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Hospital and Health System Data Resources

Questions about AHA data products? Contact Health Forum:  866-375-3633 or ahadatainfo@aha.org

AHA DataViewer

A web-based national source of proprietary hospital and health system data collected and verified by the American Hospital Association. AHA DataViewer content includes exclusive national survey data (e.g., AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals, AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals—IT Supplement), proprietary AHA membership data and much more. Hospital financial data from Medicare Cost Reports has been recently added to supplement the AHA data.  AHA data are used by government agencies, media and the industry for accurate and timely analysis and decision-making. It also is used to supports sales, business development, planning, and marketing.

AHA eSource

AHA eSource is an intuitive source of business intelligence designed for healthcare professionals. eSource contains a curated set of proprietary AHA information integrated with publically available information on more than 6,300 hospitals and 400 healthcare systems across the United States. eSource allows you to search, compare, and profile hospitals and health systems using this “greatest hits” collection of AHA information from the AHA Annual Survey Database™; the AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment™; the AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement™; and public sources.

AHA Healthcare IT Database: A Supplement to the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals

A database based on an annual survey of U.S. hospitals that tracks the adoption of electronic health records (also known as electronic medical records). The data from 3,500 hospitals include electronic clinical documentation, results viewing, decision support, bar coding and more.  The database is available to AHA DataViewer annual subscribers as an upgrade (non-subscribers can purchase and download the database as a Quick Report).

AHA Guide®

The AHA Guide® is a comprehensive directory of U.S. hospitals, health systems, networks, alliances, and other organizations. The book is available in print and is published annually in November.

AHA Hospital Statistics

AHA Hospital Statistics™ is a comprehensive resource for analysis and comparison of health care industry trends in U.S. community hospitals. This extensive and reliable health care statistical resource includes five year trends in utilization, personnel, revenues and expenses across local, regional and national markets starting. It may be purchased as a book. It is published annually in January.

AHA Annual Survey Database

The AHA Annual Survey Database is a comprehensive census of United States hospitals based on the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals.  The Database is a reliable resource for health service research and trends analyses, and it offers a-snapshot of hospital-specific data on approximately 6,500 hospitals and 400-plus systems, including as many as 1,000 data fields covering organizational structure, personnel, hospital facilities and services, and financial performance. Includes a documentation book with a Summary of Changes  that identifies open, closed, and merged hospitals compared to the prior year.  The database is released annually in October.

AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment  

This new database tracks and monitors the evolution of new systems of care, including Accountable Care Organizations (Medicare and commercial), Patient-Centered Medical Homes and entities engaged in various payment (bundling, capitation, and shared risk), and insurance models providing care to a population 

For information about historical databases, contact Health Forum:  866-375-3633 or ahadatainfo@aha.org



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