Faculty Resources for using Clinical Data to Teach Health Systems Science

Public Online Education Resources Free data resources for student education and research projects
A foundational aspect of the Health Care by the Numbers Curriculum is the use of authentic clinical data from both our local EMR and open data resources. We have developed two new educational clinical data tools for this project, both of which are freely and publicly available:
New York State SPARCS Data
This site's ACE version of the NYS SPARCS database includes patient-level data on over 9 million inpatient discharges seen at 227 NY hospitals in 2013-2016. The site lets you explore by DRG code, providers, or hospitals. Data extracts are downloadable for projects and research studies. Go to SPARCS
Selected Freely Available Clinical Datasets Resources for education and research projects
Database/Resource Patient Data Provider Data Raw Data
State-Specific Data Sources from County Health Rankings X X X
theDataMap - listing of state health databases of inpatient discharges X X X
CMS Provider Charge Data - data.gov
9.5 million records of the 100 most common inpatient services and 30 common outpatient services.
CDC NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey)
Detailed patient-level behavioral, societal, and laboratory data on a nationally representative sample of about 5,000 persons each year.
CMS Timely and Effective Care measures
This data set includes provider-level data for measures of heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care, surgical care, emergency department care, preventive care, and more.
Clinical and Population Data Catalogs