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Iowa Substance Use Disorder Treatment Data Reporting

The IDPH Division of Behavioral Health collects client data from licensed substance use disorder treatment agencies to meet state and federal data (TEDS, etc.) reporting requirements.

IDPH uses data to assist in decision making for system/network improvements, provider service delivery (access, engagement, retention, and completion of treatment), and linkages to associated services and support.

Data Reporting Methods

Central Data Repository (CDR): Licensed substance abuse treatment agencies that current use or are planning to procure an EHR/EMR (Electronic Health Record or Electronic Medical Record), may submit data directly to the IDPH Central Data Repository.  For more information on CDR reporting see the Central Data Repository page.

I-SMART (Iowa Service Management and Reporting Tool) is an Internet-based client management system that allows the State of Iowa and its licensed substance abuse treatment providers to administer, manage and provide cost efficient quality assessment and treatment services. Agencies that don't currently have an EHR/EMR or whose EHR/EMR lacks the ability to send an electronic file to the CDR may choose to submit data through the I-SMART system.  For more information on submission of data through I-SMART contact the I-SMART Help Desk at ismart.helpdesk@idph.iowa.gov or call 866-339-7913 (toll free) 515-725-2950 (local). 

I-SMART Resources

General Information

User Manuals

Data Reporting

Data Entry Forms

Training Videos

  • Iowa Reporting Role - Step by step instructions for those agencies that only use I-SMART to report client data to the state.
  • Staff Members Module - Step by step instructions on the new Staff Members module.

Help Desk

In order to provide better assistance to data system users IDPH has implemented a Help Desk. You can reach the Help Desk at 866-339-7913 (toll free), 515-725-2950 (local), or by sending email to ismart.helpdesk@idph.iowa.gov.

Help Desk hours are M-F from 9-4 (excluding holidays). If leaving a message, please include your name, the agency name,  and an e-mail address and phone number. I-SMART Help Desk personnel will get back to you as soon as possible. 

GovDelivery E-Mail Subscriptions

In an effort to streamline Help Desk communication, we have implemented the GovDelivery email subscription service.   I-SMART users can subscribe to the following lists to receive I-SMART announcements and communication. 

Please direct questions regarding the Help Desk or GovDelivery subscription services to ismart.helpdesk@idph.iowa.gov or call 866-339-7913 (toll free) or 515-725-2950 (local).