May 2, 2013 - Recent Changes and Updates to SPARCS Operations

Dear SPARCS Coordinators

The purpose of this email is to inform SPARCS Coordinators of recent changes and updates to SPARCS Operations.

In June 2012, the Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics (BBHS) became part of the newly formed Office of Quality and Patient Safety (OQPS). In October 2012, a realignment of the two functions of the former BBHS went into effect: SPARCS Operations became part of the OQPS Bureau of Health Informatics, and Vital Statistics became part of the OQPS Bureau of Outcomes Research.

Effective Monday, April 8, 2013, SPARCS Operations moved to a new location in the Empire State Plaza. Our new mailing address is:

SPARCS Operations
New York State Department of Health
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
Bureau of Health Informatics
Empire State Plaza
Corning Tower Room 878
Albany, New York 12237

The following phone and email information has remained unchanged:

Phone: 518-473-8144
Fax: 518-486-3518
E-mail: sparcs@health.state.ny.us

We look forward to continuing to assist health care facilities submit timely, accurate and complete data to SPARCS.

If there are any questions about these recent changes, please contact us.

Thank you.

SPARCS Operations