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Business Intelligence Tools

Insight is a web-based application with a suite of modules that allow OHA data program member hospitals to create customizable analyses based on encounter-level data submitted by member hospitals. These analyses are based on current and historical data to help members assess market share, visualize trends, and monitor quality metrics.

Inpatient and outpatient encounter-level data is available from 2008 through our most recent data period. New data is loaded quarterly, once all hospitals have submitted and signed-off their data.

Insight is only available to OHA data program participants.


Insight was created specifically to meet the needs of our member hospitals’ planning departments, business service line managers, finance professionals, executives and health care quality leaders. Insight is built to allow variable views tailored to each user. Insight delivers access to crucial information regarding inpatient, outpatient and emergency room data — in total over 35 million patient records per year.

Insight analytics tools are bundled into OHA’s member Data Services powered by the most comprehensive data warehouse available for Ohio hospital encounters.


Insight allows participating hospitals to create reports and data downloads from the very basic to the very complex.

  • Compare market share – for emergency, inpatient and outpatient hospital encounters
  • Measure growth potential – watch where patients are going for services to determine growth potential by service line, geography or patient demographics
  • See total charges – along with payer distribution and discharge status by type of patient encounter
  • Visualize trends – drill down and across multi-dimensional data to see trends and other analytical views
  • Clinical quality control by studying interdisciplinary performance, resource utilization trends, departmental benchmarks, physician recruitment studies and more
  • Enhance budget planning see operational cost assessments and resource comparisons and payer-provider relationships that influence revenue streams


Insight allows data program participants to create reports and download data by time frames and market definitions, including:

  • Inpatient market analysis sorted by hospital, zip code, product line and/or payer
  • Inpatient market needs assessment sorted by product line and/or MS-DRG
  • Inpatient origin by zip code
  • Revenue opportunities analyses for your hospital sorted by MS-DRG, LOS, product line, payer, and/or attending physicians
  • Top 50 reasons for inpatient and/or outpatient visits to any given hospital by diagnosis code
  • Top 50 reasons for ER visits to any given hospital


Ohio Hospital Association data is proprietary to the hospitals participating in the OHA data program. OHA has entered into agreements with participating hospitals to protect the privacy of this data. Data can only be accessed, requested or received by an employee of a participating hospital. 


Not already an Insight user? Schedule a demonstration today by contacting Stephanie Jones.