HHS Innovations Team Is Connecting with You!

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Innovation Team is taking new steps to make it easier for people to connect and find information on our innovation activities.  See how we are connecting to you! Read more »

Taking a Hint on Health Behaviors from Data, new HINTS Data is Up!

Do you need a hint regarding the health behaviors, beliefs, and knowledge of the American public? Read more »

Making Information More Accessible, The Digital Government Strategy

See how the new Government Digital Strategy is making the use of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) standard practice and  information more accessible and useful. Read more »

Archimedes IndiGO Helps Patients Make Data Driven Health Decisions

Check out IndiGO, a clinical decision support tool developed by Archimedes, Inc., an innovative new application that relies on open government data, personal health data, and an individual’s choice to provide an overall health status.  Read more »

SAMHSA's First Data Users Conference Blows the Doors Off Your Past Behavioral Health Data Experiences

On August 9 – 10, 2012 SAMHSA held its first ever Behavioral Health Data Users Conference and it was awesome! Check out the highlights, including two exciting announcements from SAMHSA! Read more »

Data Platform Facilitates Innovation and Consumer Education

See how Healthgrades is leveraging open health data to help educate 200 million unique vistors annually researching providers, symptoms and treatment alternatives! Read more »

HealthData.gov, Now with 20% More Data!

HealthData.gov now has more data than ever, included new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Check out what's new in the HealthData.gov Data Spotlight! Read more »

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Unleashing the Power of Data and Innovation To Improve Health

Welcome to HealthData.gov! This site is dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better health outcomes for all. In a recent article, Todd Park, United States Chief Technology Officer, captured the essence of what the Health Data Initiative is all about and why our efforts here are so important.

  • Medicare

    Cost report data from annual reports filed by hospitals, home health agencies, and other facilities; claim-level public use files for all major types of care.

  • Medicaid

    General information on eligibility and claims data developed to support research and policy analysis initiatives for Medicaid and other low-income populations

  • Epidemiology

    Public health databases and registries regarding births, deaths, disease incidence, health event case reports, demographics, community health

  • Treatments

    Information and databases about marketed drugs, including downloadable resource of medication content and labeling, text messaging libraries and product listing directories

  • Population Statistics

    Metrics on community health, health care system, and determinants-of-health performance at national, state or county levels

  • Biomedical Research

    Authoritative, up-to-date medical and scientific information resources for health patients, families, health care care providers and researchers

  • Safety

    Includes all company-issued recalls for drugs, food, products from 2009 to the present; hazardous substances and environmental and public health maps

  • Administrative

    Data on administering health care delivery, enrollment into health insurance plans, and appeals

  • Health Care Cost

    Includes National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA), the official estimates of total health care spending in the United States

  • Quality Measurement

    Quality and patient satisfaction data available via APIs for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and dialysis centers

  • Health Care Providers

    FOIA-disclosable health care provider data for providers

  • Children’s Health

    Information on children’s health and health-related services for children for researchers, policymakers, patients and families