AHA Annual Survey

Purveyor: Annual Hospital Association

Years in the DataCore: 2008-2017

Years of data owned: 2003-2017

Unit of data: Hospital (AHAID)

Dataset website: http://www.ahadata.com/aha-annual-survey-database-asdb

General Description: The AHA Annual Survey Database is a voluntary survey of the American Hospital Association and represents the most credible, consistent, and comprehensive data about hospital facilities. The survey is completed annually by nearly 6,300 hospitals and more than 400 health care systems.

With AHA Annual Survey Database, you can identify:

  • Hospital C-Suite, key contact for system
  • Utilization: admissions, births, surgeries, and ED visits
  • IT indicators that illustrate level of technology integration, i.e., EHR/EMR adoption
  • Evolution of new care systems, including ACOs, Patient Centered Medical Homes
  • Hospitals’ community health partnerships
  • Physician arrangements
  • Bundled payment pioneers

Hospitals report information on their organizational structure, service lines, utilization, finances, insurance and payment models, and staffing for a specific fiscal year. 

AHA IT Supplemental Survey

Purveyor: Annual Hospital Association

Years in the DataCore: 2008-2017

Years of data owned: 2008-2017

Unit of data: Hospital (AHAID)

Dataset website: http://www.ahadata.com/aha-healthcare-database

General description: The American Hospital Association (AHA) has conducted the AHA IT Supplemental Survey since 2008. The AHA IT Supplemental Survey provides information about electronic medical records, interoperability, health information exchange barriers, reporting, and degree of electronic transition for over 3,500 hospitals.

Organization website: https://www.aha.org/front

Licensing and Access

For full data access:

  • Ohio State College of Medicine: $1,000 per seat per year.
  • Ohio State: $1,000 per seat; users must have an Ohio State Wexner Medical Center account.
  • Alternatively, a CATALYST consultant can be hired to perform analysis and provide a partial dataset for a variable cost.