The World Bank’s Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Each of the listings includes a description of the data set and a direct link to that set. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats.
The national Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org), is a project of the Child & Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) and is supported by a cooperative agreement with the HRSA Maternal & Child Health Bureau. The DRC provides free, hands-on access and technical assistance for national and state-based data on over 100 child, family, and community health indicators from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN).
Practice Fusion has teamed up with Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace DataMarket to provide a sample of 5,000 de-identified medical records for research purposes at no cost. These records include details for researching trends in:
- Patient vitals – including blood pressure, respiratory rate, BMI, temperature and more
- Diagnoses – with ICD-9 codes, start and stop date
- Medications – with NDC codes, medication names, strengths, schedule, start and stop date
- Prescriptions – representing medication prescribing events
- Immunizations – including vaccine name and date administered
- Allergies – with type, date, reaction, related medication NDC code and severity
Practice Fusion’s platform provides increasingly complete and significant insight into national health. To learn more please visit www.practicefusion.com/research
Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, is your gateway to comprehensive data about the health and well being of children in communities across California. A free, public service, kidsdata.org offers data for every city, county, and school district in California — nearly 1,600 regions — making it easy to monitor trends and pinpoint disparities for communities statewide.
The Quick Health Data Online system provides state and county level data for 11 categories, demographics, mortality, mental health, maternity health, reproductive health, violence, prevention, and disease. The information can be sorted by by gender, race and ethnicity. After the user selects variables and geographic information, a report is generated.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is the first-ever daily assessment of U.S. residents’ health and well-being. By interviewing at least 1,000 U.S. adults every day, the Well-Being Index provides real-time measurement and insights needed to improve health, increase productivity, and lower healthcare costs. These datasets represent aggregate survey data that are non-identifiable to the respondents and provide useful measures of consumer views over time. Developers, designers and experts can build applications that integrate these measures with other elements of consumer health to gain better insight into health policy implications, new products and services, and many other applications.