DataGen® launches CHNA Advantage™ to help hospitals conduct their community health needs assessments

New end-to-end solution combines exclusive data sources, analyses and decades of healthcare policy expertise to support hospitals’ CHNA requirements and community health objectives

Rensselaer, NY, July 11, 2022 – DataGen® has launched CHNA Advantage™, a suite of tools and resources to help tax-exempt hospitals complete robust, data-informed community health needs assessments. DataGen’s new end-to-end solution combines exclusive data sources, including social determinants of health data, with decades of healthcare policy and data analysis expertise to streamline the CHNA process. CHNA Advantage saves hospitals time and resources while ensuring their assessments meet all federal and state obligations.

What is a community health needs assessment?

The IRS, along with several states like New York, require tax-exempt hospitals to conduct CHNAs every three years. A CHNA identifies the health needs within a hospital’s community and documents the hospital’s plans to address them. CHNAs require community surveys, data collection and analyses, and collaboration with community partners. The process of creating a CHNA requires an intensive amount of resources from an already strained healthcare workforce.

Simplifying the CHNA process

Recognizing these challenges, DataGen created CHNA Advantage to help hospitals through every step of their CHNA process, from access to and analysis of exclusive data sources to compliance support and a customizable report template.

“With CHNA Advantage, you can spend less time digging for data and worrying about the procedural steps,” said Al Campanella, president, DataGen. “We’ll guide you through the whole process, so you can concentrate on what’s most important — the interventions that are going to make a difference in the health of your community.”

As hospitals continue to address health equity in an ever-evolving healthcare delivery system, the CHNA process helps them remain focused on the health needs in their communities, including addressing the social determinants of health.

Hospitals interested in CHNA Advantage should contact DataGen at for more information.

About DataGen

DataGen offers analytical insights to healthcare organizations, focusing on payment policy changes, value-based programs and market dynamics. Its product portfolio includes impact reports that address annual and ad hoc changes to Medicare’s fee-for-service programs, performance measures within Medicare’s innovation and value-based programs, custom analytics to evaluate financial and quality outcomes within any payer scenario and applications to track legislative changes and support culture of safety and community outreach programs. DataGen’s customers rely on its analytical expertise as they strive to improve quality, outcomes and financial performance. For more information, follow DataGen on LinkedIn or visit