PHIS is a comprehensive pediatric database containing clinical and financial data from millions of patient encounters. It was developed by the Children's Hospital Association (CHA) - a business alliance networking 47 leading children's hospitals - to provide a rich data source for administrative data analysis. It has been used by academic clinicians to conduct comparative effectiveness studies that affect hospitalized children, and by hospital administration to compare outcomes and best practices against peer hospitals.
This site is for PHIS analysts and project participants. Find information here about best practices and what the data does and does not say, and exchange information about how you have used PHIS.
Please do not share private health information (PHI) in this space.
The Pediatric Health Information System is a data set composed of administrative data provided by more than 47 children's hospitals. It contains blinded data about patient diagnoses, procedures, length of stay, readmissions, APR-DRGs, CMI and more, providing opportunities to benchmark processes and practices against other children's hospitals.
Looking for the PHIS request form?
Check out PHIS training and webinar information on CHA's website: https://www.childrenshospitals.org/Events/Upcoming-Events
UMHS faculty and staff may request access to PHIS by contacting David Cruz. Training is required for both standard and ad hoc reporting.
A PHIS users group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each quarter (January, April, July, October) from 1 to 2:30pm in 12-607. The PHIS program coordinator sends the agenda, room number and teleconference number prior to each meeting. If there are no relevant agenda items, the meeting is canceled.
Questions? Contact David Cruz
PHIS data is currently updated in the reporting tool through December 2016.
Information about the most recent data upload is available on CHA's website: https://www.childrenshospitals.org/Member-Center/Groups-Products/PHIS/Resources/Reference-Resources/Data-Load/PHIS-Data-Availability