Alberta Health Services data set availability

Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit’s Data and Research Services team has access to wide range of Alberta Health Services (AHS) data sets. In addition to the data sets listed below, other data sets may currently be available on a limited basis or will be added in the future.

Complete our Service Request form to request support accessing the following data sets or to learn what other data sets are currently available.

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: Feb 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: Jan 1, 1999

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic images performed in AHS hospital based facilities

Earliest data: Jan 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: Jan 1, 2012

Alberta Continuing Care Information System (ACCIS)

Continuing care stays including long-term care (LTC), designated supportive living (DSL) and home-living (HL)

Earliest data: Jan 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: Feb 1, 2020

Connect Care

Connect Care is the provincial electronic medical record. 

Earliest data: Nov 3, 2019

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