Health Datapalooza 2013: Datalab - Edward Salsberg


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Health Datapalooza IV: June 3rd-4th, 2013

Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, United States
Damon Davis, Health Data Initiative Program Director, Department of Health and Human Services

Susan Queen, Director, Division of Data Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Steve Cohen, Director, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Rick Moser, National Institutes of Health
Victor Lazzaro, Performance & Data Analytics Manager, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Niall Brennan, Director of the Office of Information Products and Data Analytics, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Miya Cain, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
Edward Salsberg, Director, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Health Resources and Services Administration
Robert Post, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Eugene Hayes, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Jim Craver, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
David Forrest, Senior Advisor, Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Tania Allard, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Special Projects, New York State Department of Health
Steven Edwards, Environmental Protection Agency
Steve Emrick, National Library of Medicine
Carol A. Gotway Crawford, Director of Behavioral Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control

This perennial favorite breakout session is back! This is the best opportunity to meet some of the federal government data experts who champion action in improving public access to information to catalyze innovation. Come learn how to use assets from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and more. Each agency in the federal government is staffed by experts who are well versed in the information resources available from their division on (administrative data, survey data, research data, medical/scientific content, etc.) The Datalab will also feature opportunities for one-on-one meet-ups with data experts for “deep dives” into agency’s resources. Participants can join live demonstrations and check out new data resources and tools. The goal of the session is to give innovators and entrepreneurs an overview of new, updated, and emerging datasets that can be used to support new applications and services.

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Health Datapalooza 2013: Datalab - Edward Salsberg

  1. 1. The HRSA Area Resource File(ARF)Edward SalsbergDirector, National Center for Health Workforce AnalysisU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesHealth Resources and Services AdministrationBureau of Health ProfessionsHEALTH DATAPALOOZAJune 3, 2013Washington, DC
  2. 2. 2The HRSA National Center for HealthWorkforce Analysis• To support more informed public and privatesector decision making related to the healthworkforce through expanded and improvedhealth workforce data, projections andinformation.• To promote the supply and distribution of well-prepared health workers to ensure access tohigh quality, efficient care for the nation.
  3. 3. The Area Resource File• The Area Resource File (ARF) is a county-level healthresource information database• The ARF system and database change in response touser needs• ARF products: downloadable files and web-basedtools• The ARF compiles data from over 50 different sources• ARF has over 6,000 variables, including data for over20 health professions
  4. 4. Data Categories• Health Workforce (physicians, dentists, etc.)• Population demographics, income, employment• Health Facilities• Utilization• Health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid• Expenditures• Environment indicators
  5. 5. Downloadable ARF Files• Downloaded as compressed zipped files• Two versions available• ASCII version: flat file readable using analyticalsoftware• Access version: MS Access database with userinterface to allow choice of specific variables andgeographies• Both versions include User Documentation• The release year of the ARF does not necessarilycorrespond to years of data on the file
  6. 6. Area Resource File: New in 2013• New 2013 release later this week.• Will be renamed the Area Health Resources Files (AHRF).• Anticipated New data: Several environmental indicators (air quality,ozone, toxic waste sites), National Health Service Corps sites andproviders.• Improved Web-based Tools: Health Resources County ComparisonTool & Mapping Tool.• State and national level data coming soon.
  7. 7. FindVariablesARF Website ( filesHRCTIdentifyData SourcesExploreDataCategories
  8. 8. 8Also available from the HRSA National Centerfor Health Workforce AnalysisCompendium of Federal Data Sources for HealthWorkforce AnalysisThe U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply andEducation
  9. 9. 9Contact InformationEdward Salsberg, MPADirector, National Center for HealthWorkforce