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Quick Reference to IHA Information Services

IHA Annual Survey

  • Annual hospital licensure survey in Iowa
  • Source: Audited financial statements
  • Contains: utilization, financial, personnel and services data

Contact: Dustin Wagner

DATABANK Monthly Reporting System

  • Data due monthly by 21st of the next month
  • Total facility based with acute and long-term care data
  • Financial, personnel, and utilization data
  • Balance sheet and financial ratios

Contact: Dustin Wagner 

Dimensions

  • "Point & Click:" ease to use Internet-based software tool that provides more than 90 report templates that you can customize for use with inpatient/outpatient data
  • "Slice & Dice:" customized Internet-based software used to build reports and charts for use with inpatient/outpatient data

Contacts: Sara HayesJohn Richardson or Kara Staiert

Hospital Economic Impact 

  • Annual release of economic impact Internet-based survey submission
  • Annual release of economic impact data for hospitals and other health care providers

Contact: Dustin Wagner

Community Benefits Survey

  • Internet-based survey submission
  • Annual release of community benefits data for hospitals
  • Hospitals receive peer benchmarking data
  • Used in IHA state and national advocacy efforts
Contact: Clara Stults

Salary & Benefits Survey 

  • Annual data due by September 1
  • Reports sent to hospitals in early October
  • Includes information on management, non-management and executive salaries and benefits
  • Snapshot Salary Survey in April

Contact: Clara Stults

Medicare Impact Modeling 

  • Payment impact analysis of Medicare regulation and legislation
  • Source: Medicare health care provider cost report information system (HCRIS)

Contact: Dustin Wagner

 

Statewide Inpatient/Outpatient Databases 

Data due quarterly:

  • 1st Quarter Data Due May 31
  • 2nd Quarter Data Due August 31
  • 3rd Quarter Data Due November 30
  • 4th Quarter Data Due February 28
  • Inpatient: Includes data on acute inpatients including newborns, skilled, swing bed skilled, behavioral health and rehabilitation
  • Outpatient: Includes data on all hospital-based ambulatory procedures, emergency room and observation patients
  • Required by the State of Iowa
  • Databases released semiannually
  • Data available in Dimensions (software used to produce data in a user friendly useful format)

Contact: Kara Staiert

For Endorsed Services, contact: Perry Meyer

 

You know the IHA Information Center is the source for health care data in Iowa...
But did you know our staff is our greatest resource and we are here to assist you? Since 1986, Information Center staff have gathered, analyzed and interpreted data about Iowa hospitals and health systems. Whether you are trying to decide which database to utilize or how to read a Patient Origin and Destination Study, Information Center staff is available to fulfill data request, interpret information and determine what data products or services to use. We can assist you in answering the data questions you have as well as help you ask the right questions in your search for data.

The Information Center staff is committed to providing high quality data products and services and a quick response to your data requests. For more information on the IHA Information Center call 800-240-1046 or email InformationCenter@ihaonline.org. If you are looking for a particular data product or service, contact the following staff: