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Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS)

Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS)

The Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) is a database used by public health units to report information on cases and outbreaks of diseases of public health significance (reportable diseases) mandated under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) to the Ministry of Health (MOH). This information is used for local, provincial and national surveillance.

Source:

Ontario Ministry of Health

Data Notes:

  • iPHIS replaced the Reportable Disease Information System (RDIS) in 2005. Due to the migration from RDIS to iPHIS, the provincial data from 2005 to 2008 should be interpreted with caution.
  • The numbers of cases of diseases of public health significant (reportable diseases) included in iPHIS is an underestimate of the actual numbers since not all people with a reportable disease seek medical treatment, or get tested, resulting in unreported cases.
  • COVID-19 cases and outbreaks as well as adverse events following immunization are reported through the Case and Contact Management (CCM) System across Ontario.

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