Health Data Initiative IV: Health Datapalooza Dates Announced!

HEALTH DATAPALOOZA IS BACK! SAVE THE DATE! - June 3 - 4, 2013 Washington, DC Read more »

Upcoming Digital Health Opportunities: Codeathons and the SXSW Accelerator

Check out some exciting digital health opportunities, including the SXSW Accelerator and six codeathons in October! Read more »

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, A Survey Only as Valuable as Its Parts

10,000 Americans, four tractor trailers, 2 years and a whole lot of work. Check out the big deal that is the CDC's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey! Read more »

A Buffet of Health Data

Participating in a codeathon? has a buffet of health data available for use in the development of new applications. NOW UPDATED WITH 8 NEW CODEATHONS! Read more »

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 »

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Unleashing the Power of Data and Innovation To Improve Health

Welcome to! 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