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Why AHA Data?
Data collected by the American Hospital Association represents the single best source for credible, consistent information about the nation’s hospitals. AHA Data provides easy, streamlined access to multiple data sets that cover demographic, operational, financial and IT characteristics of the nation’s hospitals.
AHA® Annual Survey Database (ASDBs) offers a wealth of data from 6,000+ hospitals
• Extract valuable demographic, operational, staffing, employment model, insurance and
utilization characteristics for hospitals— providing an essential foundation to valuable health care research
• Expand analysis—match ASDB data to public data sets using the Medicare Provider Number
• Support longitudinal healthcare research with a full decade or more of ASDB data
• Coverage from 2005 or optionally, back to 1980
AHA Annual Survey Databases (ASDB) with Financial Data (CMS-HCRIS sourced)
• Sourced from the Healthcare Provider Cost Reporting Information System (HCRIS)
managed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
• Gain a broader financial view of Medicare- Certified hospitals including income statement, balance sheet, and key calculated metrics.
• Coverage from 2005
AHA IT Healthcare Database
• Analyze healthcare IT indicators; illustrate the depth and level of technology integration
within over 3,500 hospitals
• Assess hospital readiness for achieving meaningful use and their intent to apply for
• Evaluate EHR interoperability capabilities
• Identify primary inpatient and outpatient vendors used for the EHR/EMR systems
• Coverage from 2007
AHA data dating back to 1980, providing valuable input for time series analyses and forecasts.
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ABOUT THE AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.