Datasets & Documentation
The Health IT Dashboard is an open government project from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). ONC maintains the Health IT Dashboard as a platform to distribute a broad range of health system and grant program performance measures tracking the adoption and meaningful use of various health information technologies (health IT), including electronic health records (EHR) and others enabling health information exchange (HIE).
This web page contains the same datasets and documentation that are available through the Health IT Dashboard. The datasets and documentation are available in comma delimited (.CSV), spreadsheet (.XLS), and portable document (.PDF) formats. Data that are downloaded as a .CSV are from the most recent period of data reported through the site. Data that are downloaded as .XLS contain the complete historical dataset presented through the Health IT Dashboard. The .XLS files will contain at least two worksheets, one labeled "Documentation" and having summary information for the dataset, and one or more worksheets labeled with the month and year of the data (in MM-YY format) and including the data. Files that are available in .PDF format include data dictionaries, annual reports, and other interesting summaries pertinent to the each dataset.
II. Datasets & Documentation Materials
Downloading and reusing this material is encouraged. Begin by reviewing each of the Dataset Descriptions below. Once you identify a dataset to explore, select the desired .CSV or .XLS compatible file from the table immediately below. Be sure to download the Data Dictionary and other Related Materials as well.
|Data Set Description||Last Updated||Data Range||Most Recent File||Historical Dataset||Related Materials|
|Spend plan of Recovery Act, HITECH obligations from FY 2010-2014 for ONC.||06/2010||FY 2010-2014||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|ONC HITECH Programs Grantee List (including: name, locations, funding, and contact information)||04/2012||FY 2010-current||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|Crosswalk of states, zipcodes, and counties to the service areas for ONC's Health IT Regional Extension Centers (REC) and Beacon Communitities.||04/2012||FY 2010-current||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|Regional Extension Center (REC) Program||Data Dictionary|
|Program and grantee-level analyses of REC program milestones (including: EHR Adoption Milestone, Provider Practice Setting, Provider Specialty, and Practice Area Type)||04/2013||FY 2010-current||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|State and county analysis of REC program milestones (including: EHR Adoption milestones for the REC Program Priority Primary Care Provider group)||04/2013||FY 2010-current||State.CSV
|Descriptions of REC Reported Practice Level Challenges to Achieving Meaningful Use||09/2012||Current||Summary Slides||Spreadsheet|
|Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals Program|
|Key program measurses including the number of health IT professionals trained by and actively enrolled in the Community College Consortia programs.||04/2013||FY 2010-current||.CSV||Spreadsheet||Data Brief
Annual Report 2011
|Health IT Adoption & Use||Data Dictionary|
|NAMCS: Electronic Health Record adoption and use among office-based providers (including overall, primary care providers, small practices, and rural providers).||09/2012||2008-2012||.CSV||Spreadsheet||Data Brief|
|AHA: Electronic Health Record adoption and use among non-federal acute care hospitals (including overall, small hospitals, rural hospitals).||09/2012||2008-2012||.CSV||Spreadsheet||Data Brief|
|Surescripts: Electronic prescribing and health information exchange activity among community pharmacies and by health care providers.||02/2013||2008-2013||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|SK&A: Estimated number of total health care providers and primary care providers for each state and county.||09/2012||2012||.CSV||Spreadsheet|
|ONC Meaningful Use State Challenge Measures Report|
|Includes 8 measures following the number of eligible providers and share of all providers in each state who meet CMS criteria to receive an Incentive payment from the CMS EHR Incentive Programs.||02/2013||02/2013||Spreadsheet|
|Includes an analysis of change from July 2012 to January 2013 for the measures in the ONC Meaningful Use State Challenge Measures Report.||02/2013||06/2012 - 02/2013||Spreadsheet||Color Coded PDF
III. Help & Frequently Asked Questions
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has established the Health IT Dashboard to distribute and contextualize key research and program performance data depicting trends in the adoption and use heath IT throughout the United States health care system. While ONC provides the data and encourages its re-use, data that are converted, processed, or otherwise altered from the state inherent in the Health IT Dashboard are the responsibility of the user and not ONC. Dashboard users are encouraged to contact the grantees or program offices responsible for each measure in the health IT dashboard. Contact information for related entities is availble through the ONC Summary Data, Grantee List downloadable file.
Click here to access a Help / Frequently Asked Questions user assistance guide.
Page last updated on: 05/01/2013