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Project Tycho: Unlocking 125 Years of Data

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Putting Health Data to Work in Our States and Communities

State and community data are the next frontier for See what HHS CTO Bryan Sivak had to say at a recent Health Data Consortium event in Chicago, IL.  Read more »

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Idea sharing:February 12, 2014, 7:24 am

User-submitted idea:

It is enormously important that all the individual and family health insurance options data be released through the HealthCare Finder API. Health insurance market research for consumers is most valuable and accurate when the complete data set is present. Additionally, companies that provide enhanced health plan matching to consumer preferences and health conditions require a complete set of plans in order to best serve the public.


  • Medicare

    Cost report data from annual reports filed by hospitals, home health agencies, and other facilities; claim-level public use files for all major types of care.

  • Medicaid

    General information on eligibility and claims data developed to support research and policy analysis initiatives for Medicaid and other low-income populations

  • Epidemiology

    Public health databases and registries regarding births, deaths, disease incidence, health event case reports, demographics, community health

  • Treatments

    Information and databases about marketed drugs, including downloadable resource of medication content and labeling, text messaging libraries and product listing directories

  • Population Statistics

    Metrics on community health, health care system, and determinants-of-health performance at national, state or county levels

  • Biomedical Research

    Authoritative, up-to-date medical and scientific information resources for health patients, families, health care care providers and researchers

  • Safety

    Includes all company-issued recalls for drugs, food, products from 2009 to the present; hazardous substances and environmental and public health maps

  • Administrative

    Data on administering health care delivery, enrollment into health insurance plans, and appeals

  • Health Care Cost

    Includes National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States

  • Quality Measurement

    Quality and patient satisfaction data available via APIs for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and dialysis centers

  • Health Care Providers

    FOIA-disclosable health care provider data for providers

  • Children’s Health

    Information on children’s health and health-related services for children for researchers, policymakers, patients and families