Health Datapalooza 2013: Datalab - Tania Allard


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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 - Tania Allard

  1. 1. AllardMETRIX Project DirectorHealth Datapalooza IVDatalabJune 3, 2013
  2. 2. 1…improving access to New York StateDepartment of Health data assets andexpanding creative use of this databeyond government by encouraginginnovation and collaboration…
  3. 3. 2“Let’s use health data to empower New Yorkers,spur innovation, and inspire creative collaboration toimprove the quality of New York’s health caredelivery system, and public health overall.”– Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH
  4. 4. 3Goals for METRIX: Increase transparency and openness of stategovernment Provide access to data to help consumers make informedpublic health decisions Expand policy analysis and research in key public healthand health service delivery areas Inspire collaboration with health partners andstakeholders Drive health innovation through data
  5. 5. 4What’s Unique about New York State’s Health Data NY Site? Officially launched on March 11, 2013 as part ofGovernor Cuomo’s OPEN NY Initiative / First state in the country to create an open health datasite dedicated solely to state health data 110 datasets, maps, visualizations and growing… Descriptions that summarize the dataset and suggestions asto how to use visualizations Thorough metadata: Overview Document, Data Dictionary,Research Questions, Survey Instrument, etc. All Health Data NY data is also available
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  7. 7. 6Health Data NY Dataset Sampling• Food Service Establishment Inspection Data Food inspection results for restaurants, school cafeterias, snack bars andother food establishments (excluding NYC, Suffolk and Erie Counties)beginning in 2005.• Genealogical Research Death Index Data New York State death records that fall within defined genealogy years (1957to 1963), exclusive of New York City.• Hospital-Acquired Infection Data Rates of certain hospital-acquired infections as reported by acute carehospitals in New York State. Central line-associated blood stream infections in intensive care units;surgical site infections following colon, hip replacement/revision, andcoronary artery bypass graft; and Clostridium difficile infections.
  8. 8. 7Health Data NY Dataset Sampling Student Weight Data by School District Prevalence of overweight and obesity among students from 680 publicschool districts in New York State, exclusive of New York City. Data is also provided at the county, region and statewide levels. Nursing Home Weekly Bed Census Data Name and location of facility Number of licensed nursing home beds Availability of beds by bed category Occupancy rates Last reported (this data is self reported by Nursing Homes in New YorkState)
  9. 9. 8The New York State Health Department is committed tofostering collaboration, developing meaningful partnerships,and spurring innovation around health data.Future METRIX Project actions:• Continue to release valuable data on Health Data NY• Create Public Health Dashboards using data on Health Data NY• Pursue federation between and Health Data NY• Support Future Code-a-thons and Health Innovation Challenges• Expand Health Data NY to include other NY state agencies, localities, otheropen data partners• Develop secure portal to provide accessibility for collaborative analysis of morerestricted data
  10. 10. Thank You!Tania AllardMETRIX Project Directortmm17@health.state.ny.usVisit suggestions to METRIX