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Last Updated: 02/29/2016


About the Site

The Health IT Dashboard is an official site for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides access to numerous web and information products that explore, visualize, and analyse health IT data. The Health IT Dashboard is a mobile compatible web site, and can be viewed on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Take a look at the Sitemap for a full list of pages on this site.

Health IT Apps +

Health IT Quick Stats +

Health IT Library +

Health IT Data +

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and advice below to find out more about how to search the website for specific data and/or analyses, use the Dashboard's web-based tools, or how to contact the ONC with any technical or other questions and/or issues.

What does the search box on the landing and data catalog pages search? +

What is the purpose of the buttons on the landing and data catalog pages? +

How are the tile cards on the landing and data catalog pages ordered? +

What is the purpose of the cards on the landing and data catalog pages? +

How do I use the apps? +

How do the quick stats work? +

Can I download a specific map, chart, or data table? +

Can you help me load and/or access the site? +

Can you help me access a data file or data in a table or graphic? +

Site Administration

Contact the web site administrator to report website errors, inaccurate information, or other items of concern.

How can I recommend a new measure? +

What if I find information that is incorrect? +

How can I supply a data set for inclusion on the Health IT Dashboard? +

Open API Documentation

This documentation provides instructions on how to query the Health IT Dashboard's open API to filter, sort and format an open dataset. You can use this documentation to use the open API in your application or website. Not all of the open datasets available through the Health IT Dashboard are accessible through the API. See the API table to determine accessibility to the open API.

Begin your query by entering the API source:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php

Next, get the source filename of the CSV formatted dataset, and join that to the API source with a '?':

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv

This query, on its own, will return a JSON formatted version of the dataset. You can also filter and sort the dataset, and choose what format (CSV or XML) you want the response to be.

To filter a dataset, choose the data field you want to filter (e.g., you likely want to filter by a categorical data field with a finite set of options, like states, time periods, provider types or ZIP codes.) For example, you can filter the referenced dataset by U.S. state and/or time period. You join these filter options to the end of the existing query string:

Filter by region (U.S. state): &region=Maryland

Filter by region and period (year): &region=Maryland&period=2015

Together, the query string would be written thusly:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv&region=Maryland&period=2015

The above string will provide a JSON response by default. To return the response in XML or CSV format, you must append a &format parameter to the query with the desired data format: &format=csv for a CSV response or &format=xml for a XML response.

If you want the above query in CSV format instead of the default JSON format, simply append the appropriate parameter at the end of the string, thusly:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv&region=Maryland&period=2015&format=csv

Always reference a dataset's documentation to build an API query. The documentation page includes all the information you need, including a dataset's filename and data fields.

About the Site

The Health IT Dashboard is an official site for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site provides access to numerous web and information products that explore, visualize, and analyse health IT data. The Health IT Dashboard is a mobile compatible web site, and can be viewed on smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Take a look at the Sitemap for a full list of pages on this site.

Health IT Apps +

Health IT Quick Stats +

Health IT Library +

Health IT Data +

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and advice below to find out more about how to search the website for specific data and/or analyses, use the Dashboard's web-based tools, or how to contact the ONC with any technical or other questions and/or issues.

What does the search box on the landing and data catalog pages search? +

What is the purpose of the buttons on the landing and data catalog pages? +

How are the tile cards on the landing and data catalog pages ordered? +

What is the purpose of the cards on the landing and data catalog pages? +

How do I use the apps? +

How do the quick stats work? +

Can I download a specific map, chart, or data table? +

Can you help me load and/or access the site? +

Can you help me access a data file or data in a table or graphic? +

Site Administration

Contact the web site administrator to report website errors, inaccurate information, or other items of concern.

How can I recommend a new measure? +

What if I find information that is incorrect? +

How can I supply a data set for inclusion on the Health IT Dashboard? +

Open API Documentation

This documentation provides instructions on how to query the Health IT Dashboard's open API to filter, sort and format an open dataset. You can use this documentation to use the open API in your application or website. Not all of the open datasets available through the Health IT Dashboard are accessible through the API. See the API table to determine accessibility to the open API.

Begin your query by entering the API source:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php

Next, get the source filename of the CSV formatted dataset, and join that to the API source with a '?':

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv

This query, on its own, will return a JSON formatted version of the dataset. You can also filter and sort the dataset, and choose what format (CSV or XML) you want the response to be.

To filter a dataset, choose the data field you want to filter (e.g., you likely want to filter by a categorical data field with a finite set of options, like states, time periods, provider types or ZIP codes.) For example, you can filter the referenced dataset by U.S. state and/or time period. You join these filter options to the end of the existing query string:

Filter by region (U.S. state): &region=Maryland

Filter by region and period (year): &region=Maryland&period=2015

Together, the query string would be written thusly:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv&region=Maryland&period=2015

The above string will provide a JSON response by default. To return the response in XML or CSV format, you must append a &format parameter to the query with the desired data format: &format=csv for a CSV response or &format=xml for a XML response.

If you want the above query in CSV format instead of the default JSON format, simply append the appropriate parameter at the end of the string, thusly:

https://dashboard.healthit.gov/api/open-api.php?source=AHA_2008-2015.csv&region=Maryland&period=2015&format=csv

Always reference a dataset's documentation to build an API query. The documentation page includes all the information you need, including a dataset's filename and data fields.