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
Laboratory
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
COVID-19 Data (CDOM and PROVLAB)
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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