and Métis identifiers by doing two things:

  1. Offering a structured profile format that helps capture the important features of health databases with ethnocultural identifiers
  2. Applying the profile format to describe a range of Canadian health databases which include Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis identifiers

The inventory includes 42 data holdings as well as eight practices that support ethnocultural identifiers. They were identified through an environmental scan, as described in a companion report.

This inventory is organized according to geographic scope. Each entry has the following sections:

  1. The database, including a general description of the holding and ethnocultural identifiers available
  2. Data design, collection, recording, and storage practices, including the ethnocultural identity question used
  3. Data access practices, including privacy constraints and First Nations, Inuit, and Métis engagement processes
  4. Data use and reporting practices, including thoughts on the potential application to other jurisdictions

The inventory includes cross-referencing charts to help readers find individual information holdings by title, geography, identifier, service domain, and source of the ethnocultural identifier.

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