Hospital Utilization Report

The Hospital Utilization Report presents selected hospital utilization data for Southeastern Wisconsin hospitals. Data is collected on a monthly basis from area hospitals and compiled to come up with an analysis of hospital performance. The Hospital Utilization Statistics Report has been produced since 1965, when Comprehensive Health Planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin (CHPSEW) first began compiling and Reporting regional hospital data.

Southeastern Wisconsin Health System Agency (SEWHSA) assumed the maintenance of the regional hospital utilization data in 1976. In 1987, SEWHSA merged with The Planning Council for Mental Health and Social Services to become the Planning Council for Health and Human Services, Inc. The Report eventually became the property of the Hospital Council of Greater Milwaukee Area (HCGMA). In 1996 HCGMA went out of business.

WHA Information Center (WHAIC) recently made a significant number of changes to improve and automate the hospital utilization reporting process. In January 2019, WHAIC implemented a new process for reporting through a secured portal and newly designed database. For more information about the changes that were made, please review the materials that are available in the Hospital Utilization Reporting Communications and Updates section.

There are no fundamental changes to the reports posted to the Wisconsin Hospital Association's website. 

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Hospital Utilization Registration Documentation | DOWNLOAD

Hospital Utilization Reporting Manual | DOWNLOAD

Hospital Utilization Reporting Communications and Updates

With change comes new opportunities for improvement! In general,this report and all processes associated with it will be significantlyautomated beginning in February 2019. Please take a moment toreview the top five changes we are excited to share with you at this time.

  1. The report has been rewritten from an excel and survey style reporting format to a newly developed secured database with embedded logic to perform validation checks on specific cells.
  2. The report has been renamed as the Hospital Utilization Report to better reflect its use and application.
  3. Data submitters will be required to setup an account with a UserID and password in the WHAIC Portal.
  4. If you manage multiple facilities within a system, all data entry can be performed through a single sign-on in the WHAIC Portal.
  5. Monthly reminders to complete the report and future communications will be sent through an automated email system.
WHAIC's goal is to have this newly, designed process fully functional. and operational by the February 1 reporting date, with the reporting manual available by January 30.  There are no fundamental changes to the reports posted to WHA's website.  WHAIC will continue to monitor the process to make sure it is as efficient as possible.