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 statistics.
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 met.
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 initiatives.
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