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Local Health Data Library - Benefits

Health care networks in rural communities can provide value to their members by providing health related data about the communities they serve. The benefits of local data libraries which contain the most current data at the township or village level are many:

1. Save local agencies time and money in identifying data about their community.

2. Provide your constituents with a competitive edge in securing grant funds.

3. Help local agencies comply with health assessment requirements of regulatory and government agencies.

4. Help agencies develop profiles of their primary and secondary market areas.

5. Focus community attention and effort on the most compelling needs

6. Demonstrate the impact of local programs on positive health outcomes and thereby retain health care dollars in your community

7. Develop recognition of network as a key local resource

 

Return on investment

 

Local Health Data Library - Contents

 

I. Township, village or zip code level data section

Shelf One - General Demographics

U S Census data and related studies and projections. They contain key variables which influence the need for health care services such age and sex distributions and socioeconomic data. This data is available at the township and village level.

Shelf Two - Mortality Data

Data abstracted from Death Certificates filed on New York State residents. Record level data on each death which can be aggregated by township and village or sub-county region. Both data files and analytical tools are currently available 1992 through 1999. This data set is essential for networks interested in monitoring health status of their communities or assisting network members such as county health departments or A-28 licensed general hospitals in completing required community health needs assessments. This data set provides information on cause of death by type, such as, cardiovascular disease, cancer, AIDS, pneumonia, etc., age, and sex.

Shelf Three - Reproductive Health Data

Data abstracted from Birth Certificates filed on New York State residents. Record level data on each birth which can be aggregated by township and village or sub-county region. Both data files and analytical tools are currently available 1992 through 1999. This data set is essential for networks interested in monitoring the reproductive health status of their communities or assisting network members such as county health departments or A-28 licensed general hospitals in completing required community health needs assessments. This data set provides information on prenatal care rates, out-of-wedlock birth rates, insurance coverage, pregnancy rates, low-birth-weigh rates by age and sex.

Shelf Four - Hospital Utilization Data

Record level data abstracted from New York state licensed acute care hospital inpatient discharge abstracts which can be aggregated by township and village or sub-county region. Unmet health care service needs can be discovered by studying hospital discharge rates for various medical conditions for various communities or socioeconomic/reimbursement groups. This data set can also be studied to assess the comparative costs of inpatient care, adequacy of the supply and distribution of primary care practitioners, and access to health care systems. Both data files and analytical tools are currently available 1992 through 2000.

Shelf Five - Ambulatory Surgery Utilization Data

Record level data abstracted from New York state licensed acute care hospital inpatient discharge abstracts which can be aggregated by township and village or sub-county region. Unmet health care service needs can be discovered by studying ambulatory surgical rates for various medical conditions for various communities or socioeconomic/reimbursement groups. Both data files and analytical tools are currently available 1992 through 2000. Demand statistics for specialty health care services are applied to each community to ascertain needs for additional health professionals.

Shelf Six - Health Professional Personnel Needs

Demand statistics for health care specialists are applied to each community to help to ascertain needs for additional health care professionals.

 

II. County or multi-county level data section

Shelf One - Medicaid Managed Care Reports

Data issued by the NYSDOH regarding Medicaid managed care enrollment is updated monthly.

Shelf Two - Health Indicators

Data issued by various branches of New York State government updated monthly.

Shelf Three - Behavioral Risk Factors

Data on the incidence of key behavioral risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, and obesity in your community. Available for 1996 and 2000 in both raw data and comparative formats.

 

Local Health Data Library - Fee

 

Fees are tailored to meet your expected benefits and budget, and range from $950 for multi-year small area level raw data, to $2,450 for shelf level data and analyses, to $9,450 for the complete local health data library suite. The complete suite is a best buy with savings of $3,500 or 27% over individual shelf purchases, and includes data and analyses for the most recent three year period in hard copy and electronic format. Data is available in a variety of formats including but not limited to DBF, Excel spreadsheets, text, and GIS. Discounts are also available to purchases made by multiple networks.

Contact us toll free at (877) 889 - 6519 to discuss how this information can benefit your constituents and help to demonstrate the importance of cooperation and collaboration.

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