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 currently 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 SAPG Data Help Desk at SAPGData@idph.iowa.gov or call 866-339-7913 (toll free).
Data Entry Forms
IDPH offers a Help Desk to answer questions and provide assistance on data reporting requirements and the data system. The Help Desk can be reached via phone at 866-339-7913 (toll free), or via email at SAPGData@idph.iowa.gov.
Help Desk hours are M-F from 9-3 (excluding holidays). Help Desk calls are automatically answered with messages transcribed and sent to the help desk email. When leaving a message, please speak slowly and clearly to ensure an accurate transcription is made. Please include your name, agency, phone number, best time to be reached, and the nature of the assistance needed. Help Desk personnel will respond to your request as soon as possible (which may be the next business day if leaving a message between 3 PM-9AM M-F).
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 SAPGData@idph.iowa.gov or call 866-339-7913 (toll free).