Alberta Health Services Data Set Availability

AHS Data Sets

Discharge Abstract Database (DAD)
Acute care inpatient hospitalizations in Alberta
Earliest data: April 1, 2002
Admission Discharge Transfer (ADT)
Patient transfers and location within hospital
Earliest data: February 1, 2020
National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS)
Ambulatory encounters in Alberta, including emergency department, same-day surgery, and day procedures.
Earliest data: April 1, 2002
Emergency Department Information System (EDIS)
Ambulatory encounters in Alberta, including emergency department, same-day surgery, and day procedures.
Earliest data: April 1, 2010
Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN)
Prescription drugs dispensed from most community pharmacies in Alberta.
Earliest data: April 1, 2008
Practitioner Claims
Health service claims submitted for payment by providers in Alberta under the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan.
Earliest data: April 1, 1994
All AHS general lab tests including clinical chemistry, toxicology, hematology, serology, urinalysis and immunology.
Earliest data: April 1, 2012
Provincial Registry
Identifies whether people have coverage with Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) and can be used to identify deaths for Alberta residents.
Earliest data: April 1, 1994
Vital Statistics
Identifies dates of death for Alberta residents
Earliest data: January 1, 1999
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic images performed in AHS hospital based facilities
Earliest data: January 1, 2011
Alberta Continuing Care Information System (ACCIS)
Continuing care stays including long-term care (LTC), designated supportive living (DSL) and home-living (HL)
Earliest data: January 1, 2012
PROVLAB captures COVID testing data in Alberta while CDOM captures public health assessments and contact tracing.
Earliest data: February 1, 2020
Connect Care
Connect Care is the provincial electronic medical record.
Earliest data: November 3, 2019

For a full overview of the data available, view the AbSPORU Data Cheat Sheet.

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Land Acknowledgment

The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.