Answered By: KRS Answers Last Updated: May 25, 2023 Views: 24
The main contact for data requests within AHS is the Clinical Analytics & Primary Data Support team. Additionally, over 80 departments at AHS publish data reports through the Tableau platform which are made available to all AHS staff.
Staff may also register and submit data requests directly through the DIMR Request Tool. These requests are typically processed within 7-10 business days and can support research projects (requires additional documentation/ethics approval), preliminary information for potential research projects (aggregate info only), and non-research (QI) projects. Submissions require a detailed description of the data requirements, scope, geography, time period, etc...
Some frequently used and important AHS reports/publications:
External research clients or those who are cross-appointed may also make requests for AHS research data. Alternatively, other datasets of administrative health data for research, planning, and projects are also made available through the Ministry of Health.
Other published and public sources of AHS health data:
- Alberta Health’s Interactive Health Data Application (IHDA)
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) produces many reports on Health Care in Canada. Data & Analytics, and other areas in AHS, works with CIHI on many of these reports including:
- Health Quality Council of Alberta Surveys