To submit inpatient and outpatient data, go to: ipop.ihaonline.org
The IHA Statewide Databases rely on accurate and timely submission of inpatient and outpatient data from hospitals and health systems for release back to hospitals as well as researchers, consultants, state and federal government agencies, universities, vendors and Web-based data organizations.
An Internet-based process for data submission and editing of IHA Statewide Inpatient and Outpatient Databases from all Iowa community hospitals has been in place since January 1, 2003. This includes an expansion of the outpatient database from selected ambulatory surgeries to the collection of all hospital-based outpatient services data.
Data Due Dates
1st Quarter Data: May 31
2nd Quarter Data: August 31
3rd Quarter Data: November 30
4th Quarter Data: Feburary 28
Currently, hospitals are required to have submitted and edited data completed by 60 days following the end of a quarter. Validation should be completed within 75 days of the end of a quarter allowing two weeks to verify or correct any discrepancies. See policy for details.
IHA Statewide Inpatient Database
The IHA Statewide Inpatient Database is to include discharges from Acute Care, Newborns, Medical Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Care (including swing beds and designated units), Behavioral Health (including Psychiatric Care and Chemical Dependency Care). Submit all inpatient visits on discharge.
Discharges that should be excluded are:
IHA Statewide Outpatient Database
The IHA Statewide Outpatient Database is to include all outpatient visits to Iowa hospitals. Outpatient is defined as any patient visit that is not considered an inpatient
Patient accounts that should be excluded are:
The statewide inpatient and outpatient databases are submitted semi-annually to the Iowa Department of Public Health on behalf of the hospitals to comply with Administrative Rule (641). The quarterly release of data generated from this database helps hospitals and health systems analyze market share as well as patient migration to and from their service area.
For more information or for help with your username or password, contact Kara Staiert at IHA.