New, Valuable, Health Data Now Available on State Health Department's Open Data Site, Health Data NY

New York State Health Data Now Available on Federal Health Site, HealthData.Gov

Albany, N.Y. (August 16, 2013) – The New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced today the release of new, valuable health data on its Health Data NY website (, providing New Yorkers with 24/7 access to important health information.

The data recently published on Health Data NY includes:

  • Cardiac Surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Interventions by Hospital (2008 - 2010): This dataset contains the number of cases, number of in-hospital/30- day deaths, observed, expected and risk-adjusted mortality rates for cardiac surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) by hospital. Regions represent where the hospitals are located.
  • Cardiac Surgery by Surgeon (2008 - 2010): This dataset includes: the number of cases, number of in-hospital/30 day deaths observed and expected, and risk-adjusted mortality rates for cardiac surgery by surgeon. Physician information is presented for each physician who a) performed 200 or more procedures during the three year analysis and/or b) performed at least one cardiac surgery in each of the three years.
  • Percutaneous Coronary Interventions by Cardiologist (2008-2010): This dataset presents the number of cases, number of in-hospital/30-day deaths, observed, expected and risk- adjusted mortality rates for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) by cardiologist. Physician information is given for each physician who a) performed 200 or more procedures during the three year analysis and/or b) performed at least one PCI in each of the three years.
  • Environmental Radiation Surveillance: This data measures the air, water, milk, fish, sediment, vegetation, and fallout at various facilities and certain background sites around New York State to determine the normal levels of radioactivity and monitors the influence of human activities on these levels.
  • Medicaid Program Enrollment (Beginning 2009): The Medicaid enrollment and eligibility dataset is a summary of Medicaid beneficiaries by calendar month and year. Included in the dataset are the geographic location, aid category group, dual Medicaid/Medicare status, managed care status, health plan name if enrolled in managed care, health plan type if enrolled in managed care, gender, age group and race/ethnicity.

The Health Data NY site is the only known open data site in the United States devoted solely to state health data accompanied by targeted public health messaging, extensive metadata and customized visualizations. Health Data NY not only provides raw data, but allows health care providers, researchers, legislators, advocates, academics, and the general public to analyze and download valuable health data in a variety of formats; review comprehensive metadata; create visualizations of the data; embed data and visualizations into their respective web sites with automatic refreshes from; utilize Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to build mobile applications; and share data and visualizations through popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

As of this month, all Health Data NY data can now be found on – the federal government's data site that's dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers to help drive better health outcomes for all. The availability of Health Data NY data on greatly expands the accessibility of valuable New York State health data to a national health data community. To access Health Data NY data on, please visit[0]=ss_ckan_author%3ANew%20York%20State%20Department%20of%20Health.

Health Data NY supports Governor Cuomo's OPEN NY initiative and its respective state data transparency website, provides user-friendly, one-stop access to data from New York State agencies, localities, and the federal government. All health data available on Health Data NY is also accessible at

For access to more health data, please visit Health Data NY at Additional state, local and federal government data is available at