The Oklahoma Hospital Association has partnered with the Colorado
Health & Hospital Association to bring DATABANK to hospitals in
Oklahoma. DATABANK is being provided to OHA members at no cost.
By initiating DATABANK in Oklahoma, OHA members are joining hospitals
in 30 other states around the country that currently participate in this
program. OHA members will gain access to comparative data from hospitals
in those states. This program, developed and supported by the Colorado
Health & Hospital Association, has been endorsed by the American
Hospital Association, a strategic partner in this important data
DATABANK will also assist OHA in representing its hospitals by being
able to better analyze the impact of Medicare and Medicaid policies and
other reimbursement changes, using current data rather than hospital
cost reports, which when published, are two years old.
An OHA Member Service
DATABANK is a Web-based database of hospital utilization and financial
performance indicators. The database is the source of comparable
information on average length of stay, outpatient statistics, charges
and expenses per day and per stay, uncollected charges, number of days
in accounts receivable, gross profitability and a number of personnel
Hospitals submit their monthly data on the secure DATABANK Web site.
The data collection and submission process usually takes the hospital
contact person less than one hour to complete. Once the data are
submitted on the Web, member hospitals are able to run their facilities'
reports immediately. Reports containing peer group comparisons can be
viewed and printed online once certain peer group thresholds have been
The data contained on the DATABANK reports are used for budgeting,
marketing and internal management purposes within the hospital. At the
Oklahoma Hospital Association, the data are used for public policy
decisions such as Medicaid disproportionate share, and other advocacy
Data must be entered into DATABANK 25 days following the previous
month's close of business. If data are not submitted by the 25th, the
hospital will receive a reminder phone call to submit the data.
Advantages of Online Submission:
The following are advantages to hospitals of online data submission:
- Greater control over the data;
- Instant access to the information, including customizing the data
- Ability to design peer groups;
- Ability to make corrections to prior months' data any time during
- Several users within the hospital can access the same data;
- The ability to download individual data into a spreadsheet and
analyze it in different ways than were presented in the online reports;
- More timely, accurate and complete data is available to the OHA,
strengthening its advocacy and representation role.
Security of Data
The DATABANK Web site is a secure site. It employs the highest available
data encryption software. As data are submitted, the encryption measures
ensure that even in route, the data are completely secure.
Access to Data
Access to DATABANK is limited to member hospitals. To gain access to the
DATABANK Web site, or for more information regarding the DATABANK
program, contact Mia Johnston, information services assistant(405)
427-9537, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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