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Canada Health Infoway Inc./Inforoute Santé du Canada Inc.

Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is a federally-funded, independent, not-for-profit organization whose Members are Canada's 14 federal, provincial and territorial Deputy Ministers of Health. Infoway is Canada's catalyst for collaborative change to accelerate the use of electronic health information systems and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) across the country.

Under the umbrella of the Canada Health Infoway Standards Collaborative (SC), LOINC® is used as the basis for the pan Canadian LOINC Observation Code Database (pCLOCD). The database has been customized to meet the needs of Canadian stakeholders, following LOINC copyright rules. Together with the HL7 v3 message specifications these standards are used to achieve an interoperable pan-Canadian EHR and facilitate the electronic exchange of laboratory information.

The pCLOCD was created using the LOINC records and attributes that specifically meet Canadian laboratory ordering and reporting requirements. Working with Regenstrief, the SC has translated the LOINC records to Canadian French, which enables the pCLOCD to be published and maintained in Canada’s two official languages. Currently, the pCLOCD includes records that cover most laboratory domains that pertain to laboratory testing on humans and non-humans and Clinical terms that support Electronic Health Records and Medication Management.

The pCLOCD is implemented in many jurisdictional projects across Canada from British Columbia in the West to Newfoundland and Labrador in the East. This has enabled LOINC® to become the defacto standard in Canada for laboratory ordering and reporting.


Contact Name
Lorie Carey
Contact Title
Laboratory Terminology Subject Matter Expert
Contact Address

150 King Street West, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1J9

Contact Email
Contact Phone
(416) 595-3417 Toll free: 1-888-595-3417
Canada Health Infoway Inc./Inforoute Santé du Canada Inc.
Current Versions
LOINC 2.59
Released: 2017-02-21

RELMA 6.18
Released: 2017-02-21

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