Friday, October 3, 2014 11:30 am– 1:00 pm
Lobby of the TMC Library – 1133 John Freeman Blvd.
Provider: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Descriptions: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a suite of healthcare databases and related software tools developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership to build a multi-state system of healthcare databases supportive of research and decision-making. HCUP databases contain a core set of clinical and non-clinical information found in a typical patient discharge abstract: listed diagnoses and procedures, status at time of discharge, patient demographics, and charges regardless of payer (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, or uninsured.) The information is translated into a single format to facilitate both multi-state and national-to-state comparisons. HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) as part of its mission to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. healthcare system.
Keywords: demographics, health statistics, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, Medicare/Medicaid, public health, statistical
Provider: AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges)
Descriptions: Wing of Zock is a blog from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC.) It provides a new forum for faculty, residents and administrators at U.S. academic medical centers to share best practices in the new health care environment. Posts are to discuss issues in patient safety, innovations in the delivery of care, technology, quality of care, payment reform and other topics affecting patient treatment and medical education.
Keywords: advocacy, blog, care, faculty, free, graduate medical education, health sciences, health services, healthcare, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare professional, healthcare system, HIPAA, hospitals, interactive, law, management, medicine, networking, news, physician, policy, quality, standard of care, trend, workplace
Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Keywords: health services, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system, hospitals, law, Texas, U.S. Government
Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Descriptions: This informative website's resources may be designed for use by various categories of healthcare provider, but it contains information interesting and useful to consumers as well. Under the Research, Statistics, Data and Systems tab, for instance, in Medicare Provider Charge Data, one can explore comparative data like the often stunning disparities in rates charged by different hospitals within a single city, or by hospitals across the country, for treatment of a selection of 100 common diagnoses. It also provides links to detailed information about individual states' Medicare and Medicaid policies and programs.
Keywords: aging, care, consumer health, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, healthcare system
Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This area of the RWJF site is devoted to current healthcare issues. Of particular interest is its clear and timely information about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Keywords: Affordable Care Act, consumer health, data, full text, healthcare administration, healthcare policy, images, population, public health, society, statistical, video, workforce
Provider: American Hospital Association
Descriptions: The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States. While the website does not include all the data found in the current edition of AHA Hospital Statistics, the Fast Facts section contains a representative sample. Includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and more. The website also includes access to online versions of many AHA studies and reports and online hospital directories.
Keywords: demographics, healthcare administration, hospitals, reports, statistical
Provider: New York Academy of Medicine
Contents: directory, full text, links to full text, statistics, summaries, websites
Access Level: Free, Open Access
Descriptions: The Grey Literature Report provides links to publications, primarily reports and surveys, generated by government departments and agencies as well as non-governmental organizations worldwide. These publications cover timely and important issues in healthcare, health policy and public health. "The Report encompasses un-indexed materials that are not produced by commercial publishers and are unavailable through normal, commercial distribution channels."
Keywords: federal agencies, health insurance, healthcare administration, healthcare eystem, healthcare policy, Medicare/Medicaid, trends, U.S. Government
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
Keywords: bioterrorism, clinical studies, disaster, emergency medicine, emergency preparedness, federal agencies, healthcare administration, healthcare professional, healthcare system, hospitals, infectious disease, pandemic, public health
Provider: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Descriptions: AHIMA is a professional organization advocating standards for the confidentiality and security of the patient medical record or personal health record, health information exchange, and the integrity of information practices. The organization's position statements on these and other matters pertaining to health information management and records management are available to read here. AHIMA also provides links to educational and career resources for those considering careers in health information management and for those already in the field.
Keywords: advocacy, continuing education, education, electronic health record, ethics, healthcare administration, informatics, information management, information technology, jobs, workforce