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What Is Data Koala?

Data Koala is a web-based application that provides users access to unique data sets and a variety of healthcare related reporting for subscribing and participating entities.

Data Koala allow users to:

  • Create comparative on market share based reports on inpatient and/or outpatient hospital volume.
  • Examine population trends & patient demographics.
  • Explore indicators of quality, outcomes, and utilization in and outside the boundaries of the hospital.

Additional specialty reporting module:

  • Statewide Provider Market Detail (SPMD) is the most comprehensive data set available for hospital-based physician volume in Michigan. SPMD enhances the capabilities of Data Koala by providing the information necessary to have data-driven conversations with physicians on market-driven performance. Click here to view our SPMD Spotlight video. Contact us to get started!

What data are included?

  • All data are voluntarily submitted by the participating entities. The data are reviewed and edited by the submitting entity and the MHA Service Corporation data collection team. All Data Koala results are, aggregated and de-identified.

Data not included:

  • Financial or reimbursement information.
  • Clinical results - The patient's results from any testing or procedures performed.
  • Unique facially identifiable information - The name, address, Social Security number or date of birth of patient.

What are the limitations/restrictions for Data Koala?

  • Users are prohibited from attempting to identify individuals.
  • Data Koala is for hospital/internal use only and may be used externally only with express written agreement from the MHA.
  • Results generated from Data Koala are not for public comparison or display.
  • User should follow internal policies on how to access sensitive and/or proprietary information.


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