Approved SPARCS Data Requests

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Bureau of Health Informatics
Approved SPARCS Data Requests from January 1, 2009 - September 30, 2013

This list of data requests is made available to inform researchers of the uses of SPARCS (Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System) and PRI (Patient Review Instrument) data.

Requests can be for either identifying data or non-identifying data.

Requests for identifying data require approval by the Data Protection Review Board (DPRB) and ratification by the Commissioner of Health.

If additional information is desired, please e-mail DPRB@health.state.ny.us

Types of Data Files:
  • AS = Ambulatory Surgery
  • ED = Emergency Department
  • IP = Inpatient
  • OP = Outpatient (AS and ED)
  • PRI = Patient Review Instrument
Approved / Ratified Project Director Organization Request # Project Title Project Description Data Years Requested
09/27/2013 Rachel Kelz University of Pennsylvania 13062404 Identifying Predictive Factors for Decreased Mobility and Cost of Minimally Invasive Procedures The data will be used to produce a retrospective cohort study analyzing the effects of minimally invasive surgery. 2007-2011 IP
09/27/2013 David Savitz Brown University 13032811 Social, Behavioral, Medical and Environmental Influences on the Health of Pregnancy in New York State Residents, 1995-2012 The data will be used to examine social, behavioral, medical and environmental factors that affect the health of pregnancy among New York State residents over the period of 1995-2012. 1995-2003 IP
09/26/2013 Stephen Sekely DataBay Resources 13090302 Navigate Net The SPARCS data will be used by DataBay Resources as a Navigate New tool to enable some healthcare organizations to be able to analyze and evaluate SPARCS data. 2012-2015 IP
2012-2015 OP
09/25/2013 Waheed Tajik New York State Organ Procurement Organization 1309-01 New York State Hospital Compliance Review & Reconciliation of Reported Deaths for the Purpose of Facilitating Organ & Tissue Donation. The data will be used for reconciliation of deaths reported to our organization by the hospitals. 2010-2016 IP
2010-2016 OP
09/25/2013 Kathleen Masiulis Long Island Health Network 0910-07 (S) Quality of Care Assessment: Hopital Readmissions and Rapid Return to Emergency Department The data will be used to compare case-mix, and risk-adjusted utilization, variations of length of stay, disease dynamics and health economics for patient use patterns measured as inpatient hospital and emergency department readmission. 2008-2016 IP
2013-2016 OP
2008-2012 ED
09/25/2013 Jenny Schnaier Truven Health Analytics 0904-03 (A) Health Cost and Utiliztion Project (HCUP) The data will be used along with HCUP databases are used to support health services research and policy analyses on issues such as costs and utilization, quality of care, variation in medical practice, and medical treatment effectiveness at the national, state, and local market levels. 1988-2016 IP
1988-2016 OP
09/25/2013 Mitchell Elkind Columbia University 0901-03 (S) Northern Manhattan Stroke Precipitant Study: A Research Study of Stroke incidence and Acute Risk Factors The data will be used to assess stroke incidence temporal trends in Northern Manhattan overall and in different race-ethnic groups, also to investigate infections and surgical procedures as stroke precipitants. 1983-2016 IP
1983-2016 OP
09/20/2013 Michael Bilton Verite Healthcare Consulting 13091506 Mount Sinai Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment The data will be used to conduct Community Health Needs Assessment(CHNA) for Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and Queens, New York City. 2012-2016 IP
2012-2016 OP
08/22/2013 Pamela Damsky The Chartis Group, LLC 13081905 Strategic Planning Assessment on Behalf of New York State The data will be summarized to understand the supply and demand for inpatient healthcare. 2010-2012 IP
08/22/2013 Harold Koch Intellimed International Corporation 13080806 Hospital Strategic Plan and Provider Services Improvement Study and Analysis The purpose for requesting the SPARCS hospital discharge data is to provide the historical basis for evaluating, analyzing and making changes to improve patient healthcare services, and to set healthcare strategic decision support measures for all of the individual New York State Hospital Systems participating in the data.. 2012 IP
2012 OP
08/22/2013 Ryan McKenna SUNY Stony Brook 13080502 An Economic Analysis of Electronic Medical Records The data will be used for the purpose of a dissertation. 1995-2012 IP
08/22/2013 Louise-Anne McNutt SUNY Albany 13080501 Methods & Disease Study of Hospitalizations The data will be used to evaluate the impact of missing data on the association between race/ethnicity and hospitalizations. 1982-2015 IP
1983-2015 OP
2003-2012 AS
08/22/2013 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 13080103 Patient Amenities and Hospital Demand: Evidence from Patient Choices and Hospital Deregulation The study will aim to provide evidence on the role of amenities in hopsital demand. 1982-2015 IP
1983-2015 OP
07/19/2013 Malika Krishna New York University Stern School of Business 13071704 Understanding the Impact of Urgent Care Entry on Local Hospital Emergency Department The goal of this research project is to study the recent growth of the urgent care industry and its effects on the US healthcare market. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
07/17/2013 Mike Schill National Care Network, LLC 13071103 Data Analysis for Inpatient Data The data will be used to help our clients and providers bring value and fair pricing to the uninsured and insured using out data sight tools and consumer scope tool letting medicare and non-medicare patients identify efficient and safe providers. 2011-2015 IP
07/09/2013 Robert Ren Richmond University Medical Center 13062705 CON Application for Additional IP Child/Adolescence Pysch Beds The data will be used to demonstrate the need for additional child/adolescent pysch beds in Staten Island, New York. 2011 IP
07/03/2013 Denise Buonopane The Bounopane Group 13053112 Changing Trends & Pricing Benchmarks The data will be used to analyze trends in charges and create pricing benchmark reports to benefit providers. 2005-2016 IP
2005-2016 OP
6/13/2013 Amy Kelley Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1306-08(S) The Effect of Geriatric Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) on Health Care Utilization The data will be used to examine the effect of the PCMH healthcare delivery model on health care utilization, specifically with patients 65 and older. 2008-2012 IP
6/13/2013 Kenneth Gold NYS Division of Budget 1306-07 Reducing Sepsis Mortality Identify latent demographic, environmental, pre-conditions and clinical factors that correlate with a susceptibility to contract sepsis from common infections. 2005-2016 IP
2005-2016 OP
6/13/2013 Art Sedrakyan Weill Medical College of Cornell Univeristy 1306-06 Predictors of Quality in Cardiothoracic and Orthopedic Surgical Care The primary purpose of this project is to examine the predictors of quality in cardiothroracic and orthopedic surgical care. 1995-2016 IP
1995-2016 OP
6/13/2013 June Lu Gold Health Strategies, Inc 1306-05 Outcome and Post-Surgery Follow Up Studies On Selected Outpatient Surgeries The primary focus of Gold Health Strategies, Inc. is documenting quality of care and cost efficiency of clients - physicians and hospitals in New York State. This is consistent with the major objectives of health care reform. Outpatient surgeries (OS) provide significant cost efficiency compared to inpatient surgery (IS)visits, In addition to the cost savings brought by OS, we are also interested in the outcomes of OS. 2011-2016 OP
6/13/2013 Mark Duggan The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 1306-04 How Does Managed Care Do it? Evidence From State Medicaid Programs The data will be used to analyze the efficacy of the outsourcing of Medicaid provision to private managed care plans, which New York State has done for an increasing share of Medicaid patients. 1997-2010 IP
1997-2010 OP
6/13/2013 Mark Duggan National Bureau of Economic Research 1306-03 Examining Enrollment Dynamics and Reimbursement Effects in Medicare Advantage We plan to examine various aspects of Medicare Advantage plans, which currently cover about 25% of all Medicare recipients. We also plan to examine the dynamics of enrollment and disenrollment from these plans, how treatment under these plans may differ from fee-for-service Medicare, and how treatment may change with changes to plan reimbursement levels. 1998-2003 IP
1998-2003 OP
6/13/2013 David Card Univeristy of California-Berkeley 1306-02 Physician Productivity Across the Career The proposed project studies the productivity and quality of ER physicians over their career paths. The objective is to provide a detailed empirical analysis of the evoluation of physician productivity and practices as physicians age. 2005-2016 IP
2005-2016 OP
6/13/2013 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1306-01 The Effect of Urban Empowerment Zones on Health Outcomes The primary purpose of this project is to investigate the health effects of the empowerment zone (EZ) program. We propose to study the effects of these economic stimulus programs on the health status of individuals residing and working in these zones. 1982-2010 IP
1982-2010 OP
6/13/2013 Nicole Ngo University of Oregon 1104-09 (A) Transit Buses and Fetal Health: Evaluating the Impacts of Bus Pollution Policies in New York City The goal of this project is to examine the impacts of New York City Transit's effort to reduce pollution from buses on respiratory problems, particularly asthma hospitalizations. 2006-2009 ED
6/13/2013 Jennifer Norton New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services 0804-02 (S) Surveillance of Injury, Episodic Illness and Care of Chronic and Communicable Diseases in New York City Surveillance analysis are conducted to describe the burden of injury and illness, occurrence of relevant events, and costs of care by demographic characteristics, location, and time. 2007-2015 IP
2007-2015 OP
6/04/2013 Steve Miller Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 13053011 Physician Admitting Patterns The data will be used to analyze the admitting and referring patterns of physicians for Kings County. This information will help to identify referring strengths and weaknesses within our service area. 2011-2012 IP
2011-2012 OP
6/04/2013 Kristian Stensland Mount Sinai Medical Center 13053010 Healthcare Analytics for Urologic Procedures and Conditions This data will be compared to demographic data secured from existing disease incidence and geographic databases. 1982-2012 IP
2003-2012 AS
5/30/2013 Mary Curran Englewood Hospital and Medical Center 13053009 Residents of NJ Receiving Patient Care in NY Healthcare Facilities The data will be used to determine the volume of patients from the state of New Jersey, by zip code, who are receiving care in New York facilities by diagnosis and procedure code. 2011 IP
5/30/2013 Mary Beth Walsh Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 13052106 Burke Strategic Planning Review Burke has initiated a strategic planning process at enhancing its care delivery and research mission. The data will be used to evaluate options including expansion and partnership. 2009-2011 IP
2009-2011 OP
5/30/2013 James Welsh Community Health Care Association of New York State 13042308 Planning for Primary Care Needs and FQHC Expansion in New York State The data will be used to plan for Primary Care needs and FQHC Expansion in New York State. 1982-2016 IP
1983-2016 OP
5/29/2013 Christopher Ahmad New York Presbyterian Hospital 13052105 Trends in Elbow Arthroscopy and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction The data will be used to identify the incidence, demographics and surgeon experience of Elbow Arthroscopy and Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Reconstruction in New York State from 1984 to present. 1984 - 2011 OP
5/29/2013 Kenneth Egol Hospital for Joint Diseases 13043007 A Study of Revenue Coding in Orthopedic Trauma Patients The data will be used to run high powered retrospective study investigating the revenue charge for Orthopedic trauma patients. 2000-2013 IP
2000-2013 OP
5/29/2013 Stacy Pereira CBIZ KA Consulting Services, LLC 13032824 National Benchmarking and Trending Analysis The data will be used for national benchmarking and trending reports. 2010-2013 IP
2010-2013 OP
5/17/2013 Jonathan Werberg 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East 13050301 Access and Quality of Care in the New York State Healthcare Market The data will be used to produce reports for public consumption that assess the cost efficiency of the delivery of inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgery services and the adequacy, quality accessibility and pricing of such services at the statewide, regional and facility-specific levels. 2012-2020 IP
2012-2020 OP
5/09/2013 Gregory Vetter McGladrey Healthcare Services 13032108 New York Hospital Benchmarking The data will be used to benchmark New York hospitals and performance. 2001-2012 IP
2001-2012 OP
5/06/2013 Ioannis Kakadiaris University of Houston 13032806 Using Machine Learning to Enhance Identification of Patients at Risk to Unplanned Admissions/Readmissions/Visits to ED The data will be used to identify patients at risk for admissions/readmissions/emergency room visits. 2010-2011 IP
2010-2011 OP
4/28/2013 Barbara Wynn RAND Corporation 13032807 Feasibility of Study of Ambulatory Surgical Center Facility Fees. Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Valuation of Work Relative Value Units We will use the SPARCS OR time data to help estimate times required to perform outpatient surgical procedures. 2011 AS
4/18/2013 Ronald Laqoe Hospital Executive Council 13041704 Statewide Database for Ongoing Studies Data will be used to identify inpatient populations for Upstate New York counties. 2007-2016 IP
4/18/2013 Samer Hasan Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research & Education Foundation 13032109 The Distribution of Shoulder Replacements Among Surgeons and Hospitals is Different than that of Hip and Knee Replacements The data will help determine if there are hypothesis for this project is that more shoulder replacements are done by higher volume surgeons, compared with 1998 and that this may relate to the proliferation of shoulder and elbow fellowships responsible for training specialists in the field. 2006/2010 IP
4/18/2013 Sammy Elsamra North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System 13030810 Robots and Robotic Surgery in New York State The project seeks to identify those hospitals in New York State that employ the robot for urologic and non-urologic surgery and determine the utility of the robot as based on the overall percentage of cases performed. 2002-2012 IP
4/18/2013 Mark Coughlin Hammes Company 13030805 Market Study The data will be used for market studies on behalf of client hospitals. 2012 IP
4/02/2013 Kenneth Gold New York State Division of Budget 13032713 Sepsis Mortality Reduction-Health Care Budget Analysis The data will be used to identify patients susceptible to sepsis before an infection exhibits symptoms thereof. 2005-2011 IP
2005-2011 OP
4/02/2013 Kirat Kharode Liberty Health 12082214 Data Analysis for Markets The data will be used for strategic planning. 2008-2012 IP
2008-2012 OP
3/27/2013 Yvonne Graham New York State Department of Health 13032002 Health Disparity Surveillance The data will be used to identify health disparity trends and produce reports on these trends. 1982-2012 IP
1983-2012 OP
3/27/2013 Yiyuan Sun Adelphi University 13020706 Healthcare Outcomes Course Project As part of class assignments, PhD students in the Healthcare System Track will develop research questions relevant to the data set, design research projects, learn how to manage and analyze the data, and complete project reports. 2009-2011 IP
3/27/2013 Jonathan Parisi Valley Hospital 12072003 Understanding How Volume Impacts Quality Data will be used to analyze volume by providers. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
3/20/2013 Dana Telem SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1303-01 Long Term Longitudinal Analysis of Mortality Following Bariatric Surgery in New York State The purpose of this study is to assess long term outcomes, as it pertains to mortality, following bariatric surgery. 1995-2010 IP
1995-2010 OP
3/19/2013 Regina Zimmerman New York City Department of Health 1303-14 NYC Valid Vital Data Project (NYC NVDP) The intent of this project is to improve the quality and mental hygiene and accuracy of NYC's health indicators and health reporting through ongoing assessments of birth, death and termination of pregnancy data reliability and validity. 2008-2016 IP
2008-2016 OP
3/19/2013 John Canning Blythedale Children's Hospital 1303-13 (S) Continuum of Care of Chronically Ill and Medically Complex Children The goal of this project is to better understand the patient population of Blythedale Children's Hospital as it fits into the entire continuum of care, specifically understanding the resources and LOS required in the acute setting prior to admission to Blythedale, and determining the entire population of kids that demonstrate diagnostic characteristics of kids that receive services at Blythedale. 2008-2016 IP
3/19/2013 Jerrold Hirsch North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System 1303-12 (S) Hospital and Market Utilization Study The data will be used to identify hospital and market inpatient, outpatient and emergency utilization. 1995-2016 IP
1995-2016 OP
3/19/2013 David Lee University of Pennsylvania 1303-05 The Impact of Hospital Closures on Emergency Department Use at Nearby Hospitals and Regional Access to Emergency Care The goal of this project is to evaluate the effect of hospital closures on emergency department use at nearby hospitals and create a model that can predict the effect of future hospital closures. 2003-2016 IP
2003-2016 OP
3/19/2013 Perry Sheffield Mount Sinai Medical Center 1303-04 Children's Health and Vulnerability to Heat and Ozone in New York City The project will examine the effects of ozone air pollution and high temperatures on children in New York City. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
3/19/2013 June Lu Gold Health Strategies, Inc. 1303-03 (S) Review of Hospital Quality The primary purpose of this study is to compare the quality of care across New York hospitals by using length of stay and readmission rates as indicators of quality. The main objective is to assess how client hospitals compare to others in New York State. 2005-2016 IP
3/19/2013 Kathleen Ciccone HANYS Services Inc. 1303-02 The Relationship Between Patients and Hospital Staff Perceptions of Safety and Selected Outcomes of Care The purpose of the project is to evaluate if patient reported satisfaction with care for selected areas and staff reported assessment of organizational culture of safety are associated with adverse events in NYS hospitals. 2010-2012 IP
3/19/2013 Jonathan Gordon New York Presbyterian Hospital 1211-07 (D) Do Academic Medical Centers Provide Care of Higher Value The data will be used to assess whether academic medical centers provide care of greater value compared to medical centers not affiliated with an academic institution. 2000-2010 IP
2000-2010 OP
3/18/2013 Matthew Saltzman Northwestern University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 13030801 The Rising Incidence of Operative Fixation of Acute Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures The data will be used to identify whether or not orthopaedic surgeons have changed their treatment patterns for clavicle fractures over the past decade. 2000-2010 IP
2000-2010 OP
2/22/2013 Lawrence Skye Biome Analytics, Inc 13021909 Biome Analytics - Biome A Data will be used in support of consulting work that advices NY hospital systems regarding their clinical performance priorities. 2010-2011 IP
2/22/2013 Martha Wojtowycz SUNY Upstate Medical University 13021908 Onondaga County ED Utilization by Patients Homeless at the Time of Discharge The data will be used for health services outcomes research. We intended to analyze patterns of ED utilization, by housing status, to investigate differences in ED utilization between the general patient population and patients experiencing homelessness. 1999-2013 IP
1999-2013 OP
2/21/2013 Benjamin Jackson University of Pennsylvania 13021905 Utilization and Retrieval of IVC Filters Data will be examined for procedure codes and diagnosis codes to establish annual rates of IVC filter insertion and retrieval. 2008-2016 IP
2008-2016 OP
2/21/2013 Paul Bradley MethodCare, Inc. 13021503 Inpatient, Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Healthcare Utilization Benchmarking to identify Improved Care with Cost Containment The data will be used to construct aggregate benchmarking statistics and distributions to capture healthcare utilization. 2009-2015 IP
2009-2015 OP
2/20/2013 Jayanth Kumar New York State Department of Health, Division of Family Health 13021402 Trends in Non-Traumatic Dental Related Visits to Hospital Emergency and Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Trends in non-traumatic dental related visits to hospital emergency and ambulatory surgery facilities and the associated costs for 2004-2011 in NYS 2004-2011 IP
2004-2011 OP
2/13/2013 Diane McAlpine Albany Medical Center 13012207 Multiple Studies Throughout Year Varies - As Requested by Management 2009-2013 IP
2/06/2013 Matt Galsky Mount Sinai Medical Center 13011604 Access to High Volume Centers for Cancer Treatment in New York State Data will be used to access volumes of specific procedures performed at hospitals, and the distance of patients seeking these procedures (via patient zip code data) from treatment centers within NYS. The data will then be compared to disease incidence and used to assess access to high volume treatment centers for patients seeking cancer treatments in NYS 2010-2011 IP
2010-2011 OP
2/06/2013 Scott Farr Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 13011603 Community Health Analysis Data will be used to identify gaps in care, seek opportunities to reduce variation in outcomes, and create population health improvement efforts. 2011-2016 IP
2/05/2013 Jeffrey Ridge SG-2, LLC 13011606 Operational and Long-Term Planning for Capital Health System (Trenton, NJ) The data will be used to support Capital Health Systems' short and long-term operation and strategic planning efforts. 2009-2011 IP
2/05/2013 Chul-Young Roh CUNY Lehman College 12111406 Linking Governance Characteristics and Organizational Performance:Case of Community Hospitals in State of New York The requested data will be used to help in analyzing how hospital governance models influence the performance of each hospital in New York City. 2001-2010 IP
1/17/2013 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 13011605 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research UB data for Clinical Outcomes Research 2011 IP
1/11/2013 John Polimeni Albany College of Pharmacy 12120408 An Investigational Study: Obesity on Young Adults in NYS The data will be used for two objectives: 1) to study the effects of obesity on the risk of hypertension; and 2) the impact of obesity on the incidence of coronary artery thrombosis in young adults. 1982-20105 IP
1984-2015 OP
1/11/2013 Malini Cadambi Committee of Interns and Residents 12112011 Access, Cost and Quality of Care for New York Hospital Patients The research purpose of this project is to assess the access, cost, and quality, of care of outpatient and inpatient services. 2006-2015 IP
2006-2015 OP
1/7/2013 Tom Kruse Hackensack Medical Center 12022203 Ongoing Market Analysis The data will be used internally for market analysis studies, in determining and planning for growth and acquisitions. 2008-2011 IP
2008-2011 OP
12/17/2012 Donna Chen Children's Hospital (MASS) 12072005 Market Potential Analysis in Support of Strategic Marketing Plans Aggregated data analysis will be used to assess market potentials for each service line. 2008 - 2012 IP
2008 - 2012 OP
12/10/2012 Jeremy Henderson Healthgrades, Inc. 12120704 Quality Ratings and Analysis The purpose of this study is to measure quality outcomes for inpatient acute care hospitals and create targeted solutions based on quality metrics. 2011 IP
12/05/2012 Jane Clougherty University of Pittsburgh 1211-12 Community Stressors and Susceptibility to Air Pollution in Urban Asthma This project will research the impact of air pollution on asthma outcomes among New York City residents, with focus on acute effects of pollution on exacerbation. 2002- 2012 IP
2005 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1211-11 Estimating the Returns to Hospital Care: Evidence for Capacity Constraints The data will be used to find evidence that an increase in spending affects treatment outcomes. 1982 2015 IP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Kitty Gelberg New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention 1211-10 (S) Identification of State Sanitary Code, Part 22, Case Reportings The data will be used in a surveillance study to identify instances in which a facility is not reporting certain conditions, and to conduct outreach to these facilities regarding these conditions. 1982 - 2015 IP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Thomas Talbot New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1211-09 (S) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) The data will be used to update the EPHT portal with myocardial infarction and asthma data in New York State. In addition to the disease specific indicators, joint environmental and health indicators will also be developed to assess the health outcomes in areas of environmental concern. 1982 - 2015 OP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Craig Pollack Johns Hopkins University 1211-08 Comparative Effectiveness of Moving to a Low - Versus Remaining in a High - Poverty Neighborhood for Health Care Utilization and Costs of Care The data will be used to examine whether patterns of health care utilization, including emergency hospitalizations, use of inpatient and outpatient care, and medical costs differ for individuals who relocated to a low-poverty neighborhood, relative to a control group. 1998 - 2009 IP
1998 - 2009 OP
12/05/2012 Harry Feder IPRO 1211-06 (S) Ongoing Identification and Analyses of Patterns and Outcomes of Care The data will be used to perform risk analysis and to draw samples for clinical data abstraction for quality improvement projects. 2006 - 2015 IP
2006 - 2015 OP
2006 PRI
12/05/2012 Kevin Cromar New York University School of Medicine 1211-05 The Effect of Peak-Shaving Regulations on the Activity, Toxic Emissions, and Health Impacts of Local Power Plants The purpose of this project is to determine the effects of local peak-shaving following power plant activity on cardiovascular hospital admissions and emergency department visits in New York City. 2000 - 2015 IP
2000 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 John Shaw Next Wave 1211-04 (S) Validating Longitudinal, Cross-Setting, and Episode Payment Methodologies & Longitudinal Quality and Patient Safety Indicators in a Regulatory Environment The primary purpose of this project is to support validation of fiscal and quality measures proposed for regulatory use. 1995 - 2015 IP
1995 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Lanora Callahan Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) 1211-03 New York City Systems Analysis of Vulnerable Exiters: Outcomes of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care and Juvenile Justice (NYC S.A.V.E.) The purpose of this project is to investigate hospital service usage. 2004 - 2012 IP
2004 - 2012 OP
12/05/2012 Joseph Engelberg University of California - San Diego 1211-01 Economic Conditions and Health Outcomes The purpose of this project is to assess the causal effect of macroeconomic conditions on stress-related health outcomes. 1982 - 2015 IP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Steven Forand New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology (BEOE) 1209-05 (D) Brownfield and Community Well-Being in the Hudson/Mohawk River Industrial Corridor To examine community health indicators in areas with brownfield redevelopment projects in order to include public health considerations in the redevelopment process. 1982 - 2015 IP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/05/2012 Charlotte Druschel New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology (BEOE) 1202-02 (A) Upstate New York Infant Development Screening Program (Upstate KIDS) The purpose of this study is to examine factors involved in infant growth and development, especially infertility treatments, such as ovulation-stimulating medications and the assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and how they adversely affect growth, motor, and social development. 1982 - 2015 IP
1983 - 2015 OP
12/04/2012 Fabrice Smieliauskas University of Chicago 12112709 Diffusion and Utilization of Biomedical Technologies SPARCS data will be used for an analysis of correlation between payments to physicians and other marketing initiatives of medical device manufacturers. 2002 - 2011 IP
12/04/2012 Sean Capperis New York University, Furman Center For Real Estate and Urban Policy 12112708 State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods Data on asthma hospital admissions will be used as an indicator in our State of New York, City's Housing and Neighborhoods Report, and in our Data Search Tool website. 2011 IP
11/20/2012 Bernard Black Northwestern Law School 12111405 Effect of Public Hospital Reporting and Infection Rates on Infection Rates We plan to investigate the impact of public reporting by hospitals of hospital-acquired infection rates, and the impact of tort reform on health care outcomes. 2010, 2011 IP
10/31/2012 Mark Jeziorski Sophical Solutions 12103010 Pricing Benchmarking Data will be used to determine how an individual hospital's charges compare to other hospitals' charges. 2010 - 2015 IP
2010 - 2015 OP
10/22/2012 Brian Lorber VHA Metro NY 12101101 VHA New York Data Initiative The data will be used to identify potential performance, cost or quality improvement opportunities in areas such as clinical documentation and coding improvement, length of stay, quality outcomes and cost reduction for approximately 20 NYS hospitals that are members of VHA. 2010 - 2012 IP
10/19/2012 Sandra McGinnis SUNY School of Public Health 12092611 Demand for Anesthesiology Services Number and types of inpatient and outpatient surgeries will be used to determine demand for anesthesiology services. 2010 IP
2010 OP
09/24/2012 Linh Le New York State Department of Health Bureau of Healthcom Network Systems Management 1209-10(S) Public Health Informatics for Emergency Preparedness and Response in New York State Public Health Informatics is critical to preparedness and response to events including infectious disease, and environmental and occupational related emergencies. This project focuses on the design and deployment of appropriate applications, pattern recognition, data mining, and knowledge extraction algorithms. These applications and techniques will aid in the early detection of bioterrorism events, disease outbreaks, and analysis of impact of pre- and post-health emergencies. 1995-2015 IP
1995-2015 OP
09/24/2012 Barbara Wallace Center for Community Health 1209-09(S) Use of SPARCS Data for Chronic Disease, Disability and Injury Prevention Program Planning, Evaluation, Surveillance, Research and Quality Assurance The Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health addresses specific risk factors, chronic diseases, and injuries associated with the leading causes of death and disability among New Yorkers. Identifying data is needed for the purpose of monitoring trends and hospital utilization, and to identify special populations at risk. We also wish to identify patterns of care and the costs associated with chronic diseases, disabilities, and injury morbidity. 1982-2015 IP
1983-2015 OP
09/24/2012 Frederick Matsen University of Washington 1209-08 Indications and Reoperation Rates for Knee and Shoulder Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Trends in New York State The data will be used to look at indications and reoperation rates for patients who had shoulder and knee arthroplasty beteen January 1997 and December 2011. 1997-2011 IP
1997-2002 OP
2003-2011 AS
09/24/2012 Samual Kleiner Cornell University 1209-07 Medicaid Managed Care in New York State and Its Effects on Patient Health This research will examine the causal effect of enrollment in the Medicaid managed care program on patient outcomes and hospital utilizations. Specifically, the researcher will analyze whether there is an increase or decrease in hospital utilizations under managed care, and whether the type of care and quality of care provided to Medicaid recipients changes. 1982-2015 IP
1983-2015 OP
09/24/2012 May Hua New York Presbyterian Hospital 1209-04 Drug Overdose Outcomes for New York State Residents Who Received Emergency Department Care This retrospective study will utilize data from SPARCS to assess overdose mortality for a cohort of patients who visited the emergency department or were hospitalized. 2006-2011 IP
2006-2011 ED
09/24/2012 John Claude Elfar Strong Memorial Hospital 1209-03 Complications Following Treatment for Femoral Neck Fractures The purpose of the research is to determine major complication rates following total hip arthroplasty performed for hip fractures in the State from 2000-2010. The hypothesis is that complication rates for total hip replacements performed for fractures will be higher than those performed for arthritis. The benefit of this research is to support or refute the utility of total hip replacements for treatment of fractures. 2000-2011 IP
2005-2011 ED
09/24/2012 Evelyn Talbot University of Pittsburgh 1209-02 Linkage Study of Air Quality PM2.5 and Cardiovascular Effects Data from the Tracking Network This project will study the association between PM2.5 air pollution and cardiovascular disease outcomes in order to make recommendations regarding additional research within the national and state level EPHT programs. 2000-2009 IP
2005-2009 ED
09/24/2012 May Hua New York Presbyterian Hospital 1202-09(A) Outcomes for New York State Residents who Received Intensive Care The goal of this study is to look at long-term mortality outcomes for New York State residents that underwent ICU care. 2008-2010 IP
2008-2010 ED
09/24/2012 Paul Jenkins Bassett Healthcare 1101-10(A) Statewide Surveillance of New York State Farm Injuries The primary purpose of this research is to accurately track fatal and non-fatal agricultural injuries in New York State. This will aid in the development of injury prevention programs, education and outreach for the agricultural community. 2007-2014 IP
2007-2014 ED
09/24/2012 Horen Boyagian Treo Solutions 0710-06(A) Treo Solutions Healthcare Business Intelligence Services SPARCS data will be used for physician level reporting for those patients who have had services provided by the physician. Using the inpatient data and institutional cost reports (State-based or Medicare), Treo Services allows its subscribers to compare and trend hospital performance across a variety of indicators including: physician performance, resource usage, market share, quality indicators, and financial and operational performance. 2000-2015 IP
2000-2015 OP
09/19/2012 Adam Wilcox Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12091907 Comparative Effectiveness Research The data will allow us to investigate a wide range of health outcomes associated with various diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and mental disabilities. 2005-2009 IP
2003-2009 AS
09/19/2012 Karl McCleary Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12091906 Deceased Donor Potential in the United States The data will be used to to help understand resource utilization, comorbidity and disease severity, quality of care, and health outcomes. 2009 IP
09/19/2012 Saskia Droesler Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12091905 Health Services Research The data will be used for health services research-to study the differences in access to, and quality of, primary healthcare between different states and between counties. 2009 IP
09/13/2012 Karen Madden Office of Health Systems Management (OHSM) 12091001 New York State Hospital Inpatient/Outpatient and Emergency Department Utilization We will use the data to evaluate New York State hospitals for certificate of need reviews, and to respond to DOH executive staff data requests. 1994-2015 IP
1994-2015 OP
09/01/2012 Akaki Lekiachvili Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12082207 Public Health Related Issues in Care Utilization SPARCS data will be used to research public health related issues in many areas. We plan to investigate health problems, treatments, utilization and cost; as well as prevention, access, disparity, environmental factors and related issues that are importnt for public health. 2009 IP
08/31/2012 Travis Stegeman Total Benchmark Solutions, LLC 12082212 Hospital and Health System Inpatient Data Benchmarking SPARCS data will be used with other states' hospital discharge data to help health-care providers increase the quality of care they provide to their patients by effectively benchmarking their quality, safety, satisfaction, cost and utilization to their peers. The data will also be placed in a consumer website currently being developed to provide citizens free of charge with the ability to choose certain healthcare criteria (cost, quality, patient satisfaction, geographic location, etc.), and will give them an analysis as to where they would find the best healthcare service based upon their chosen criteria. 2008-2015 IP
04/23/2012 Jason Nash WebMD, Inc. 12041907 2010 New York Ambulatory Surgery SPARCS data will be loaded into a professional-directed tool, typically used by WebMD's hospital, health plan, and employer clients, which generates comparative summaries and reports based on available data fields. For example, users of the Professional Tool can specify patient demographic, financial, or clinical criteria. 2010 AS
08/31/2012 Edward Burleigh IMS Health 12082211 Hospital Procedure and Diagnoses Summary SPARCS data will be combined with other state data and used to estimate diagnoses and procedure volume at the national and facility level. Clients use the data to track trends in diagnoses and procedures, identify facilities that would be appropriate sites for clinical trials, and to better allocate resources based on procedure and diagnosis volume. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
08/31/2012 Aaron Scharff RehabCare 12082210 Market Utilization by Service Line and MSDRG for Post Acute Continuum Services This study will analyze the potential and utilized rehab services by patient origin and hospital destination, and then compare that analyses to CMS MedPAR and HMSA. 2008-2012 IP
08/31/2012 Stephan Mayer Columbia University 12082203 Sociodemographic Determinants of Mortality After Intracerebral Hemorrhage We will study the effect of the following three socioeconomic variables on mortality following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage: region of state as identified by patient zip code, population density, and insurance status. We will further stratify mortality outcome by creating a model of patient centered variables. 2005-2013 IP
08/22/2012 Gloria Bazzoli Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12082205 Health Services Research, Organizational Analyses, and Studies that Examine the Effects of Public Policies on Hospitals and Patients This project will focus on areas involving health services research, organizational analyses, and studies that examine the effects of public policies on hospitals and patients. The research will examinine care delivered by hospital organizations and how organizational and environmental features affect that care, such as, what are the effects of the adoption of quality improvement technologies (e.g. health information technology applications) and other hospital-based activities (e.g. evidence- based practices). The performance of these activities will be assessed using the patient-level hospital discharge data. 2005-2009 IP
08/22/2012 Askare Chukmaitov Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12082206 Health Research Study The project is a health services research study that will compare patient health outcomes after outpatient colonoscopy. We will follow patients across facilities and over time, which is important for development of proposed patient quality measures. 2006-2009 IP
2006-2009 AS
08/06/2012 Paul VanFossan OptumInsight 12072009 Hospital Quality and Financial occurrence and Coding Analyses The data will be used to create reports used by consumers to analyze and understand hospitals where they will be seeking care. Information they will be reviewing includes length of stay, costs of stay, charge of stay, reimbursement and coding, etc. The second use of the data is to produce reports used by Health Care Professionals to analyze their inpatient charges, costs, volumes, length of stay, quality, coding occurrences by comparing their facility with other facilities of their choosing, analyzing coding of claims, occurrences of codes in claims and additional ad-hoc requests. 2010 IP
07/20/2012 Lena Sun Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12072008 Epidemiological Studies of Health Outcomes We will use the data to perform epidemiological studies of health outcomes in pediatric patients undergoing surgical procedures. Our investigations will include clinical research, epidemiology, healthcare quality, and health services research. 2007-2009 AS
07/20/2012 Linda Scheetz Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12072007 Mortality and Morbidity Injuries The goals of this research are to identify the incidence and types of injuries that occurred in Bronx, NY during the last three years, identify risk factors for specific injuries, examine access to health care for the treatment of injuries, and examine injury outcomes, utilization and cost. Knowledge gained from this research will inform the development of injury prevention programs in the Bronx that should facilitate the attainment of the Healthy People 2020 target goals. 208-2009 IP
07/20/2012 Mahesh Shukla Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 12072006 Health Policy Dissertation Research The data will be used to study causal impact of CABG Report Cards on CABG mortality and on hospital and surgeon volume as dissertation research. 1990, 1991, 2008, 2009 IP
07/20/2012 Susan Senecal Office of Health Systems Management 12072004 New York State Medical Liability Reform and Patient Safety Demonstration Project SPARCS data will be examined to determine Episodes of care that meets study event criteria for the demonstration project. A study event is an adverse event that results in, or that may result in, serious harm to a patient while in the care of the perioperative unit. 2007-2013 IP
07/20/2012 Stephen Mayer Columbia University 12052102 Regional Outcome Variations in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury The data will be used to study specific outcomes (including mortality and incidence of DNR) of young patients who present with severe traumatic brain injury requiring mechanical ventilation without significant systemic injury/extracranial injury (including orthopedic and abdominal surgery). These outcomes will be stratified by patient zip code and utilization of specific interventions such as ICP monitoring, EVD placement, and craniotomy will be considered. 2005-2015 IP
07/16/2012 Regina Zimmerman New York City of Health and Mental Hygiene 12053105 Validating Births, Deaths and Spontaneous Terminations Vital Record Data Against Hospital Discharg Data for Data Quality Imprmovement The requested data would be used solely for quality improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, the assessment of birth, death and termination of pregnancy data quality, examination of hospital specific data quality improvement indicators and determination of targeted areas for data quality improvement interventions. 2008-2015 IP
2008-2015 OP
07/03/2012 Jim Strunk Press Ganey Associates 12062212 Operational Insights Guided Analytics The data will be used in combination with data from other states, and will be summarized to show statistical information on variations in health care patterns across hospitals and states. We will also be estimating Medicare reimbursement via automated Medicare Pricer applications for Medicare patients and reviewing payment information developed by using this information. 2005-2015 IP
06/25/2012 Linda Scheetz CUNY Lehman College 12062215 Validation of the Field Triage Decision Scheme Guidelines Physiologic Criteria for Injured Older Patients This study aims to validate the Field Triage Decision Scheme (FTDS)criteria for older injured patients. 2009-2010 IP
06/11/2012 Roberta Williams Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. 12061108 Study Costs and Consequences of our Present Policies of Healthcare Coverage for Young Adults This project studies the costs and consequences of our present policies of healthcare coverage for young adults. Remarkable gains in survival of serious childhood diseases have produced an emerging population of young adults with complex chronic diseases who did not previously survive to that age. Understanding the drivers of healthcare utilization of these young adults with chronic diseases is an important first step in designing a health system that will preserve the societal investment that has been made in these individuals during childhood. Understanding how resource utilization changes as these patients age out of insurance coverage will help to determine the consequences of our present policies and provide a base for tracking the effects of changes in these policies. 2005-2009 IP
2005-2009 OP
05/30/2012 Yuchi Young SUNY School of Public Health 1205-06 Effectiveness of Gold STAMP Interventions on Reduction of Pressure Ulcer Incidence and Prevalence Rates This study evaluates the impact of the New York State Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management and Prevention) intervention program in reducing pressure ulcers across New York State. 2007-2012 IP
05/30/2012 Susmita Pati SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1205-05 Keeping Families Healthy: Increasing Primary Care Access for the Underserved The data will be used to examine hospital admissions and the utilization of Emergency Department services and associated costs in the KFH (Keeping Families Healthy) population. By promoting the use of recommended preventive care, encouraging patient compliance, and educating patients and parents about the control and self-management of chronic conditions, there is an expectaion of seeing a reduction in hospital admissions and the unnecessary use of ED services. 2009-2015 IP
2009-2015 OP
05/30/2012 Thomas Matte New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 1205-04 The Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on Pregnancy Outcomes in New York City This project will utilize SPARCS data to study the impact of ambient air pollution on pregnancy outcomes among New York City residents, focusing on particulate air pollution and its potential impact on fetal growth and preterm birth. 2008-2010 IP
05/30/2012 Cynthia Driver New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 1205-03 Surveillance of Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visits due to Mental Illness and Drug and Alcohol Use in NYC The data will be used in surveillance activities supporting the work of the Division of Mental Hygeine in improving the lives of New Yorkers with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, mental retardation, and developmental delay or disability. 1999-2015 IP
1999-2015 OP
05/30/2012 Paul Savage HealthCare Intelligence, LLC 1205-02 Best Practices for Transfer of Tertiary and Quaternary Care Patients for Congestive Heart Failure and Related Co-Morbidities The purpose of this project is to identify a multivariate criteria or specification recognizing patients who are prime candidates for transfer to the tertiary and quaternary level of care. 1997-2015 IP
2004-2015 OP
05/30/2012 Mark Neuman University of Pennsylvania 1101-11(A) Comparative Effectiveness of Anesthesia Type for Hip Fracture Surgery The primary purpose of using the data is to examine variations in outcomes among patients aged 50 and over, treated in hospitals in New York State. 2004-2014 IP
05/30/2012 Seth Freedman Indiana University 0804-05(A2) Diffusion of Neonatal Intensive Care: Non-Price Competition, Resource Allocation, and Infant Health Outcomes This study will analyze the market forces behind the diffusion over the past decade of Neonatal Intensive Care Units(NICU), particularly small community or intermediate units, and the potential health and economic costs and benefits of this diffusion. 1992-2003 IP
05/30/2012 David Savitz Brown University 0801-02(A3) The Epidemiology of Hospitalized Postpartum Depression The purpose of this study is to examine the epidemiology of severe postpartum depression, characterized by the need for hospitalization. 1995-2005 IP
05/23/2012 Richard Zhao Visiting Nurse Service of New York 12052103 Market Analyses of Hospital Discharges The primary purpose of the SPARCS data will be to estimate hospital referrals for home care and to determine demand for new products. The objective is to understand the community's need for home care services, derived by analyzing discharges by diagnoses and procedures, length of stay, and days in alternate levels of care. 2005-2015 IP
05/23/2012 Matthew Roe New York City Department of Transportation 12052101 Road Safety in New York City The study seeks to estimate the number of inpatient and outpatient cases resulting from roadway crashes in New York City, especially injuries to pedestrians or bicyclists resulting from motor vehicle or non-motor vehicle collisions. 2010-2011 IP
2010-2011 OP
05/23/2012 Olga Pierce ProPublica 12050704 Is Substandard Care Hurting Patients and Costing Taxpayers Money? ProPublica is a non-profit investigative newsroom that plans to publish a series of stories that examine quality-of-care issues for patients. As a result, patients will benefit from greater transparency and improved care. Additionally, providers of service will be better informed about how their performance compares to others and how they can improve by adopting best practices. 2010 IP
04/27/2012 Mike Schill National Care Network, LLC 12042610 Data Analysis for Inpatient Data By studying SPARCS data, the company will be able to help clients and providers bring value and fair pricing to the uninsured and under-insured via their DataiSight tools and ConsumerScope tool, letting Medicare and non-Medicare patients identify efficient and safe providers. 2010 IP
04/23/2012 Jason Nash WebMD, Inc. 12041909 New York Inpatient Hospital Study SPARCS data will be loaded into a professional-directed tool, typically used by WebMD's hospital, health plan, and employer clients, which generates comparative summaries and reports based on available data fields. For example, users of the Professional Tool can specify patient demographic, financial, or clinical criteria. 2007-2015 IP
04/23/2012 Nayer Khazeni Stanford University 12041908 Comparative Effectiveness of Mitigation Strategies for Pandemic Influenza Data will be used to measure influenza-related healthcare costs and utilization during a pandemic. By analyzing inpatient and outpatient de-identified SPARCS data for New Yor State the company will use total and mean 2009 (h1N1) influenza-related inpatient and outpatient costs and mean length of stay to identify risk factors for increased healthcare utilization. 2008-2010 IP
2008-2010 OP
04/23/2012 Jason Nash WebMD, Inc. 12041907 2010 New York Ambulatory Surgery SPARCS data will be loaded into a professional-directed tool, typically used by WebMD's hospital, health plan, and employer clients, which generates comparative summaries and reports based on available data fields. For example, users of the Professional Tool can specify patient demographic, financial, or clinical criteria. 2010 AS
04/23/2012 Kelli Johnson University of Minnesota 12041906 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Dashboard The analysis of SPARCS data will address access and utilization at the state level. Products we made available through a web portal will assist health policymakers, medical providers, and consumers in New York by providing them accurate and timely state-level data. 2009 OP
2009 ED
04/23/2012 Vivian Ho Rice University 12041905 The Relationship Between Volume and Outcome in Health Economics Regression analysis on SPARCS data to see the relationship between surgery volume and outcome. The results of the regression analysis will show how an incremental increase in surgery volume changes the outcome controlling for other factors. 2000-2011 IP
04/23/2012 Maria Foti Catholic Health Systems 12041104 Catholic Health Systems Facility Planning An analysis of SPARCS data will be used to assist Catholic Health in facility planning of programs and services to better serve the community. The data requested will be utilized by creating links to descriptive text fields (clinical codes-DRG and ICD-9) as maintained by CMS and WHO. The links will contain information about hospitals from CMS, NYS DOH, and commercial sources. 2011-2015 IP
2011-2015
04/10/2012 Rick Henderson The Delta Group 12032005 Healthcare Operations of the Delta Group SPARCS data will be used to assist in the creation of tools that allow for analysis of Healthcare Operations - both utilization and quality outcomes for hospitals. 2010-2011 IP
03/30/2012 Rolando Tabora Lutheran Medical Center, Department of Finance 11080803 Hospital Benchmarking The data will be used for benchmarking purposes. 2008-2010 IP
2009-2010 OP
03/22/2012 Amanda Schneider New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 12031504 Surveillance of Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visits Due to Mental Illness and Drug and Alcohol Use in New York City The primary objectives of this project are surveillance of hospitalizations and ED visits attributable to serious mental illness (SMI) and to substance abuse and dependency. This will help in improving the lives of New York residents with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, mental retardation, and developmental delay or disability. 1999-2015 IP
1999-2015 OP
03/22/2012 Jane Corrarino Suffolk County Department of Health Services 12022708 Suffolk County Department of Health Services' Analysis of New York State SPARCS Hospitalization and Emergency Department Data for 2009, 2010, 2011 Data will be analyzed and used in order to develop policies and programs for the county. 2009-2011 IP
2009-2011 OP
03/22/2012 Shari Liss New York University Hospitals Center 12022205 Crimson Market Advantage for NYU Langone Medical Center The data will be used within the Crimson Market Advantage product for the purposes of the physician market analysis explicitly for New York University Langone Medical Center. 2010-2011 IP
2010-2011 OP
03/21/2012 Ted Gates Vermont Hospital Association and Health Systems 12031503 Vermont Explorer Multistate Hospital Discharge Database This study will produce asthma surveillance reports on Vermont residents for the Vermont Department of Health. It will also produce hospital planning reports on market share trends. 2010-2011 IP
2010-2011 AS
03/21/2012 Deborah Lynch Loeb and Troper Health Care Consulting 12022204 Various Projects Related to Analyses of Hospital Discharges to Support Strategic Planning Efforts by Client Skilled Nursing Facilities The data will be used to create summary reports used by consultants in the strategic planning division of the firm. 2009-2010 IP
03/21/2012 Mark Coughlin Hammes Company, Strategy and Planning Division 12022202 Market Study The data will be used in market studies conducted on behalf of client hospitals. 2008-2015 IP
03/14/2012 Simon Newman Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. 11100318 State Specific Comparisons of Physician Outcomes The data will be used to perform state-specific comparisons of physician outcomes, including metrics like mortality rates, length of stay, and complications. 2009 IP
03/14/2012 Grace Lee Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. 11100317 Intended and Unintended Consequences of Nonpayment for Preventable Complications This project will evaluate financial incentives, such as pay-for-performance (P4P) programs and how they impact quality of care. 2009 IP
03/01/2012 Yuchi Young SUNY Albany, School of Public Health, Department of Health and Policy Management and Behavior 12010905 Effectiveness of Gold STAMP Interventions on Reduction of Pressure Ulcer Incidents and Prevalence Rates The study evaluates the impact of the New York Gold STAMP Intervention Program in reducing pressure ulcers across New York State. 2007-2011 IP
02/29/2012 Virginia Maar Loeb and Troper Health Care Consulting RELDID-091 Analyses for Strategic Planning The data will be used for various projects related to the analyses of hospital discharges, and to support strategic planning efforts by client skilled nursing facilities. 2005-2008 IP
02/29/2012 David Dranove Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Department of Management and Strategy 09111608 Health Care Report Cards and Patient Sorting The project will analyze the effect of report cards on patient sorting by examining all patients receiving coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in the requested data. 1984-1987 IP
02/29/2012 David Dranove Center for Health Industry Market Economics 09100905 Health Care Report Cards and Patient Sorting This project will analyze the effect of report cards on patient sorting by examining patients receiving coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). 1988-1994 IP
02/29/2012 John Muldoon National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) 09082109 NACHRI Classificaion Research Database Building Project The 2007 New York State inpatient discharge data will be included along with data from 16-20 other states in a large national database built for NACHRI by Thomson Reuters. NACHRI uses this database as part of its classification research, case mix comparative reporting and policy analysis activities. 2007 IP
02/28/2012 Wendy McKelvey New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Environmental Health Services, Bureau of Environmental Surveillance Policy 12022201 An Evaluation of the Impact of Restaurant Sanitary Grade Posting on Health Hazard Reduction in New York City The data will be utilized to evaluate rates of hospitalization and emergency department utilization for foodborne-related diagnoses from 2000-2020. 2000-2015 IP
2005-2015 ED
02/22/2012 Fergal Fleming Unversity of Rochester Medical Center 1202-12 Analysis of Venothromboembolism Risk Post-Discharge After Surgery The purpose of this project is to determine the rate and risk factors for the development of post-operative deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after discharge in patients under going major general surgery. 2000-2015 IP
2000-2015 OP
02/22/2012 Thomas Talbot New York State Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health Assessment, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1202-11 Using NASA Satellite Aerosole Optical Depth Data to Create Representative PM2.5 Fields for Use in Human Health and Epidemiology Studies in Support of State and National Environmental Public Health Tracking Programs Case crossover will be used to find odds ratios of respiratory and cardiovascular health outcomes which potentially associated with PM2.5 air concentrations. 2004-2006 IP

2005-2006 ED
02/22/2012 Alex Greenstein Mount Sinai Medical Center 1202-10 Disparities in Therapy for Acute Cholecystitis by Insurance Status in New York State: A Longitudinal Analysis The objective of this study will be to compare the treatment paradigm for acute cholecystitis (AC) in the Medicaid versus private insurance groups within the New York State database. 2000-2015 IP
2000-2015 OP
02/22/2012 May Hua New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Anesthesilogy 1202-09 Outcomes of New York State Residents Who Received Intensive Care The goal of this study is to look at long-term mortality outcomes for New York State residents who underwent ICU care. 2008-2010 IP
2008-2010 ED
02/22/20112 Randall Brown Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. 1202-08 Evaluation of Three Pioneering Managed Care Programs Developed Specifically for People with Disabilities The purpose of this study is to rigorously evaluate the effects of the Commonwealth Care Alliance (Boston, MA) and the Independence Care System (New York City, New York) on costs and utilization of high-cost services and quality of care indicators among persons with serious disabilities. 2006-2010 IP
2006-2010 OP
02/22/2012 Arthur Blank Montefiore Medical Center 1202-07 Evaluation of Quality of Health Care Delivery Across Time Using Geospatial Information in the Five Boroughs of New York and Westchester 1995-2015 with Special Attention to Environmental Determinants and the Impact of Information Technology on Clinical Outcomes This project will identify where clusters of illness are occurring so that efforts can be made to enhance the quality of care for patients with chronic illness. 1995-2015 IP
1995-2015 OP
02/22/2012 Saul Blecker New York University Medical Center 1202-06 Outcomes of Heart Failure and Diabetes in the HHC Population The objective of this project is to gain an understanding of the outcomes and management for patients with heart failure and co-morbid diabetes in a high risk urban population. 2007-2010 IP
02/22/2012 Bruce Sands Mount Sinai Medical Center 1202-05 The Impact of Provider and Hospital Procedural Volume on Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ECRP) Outcomes in New York State The main goal of this project is to characterize the impact of individual physician ERCP volume, hospital ERCP volume on post ERCP failures, complications, post-procedural length of stay and in-hospital mortality. 1998-2011 IP
1998-2011 OP
02/22/2012 Jason Hockenberry Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health 1202-04 Human Capital and Organizational Factors Affecting Surgical Quality and Efficiency The purpose of this project is to analyze human capital factors that impact patient outcomes and how organizational structures modify those factors. 2008-2015 IP
2008-2015 AS
02/22/2012 Charlotte Druschel New York State, Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Congenital Malformations Registry 1202-03 Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MDSTARnet) The goal of this project is to conduct population based surveillance of nine muscular dystrophies and to determine prevalence, demographics, healthcare coverage and types of clinics where patients receive care. 1982-2015 IP
1984-2015 OP
02/22/2012 Charlotte Druschel New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Congenital Malformations Registry 1202-02 Upstate New York Infant Development Screening Program (Upstate KIDS) The purpose of this study is to examine factors involved in infant growth and development, and how they adversely affect the growth, motor, and social development of neurodevelopmental impairments, along with physical growth patterns and proportionality. 2007-2015 IP
2007-2015 OP
02/22/2012 Genevieve Pham-Kanter University of Colorado, Colorado School of Public Health, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy 1202-01 Exploring Disparities in Emergency Care The purpose of this project is to examine how the post-accident outcomes of visitors to the emergency department are related to patient characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age and insurance status. 2009-2010 ED
02/22/2012 Andrea Mathis Healthcare Association of New York State, (HANYS) 1101-15 (A) Acute Hospital Readmissions The primary purpose of this project is to understand and analyze acute hospital readmission patterns in order to help hospitals target at risk patients and implement quality improvement activities. 2000-2010 IP
2007-2010 ED
02/22/2012 William Allison Healthcare Association of New York State, (HANYS) 1101-12 (A) HANYS New York State Clinical Database Update SPARCS data will be used to produce hospital discharge profiles, as well as perform policy analysis, evaluation, strategic planning, and utilization analysis. 1987-2015 IP
1987-2015 OP
02/22/2012 Robert Silverman Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Feinstein Institute of Medical Research 1004-05 (A2) Relationship of Air Pollution with Obstructive Lung Disease as a Function of Seasonality, Age, Gender, Race and Co-Morbidities The primary goal is to investigate the relationship between obstructive lung disease morbidity and various ambient air pollutants, while taking into consideration seasonality, age and co-morbidities. 1992-2015 IP
2005-2015 ED
02/22/2012 Thomas Talbot New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1004-03 (A) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) The purpose of this project is to better understand the relationship between health and the environment and to protect the health of the residents of the state, especially in areas of environmental concern. 2000-2015 IP
2005-2015 ED
02/22/2012 Amanda Kowalski National Bureau of Economic Research, Yale University, Department of Economics 1001-06 (A2) How Do Individual Medical Expenditures Evolve Over Time? Evidence From Working-Age Individuals In New York This study will characterize the evolution of medical expenditures for individuals over time and aid in the reforms of health insurance policies. 2007-2010 IP
2007-2010 OP
02/22/2012 Hannah Jordan New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, World Trade Center Health Registry 1001-05 (A2) Patterns of Hospitalization Among Persons Exposed to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Disaster and its Aftermath Who are Enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) This project will enable us to gather additional information about patterns in healthcare, and will allow for the assessment of a broader array of health conditions than has been possible previously through WTCHR surveys. 1996-2013 IP
1996-2013 OP
02/15/2012 Gary Scherzer SUNY Oswego, School of Business, Department of Markenting and Management 12013113 Managerial Epidemiology Course Project Data will be used by students to learn how to analyze a population's use of health care. Output of data analysis will be a student project in Managerial Epidemiology. 2005 IP
02/15/2012 Jaymie Meliker Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Graduate Program in Public Health 12010904 HRSA Grant CFDA Number 93.516, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Center Data will be utilized to assist the center in accomplishing its mission of enhancing the quality of services provided by public health personnel in underserved areas of Long Island. 2010-2015 IP
2010-2015 OP
02/02/2012 Jerome Ndayishimiye SUNY Institute of Technology, Department of Nursing and Health Progessions 12013112 Alleviating Overcrowding of Patients in Emergency Rooms Using Optimal Resource Allocation Policies Derived From Queueing Theory and Dynamic Optimization Methods This project will use the data to model the emergency room flow, in the hopes of establishing optimal resource allocation policies and best practices to help alleviate overcrowding of patients in emergency rooms. 2009 ED
01/31/2012 Chiarina Fanara Quadra Med Corporation 12012410 National Benchmarking This project will enable the customization of benchmark standards at anytime as often as it is required, giving greater flexibility in evaluating facilities information. 2010-2014 IP
01/31/2012 Brian Donaldson Harlem Hospital, Department of Surgery 11113022 Overview of Trauma in Harlem Over the Last 50 Years This study is an analysis of trauma, historically in the Harlem community. 2010-2014 IP
01/13/2012 Jean Moore SUNY Albany, School of Public Health 12010906 The Effect of Hospitalist Physicians on Mortality and Length of Stay Across New York State Hospitals: A Multilevel Model Analysis The purpose of this proposed research is to examine whether or not hospitalized patients who are attended by hospitalist versus non-hospitalist primary care physicians experience different outcomes. 2006 IP
01/13/2012 Bruce Sands Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology 12010903 Trends in Volume and Outcomes of Inpatient Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in New York State 1998-2011 This project will describe geographic, temporal and patient demographic patterns associated with physician and hospital ERCP yearly volume. 1998-2011 IP
1998-2011 OP
2003-2011 AS
01/13/2012 Judy Ippolito New Solutions, Inc. 11121404 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research This project will anlayze UB data for clinical outcomes research. 2010 IP
12/22/2011 Frank Sloan Duke Clinical Research Institute, Department of Economics 11121503 Integrating Medicare and Medical Healthcare Delivery and Reimbursement Policies for Dual Eligible Beneficiaries. This project will seek to use payer codes to identify dual eligibles enrolled in HMO plans, and will also run regressions of various health indicators and variables against cost. 2006-2010 IP
2006-2010 OP
12/15/2011 James Welsh Welsh Analytics, LLC 11121502 Ad-Hoc Investigation of Healthcare Redesign Opportunities in New York State The broad purpose of this study is to seek opportunities for reforming or redesigning regional health care systems through analysis of hospital markets and competetion. 2006-2014 IP
2006-2014 ED
12/15/2011 April Rowe Yale New Haven Health System, Planning Office 11112920 Outmigration From Connecticut Volume and Share The requested data will be used to track Connecticut patients going to New York Hospitals. 2009-2014 IP
2009-2014 OP
12/06/2011 Jennifer Jamilkowski SUNY Stonybrook, Department of Planning 11113019 Planning and Marketing Analysis This project intends to analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 1997-2014 IP
12/06/2011 Christopher Sukenik BDC Advisors, LLC 11113018 Analysis of Patient Origin, Patient Migration and Referral Patterns for New York Hospitals This study will analyze patient origin and migration for New York hospitals, as well as analyze physician referral patterns and physician preferences using multiple hospitals. 2010 IP
2010 OP
12/06/2011 Robert Lin New York Downtown Hospital 11112921 Trends and Associated Clinico-Demographic Features in Pediatric Hypersensitivity This study will access the incidences of Kawasaki's disese and other hypersensitivity disorders. 1990-2014 IP
12/06/2011 Mithun Patel McKinsey and Company 11120601 Strategic Plan for South Florida The data will be used to determine which patients are leaving South Florida to pursue medical care in the New York City area, and for which procedures. 2005-2011 IP
11/25/2011 Rebecca Wolff Meridian Health 11111606 Planning and Marketing Analyses Data will be used to analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2009-2014 IP
2009-2014 OP
11/25/2011 Travis Stegeman Total Benchmark Solutions, LLC 11111605 Hospital and Health System Inpatient Data Benchmarking Data will be used with other states' hospital discharge data to help health care providers increase the quality of care they provide to their patients by effectively benchmarking their quality, safety, satisfaction, cost and utilization to their peers. 2010 IP
11/18/2011 Michael Mittleman PSCH, Inc. - Headquarters Division 11110404 Preliminary Guidelines and Quality Indicators for Patient-Centered Behavioral Health Homes The primary use of these data will be a series of analyses which will contribute to the development of patient-centered behavioral health home guidelines used to facilitate planning for and the continuation of high-quality services to patients and health home member organizations through the development of individual and organizational profiles and quality indicators. 2008-2014 IP
2008-2014 OP
11/18/2011 David Manko Rivkin Radler, LLP 11110403 Pre-Litigations Investigations The project will aggregate data relating to payor information and hospital transfers for an ambulatory surgery center. 2010-2014 AS
11/18/2011 Mark Humowiecji New York State Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) 11110402 Ambulatory Surgery Fee Schedule Study The WCB is evaluating the financial implication of changing from PAS to either EAPG or APC for its ambulatory surgery reimbursement rates. The data will be used to support financial analysis of new rate methodology. 2005-2011 IP
11/17/2011 Amber Seligson New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Disease 1110-13 NY/NY III Supportive Housing Program Evaluation The NY/NY III evaluation is designed to address a core set of questions, and this project pertains to that evaluation by analyzing publicly-funded health and social services and the health outcomes associated with placement in supportive housing. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
11/17/2011 Matthew Leary New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Health Care Research and Information Services 1110-12(S) New York State Hospitalization and Utilization Performance Assessment Summary statistics are needed for a variety of health care topics. The requestor will utilize SPARCS data in the examination of medical conditions, surgical services, and utilization patterns. 1990-2014 IP
1990-2014 OP
11/17/2011 Keith Servis New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct 1110-11 Mandatory Investigations and Program Related Activities This data will be used to identify outlier cases that need further exploration to identify patterns of care. 1982-2014 IP
1983-2014 OP
1986-2006 PRI
11/17/2011 Mary De Masi Council on Children and Families 1110-10 An Examination of Emergency Department Use Among Children in New York The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of emergency department use by children, and to help identify factors that predict the likelihood children will present to EDs for non-urgent care. 2009-2014 ED
11/17/2011 Ghinwa Dumyati Monroe County Department of Health 1110-09 Identifying a Target Population for C. Difficile Vaccine The purpose of this project is to look at the ICD-9 and CPT codes of patients with C.difficile infection in order to identify any trends based on co-morbidities that identify a potential candidate who would benefit from a vaccination. 2009-2014 IP
2009-2014 AS
11/17/2011 Don Weiss New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Communicable Diseases 1110-08 Assessment of the Quality of Meningococcal Disease Reporting in New York City This study seeks to determine the accuracy of the New York city surveillance of meningococcal disease. 1989-2014 IP
11/17/2011 David Gould United Hospital Fund 1110-07 Monitoring and Analyzing Utilization, Operation, and Finances of Hospitals in New York State The data will be used to describe and analyze trends in the utilization, operation, and finances of New York hospitals, with a clear focus on New York City hospitals. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 ED
11/17/2001 Niev Duffy SUNY Old Westbury, Department of Politics, Economics, and Law 1110-06 An Analysis of New York State Hospital Utilization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Diagnoses by Community Socio-Economic Status and Access to Primary Care: Implications for Healthcare Reform This study will explore the impact of community level characteristics and access to care on hospital utilization rates for ambulatory care sensitive diagnoses. 1995-2014 IP
1995-2014 OP
11/17/2011 David Cutler National Bureau of Economic Research 1110-05 How Does Resource Availability Affect Care and Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients This study investigates how the availability of specialized hospital resources affects patterns of care and health outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndromes. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
11/17/2011 Giampaolo Greco Mount Sinai Medical Center 1110-04 Modifiable Risk Factors of High Cost in Kidney Transplantation The primary goal of this study is to identify predictors of resource utilization in kidney transplant patients. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
11/17/2001 Eric Strauss Hospital for Joint Diseases, Division of Sports Medicine 1110-03 Utility and Long-Term Efficacy of Meniscal Repair/Meniscectomy The primary purpose of this study is to investigate the utility and efficacy of knee meniscectomy/meniscal repair. 1995-2014 IP
1997-2002 OP
2003-2014 AS
11/17/2001 David Gould United Hospital Fund 1110-02 Using Queuing Theory to Determine Appropriate Hospital Capacity Levels in New York This study will use queuing models to determine whether sufficient hospital capacity exists in New York hospitals. 2005-2009 IP
11/17/2011 David Ping Health Quest 1110-01 Planning and Marketing Analysis The purpose of this project is to plan, market and provide more effectively appropriate services to the community. 2008-2014 IP
2008-2014 OP
11/17/2011 Amresh Hanchate Boston University, School of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine 1101-14(A) The Effects of Massachusetts Health Reform on Cardiovascular Outcomes and Disparities This project will compare changes in admission rates, racial/ethnic disparities in such rates, and associated changes in inpatient costs in MA vs. other states for CV ACS conditions. 2003-2014 IP
2004-2014 AS
11/17/2011 Byung-Kwang Yoo University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences 0807-03(A) Effect of Individual Behavioral Responses on Benefits of Influenza Vaccination The primary purpose of this study is to examine if there are disparities in hospitalization rates due to influenza and its complications that can be prevented by influenza vaccination. 2003-2014 IP
11/04/2011 Jeremy Henderson HealthGrades, Inc. 11103108 Quality Ratings and Analysis The data will be used to measure the quality outcomes for inpatient acute care hospitals. 2010 IP
11/04/2011 Linda Fishel E.J. Noble Hospital, IT Department 11103106 E.J. Noble Hospital & Kinney Nursing Home, Strategy Development The data will be used to identify the volume of SNF discharges within E.J. Noble's relative market area. 2010 IP
11/03/2011 Michael Williams New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy 11101705 State of New York, City Housing and Neighborhoods This project will utilize the data to study the state of New York City housing and neighborhoods. 2010 IP
11/03/2011 Mark Jeziorski Sophical Solutions, LLC 11101704 Pricing Benchmarking Data will be used to determine how an individual hospital's charges compare to other hospitals' charges. 2011 IP
2011 OP
2011 AS
11/03/2011 Jennifer Jamilkowski Stony Brook University Hospital, Department of Planning 11101703 Planning and Marketing Analysis This project will analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2007-2011 IP
11/03/2011 Lynn Shepard Scott Upstate University Hospital 11092110 Upstate University Market Assessment The data will be used to calculate a number of key market variables affecting Upstate New York, including total market volumes, utilization, and market share. 2007-2010 IP
2007-2010 OP
10/31/2011 Nicole Hirt HCR Home Care, Outreach Department 11101702 Planning and Marketing Analysis This project will analyze the data for hospital discharge trends, specifically usage of home health services. 2009-2014 IP
10/31/2011 Kate Hogerton Bellevue Hospital (NYC), Finance Division, Revenue Integrity Department 11101701 APR DRG SOI Analysis for New York City Metropolitan Area Hospitals Data will be used to compare Bellevue's inpatient discharges by APR DRG Severity of Illness (SOI) and LOS against hospital peers in the New York City Metropolitan area. 2010-2014 IP
10/31/2011 Sridhar Chilimuri Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Department of Medicine 11091203 Gallstone Disease in the Young The data will be used in an epidemiological analysis of gallstone prevalance in young people. 1996-2010 IP
09/30/2011 Paul Savage Healthcare Intelligence, LLC 11092712 Peer Planning and Simulation Modeling of Hospital Activity This is a web based program for healthcare administrators and regulators to be used in planning for health facilities and community need. 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013OP
2011-2013AS
09/26/2011 Paul Gruenewald Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, Prevention Research Center 11092111 Environmental Approaches to Prevention The data will be used to create a time series tabulation of diagnoses at the county level, and will be used for exploratory analysis of substance use/abuse problems. 1982-2009 IP
09/23/2011 John Martin Premier, Inc. 10122908 Free Benchmarking Tool/Select Practice Adjustment The data is used to create a benchmarking tool to identify the performance of any New York State Hospital. The tool produces risk-adjusted outcomes (i.e., mortality, complications, LOS, costs, charges) based on Premier, Inc. methodology. 2005-2014 IP
09/19/2011 Karen Klevanosky Captial District Physician's Health Plan, Inc. 11091204 Hospital Profiling This project will use the data to study Hospital Admissions and Costs 2010 IP
09/19/2011 John Claude Elfar University of Rochester, Department of Orthodpedic Surgery 11091202 Complications Following Treatment for Femoral Neck Fractures This project will examine data for femoral neck fracture patients with regards to treatment procedure code, re-admission within 1 year, subsequent procedures, PE, infection, hip dislocation and other documented complications. 2000-2010 IP
09/16/2011 Tara Schmidt Milliman, Inc. 11091205 Actuarial Analyses The data will be used in actuarial analyses performed on behalf of clients of Milliman and in updates to actuarial tables and clinical guidelines published by the firm. The data will be used to provide estimates of the utilization and cost of various inpatient procedures. 2010-2013 IP
09/14/2011 Matthew Dunphy 1798 Consultants, Inc. 11091207 Clostridium Difficile Associated Disease (CDAD) Hospital Cost Analysis Within Inpatient Setting of Care The data will be used to understand hospital costs related to inpatient discharges with CDAD secondary diagnosis. 2010 IP
09/14/2011 Larry Schoen NY State, Department of Health, Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics 11091206 Acute Myocardial Infarction in NY 1996-2008 The data will be used to calculate mortality rates, incident rates and discharge rates for New Yorkers with acute myocardial infarction. 1996-2008 IP
08/17/2011 Meg Jones Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Planning and new Business Development 11080807 Planning and Market Analysis This study will analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2010 IP
08/17/2011 Tom Ralston National Care Network, LLC 11080804 Data Analyses Data will be used to help clients and providers bring value and fair pricing to the uninsured and underinsured via our DataSight tools and ConsumerScope tool allowing Medicare and non Medicare patients to identify efficient and safe providers. 2009 IP
08/17/2011 Gerald Richmond Central New York Health Systems Agency 11062705 Central New York Emergency Room Use Study This study will identify factors to drive and promote policies, procedures and programs to measurably reduce the number of potentially unnecessary emergency room visits in Central New York. 2008-2014 ED
08/16/2011 Ghinwa Dumyati Monroe County Department of Health, Center for Community Health 11080809 Identifying a Target Population for C Difficile Vaccine The data will be used to determine if there is a trend to the number or type of co-morbidities in C.difficile vs non-C.difficile patients, in order to identify high risk patients for possible primary prevention of disease. 2010 IP
2010 AS
08/10/2011 Lora Lefebvre NY State Department of Health, Office of Health Systems Management 11081008 Brooklyn Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Workgroup Data Analysis The data will be used to support the MRT workgroup that is charged with analyzing the healthcare system in Brooklyn and recommending steps to ensure that efficient, patient-centered, high-quality care is available to its residents and others who use its facilities. 2004-2010 IP
2005-2010 ED
08/10/2011 Nancy Formella Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 11080502 Community Health Analysis This data will allow the reseacher to identify gaps in care, and seek opportunities to reduce variations in outcomes, and to create population health improvement efforts. 2005-2009 IP
08/10/2011 Lona Fowdur Economists Incorporated 11080501 Analysis of NY State Patient Discharges The data will be used to analyze patient discharges on a zip-code by zip-code basis. 2003,05,07 IP
08/10/2011 James Lee Lawrence Hospital Center 11060701 Crimson Market Advantage for Lawrence Hospital Center The data will be used for the purposes of the physician market and analysis explicitly for Lawrence Hospital Center 2008-2014 IP
2008-2014 OP
07/29/2011 Mark Radzyner Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases 1107-06 Health Services Research for Cancer Care The data will be used in a variety of health services research projects. These projects focus on such issues as case mix measurement at specialized cancer facilities, quality assessment measures, analysis of episodes of care for cancer patients, and health economics related to cancer treatment. 1986-2014 IP
1997-2014 OP
07/29/2011 Michelle Ng Gong Montefiore Medical Center, Division of Critical Care Medicine 1107-05 Long Term Survival and Health Care Utilization of Intensive Care Unit Patients in New York State The purpose of this study is to define clusters of clinically important outcomes after critical illnesses. 2007-2014 IP
2007-2014 ED
07/29/2011 Stephen Lyman Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1107-04 Health Services Research Initiative in Musculoskeletal Healthcare Delivery This initiative will focus on policy issues related to the delivery of musculoskeletal medical care. Research will primarily be centered around the topics of access to care, quality of care, and costs of care. 1995-2014 IP
1995-2014 OP
07/29/2011 John Canning Blythedale Children's Hospital 1107-03 Continuum of Care of Chronically Ill and Medically Complex Children The goal of this project is to better understand the resources and LOS required in the acute setting prior to admission to Blythedale. The second goal of this project is to determine the entire population of kids that demonstrate diagnostic characteristics of kids that receive services at Blythedale. 2004-2009 IP
07/29/2011 Charlotte Druschel NY State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1107-02 Stillbirth Surveillance The primary purpose of this project is to establish surveillance of stillbirths. 2010-2014 IP
2010-2014 OP
07/29/2011 Shao Lin NY Stae Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1107-01 School Related Environment and Public Health Tracking This project will explore the relationship between outdoor and indoor school-based hazard indicators and children's respiratory health, as well as school performance outcome indicators. 1997-2014 IP
2005-2014 ED
07/29/2011 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1101-09(A) Does Healthcare Spending Improve Patient Outcomes? Evidence from Changes Within Neighborhood Hospital Usage This project will examine mortality, readmission and patient safety measures. 1982-2010 IP
1983-2010 OP
07/29/2011 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1101-08(A) The Effect of Insurance Expansions on Hospital Use: Evidence from medicaid, CHIP, and PPACA The results of this study will be used to construct risk-adjusted quality and safety measures for each hospital in NYS. 1982-2013 IP
1983-2013 OP
07/29/2011 Thomas Mahoney Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 1010-06(A) 2020 Performance Commission (PC) PQI/ED Initiatives The primary goals of the 2020 PC are to improve access to care, and to avoid unnecessary hospital and ED use. The data will used to eliminate disparities in the Finger Lakes region. 1997-2013 IP
1997-2013 OP
07/20/2011 Andy Short Samaritan Medical Center 11071304 Ten Year Demand Forecast for Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Services The data will be used to determine the market size of services by geography and clinical service line. 2008-2014 IP
2008-2014 OP
07/15/2011 Stephen Glickel Roosevelt Hospital, C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center 11071303 Review of Closed Malpractice Cases Involving Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures The data will be used to report the incidence of shoulder fracture arthroplasty in the last 30 years and analyze potential trends associated with shoulder arthroplasty. 1982-2010 IP
1984-2010 OP
07/15/2011 Bernard Black Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management 11071302 Effect of Public Hospital Reporting of Infection Rates on Infection Rates The reseacher plans to investigate the impact of public reporting by hospitals of hospital-acquired infection rates. 2009 IP
06/16/2011 Lona Fowdur Economists Incorporated 11031407 Analysis of Hospital Service Areas This study will analyze hospital service areas by patient zipcode, payer group and ms-drg group. 2009-2013 IP
06/02/2011 Carol DeFrances Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics 11052605 National Hospital Discharge Survey This analysis of discharge data is critical to studying diseases, procedures, health and delivery technology and health policy issues. 2010 IP
05/12/2011 Nicole Ngo Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management 1104-09 Examining Health Impacts of Reducing Pollution Emissions from New York City Buses The goal of this project is to examine the impacts of New York City Transit's effort to reduce pollution from buses on respiratory problems, particularly asthma hospitalizations. 2006-2009 ED
05/12/2011 Andrew Beveridge CUNY Queens College 1104-08 The Long-Term Impact of Cardiac Care Report Cards on Gender, Race, and Socioeconomic Status Disparities in Acess to and Outcomes of CABG and PCI Surgery This study will examine race, gender, and socioeconomic status (SES) disparities in access to and outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft(CABG) surgery and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) from 1988-2010. 1988-2014 IP
1988-2014 OP
05/12/2011 Freling Smith University of Phoenix 1104-07 A Retrospective Comparison of the Inpatient Mortality and 30-day Readmission Rates of Heart Failure Patients The project will seek to identify differences between the inpatient mortality and 30-day readmission rates of heart failure patients based on the proximity to two teaching hospitals; one in a densely populated area and one in a less densely populated area. 1999-2009 IP
2005-2009 ED
05/12/2011 John Ulberg NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Bureau of HCRA Operations and Financial Analysis 1104-06 Medical Provider Reimbursement, Quality of Care and Evaluation The Department of Health has various responsibilities mandated by legislations in respect to provider reimbursement and quality of care. The data collected will assist in the completion of these responsibilities. 1982-2014 IP
1983-2014 OP
05/12/2011 Mitchell Berman New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology 1104-05 Readmission and Complication Rates for Selected Surgical Procedures The purpose of this study is to objectively evaluate patient outcome following a variety of high-risk surgical procedures. These procedures include treatment of cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, carotid endarterectomy, and open heart procedures. 1995-2014 IP
1995-2014 OP
05/12/2011 Denise Paone NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment 1104-04 Surveillance and Prevalence of Drug-Related and Alcohol-Related Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Discharges The specific aim of this study is to quantify the burden of drug and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence in NY, based on existing public health surveillance, mortality, health services utilization, and population survey data. 2007-2014 IP
2007-2014 ED
05/12/2011 Rena Jones NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (BEOE) 1104-03 Association Between Chemical Constituents of Particulate Matter and Cardiovascular and Respiratory Morbidities in New York State The objective of this study is to examine independent effects of chemical constituents of particulate matter in relation to cardiovascular and respiratory morbidities. 1999-2005 IP
05/12/2011 Elizabeth Howell Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Health Evidence and Policy 1104-02 Monitoring Obstetric Quality Indicators Using Routine Data: A Feasibility Study This project will assess the feasibility of constructing proposed ob-quality measures using the two principal population-based routine data sources on births available in the US, SPARCS and Vital Statistics. 1999-2014 IP
05/12/2011 Dina Hoefer NYS Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Bureau of Comminicable Disease Control 1104-01 H1N1 Hospitalizations The purpose of this study is to validate the Sentinel Hospital Program's (SHP) ability to capture Influenza-like illness admissions by comparing SHP cases to the hospital discharge data reported to SPARCS 2009-2010 IP
05/12/2011 Barbara Cornblatt North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Zucker Hillside Hospital 1101-04 Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis (EDIPP) New York Site: Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program The purpose of this study is to compare patients in an experimental area that were administered an experimental treatment to potentially reduce psychosis, to a larger control area of patients that did not receive the experimental treatment. 1997-2013 IP
05/12/2011 William Greene Stony Brook University Medical Center 1004-02 (A) Performance Improvement for Reduction of Patient Discharge Deterioration and Readmission The primary purpose of this analysis is to provide us with the ability to appropriately plan for and continue to deliver high quality care by focusing on hospital readmissions and the transition of care for our patients at discharge. 2007-2013 IP
2007-2013 OP
05/12/2011 Hannah Jordan NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) 1001-05 (A) Patterns of Hospitalization Among Persons Exposed to the September 11, 2011 World Trade Center Disaster and its Aftermath Who Are Enrolled in the WTC Health Registry The WTC Health Registry (WTCHR) uses periodic health surveys to follow a diverse cohort of persons who were heavily exposed to the disaster of September 11, 2001. 1996-2013 IP
1996-2013 OP
05/04/2011 Andrew Epstein University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Division of General Medicine 11050203 Understanding Physician Practice Patterns and Referral Choices Data will be used to conduct academic research on the determinants of physician practice patterns and referral choices and their associations with patient outcomes. 1992-2014 IP
05/04/2011 Khoi Pham Hackensack University Medical Center, Planning Department 11050202 Overall and Clinical Service Line Cases and Market Share and Analysis for New York Providers The data will be used to summarize overall and clinical service line cases and market share and analysis for New York providers. 2008-2012 IP
05/04/2011 Cody Smart Cody Smarat (IHC) 11050201 SPARCS Info to Cost Report Analysis SPARCS data will be used to identify hospitals where mistakes on the Institutional Cost Report may be causing the hospital to lose reimbursement monies. 2008-2009 IP
2008-2009 OP
04/29/2011 George Mcglaughlin Health Info Technics, L.L.C. 11042607 Aggregate Market Share Reports for Hospital Use in Marketing, Strategic Operations and Planning This project uses demographic, CMS, and state data to create utilization rates and strategic planning reports. 2010 IP
2010 OP
04/29/2011 Amanda Goon SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 11042506 Valvular Heart Disease: Changing Trends in NYS: 1983-2009 The data will be used to analyze temporal hospital mortality trends in patients with valvular heart disease. 1983-2009 IP
04/27/2011 Philip Mossman NYS Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs, Bureau of HCRA Operations and Financial Analysis 11042204 Potential Impact of Excluding Nursing Intensity Weights (NIWs) from APR-DRG Service Intensity Weight (SIW) Methodology The data will be used to compare the difference between utilizing the NIW's in an SIW calculation and excluding the NIW's 2005-2009 IP
04/25/2011 Carol Cassell P2 Collaborative of Western NY 11042103 Data Analyses and Technical Support for Health Planning This project will use the data for community health planning. 2007-2010 IP
2007-2010 OP
04/08/2011 Andrew Rokito New York University, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 11040801 Incidence of SLAP Lesions Repairs Since 'CPT-29807' Epidemic The purpose of this study is to investigate and report if there is a rise in the frequency of SLAP lesion repairs being done since the advent of CPT code 29807 and if there is a frank indication of an interesting incidence of SLAP lesions (epidemic) versus non-clinical causes or both. 2002-2010 IP
2002-2010 AS
04/08/2011 William Stamp Bassett Healthcare Network, Bassett Hospital 11020906 Market Analysis The data will be used to present market share and other analytical elements to better understand market challenges and opportunities. 2009-2010 IP
2009-2010 OP
3/29/2011 Drew Lerman Bon Secours Charity Health System 11032906 Hospital Operations and Outcomes Analysis This project will monitor reporting and ongoing tracking of key clinical and utilization measures. 2010-2014 IP
2010-2014 OP
3/29/2011 Paul Staehle University of Pennsylvania Health System, Department of Corporate Finance, Strategic Decision Support 11032905 Benchmarking and Quality Improvement UPHS plans to use the inpatient data as part of ongoing strategic planning, benchmarking, and quality initiative studies. 2008-2014 IP
3/21/2011 Matthew Cooper Albany Medical Center, Department of Corporate Finance 11031602 Crimson Market Advantage for Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Medical Center-South Clinical Campus Data will be utilized within the Crimson Market Advantage product for the purposes of physician market analyses explicitly for Albany Medical Center Hospital and Albany Medical Center-South Clinical Campus. 2008-2010 IP
2008-2010 OP
3/17/2011 Thomas McCarthy National Economic Research Associates, NERA Inc. 11031604 To Analyze Hospital Service Area by Patient Zip Code The data for this project will be used to analyze hospital usage by patient zip code. 2009 IP
3/17/2011 Justin Wood Committee of Interns and Residents, SEIU 11031603 Access Cost and Quality of Care for New York Hospital Patients This project will assess the cost and quality of care of outpatient and inpatient services provided by NY hospitals. 2006-2010 IP
2008-2010 OP
3/7/2011 Mark Coughlin Hammes Company 11022212 Planning and Market Analysis The data will be used to determine patient utilization of hospitals. 2008-2010 IP
3/2/2011 E. Kevin Conley NYS Office of Mental Health 11020908 Emergency Room Utilization Among Patients With Psychiatric Disorders The data will be used to report Emergency Room rates of patients with mental illness at hospital, county and regional levels, and across multiple years (longitudinal and/or trend analyses). 2007-2014 OP
3/2/2011 William Milczarki Hunter College, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning 11020905 Bicycle-Pedestrian Accidents in New York State The purpose of this project is to analyze the frequency of bike-ped accidents in NYS. 1982-2014 IP
1983-2014 OP
2/17/2011 Jean Ahn Yale New Haven Health System, Planning Office 11020907 Outmigration from Connecticut, Volume and Share The requested data will be used to track Connecticut patients going to New York hospitals. 2009 IP
2009 OP
2/11/2011 Hilary Parton NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services 1004-07 (A) DPRB Manhattan Lupus Surveillance Program (MLSP) This is a surveillance study to determine the incidence and prevalence of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Manhattan. The results of this project will guide appropriate funding for research and treatment of this disease. 2004-2013 IP
2004-2013 OP
2/11/2011 Denise Paone NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention Care and Treatment 1101-16 DPRB Drug User Estimation Study (DUES) The purpose of this study is to produce an accurate estimation of problematic drug users in New York City. 2009 IP
2/11/2011 Andrea Mathis Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) 1101-15 DPRB Acute Hospital Readmissions The primary purpose of this project is to understand and analyze acute hospital readmission patterns. 2000-2010 IP
2007-2010 OP
2/11/2011 Amresh Hanchate Boston University, School of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine 1101-14 DPRB Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities: Project #1 The Effects of Massachusetts Health Reform on Cardiovascular Outcomes and Disparities This National Institute of Health (NIH) grant sponsored study is examining the effect of the Massachusetts' health care reform to increase the number of insured. New York State data will be used as a control for comparison to Massachusetts' rates. 2004-2014 IP
2004-2014 AS
2/11/2011 Bruce Friedman University of Rochester, Department of Community and Preventative Medicine 1101-13 DPRB Effectiveness of Stroke Treatment at Designated Stroke Centers in New York State The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness (mortality), cost and cost-effectiveness of stroke treatment at hospitals with and without Designated Stroke Centers in NYS. 2005-2006 IP
2005-2006 ED
2/11/2011 William Allison Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) 1101-12 DPRB HANYS New York State Clinical Database Update Analysis of SPARCS data will produce hospital discharge profiles, quality, and re-admission analysis. The data will also be used for policy analysis and evaluation, strategic planning and utilization analysis, and special projects/new product development. 1987-2014 IP
1987-2014 OP
2/11/2011 Mark Neuman University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics 1101-11 DPRB Comparative Effectiveness of Anesthesia Type for Hip Fracture Surgery The researcher is evaluating the effect of anesthesia method on the outcomes of patients receiving surgery for hip fractures. 2004-2014 IP
2/11/2011 Giulia Earle-Richardson Bassett Healthcare, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health 1101-10 DPRB Statewide Surveillance of New York State Farm Injuries The primary purpose of this research is to accurately track fatal and non-fatal agricultural injuries in New York State. This will aid in the development of injury prevention programs, education and outreach for the agricultural community. 2007-2014 IP
2007-2014 ED
2/11/2011 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1101-09 DPRB Does Health Care Spending Improve Patient Outcomes? Evidence from Within Neighborhood Hospital Usage The researcher will examine whether costs of care for patients living in similar neighborhoods (i.e. Census blocks or streets) for whom a systematic difference exists that influences the hospital at which they are treated. 1982-2010 IP
1983-2010 OP
2/11/2011 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 1101-08 DPRB The Effect of Insurance Expansions on Hospital Use: Evidence from Medicaid, CHIP, and PPACA The proposed study will examine the question if the expansion of public insurance leads to changes in the rates of hospitalizations for individuals eligible for these public programs. 1982-2013 IP
1983-2013 OP
2/11/2011 Patricia Shi Mount Sinai Hospital, Division of Hematology-Oncology 1101-07 DPRB Association of Morbidity, Mortality and Length of Stay of Hospital Admissions in Sickle Cell Patients with Community Hospital Characteristics The purpose of this study is to determine whether morbidity, mortality and length of stay during hospitalizations in sickle cell patients is influenced by community hospital characteristics such as an academic versus non-academic setting or hospital volume of sickle cell admissions. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
2/11/2011 Igor Zurbenko SUNY School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1101-06 DPRB Multivariate Time Series Analysis Methods with an Application on Meteorological Condition and Air Pollution Effects on Human Health The researcher is examining the synoptic effect of air pollutants and weather conditions on hospital conditions in New York State due to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. 1982-2014 IP
2/11/2011 Ying Wang NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1101-05 DPRB Developing a Statewide, Population-Based Surveillance System for Hemoglobinopathies in New York State The objective of this project is to establish a statewide, population-based surveillance system for hemoglobinopathies in NYS through collaboration among the Newborn Screening Program, Hemoglobin Specialty Treatment Centers, Medicaid Program, the Congenital Malformations Registry and other existing administrative database systems to integrate data collection of both short-term and long-term follow-up information for people in NYS with hemoglobinopathies. 2004-2014 IP
2004-2014 OP
2/11/2011 Nina Bickell Mount Sinai Medical Center 1101-03 DPRB Comparative Effectiveness Research to Eliminate Disparities Initiative (CEREDI) The requested data will be used to assist investigators in identifying and monitoring racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
2/11/2011 Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles Mount Sinai Medical Center 1101-02 DPRB Targeting Primary Immunodeficiency Among Minorities: 2005 - 2009 The data will be used to derive the number of subjects considered by physicians in NYS to have immune defects. 2000-2014 IP
2000-2014 OP
2/11/2011 Barbara Dennison NYS Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Policy and Research Translation Unit 1101-01 DPRB Using Clinically Enhanced-Claims Data to Guide the Selection of Coronary Procedures The goal of this research program is to examine the comparative effectiveness of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures and percutaneous coronary artery interventions (PCI). 2008-2013 IP
2008-2013 OP
2/4/2011 Tamie Critelli O'Conco Healthcare Consultants 11012402 New York Market and Cost 2009 The purpose of this project is to create cost-based benchmarks using the company's standard cost stepdown methodology. 2009-2012 IP
2/4/2011 Dian Kahn Vermont Department of Health, Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Healthcare Administration (BISHCA) 10111806 Vermont Uniform Hospital Discharge Dataset Under 18 VSA 9405 and 9410, BISHCA is responsible for developing data resources to analyze health care utilization for services provided to Vermont residents within and outside of the state of Vermont. In order to provide for its analytical responsibility, the BISHCA needs access to selected hospitals data from NYSDOH. 2004-2013 IP
2004-2013 OP
1/10/2011 Elizabeth McCullough 3M Health Information Systems, Inc. 10122907 Analysis of Clinical Risk Groupers (CRGs) on Ambulatory Care Complications The data will be used to determine how often ambulatory care complications occur. 2008-2009 AS
12/16/2010 Ismail Sirtalan Greater New York Hospital Association 10121506 Hospital Cost Savings Through the Alignment of Provider Incentives The goal of this project is to reduce the cost of delivering patient care in hospitals. 2007-2009 IP
12/16/2010 Chris Gorman McKinsey and Company 10121505 Planning and Marketing Analyses This project will analyze the data to determine the utilization of hospital services. 2009-2011 IP
12/10/2010 Lisa Cover Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 10120704 Planning and Marketing Analyses This project will help to determine patient utilization of hospitals. 2008-2009 IP
12/10/2010 Matthew Eapen New York Presbyterian Hospital 10120703 Comprehensive Online Quality Performance Improvement Technology (COQPIT) This project will use the data to identify performance improvement opportunities for system hospitals. 2009-2011 IP
12/02/2010 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 10120101 Uniform Billing Data for Clinical Outcomes Research The SPARCS data will be used to create cost reports. 2009 IP
11/10/2010 John O'Brien Total Benchmarking Solutions, LLC 10110904 Hospital and Health System Inpatient Data Benchmarking This project will use the SPARCS data along with other states' hospital discharge data to help health care providers increase the quality of care they provide to their patients by effectively benchmarking their quality, safety, satisfaction, cost and utilization to their peers. 2006-2013 IP
11/4/2010 Jeff Schaller Health Grades, Inc. 10110303 Quality Ratings and Analysis This project will use the data to measure the quality outcomes for inpatient acute care. 2009 IP
11/3/2010 Rudy Lewis NYS Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Division of Family Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health 1010-13 DPRB Support of the Division of Family Health's Initiatives For Assessing Need For and Assuring Access to Quality Health Services for Women, Children and Newborns The SPARCS data will be used to monitor access to hospital-based services in an effort to assess need, target services and ensure delivery of quality care. 1992-2013 IP
1992-2013 OP
11/3/2010 Charlotte Druschel NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology 1010-12 (S) DPRB Application For Programmatic Access for the Congenital Malformations Registry to SPARCS Data The Congenital Malformations Registry (CMR) is a registry of children with congenital malformations reported by hospitals and physicians. SPARCS data is used for verification of reporting and for studies of care patterns of children with congenital malformations. 1982-2013 IP
1983-2013 OP
11/03/2010 Matthew Reilly NYS Department of Education 1010-10 DPRB Generating School District-Specific Pediatric Quality Indicator (PQI) Rates to Identify Sites for Expanding Access to Health Care Services Among NYS School Districts The goal of this project is to enable the State Education Department to identify those school districts that have barriers to access to care. These districts in turn could be sites for specific interventions for diseases which have been found to be associated with poor academic achievement. 2001-2013 IP
11/03/2010 Wanda Lizak Welles NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health 1010-09 DPRB National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) The primary purpose of this study is to conduct surveillance on hazardous substance spills/releases, to characterize those events and their public health consequences and to develop reduction strategies that are aimed at the number of incidents and the associated morbidity and mortality. 2010-2013 IP
2010-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Jennifer Frontera Mount Sinai Hospital, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery 1010-08 DPRB Association of Transfer Time and Outcome in Intracranial Hemorrhage Patients: A Statewide Study The goal of this project is to determine statewide trends in length of stay, discharge disposition and cost of intracranial hemorrhage over time among patients transferred from one institution to another. 1990-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Thomas Mahoney Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 1010-06 DPRB 2020 Performance Commission (2020 PC) Pediatric Quality Indicators/Emergency Department (PQI/ED) Initiatives The primary goals of the 2020 Performance Commission are to improve access to care, avoid unnecessary hospital and Emergency Department use and eliminate health disparities in the Finger Lakes Region. This project will develop interventions to reduce or redirect the demand for avoidable and inappropriate use of hospitals resources to more appropriate lower cost sites of care. 1997-2013 IP
1997-2013 OP
11/03/2010 Douglas Almond Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, Department of Economics 1010-05 DPRB Emergency Room Diversion Status and New Patient Admissions The purpose of this project is to understand the effect of emergency room diversion status on inpatient admissions. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Syni-An Hwang NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology 1010-04 DPRB An Alternative Indicator for Understanding Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning: Development of Measures of CO Episodes The purpose of this project is to categorize individual carbon monoxide (CO) hospitalizations from 2000 - 2006 by episode and assess this in relation to total CO hospitalizations. The goal of this project is to identify counties where the lack of awareness is greater. 2000-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Deborah Fox NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology, Congenital Malformations Registry 1010-03 DPRB Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in New York State The purpose of this project is to determine the percent of New York State pregnancies exposed to heavy amounts of alcohol during the pregnancy. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Lorna Thorpe CUNY Hunter College, School of Public Health 1010-02 DPRB Health of NYC's Vulnerable Populations: Hospitalization Patterns for Public Housing Residents with Special Emphasis on the Elderly With this project, the goal is to review patterns of hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations among New York City Housing Authority residents compared to both citywide and non- New York City Housing Authority neighborhoods, and to identify patterns of disease and injury burden by age, gender, and type of housing development. 1997-2011 IP
1997-2011 OP
11/03/2010 Wendy McKelvey NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Division of Environmental Health 1010-01 DPRB Environmental Public Health Surveillance The data will be used to review and analyze environmental exposures and health outcomes in NYC. 1996-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Shao Lin NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology 1001-07 (A3) DPRB Meteorological Conditions and Hospital Admissions in New York State This study is designed to assess the potential impact of temperature and/or humidity on New York State hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, renal disease and heat/cold effects. 1991-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Amanda Kowalski National Bureau of Economic Research (Yale University, Department of Economics) 1001-06 (D)(A) DPRB How do Individual Medical Expenditures Evolve Over Time? - Evidence from Working-Age Individuals in New York This study will inform the optimal design of health insurance plans, taking reclassification risk into account. 1982-2013 IP
1984-2013 OP
11/03/2010 Jennifer Norton NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services 0804-02 (A) DPRB Surveillance of Injury, Episodic Illness, and Care of Chronic and Communicable Diseases in New York City Surveillance analyses are conducted to describe the burden of injury and illness, occurrence of relevant events, and costs of care by demographic characteristics, location, and time. 1997-2011 IP
1997-2011 OP
11/03/2010 David Savitz Brown University 0801-02 (A) DPRB The Epidemiology of Hospitalized Postpartum Depression The purpose of this study is to examine the epidemiology of severe postpartum depression, characterized by the need for hospitalization. 1995-2005 IP
10/21/2010 Jim Strunk Press Ganey Associates, Clinical Information Technology 10100702 Public Data Benchmarking/Operational Insights The data for the state of New York will, in combination with data from other states that collect and release health care data, be summarized to show statistical information on variations in health care patterns across hospitals. 2005-2013 IP
10/21/2010 Robert Kanter SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Pediatrics 10100601 Quality of Care at Pediatric and Other Hospitals This project will examine whether hospitals meeting a set of criteria that identify them as "comprehensive pediatric hospitals" have lower inpatient mortality rates than other hospitals that do not meet these criteria. 1996-2006 IP
10/21/2010 Kelly Koniewicz Health Market Science, Inc. 10100803 Trend Analysis This project will analyze trends in claims data to identify important changes within hospital discharges. 2009-2011 IP
2009-2011 OP
10/08/2010 Richard Shin Economists Inc. 10100803 Analysis of Patient Choice for Hospitals in the Albany, New York Area The data will be used to conduct an econometric choice model for hospitals to understand how patients attribute value to different hospitals in their choice set. 2009 IP
10/01/2010 Sarah Gerecke New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy 10092005 State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods Data will be used to help create the State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods annual report. The report will include the rate of asthma hospitalizations per 1,000 people in each geographic level. 2009 IP
9/29/2010 William Levine New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery 10091704 Incidents of Distal Clavicle Excision: An Analysis of Cases Performed in New York State and Review of Cases Submitted to the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Requested data will be used to determine the incidence of distal clavicle excision procedures. 2007-2009 OP
9/24/2010 Tim Feldman Rochester General Hospital 10090303 Crimson Market Advantage for Rochester General The data will be utilized within the Crimson Market Advantage product for the purposes of physician market analysis explicitly for Rochester General. 2008-2013 IP OP
9/10/2010 David Savitz Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Preventative Medicine 10090302 Ethnicity and Pregnancy Outcomes in New York City The data will be used for predictive purposes and advance understanding on how to target groups in need of intervention. 1995-2003 IP
9/03/2010 Gerald Silberstein Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lally School of Management 10082614 Relationships of Acute Care Demographic and Clinical Data to Financial Data and Management Implications The SPARCS data will be used For statistical analysis of static, inferential time series and non-parametric tests of financial demographic and clinical relationships. 2005-2009 IP
9/03/2010 James Doyle SDI HEALTH (formerly Verizpan, LLC) 10082412 Hospital Diagnoses and Procedures Project Data will be used in a statistical model to estimate the volume of diagnoses and procedures at the national and facility level. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
8/30/2010 Robert Lin NY Downtown Hospital, Department of Medicine, NY Medical College 10081108 Trends and Associated Clinical Demographic Features in Pediatric Hypersensitivity The incidence of Kawaski's disease and other hypersensitivity disorders will be assessed by searching diagnostic codes in each year's database. 1990-2009 IP
2009-2011 OP
8/30/2010 Jo Surpin Applied Medical Software, Inc. 10080303 Performance Based Incentives: Best Practice Norms The data will be used as part of the Applied Medical Software Performance Based Incentive System to assign an All-Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Group and cost, utilizing Medicare cost to charge ratios. 2008-2009 IP
8/30/2010 Damion Nero Federation of Jewish Philanthropists (FOJP), Risk Management Department 10082615 Economic Impact of Hospital Acquired Conditions , Throughput Analysis Using Outpatient Data The project will perform a multivariate analysis of data using regression techniques to determine economic impact and length of stay associated with CMS hospital acquired conditions and study throughput measures for length of stay versus outcomes in outpatient settings. 2009 IP
2005-2009 OP
8/20/2010 Palmer Bessey New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Surgery, Burn Center 10081710 Studies of Hospital Care for Injury Treatment in New York State The purpose of this project is to improve the understanding of how the Public Health burden regarding injuries has changed over time and how these changes are related to changes in methods of treatment, design and operation of healthcare systems, and public policy. 1983-2013 IP
8/20/2010 Bernard Black Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management 10081709 Effect of Public Hospital Reporting of Infection Rates on Infection Rates The data will be used to investigate the impact of public reporting by hospitals of hospital acquired infection rates. 2001-2008 IP
8/16/2010 Raymond Park Columbia University, Department of Anesthesiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital 10071603 New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System for Investigating Methods of Anesthesia The goal of this project is to characterize types of anesthesia used for pediatric procedures and to determine the validity of codes for anesthesia and evaluate SPARCS as a source for anesthesia related outcome research in children. 2004-2009 IP
8/03/2010 Elizabeth Lewis-Michl NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1007-08 DPRB Health Outcomes Review Among Residents Near the National Lead Institute (NL) Site, Town of Colonie, Albany County, New York The purpose of this project is to study the health effects of the discharges from the National Lead Industries site located in the Town of Colonie. 1982-2013 IP
8/03/2010 David Strogatz University of Albany, SUNY School of Public Health 1007-07 DPRB Trends in Asthma-Related Hospitalization in Children The primary purpose of this study is to assess trends over time in hospitalization for asthma in children. The analysis of trends will look at the overall frequency of hospitalization for asthma in children, but will also look at trends by type of insurance to determine if disparities in hospitalization by insurance type are changing over time. 2000-2010 IP
8/03/2010 Rudy Lewis NYS Department of Health, Office of Public Health, Division of Family Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health 1007-05 (S) DPRB Support of the Division of Family Health's Initiatives for Assessing Need for and Assuring Access to Quality Health Services for Women The SPARCS data will be used to monitor the access to hospital-based services in an effort to assess need, target services and ensure delivery of quality care. 1992-2013 IP
1992-2013 OP
8/03/2010 Peter McGuire Mount Sinai Medical Center 1007-04 DPRB Hospitalizations Due to Viral Infection Among Patients with Urea Cycle Disorders The primary aim of this study is to investigate patterns of hospitalization due to viral illness in patients with urea cycle disorders. The study will focus on analyzing patterns including number of hospitalizations per year, duration of stay, repeat hospitalizations, survival and cost of same. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
8/03/2010 Anna Colello NYS Department of Health, Division of Quality and Patient Safety, Cardiac Services Program 1007-03 DPRB Assessment of Whether All Stroke Patients Treated in New York State Hospitals are Included in the Get With the Guidelines Program and that Performance Measures are Completed SPARCS data will be used to validate the hospitals' submitted data, plus learn more about the characteristics of patients with stroke and TIA diagnosis. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
8/03/2010 Warren Enker Beth Israel Medical Center, Philips Ambulatory Care Center, Cancer Centers of New York 1007-02 DPRB Cancer-Specified Survival and Estimated Local Recurrence Rates Following the Treatment of Rectal Cancer by Standardized Surgery With or Without Radiation and Chemotherapy The purpose of this project is to examine the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer over the period of 1985-2005 following standardized treatments involving surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. 1985-2005 IP
8/03/2010 Andrew Ryan Department of Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College 1007-01 DPRB The Effect of the New York State Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Report Cards on Mortality The proposed study will test the effect of the New York State Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) public reporting program on mortality by employing a novel design that accounts for the unobserved severity of patients receiving CABG in New York and other states. 1986-2013 IP
8/03/2010 Robert Silverman Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Feinstein Institute of Medical Research 1004-05 (A) DPRB Relationship of Air Pollution with Obstructive Lung Disease as a Function of Seasonality, Age, Gender, Race and Co-Morbidities The primary goal is to investigate the relationship between obstructive lung disease morbidity (as indicated by the need for hospitalization) with various ambient air pollutants, while taking into consideration seasonality, age and co-morbidities. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
8/03/2010 Shao Lin NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology and Kent State University 1001-07 (A2) DPRB Meteorological Conditions and Hospital Admissions in New York State This study is designed to assess the potential impact of temperature and/or humidity on New York State hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, renal disease, and heat/cold effects. 1991-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
8/03/2010 Samuel Kleiner Cornell University 0804-07 (A2) DPRB Unionization, Concerted Activities and the Quality of Patient Care in New York State The project will examine patient safety measures and whether labor strife at New York State hospitals affects quality of care performed during this strife. 1982-2006 IP
1983-2006 OP
8/03/2010 Seth Freedman University of Michigan, School of Public Health 0804-05 (A) DPRB Diffusion of Neonatal Intensive Care; Non-Price Competition, Resource Allocation and Infant Health Outcomes The primary purpose of this study is to analyze the market forces behind the diffusion over the past decade of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), particularly small community or intermediate units, and the potential health and economic costs and benefits of this diffusion. 1992-2003 IP
7/30/2010 Lorna Mason Brooklyn College, Center for the Study of Brooklyn 10072605 Neighborhood and Historical Disparities in Brooklyn Health and Hospital Measures Data will be used to analyze disparities in Brooklyn health and hospital measures. 2000,2005,2008 IP
2005,2008 ED
7/30/2010 Tavora Buchman Nassau County Department of Health, Office of Research and Epidemiology, Public Health Preparedness/Maternal, Child, and Community Health 10071604 Injuries Among Nassau County Residents Aged 65 and Older Data will be analyzed in order to identify trends and injury rates among Nassau County residents aged 65 years and older. 2004-2009 IP
2004-2009 OP
7/08/2010 Shelley Hirshberg P2 Collaborative of WNY 10070101 HEAL 9 Community Health Planning Infrastructure The data will be used to generate summary reports and meta-analyses to compare Emergency Department utilization and readmission patterns across the counties and at the community level. 2005-2010 IP
2005-2010 OP
7/06/2010 Mark Jeziorski Sophical Solutions, LLC 10063007 Pricing Benchmarking Data will be used to determine how an individual hospital's charges compare to other hospitals' charges. 2010 IP
2010 OP

6/21/2010 Carol DeFrances National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 10062106 National Hospital Discharge Survey This project involves the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Hospital Discharge Survey. 2009 IP
6/21/2010 Jeanne Mancision Medisys Inc., Jamaica Hospital, Decision Support Department 10060904 Comparison of All-Patient Diagnosis-Related Group's and All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Group's Case-Mixes For New York State Inpatients For this project, the two types of Diagnosis-Related Groups will be compared for the same patients to see where the greatest differences exist regardless of severity. 2007-2010 IP
6/10/2010 Kerry Bommarito Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Washington University, Division of Infectious Diseases 10050117 Clinical Research of Outcomes of Mastectomy Patients After Delayed vs. Immediate Reconstruction The purpose of this project is to examine the outcomes of mastectomy patients after delayed and immediate reconstruction. 2007 OP
6/10/2010 Christopher Chen Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Harvard College 10050116 Academic Health Services Research The purpose of this research is to study trends in Massachusetts healthcare utilization before and after Massachusetts health reform efforts as measured by procedures used to evaluate if expanding coverage has increased demand for medical care and made accessing care more difficult. 2004-2007 IP
6/10/2010 Kevin Kenny Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Deloitte Consulting LLP 10050115 Aggregate Utilization by Service Category and Market Data will be used to create reports which will help in understanding market opportunities for health care companies following the enactment of national health reform legislation. 2007 IP
6/7/2010 Mary Rojas IPRO 10060302 Commonwealth Fund WhyNotTheBest.org State-Contributed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Measures The data will be used to calculate hospital-level Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Indicators and Diagnosis-Related Group-based hospital charges and lengths of stay subject to inclusion criteria review. 2009-2011 IP
2009-2011 OP
6/4/2010 Tyler Tracewski Integrated Health Care Consulting, LLC 10060301 Beth Israel Spine Institute, Strategy Development In this project, the data will be used to identify the market/hospitals with Diagnosis-Related Groups of Interest. 2008 IP
6/3/2010 Shannon Lorbiecki Larson Allen, LLC 10051408 University of Connecticut Analysis of Connecticut Residents' Hospital Activity in New York State The purpose of this project is to determine the number of residents from the Hartford region and State of Connecticut that are admitted to State of New York hospitals. 2007-2008 IP
5/25/2010 Stephen Fillebrown New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority 10050703 Assessment of Hospital Services in Hudson County The purpose of this project is to determine the extent of out-migration of New Jersey residents to New York hospitals. 2006-2010 IP
5/25/2010 Robert Knauf NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, Central Office Finance 10031506 Comparison of All-Patient Diagnosis-Related Group and All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Group Case-Mix for New York State Inpatients For this project, the two types of Diagnosis-Related Groups will be compared for the same patients (or hospitals) to see where the greatest differences exist. 2007-2010 IP
5/24/2010 Anthony Kouba Health Care Futures 10051412 Strategic Plan for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center The requested data will be used to perform a market study to access community need and patient access issues that may exist for patients near Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. New York State inpatient information will be required to determine what types of patients are leaving the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center area to receive care in New York. 2007-2009 IP
5/17/2010 David Dranove Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Department of Management and Strategy 10050704 Healthcare Report Cards and Patient Sorting Data will be used to analyze the effect of report cards on patient sorting by examining all patients receiving coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). 1982-1983 IP
5/14/2010 Jayanth Kumar NYS Department of Health, Division of Family Health, Bureau of Dental Health 10050805 Trends in the Use of Dental Services in Emergency Departments, Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers in New York State For this project, trends will be studied for the use of dental services in emergency departments, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in New York State. 2003-2008 IP
2003-2008 OP
5/11/2010 Rafael Ruiz Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Greater New York Hospital Association 10040107 Health Policy Analyses Data will be used for health policy analyses pertinent to hospitals. 2007 IP
5/11/2010 Mark Neuman Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., University of Pennsylvania, RWJCSP 10040106 Clinical Outcomes Among Older Adults Hospitalized With Hip Fracture Data will be used to examine clinical outcomes among older adults hospitalized with hip fracture as a function of the type of anesthesia used for surgical repair of hip fracture. 2007 IP
5/11/2010 James Hallick Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., CPM Marketing Group 10040105 Prediction of Health Care Utilization by Geographic Area Data will be used to develop a model to predict future health care utilization nationwide. 2006-2007 OP
5/11/2010 Robert Silverman Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, Department of Emergency Medicine 1004-09 DPRB Association of Weather and Air Pollution with Psychiatric Hospitalization: A Pilot Study The primary objective is to determine the relationship between weather conditions (temperature, barometric pressure, rainfall, and humidity), levels of air pollution and frequency of psychiatric hospitalizations. 1995-2013 IP
5/11/2010 Hilary Parton NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services 1004-07 DPRB Manhattan Lupus Surveillance Program (MLSP) This is a surveillance study to determine the incidence and prevalence of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Manhattan. 2004-2013 IP
2004-2013 OP
5/11/2010 Fabrice Smieliauskas National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. 1004-06 DPRB Consulting Relationships Between Medical Device Manufacturers and Physicians, Learning and Surgical Performance This is a study on whether higher orthopedic surgeon procedure volumes lead to better outcomes in joint replacement, and whether consulting relationships between physicians and medical device makers mediate these relationships. 2002-2008 IP
5/11/2010 Robert Silverman Long Island Jewish Medical Center, The Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, Department of Emergency Medicine 1004-05 DPRB Relationship of Air Pollution With Obstructive Lung Disease as a Function of Seasonality, Age, Gender, Race and Co-Morbidities The primary goal is to investigate the relationship between obstructive lung disease morbidity (as indicated by the need for hospitalization) and various ambient air pollutants, while taking into consideration seasonality, age and co-morbidities. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
5/11/2010 David Foster Thomson Reuters 1004-04 DPRB Design and Development of an All-Payer, 30-Day, Risk-Adjusted Readmissions Methodology for Three Clinical Groups: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Heart Failure and Pneumonia The goal of this project is to examine the design of the logistic regression model that can be used to produce predictive probabilities of 30-day hospital readmission rates for patients with AMI, heart failure and pneumonia. 2008-2013 IP
5/11/2010 Tom Talbot NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1004-03 DPRB Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) The purpose of the EPHT project is to develop and implement an ongoing tracking (surveillance) system for myocardial infarction and asthma in New York State. 2008-2013 IP
5/11/2010 William Greene SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1004-02 DPRB Performance Improvement for Reduction of Patient Discharge Deterioration and Readmission The primary purpose of this analysis is to provide Stony Brook University Medical Center the ability to appropriately plan for and continue to deliver high-quality care to its patients by focusing on hospital readmissions and the transition of care of its patients at discharge. 2007-2013 IP
2007-2013 OP
5/11/2010 Jean Ahn Yale New Haven Health System, Planning and Business Development 1004-01 DPRB Out-Migration From Connecticut Volume and Share The requested data will be used to track Connecticut patients going to New York hospitals across various service lines and services and all patients receiving services in Westchester County. The objective is to understand the volume and types of services of Connecticut-origin patients traveling outside of Connecticut. 2007-2009 IP
2007-2009 OP
5/11/2010 Shao Lin NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1001-07 (A) DPRB Meteorological Conditions and Hospital Admissions in New York State This study is designed to assess the potential impact of temperature and/or humidity on NYS hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases and heat/cold effects. 1991-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
5/11/2010 Amanda Kowalski National Bureau of Economic Research 1001-06 (D) DPRB How Do Individual Medical Expenditures Evolve Over Time? Evidence from Working-Age Individuals in New York Understanding the evolution of medical expenditures over time is crucial for reforms of health insurance policies, which generally cover individuals for only one year at a time. The study will help the researcher to better understand the financial difficulties imposed by acute and chronic diseases, which could ultimately help the government to target financial assistance to vulnerable populations. 1982-2013 IP
1983-2013 OP
4/22/2010 Rebecca Wolff Meridian Health (Jersey Shore UMC, Ocean MC, and Riverview MC) 10042002 Planning and Marketing Data will be used to analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2006-2011 IP
4/20/2010 Rakesh Shrestha St. Barnabas Health Care System 10022605 Analysis of NJ Patients' Out-Migration to NY The analysis will be by NY hospital of service, zip code, Diagnosis-Related Group, principal diagnosis/procedure code, etc. 2008-2009 IP
4/20/2010 Carl Denney Health InfoTechnics, LLC 09102308 Calculation of Utilization Rates to Determine Hospital Marketing, Strategic and Operations Planning The data will be used to calculate utilization rates and to produce aggregate market share reports that hospitals use in marketing and strategic and operations planning. 2008-2009 IP
2008-2009 OP
4/15/2010 Susan Wymer IPRO 10041201 CMS AIM Hospice Special Project The goal of this project is to determine the rates of discharge to hospice or to home; and for the rates of discharge due to death for African-Americans and for Whites by age and diagnosis. 2006-2008 IP
4/8/2010 Matthew McHugh Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. 10030109 Evaluating the Impact of Particular Healthcare Workforce Policy on Health Outcomes The data will be used to evaluate the impact of particular health-care workforce policies on health outcomes. 1995-2006 IP
4/8/2010 Daniel Barocas Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Vanderbilt University, Department of Urologic Surgery, MPH Program 10030108 Disparities in the Utilization of High-Volume Surgeons for Radical Prostatectomy Among Minority and Non-Minority Men With Prostate Cancer This study will evaluate the disparities in the utilization of high-volume surgeons for radical prostatectomy among minority and non-minority men with prostate cancer. 2005-2007 IP
4/7/2010 Hannah Jordan NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, World Trade Center Health Registry 1001-05 DPRB Patterns of Hospitalization Among Persons Exposed to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Disaster and its Aftermath Who Are Enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) uses periodic health surveys to follow a diverse cohort of 71,437 persons who were heavily exposed to the disaster of September 11, 2001. Linkage to SPARCS data will enable the researcher to gather additional information about patterns in healthcare for this sub-group of enrollees starting in 1996 through the 9/11 disaster, its immediate aftermath, and on an ongoing basis. Obtaining this data will allow for the assessment of a broader array of health conditions than has been possible previously through WTCHR surveys. 1996-2013 IP
1996-2013 OP
3/25/2010 Alison Wishnick Virtua Health 10031904 Planning and Marketing Analysis Data will be used for information on patient utilization of hospitals. 2007-2009 IP
2007-2009 OP
3/23/2010 Fabrice Smieliauskas National Bureau of Economic Research 10031903 Financial Relationships, Physician Characteristics, Strategic Effects and the Adoption of Medical Devices This will be a study of the effects of the adoption of medical devices in various medical specialties. Factors involved are: financial relationships between surgeons and medical device makers, surgeon adoption patterns, and physician characteristics such as education and years of experience. 2002-2008 IP
3/23/2010 Christopher Garmon Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics, Antitrust II 10030802 New York Hospital Merger Investigations Data will be used in the Federal Trade Commission´s current investigations and potentially in future investigations of hospital mergers in New York and surrounding states. 2007-2012 IP
3/23/2010 Henry Carretta Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) 10030101 Evaluation of the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project The data will be used to measure the population-level impact of interventions to reduce asthma inpatient stays in the pediatric population. 2007 IP
3/23/2010 Nick Shepard Intellimed International Corporation 10022607 Hospital Strategic Plan and Provider Services Improvement Study and Analysis Data will be used to provide the historical basis for evaluating, analyzing and making changes to improve patient healthcare service, set healthcare service quality standards and develop strategic decision support measures for New York State hospital systems. 2003-2013 IP
2003-2013 OP
3/23/2010 Brian Rogers Navigant Consulting, Inc. 10022604 New York State All Patient Refined-Diagnosis Related Group Proforma Analysis Analysis will be a proforma comparison of the transition from All-Patient Diagnosis-Related Groups to All-Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Groups. Data will be used to compare aggregated New York hospital values to statewide norms and norms of similar peer groups. 2009 IP
3/23/2010 Ziv Kimmel New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board 10022206 Pricing of Change to Workers Compensation Hospital Fee Schedule This study will determine the amount payable under the prior fee schedule and the new fee schedule and evaluate the overall impact. 2004-2009 IP
3/23/2010 Jean Ahn Yale New Haven Health System, Planning Office 09122105 Outmigration from Connecticut Volume and Share The requested data will be used to track Connecticut patients going to New York hospitals. 2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP
3/9/2010 Kerry Bommarito Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Washington University, Division of Infectious Diseases 10020109 Utilization of Central Line Placement in Emergency Departments The goal of this research is to create methodological tools to identify and study procedure patterns performed in the emergency department. 2007 IP
2003-2006 OP
3/9/2010 Christian Wernz Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Virginia Tech, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering 10020108 Assessing Regional Differences in Healthcare Technology Use and Quality Using statistical analytics, the data will be analyzed to identify relationships between technology use, quality of care and their association with the costs and regulations. 2007 IP
2/26/2010 Diane McAlpine Albany Medical Center, Department of Marketing and Planning 10012903 Multiple Studies Throughout Year The data will be used for various studies as requested by management. 2009-2011 IP
2/12/2010 Daniel Gilden Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., JEN Associates, Inc. 10010111 Comparative Management of Uterine Fibroid Disease Data will be used for a study of the comparative management of uterine fibroid disease. 2007 IP
2007 OP
2/12/2010 Peter Speyer Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 10010110 Quantify Health Sector Prices in Diverse Settings Research will help in developing a predictive model to estimate the costs and determinants of costs for health interventions and delivery platforms. 2003-2007 IP
1/27/2010 Shao Lin NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1001-07 DPRB Meteorological Conditions and Hospital Admissions in New York State This study is designed to assess the potential impact of temperature and/or humidity on New York State hospital admissions due to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, renal disease and heat/cold effects. 1991-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
1/27/2010 Lee Burns NYS Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services 1001-04 DPRB Evaluation of Quality Assurance Initiative for Trauma Care in New York State The SPARCS files will be used to ensure completeness of reporting to the New York State Trauma Registry and thus will be a crucial step toward the goal of identifying the best practices of trauma care in New York State. The benefit of this study is improved trauma care derived from information contained in a population-based registry of severely injured patients. 1988-2013 IP
1988-2013 OP
1/27/2010 Charlotte Druschel NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 1001-03 DPRB National Birth Defects Prevention Study The National Birth Defects Prevention Study is a long-term project intended to allow for the better understanding of the etiologies of birth defects for better prevention. It is an on-going collaborative study with six other states and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project makes use of both interview and biologic information and is able to examine gene-environment interactions. 2010-2013 IP
1/27/2010 Deborah Chollet Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. 1001-02 DPRB Reducing Hospital Readmission in New York The study goal is to measure the incidence and cost of readmissions to New York hospitals and identify potential strategies to reduce avoidable readmissions. The study will analyze risk-adjusted readmission rates using alternative measures of readmissions such as 7-, 30-, and 90-day thresholds and readmissions caused by infection or complications. 2006-2008 IP
1/27/2010 Ferdinand Venditti, Jr. Albany Medical Center Hospital 1001-01 DPRB Geographic Variation in the Access Healthcare for Impatient Services, its Correlates and Effects Over Time in New York State This project will estimate and characterize the migration of patients seeking healthcare in New York State over time and across geographic regions and sociodemographic characteristics. All Major Diagnostic Categories and Diagnosis Related Groups will be assessed. In addition to diagnosis categories, "health care services" will also be assessed in light of complexity of care and types of procedures/treatments. 1999, 2006, 2007 IP
1/15/2010 Chris Gorman McKinsey and Company - Healthcare Practice 10011301 Planning and Marketing Analyses Data will be used for information on utilization of hospital services. 2006-2008 IP
01/10/2010 Huey-Ming Tzeng Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., University of Michigan, School of Nursing 09120108 Relationships Between Patients Who Experience Any In-Hospital Adverse Event or Medical Error and Hospital Characteristics The data will be used to study the relationship between the characteristics of patients who experience any in-hospital adverse event or medical error and the hospital characteristics. 2007 IP
01/10/2010 David Shahian Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Massachusetts General Hospital, Center for Quality and Safety 09120107 Patient, Institutional &Geographical Factors Related to Quality and Efficiency of Care The data will be used to compare care given at academic medical centers, other teaching and non-teaching hospitals. 2006 IP
12/28/2009 Roberta Sprague Onondaga County Department of Long Term Care 09122304 Feasibility Study for Van Duyn Home and Hospital, Onondaga County, New York The study is intended to inform the planning team on positioning this property for current and future success in the Syracuse market given recent developments in terms of the Berger Commissions Report, as well as consumer trends and the competitive environment. Knowledge Systems & Research's (KS&R) approach will address several issues. Information will be presented in aggregate. A final report will be presented to Van Duyn Home and Hospital. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP

12/21/2009 Natalia Egorova Mount Sinai Medical Center, Department of Health Evidence and Policy 0912803 Hospital Volume and Outcomes for Major Surgical Procedures; Racial, Gender and Socio-Economic Disparities and Health Outcomes; Trends and Outcomes of Peripheral Vascular Procedures Many surgical specialties have experienced tremendous change over the past decades because of the introduction of minimally invasive techniques; vascular surgery is no exception. The project will analyze changes in the utilization of vascular procedures over time, and it will analyze the trend in outcomes such as mortality, length of stay, and costs after traditional and minimally invasive surgeries. 1990-2012 IP
1990-2012 OP

12/18/2009 Chip Richter St. Jude Medical 09121001 Ad Hoc Market Research Projects The purpose of this project is to quantify diagnosed diseases and treatment incidence within and across hospitals and geographics. All output will be presented in summary form, e.g. number of cases of heart failure patients who received x, y, or z therapy at ABC Medical Center. 2008 IP

12/2/2009 Yin Wan Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., University of Wisconsin Hospital 09110116 To Evaluate the Volume Outcome Relationship for Bariatric Surgeries, Providing Evidence to Support the Volume-Based Referral Policy This study focuses on examining the relationship between volume and health outcomes, including in-hospital mortality, complication and readmission. Volume is a surrogate quality indicator that may be used to predict patients' outcomes. 2005-2007 IP
12/2/2009 Frank Thomas Social &Scientific Systems, Inc., Crimson Advisory Board Company 09110115 State-Specific Comparisons of Physician Outcomes The SPARCS data will be used to perform state-specific comparisons of physician outcomes, including metrics like mortality rates, length of stay, and complications. 2007 IP
12/2/2009 Robert Phillips Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., American Academy of Family Physicians 09110114 Analytical Report on Primary Care Workforce Shortages, Trends, and Policy Options The data will be used to estimate levels of primary care providers, both physicians and non-physicians, that minimize ambulatory care sensitive hospitalizations and emergency room visits. For this analysis the Primary Care Service Area (PCSA)-level counts of primary care providers developed under the Dartmouth Atlas Project will be used and compared to the rates of ambulatory care, sensitive hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in PCSAs. 2007 IP
12/2/2009 Guohua Li Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Columbia University 09110113 Epidemiological Studies of Surgical Patients with Serious Co-Morbidities The data will be used in a series of epidemiological studies of surgical patients with serious co-morbidities, such as diabetes and Parkinson's. 2006-2007 IP
12/2/2009 Wesley Joines Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Lewin-VHI 09110112 Public Policy Analyses and Formulation for Cost Drivers in Health Care Across the State A research team from the Lewin Group ("Lewin") will use the SPARCS data for analyses related to public policy formulation to support work with the New York State Health Foundation. Part of Lewin's project-specific focus is to better understand cost drivers in health care across the state to potentially bend the cost curve. 2007 IP
12/2/2009 Nitin Jain Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital 09110111 State-Specific Incidence Rates of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries The objective of this project is to devise state-specific incidence rates of traumatic spinal cord injuries using patient population in different states. Similar rates will be calculated for joint arthroplasty procedures. 2006 IP
11/25/2009 Warren Brennan Strategic Medical Alliances, Inc. (SMA) 09111610 Patient Care Analyst Patient Care Analyst (PCA) is a secure online healthcare business intelligence tool that is used by administrative and clinical staff of New York State hospitals to conduct individual studies of SPARCS statewide all-payer data sets. The SPARCS data file will be matched with the New York State Department of Education healthcare provider's license file to confirm provider names (attending physician, operative physician). 2009 AS
2009 IP
2009 OP

11/25/2009 David Dranove Center for Health Industry Market Economics 09111608 Health Care Report Cards and Patient Sorting This study will analyze the effect of report cards on patient sorting by examining all patients receiving coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in the requested data. The data will be matched to the American Hospital Association (AHA) files using hospital ID. Results will be presented in summary statistics and regression tables. 1984-1987 IP

11/25/2009 Craig Storrow Bassett Healthcare 09080301 Market Analysis and Database Assessment Data will be summarized in aggregate along dimensions of financial class, location (hospital), service line (oncology, etc.) and large geographic designation (primary and secondary service area) for purposes of identifying relative place in market for Bassett and assessment of market trends/opportunities. 2007-2008 AS
2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP

11/19/2009 Andrew Epstein Yale University 09103011 Understanding Physician Practice Patterns and Referral Choices Data will be used to conduct academic research on the determinants of physician practice patterns and referral choices and the associations with patient outcomes. 1992-2012 IP

11/12/2009 Scott Thomas NERA Inc. (National Economic Research Associates, Inc.) 09111004 To Analyze Hospital Service Area by Patient Zip Code. This study will analyze hospital service area by patient zip code and match, if any, with other data files, specifying the type and source of these files. 2007-2008 IP

11/10/2009 Jim Strunk Data Advantage Corp. 09111003 State Data View Medical Benchmarking This data, in combination with other datasets, will be summarized to show statistical information on variations in health care patterns across hospitals, states, etc. It is the intent of Data Advantage to also study and compare across time to enable hospitals to understand how their operations may have changed over time, and to help track the efficacy of programs that they may have put into place to help address the variations in practices that may be uncovered. 2008 IP

11/10/2009 Sandra Hapenney Baylor University, Institute of Church & State Studies 09091703 Appeal to Conscience Clauses in the Face of Divergent Practices among Catholic Hospitals This dissertation seeks to determine the uniformity of practice in the application of official Catholic doctrine by evaluating patient level data to evaluate the occurrence within Catholic facilities across several states of specific procedures for direct sterilization that are explicit violations of official church teaching. The ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural codes for direct sterilization are identified and the frequency of their occurrence reported. Court cases for conscience protection are reviewed to demonstrate the legal issues at stake if significant divergence among hospitals exists. 2006-2008 IP
2006-2008 AS

10/30/2009 Charles Tuggle, III Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., Yale University, Department of Surgery 09100114 To Examine Health Outcomes (Complications) and Operating Room Times for Parathyroid Surgery and Access to Ambulatory Surgery Centers for Gall Bladder Surgery The data will be used in several health services research projects. Operating times will be investigated in the ambulatory setting for parathyroid surgery. In addition, the data will be used to examine cholecystectomy in the ambulatory setting, looking at patient demographics that are associated with the procedure in the inpatient versus the ambulatory setting. 2004 IP
2004 OP
10/30/2009 Ula Wang Social & Scientific Systems, Inc., James J. Peters VA Medical Center 09100113 A Compare/Contrast of Hospitalization and Emergency Department Utilization Rates with Medicaid Rates in Diverse States Two health services research projects are planned. The first will compare hospitalization and emergency department utilization rates of states with historically below average, average, and above average Medicaid spending on its enrollees. An additional study will contrast hospitalization and emergency department utilization rates of these aggregate states with data from Veterans Administration hospitals. 2001, 2003, 2005-2007 IP
10/30/2009 Pamela Roberto Social &Scientific Systems, Inc., PhRMA Policy & Research 09100112 The Impact of Part D on Hospitalizations This project will investigate whether expanded drug coverage provided by the Part D Program reduces hospitalizations. 2007 IP
10/29/2009 Paul Staehle The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), Department of Business Development, Strategic Services Division 09091003 Benchmarking and Quality Improvement UPHS plans to use the inpatient data as part of ongoing strategic planning, benchmarking, and quality initiatives. 2005-2009 IP

10/28/2009 Caroline Bhalla New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy 09102809 State of New York Cities and Neighborhoods Data is used to publish annual reports on New York State's housing and neighborhoods demographic statistics. 2008 IP

10/23/2009 Denise Buonopane The Buonopane Group 09042409 Charging Trends and Pricing Benchmarks To benefit providers, the data will be utilized to analyze trends in charges and to create pricing benchmark reports. 2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP

10/22/2009 David Gould United Hospital Fund of New York City 0910-11 DPRB Avoidable Use of Hospital Emergency Department (ED) by Community in New York The purpose is to identify communities with high rates of Emergency Department (ED) use that may be reduced with improved access to quality care. This study will provide information that can help identify interventions to reduce unnecessary ED use including: 1) communities with high ED use, 2) potential drivers of high ED use, 3) profiles of high-cost ED users, 4) the extent to which high ED use is related to chronic medical conditions, and 5) the extent to which ED use may be related to poor quality care. 2005-2011 IP
2005-2011 OP

10/22/2009 Courtney Wolf Citizens Committee for Children of New York, Inc. 0910-10 DPRB Keeping Track of New York City's Children: 9th Edition The purpose of this project is to find the number and prevalence rates of childhood diseases for New York State and New York City including its five boroughs and 59 community districts. Specific health and medical conditions affecting children include asthma, pneumonia, acute respiratory infections, psychosis, neurosis, dehydrations, middle ear infection, lead poisoning, tuberculosis, mastoiditis, and diabetes type II. 2008-2012 IP
2008-2012 OP

10/22/2009 Charlotte Druschel NYS Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 0910-08 DPRB Upstate New York Infant Development Screening Program (Upstate KIDS) The purpose of this study is to examine factors involved in infant growth and development, especially infertility treatments, such as ovulation-stimulating medications and the assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and how they adversely affect the growth, motor and social development of children from birth through age three years. This would include study of the development of major and, especially, minor neurodevelopmental impairments, along with physical growth patterns (length, width, head circumference and proportionality (weight-for-length). Major impairments include cerebral palsy, mental retardation, blindness, deafness, and multiple impairments based upon a diagnosis by a health professional. Minor impairments include deficits in motor skills, language skills, perception, vision, hearing and cognition. Secondarily, the occurrence of birth defect and childhood cancer will be examined. 2008-2011 IP
2008-2011 OP
10/22/2009 Kathleen Masiulis Long Island Health Network(LIHN) 0910-07 DPRB Research Project on Hospital Readmission Rates for Potentially Preventable Conditions The purpose of the project is to compare case-mix and risk-adjusted utilization, variations of length of stay, disease dynamics, and health economics for patient use patterns measured as inpatient hospital and emergency department readmission 30-days, 90-days, and 180-days (after discharge from a previous inpatient hospital stay) at the 10 member hospitals of the Long Island Health Network compared to other hospitals on Long Islands and statewide. 2008-2012 IP
2008-2012 ED

10/22/2009 Alexander Opotowsky Children's Hospital Boston, Department of Cardiology 0910-06 DPRB The Epidemiology and Determinants of Hospitalization for Pulmonary Hypertension The primary purpose of this study is to better understand the epidemiology of hospital admission and readmission in patients with pulmonary hypertension: to estimate frequency of and indications for pulmonary hypertension hospital admission for 1998 and 2007; and to determine the predictors of length of stay, death during hospitalization, hospital readmission, and the determinants of costs associated with hospitalization. 1998-2012 IP
1998-2012 OP

10/22/2009 David Gould United Hospital Fund of New York City 0910-05 DPRB Using Queuing Theory to Determine Appropriate Hospital Capacity Levels in New York This study will use queuing models to determine whether sufficient hospital capacity exists in New York Hospitals. It will focus on obstetric services first, and it is planned to use a similar methodology to explore hospital capacity in other areas such as intensive care. 2005-2007 IP

10/22/2009 Howard Berliner SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Health Policy and Management 0910-04 DPRB Evaluation of Patients' Primary Care Usage Prior to Their Hospital Visit(s) This study will evaluate patients' primary care usage prior to hospital visits. Studies in the U.S. have found that the uninsured are more likely to be admitted to hospitals with Ambulatory-Care Sensitive Conditions, ASC, because they are less likely to receive appropriate and timely primary care than those with insurance. 2008 IP
2008 OP

10/22/2009 Jerrold Hirsch North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Strategic Planning and Program Development 0910-03 DPRB Hospital and Market Utilization Study The purpose of this study is to identify hospital and market inpatient, outpatient and emergency utilization. Health conditions included in this study are any clinical condition that warrants the use of one of the above services. Trends in hospital, ambulatory and emergency utilization will be studied in order to develop appropriate programs and services for the community. 1995-2012 IP
1995-2012 OP

10/22/2009 Wendy Wilcox NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Maternal, Infant, and Reproductive Health 0910-02 DPRB Enhanced Surveillance of Maternal Mortality in New York City This is an ongoing surveillance project that examines maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in New York City, which ranks significantly above the national average in maternal mortality. The purpose of this study is to identify data trends that will form practice guidelines and policy interventions that aim to reduce overall maternal deaths and severe morbidity, as well as decrease the racial disparity in maternal mortality seen among New York City women. 2009-2012 IP

10/22/2009 Amresh Hanchate Boston University School of Medicine, Health Care Research Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine 0910-01 DPRB Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Inpatient Care and Outcomes Among Low-Income Medicare Enrollees The study will examine the following nine inpatient medical and surgical cohorts: congestive heart failure (CHF), pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute stroke, hip fracture, cancer of breast, cancer of prostate, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The basis for selecting admission cohorts relates to the fact that there are varying levels of emergent need for inpatient care. Some hospital services are almost always planned events in which patient selection for the site of care may be very relevant, and some hospital services are almost always unplanned events in which patient selection for the site of care is unlikely to be relevant. 2006-2012 IP

10/19/2009 David Dranove Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Department of Management and Strategy, Center for Health Industry Market Economics 09100905 Health Care Report Cards and Patient Sorting This project will analyze the effect of report cards on patient sorting by examining the data on all patients receiving coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). 1988-1994 IP

10/15/2009 Maria Foti Catholic Health Systems (CHS) 09101304 Catholic Health Systems Facility Planning Service utilization analysis and mapping will be utilized to assist Catholic Health Systems in facility planning programs and services to better serve the community. 2006 IP
2006 OP

10/8/2009 Mary Paris Excellus Health Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester) 09100803 The Facts About Common Surgical Procedures in New York State The data will be analyzed in Statistical Analysis Software, and a fact sheet summarizing data on common surgeries will be created for posting on a website. 2006-2008 IP
2006-2008 OP

10/6/2009 Stephan Kotsch Unity Health System 09100502 Integrated Strategic and Financial Planning Data will be used and presented in aggregate to determine the competitive position of Unity Health System in the current market. 2004-2012 IP
2004-2012 OP

10/6/2009 Karen Dietz Bon Secours Charity Health System 09100201 Hospital Operations and Outcomes Analysis This project will track and report on key clinical and utilization measures. 2006-2009 IP
2006-2009 OP

9/30/2009 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 09092504 Uniform Billing Data For Clinical Outcomes Research Data will undergo initial validation to confirm control totals and presence of expected variables. Data will be regrouped using Health Services Software (HSS) Diagnosis Related Group groupers for New York Version 9 (NYV9) all-payers and a current Potential Preventable Services grouper. Data will be costed using the charges provided on the data and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported cost-to-change ratio from the cost reports. 2006-2008 AS

9/28/2009 Kelly Koniewicz Health Market Science, Inc. 09091002 Trends Analysis The project involves trend analysis of claims data to identify important changes going on in hospital discharges. 2008 IP
2008 OP

9/25/2009 John Muldoon National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) 09082109 NACHRI Classification Research Database Building Project The 2007 New York State inpatient discharge data will be included along with data from 16-20 other states in a large national database built for NACHRI by Thomson Reuters. NACHRI will use this database as part of its classification research, case mix comparative reporting and policy analysis activities. 2007 IP

08/31/2009 Giulia Earle Richardson Bassett Healthcare, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Chamberlain Center 09082105 Study of Agricultural Injuries in NYS Researchers will use the data to identify agricultural injury events occurring in the state. A total injury rate per year will be calculated. In addition, injury occurances will be stratified according to gender, age, type and other variables provided. 2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP
08/25/2009 Steve Sinclair Samaritan Medical Center 09081907 Admissions by Zip Code The requested data will be used to determine admission by zip code for hospitals in northern NY counties. 2008 IP
08/19/2009 Christy Duke United South and Eastern Tribes 09081204 USET Hospital Discharge Project The data will be used for surveillance purposes for the federally recognized Indian tribes of Seneca Indian Nation, St. Regis Mohawk tribe, and Oneida Indian nation. This project seeks to better determine health issues among this population. Data will be analyzed on a tribe by tribe basis, and a report will be created and returned to each tribe outlining the findings. 2007-2008 IP
08/17/2009 Clifford Waldman Capital District Physician's Health Plan, Inc., Medical Affairs Informatics 09081103 Hospital Profiling The data will be used to study hospital admissions and cost. 2008-2012 IP
08/03/2009 Michael Quinn Temple University Health System 09073120 NYS Inpatient Market Analysis Data will be used to identify market trends in NYS. 2007 IP
07/29/2009 Phyllis Supino SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Medical Center, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 09072719 Valvular Heart Disease: Changing Trends in NYS The data will be used to analyze temporal hospital mortality trends in patients with valvular heart disease. 1983-2000 IP
07/27/2009 Kyle Hansen Health Grades, Inc. 09072113 Quality Ratings and Analysis The data will be used to measure the quality outcomes for inpatient acute care hospitals. 2008 IP
07/24/2009 Turner Osler University of Vermont, Department of Surgery 09071710 Variability in Risk Adjusted Mortality Rates Among Burn and Trauma Centers The data will be used to create a logistic mortality model that uses ICD-9 injury codes and age as predictors. 2004-2008 IP
07/24/2009 David Kao University of Colorado, Division of Cardiology 09061707 Effects of Gender, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Public Policy, and Medical Comorbidities on Cardiovascular Outcomes and Health Utilization The requested data will be used in a series of studies examining the effects of demographics on inpatient outcomes and outpatient health care utilization in cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure and coronary artery disease. 1994-2012 IP
1994-2012 OP
07/20/2009 William Neigher Atlantic Health, Department of Strategic Planning 09061705 Market Strategist Software The data will be used to perform market share, DRG, coding, and demographic analyses. 2006-2010 IP
2006-2010 AS
07/20/2009 Bruce Boissonnault Niagara Health Quality Coalition 0907-06 Avoiding Hospital Readmissions and Complications This project will analyze potentially avoidable hospital re-admission rates by type of care and by facility. 2004-2012 IP
07/20/2009 William Flynn Erie County Medical Center 0907-05 Outcome of Non-Operative Management of Splenic Injuries in Adults This project will help determine the outcome of non-operative management of splenic injuries in adults. 1998-2012 IP
07/20/2009 Wanda Liza Welles New York State Department of Health, Center of Enviromental Health, Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment 0907-04 (S) Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) HSEES is a database composed of toxic substances' releases and dates, collected from various sources. The program links SPARCS emergency department and inpatient data to HSEES toxic release to match victims to events. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 ED
07/20/2009 Grace Wong SUNY Downstate Medical Center 0907-03 Access and Health in New York: Comparative Analyses This project will investigate whether differences in rates of avoidable hospital conditions, across census blocks in New York, are the same as the differences in rates of marker conditions. 2003-2012 IP
2003-2012 OP
07/20/2009 Tom Bourgeois Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace University Law School 0907-02 Health Impacts on Customers and the Community Affected by the 2006 Long Island City Network Electric Power Outages This project will use selected potentially heat related diagnosis codes for the 8 zip codes in the area, during the period of the outage. 2006 IP
2007 OP
07/20/2009 Kitty Gelberg New York State Department of Health, Center for Environmental Health 0907-01 Evaluation of New York State Hospitalization Data for Work-Related Amputation and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surveillance This project will evaluate the use of the payment variables expected primary payer and payment source as proxies in determining if a hospitalization is work-related when these variables are recorded as workers' compensation for those hospitalizations with diagnoses of amputation or carpal tunnel syndrome. 2007 IP
2007 OP
07/17/2009 Trang Nguyen New York State Department of Health, Center for Community Health, Public Health Information Group 09071005 Interactive Asthma Surveillance System Asthma-related indicators generated utilizing the SPARCS inpatient and outpatient files have become part of the NYS Asthma Surveillance System. Hospitalization and ED data will be utilized for adhoc reports/analyses requested by the Asthma Program and the Center for Community Health. 2005-2012 IP
07/16/2009 Dale Schumacher Rockburn Institute 09062906 Utilization and Quality Analysis for Long Island Health Network Hospitals (LIHN) Data will be used to develop standards for LOS, utilization and quality measures against which the performance of the LIHN hospitals can be compared. 2008-2009 IP
07/13/2009 Trang Nguyen New York State Department of Health, Center for Community Health, Public Health Information Group 09071006 Ongoing Public Health Surveillance SPARCS inpatient and outpatient data will be used for public health surveillance, community health needs assessment and program monitoring/evaluation activities. 1983-2012 IP
1983-2012 OP
07/08/2009 Ronald Lagoe Hospital Executive Council 09070804 Ongoing Data Collection for Ambulatory Surgery Service The data will be used to identify ambulatory surgery volumes and changes in volumes by procedures and provider in the Central NY region. 2008-2010 AS
07/07/2009 Paul Alois New York State Office of the State Comptroller, Medical Claims Unit 09070703 Analysis of Medical Claims The data will be used to perform routine audits of the Medicaid program, and it will become part of the analysis of Medicaid claims. 2006-2008 IP
2006-2008 OP
07/03/2009 Jiali Li Westschester County DOH 09070302 2009 Annual Data Book: Community Health Assessment and Other Relevant Research WCDH publishes an Annual Data Book containing detailed statistics on the health status of Westchester County residents. The 2010-2013 Community Health Assessment is a required component and will be used to assess the local health environment and identify emerging health issues. 1995-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
07/03/2009 Warren Brennan Strategic Medical Alliances, Inc. (SMA) 09070101 Patient Care Analyst (PCA) System The data will used to help build an online business intelligence tool for New York hospitals. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
6/22/2009 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 09061203 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research The data will be used to create reports on clinical outcomes. 2008 IP
6/05/2009 Carol DeFrances Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics 09060302 National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS) The data will be used in studying diseases, procedures, health care delivery, and technology and health policy issues. 2008 IP
6/05/2009 Michael Gusmano SUNY Downstate Medical Center 09060301 Access to Primary Care in New York This project will produce GIS maps of locations of acute coronary syndrome diagnoses at the zip code level, and data on number and cost of health conditions, by neighborhood in New York City, and by county throughout New York State. 2003-2010 IP
2005-2010 OP
5/20/2009 David Carpenter UAlbany, SUNY School of Public Health, Institute for Health and the Environment 09051903 Investigating the Association Between the Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and the Incidence of Cancer in NYS This project will focus on residential exposure to environmental chemicals and risk of cancer. 1993-2008 IP
1993-2008 OP
5/19/2009 Anemona Hartocollis New York Times 09051102 News Stories The requested data will be used for news stories. 2007-2012 IP
2007-2012 OP
5/19/2009 Damion Nero Federation of Jewish Philanthropists (FOJP) 09042706 Economic Cost of Hospital Acquired Conditions This project will analyze the data using regression techniques to determine economic impact and length of stay associated with the hospital acquired conditions. 2007-2008 IP
5/18/2009 Susan Goodwin Pace Energy and Climate Center, Pace University Law School 09050601 Health Impacts on Customers and the Community Affected by the 2006 Long Island City Network Electric Power Outage This project will calculate hospital admission rates for potentially heat-related diagnoses in the area's 8 zip codes before, during, and after the power outage. 2005-2007 IP
2005-2007 OP
5/12/2009 Gregory Bonk HMS Associates 08041605 Community Health Needs Assessments, Health Services Needs and use Analyses this project will anlayze health status and health services use. 2006-2012 IP
2006-2012 OP
5/5/2009 Colleen McLaughlin New York State Department of Health, Patient Safety Center, Division of Quality & Patient Safety, Office of Health Systems Management 0904-05 Use of Discharge Data for Surveillance of Healthcare Quality and Safety The data will be used to conduct the following surveillance related to patient safety: identification of adverse events in patient care and evaluation of patient safety initiatives. 1995-2012 IP
1995-2012 OP
5/5/2009 Ira Feldman New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute 0904-04 (S) Analysis of Inpatient Admissions and Discharges, Emergency Room Utilization, Ambulatory Care, and Information Management for the AIDS Institute The data will be used to conduct quality assurance, surveillance, utilization review and health server research regarding acute care delivery through its AIDS intervention management system. 2002-2012 IP
2002-2012 OP
5/5/2009 Jenny Schnaier Thomson Reuters, Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 0904-03 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) The data will be used to support health services research and policy analyses on issues such as costs and utilization, quality of care, variation in medical practice, and medical treatment effectiveness at the national, state, and local market levels. 1988-2012 IP
1988-2012 OP
5/5/2009 Vincent Mor Brown University, Department of Community Health 0904-02 Variation in Length of Stay Associated with Time of Admission and Rehospitalization of Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries This project will examine the relationship between length-of-stay and readmission of beneficiaries with a diagnosis of asthma, COPD, or congestive heart failure (CHF) arising from Medicare payment policies. 2004-2007 IP
5/5/2009 Samuel Kleiner Carnegie Mellon University 0804-07 (A) Unionization, Concerted Activities and the Quality of Patient Care in New York State The data will be used to construct risk-adjusted quality and safety measures for each hospital in New York State. 1982-2006 IP
1983-2006 OP
4/30/2009 Phyllis Supino SUNY Downstate Medical Center 09042405 Valvular Heart Disease: Changing Trends in the U.S. and in New York The data will be used to analyze temporal hospital mortality trends in patients with valvular heart disease. 2001-2007 IP
4/23/2009 Marge Gandolfi New York Blood Center 09042004 Patient Origin Study-Birth Analysis by Hospital This project aims to identify patient's county of origin and the county in which they are treated in order to better gauge blood product needs by area hospital. 2007 IP
4/23/2009 Kathleen Christensen Provider Consulting Solutions, Inc. 09042003 Inpatient/Outpatient Billing, Charging and Coding Patterns The data will be used to understand benchmark data relative to norms on coding patterns, presence of revenue code charges and billing procedures. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
4/8/2009 Richard Hoffman TUI University, College of Health Science 09032314 The Influence of Free Clinic Services on Hospitalization of the Medically Indigent for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions in Rural NYS This project will use the data to determine the affect of free clinic services on hospitalizations. 1996 IP
2007 IP
4/7/2009 Ellen Post ABT Associates, Inc. 09040301 Developing Distributuion of Baseline Incidence Rates for EPA Selected Health Effects This project will focus on obtaining county-level hospital admissions and ER visits for specific age groups. 2007 IP
2007 OP
4/2/2009 Lawrence Lessner SUNY School of Public Health, Institute for Health and the Environment 09033113 Comparing Models for the Risk Score Procedure The data will be used to analyze Risk Score Procedure models. 1993-2008 IP
1993-2008 OP
4/2/2009 Stephan Kotsch Unity Health System 08090802 Market Analysis and Data Assessment The data will be used to ascertain relative competitive position of Unity Health System and its entities in key market (demographic) areas. 2005-2008 IP
2005-2008 OP
3/27/2009 Aileen Thompson Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Regional Office, Bureau of Economics 09032509 Antitrust Review of Hospital Mergers in Amsterdam, Albany and Troy The data will be used to analyze the product and geographic markets that may be affected by proposed hospital mergers. 2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP
3/27/2009 Kathryn Friedman University at Buffalo Regional Institute 09031808 Reaching for Excellence: Community Vision and Voices for Western New York Health Care The data will be used to analyze discharge rates for hospitals in the 8 county region of Western New York to use as a weight in determining regional performance of area hospitals. 2000-2012 IP
2000-2012 OP
3/27/2009 Glen Johnson Division of Family Health 09031307 Family Health Research The data will be used to analize patterns of hospital discharges in response to ongoing needs of the division of family health. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
3/27/2009 Donna Rundel Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 09031305 Studying What Setting Patients are Treated At The data will be used to look at the different settings post-acute care existed in and what types of patients are sent to which settings for the hospital. 2005-2011 IP
3/25/2009 Marjorie Geiger New York State Department of Health, Patient Safety Center, Division of Quality and Patient Safety, OHSM 09030502 Use of SPARCS Data for Patient Safety Surveillance The data will be used for surveillance of adverse events and patient safety issues in hospitals, ambulatory surgery and emergency departments. 1995-2012 IP
1995-2012 OP
3/16/2009 Jeffrey Indes Yale University, School of Medicine, Section of Vascular Surgery 09031104 Outcomes in Vascular Surgery The data will be used to formulate surgical outcomes. 2000-2010 IP
3/16/2009 Karen Dietz Bon Secours Charity Health System 09031103 Hospital Operations and Outcomes Analysis The data will be used for reporting and ongoing tracking of key clinical and utilization measures. 2006-2007 IP
2007 OP
3/6/2009 Yuchi Young SUNY School of Public Health 09030201 Factors Associated with Preventable Hospitalization Among Nursing Home Residents in New York State This project will study the impact of clinical and non-clinical factors on preventable hospitalization and costs incurred among nursing home residents in New York State. 2007-2008 IP
2007-2008 OP
2/26/2009 David Carpenter SUNY School of Public Health, Institute for Health and Environment 09022610 Investigation of the Assocation Between the Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds and the Incidence of Cancer in Upstate New York The study will focus on residential exposure to volatile organic compounds and the risk of cancer. 1993-2008 IP
1993-2008 OP
2/19/2009 Brian Lorber VHA Empire-Metro New York 08120301 VHA Empire-Metro Data Inititive The data will be used to identify and benchmark potential performance, cost and/or quality improvement opportunities in areas such as clinical documentation and coding, length of stay, quality outcomes and cost reduction for approximately 40 New York state hospitals that are members of VHA. 2008-2009 IP
2/19/2009 Lisa Cover Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Planning 08112107 Planning and Marketing Analysis The data will be used to help analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2007 IP
2/10/2009 David Carpenter SUNY School of Public Health, Institute for Health and Environment 09020909 Assessing the Effect of the Attack on the World Trade Center for Respiratory Disease in Children and Adults The data will be used for a Master's project and publication. 1993-2008 IP
1993-2008 OP
2/10/2009 Maria Foti Catholic Health Systems, CHS 09012205 Catholoc Health System Facility Planning The data will be used for service utilization analysis and mapping, and will be utilized to assist CHS in facility planning of programs and services to better serve the community. 2007-2010 IP
2007-2010 OP
2/10/2009 James Hull Hull Resource Management Group 09012104 DRG, Procedure and Principal Diagnosis Level LOS Benchmarking Project The data will be used to facilitate this best practice, decile level, comparison with client hospital and health systems performance. 2008-2012 IP
2/10/2009 Travis Stegeman Healthcare Cost and Quality Research Institute 08031803 Choose Care Consumer Website The data will be used, along with other state's inpatient data, to develop a free website (choosecare.com) to help the public choose healthcare services based on details such as, cost, quality, patient satifaction, geographic location, etc...). 2006 IP
2/4/2009 Michael Medvesky New York State Department of Health, Public Health Information Group, Office of Public Health 09020302 Development of Web-Based Data Query System The data will be used to develop a data query system based on discharge diagnosis, socio demographic variables and patient residence. 1990-2012 IP
2/4/2009 Shelby Solomon Ingenix 09020301 Hospital Quality and Financial Occurrence and Coding Analysis The data will be used by consumers to analyze and understand hospitals where they will be seeking care. This project will also produce reports that will be used by health care professionals to analyze their inpatient charges, cost, volumes, length of stay, quality, coding, and occurrences by comparing their facility with other facilities. 2002-2012 IP
1/30/2009 Josh Phillips Healthcare Management Partners, LLP (HMP) 09011403 Market Study of New York Hospitals to Determine Patient Migration by Hospital, DRG, MDC, Zip Code and County The data will be used to track patient migration across New York, and to see if they are leaving their county for care. 2006 IP
1/27/2009 Maria Schymura New York State Department of Health, Center for Community Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance 0901-09 Cancer Care Delivery in Medicaid with a subset project of Augmenting New York Cancer Registry Data to Assess Breast and Colorectal Cancer Care This project will use the data to assess the added value of linking SPARCS data to the Cancer Registry and the Medicaid and Medicare claims data, in regards to treatment, and to use these linkages to derive quality of care measures for New Yorkers. It will also be used to measure disparities in cancer care among the Medicaid and Medicaid-Medicare dually insured populations. 2002-2012 IO
2002-2012 OP
2002-2006 PRI
1/27/2009 Hwa-Gan Chang New York State Department of Health, Center for Community Health, Division of Epidemiology 0901-08 Programmatic Surveillance of Infectious Diseases by the New York State Department of Health Division of Epidemiology This project will utilize the data to validate and supplement the infection rate data in the New York State Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) database, and to review, asssess, and address the underreporting of infectious diseases. 1982-2012 IP
1983-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Shao Lin New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 0901-07 The Evaluation of Green School Building Attributes and their Effect in the Health and Performance of Students and Teachers in New York State The data will aid in the assessment of the association betwen "green" school building characteristics and student and teacher performance and respiratory health in New York State. 2000-2012 IP
2000-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Ismail Sirtalan Greater New York Hospital Association 0901-06 Essential Health Services Planning (EHSP) Project This project will use the data to devise plans to help New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and healthcare providers in New York City to reallocate scarce healthcare resources. 2004-2007 IP
2004-2007 OP
1/27/2009 Marc Gourevitch New York University School of Medicine 0901-05 Defining the Population of Discharged Patients who Might Benefit from System-Wide Health Promotion Interventions This project will use the data to understand the geographic distribution of patients being admitted to inpatient treatment at the New York University School of Medicine hospital. 2007-2012 IP
2007-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Ismail Sirtalan Greater New York Hosptial Association 0901-04 Quaesitum Measurement System (QMS), A Comparative Quality and Performance Measurement System The data will be used to conduct health policy research and to perform comparative quality and performance analyses of the hospitals in New York State. 1999-2012 IP
1999-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Mitchell Elkind Columbia University, Department of Neurology, Division of Stroke and Critical Care 0901-03 Northern Manhattan Stroke Precipitant Study: SPARCS for Longitudinal Stroke Incidence Trends and Acute Hospitalization Stroke Triggers: A Research Study of Stroke Incidence and Acute Risk Factors The data will be used to assess stroke incidence temporal trends in Northern Manhattan overall and in different race-ethnic groups, and to investigate infections and surgical procedures as stroke precipitants. 1983-2012 IP
1983-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Amber Seligson New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 0901-02 New York/New York III Supportive Housing Program Evaluation This project will examine the health benefits and determine the cost effectiveness of the housing and services provided to the nine populations served by New York/New York III. 2005-2012 IP
2005-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Ying Wang New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology 0901-01 Enhanced Population-Based Surveillance of Confirmed Newborn Screening Cases via Newborn Screening and Birth Defects Surveillance Programs The data will be used as part of an integrated system to advance the understanding of the impact and short-term outcome of children with newborn screening conditions. 2006-2012 IP
2006-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Leonard Rodberg CUNY Queens College and Community Studies of New York, Inc. 0810-05 Inpatient and Outpatient Data for use in Infoshare Community Data System This project will use the data within the infoshare system that provides statistical information regarding demographic, socio-economic and health data at the neighborhood level within New York City and Statewide. 2007-2011 IP
2007-2011 OP
1/27/2009 Denise Paone New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Alcohol an Drug Use Prevention and Treatment 0810-04 Toward an Estimation of the Prevalence of Problematic Opioid use in New York City The SPARCS data is a critical component of a larger study examining the prevalence of nonmedical opioid use by New York City residents. 2005-2006 IP
2005-2006 OP
1/27/2009 Deborah Chollet Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. 0810-02 Evaluation of Risk Selection in Market-Based State Programs This evaluation will focus on risk selection in the Healthy New York program; specifically whether Healthy New York enrollees and enrollees in other competing commercial insurance products have comparable inpatient hospital use. 2004, 2007 IP
1/27/2009 Peter Veazie University of Rochester, Department of Community and Preventative Medicine 0801-03 (A) Utilization, Cost, Disparity and Medical Practice Variation of Drug Eluting Stents (DES) Use in New York State This study will provide empirical results revealing the consequences and outcomes after adopting DES, and the findings from this study will contribute to policies which could mitigate disparity and variations in health care, achieve optimal rate of adoption of innovative medical technology and allocate resources New York State. 2003-2007 IP
2003-2007 OP
1/15/2009 Todd Puglise Aspen Healthcare Metrics (MedAssets, Inc) 09010502 Market Share and Quality Analysis Systems, New York Data The data will be used in performance or market share studies. 2004-2012 IP
2007-2012 OP
1/13/2009 Mark Vitale New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center 08120402 The Incidence of Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompressions in New York State from 1996-2007 This data will be used to identify the number of arthroscopic subacromial decompressions performed on outpatient/ambulatory patients in New York State from 1996-2007. 1996-2007 IP
1996-2007 OP
1/12/2009 Jason Nash WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. 08121503 New York Inpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Comparative Analysis The data will be utilized to create a tool that is used by WebMD's hospital, health plan, and employer clients. 2007-2012 IP
2007-2012 AS
1/12/2009 Marie Grause Vermont Hospital Association and Health Systems 08102108 2006-2011 IP
2006-2011 AS
1/9/2009 Katherine Blumhardt Thomson Reuters (Solucient, LLC) 09010801 Discharge Level Data Analysis The data will be processed, standardized and distributed to clients via Thomas Reuters proprietary UB92 based decision and custom studies project. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
1/9/2009 Caroline Bhalla New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy 08102104 State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods The data on asthma hospital admissions will be published as an indicator on our State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhood Information System website. 2000-2007 IP
2000-2007 OP
1/8/2009 Julius Santiago Shriners Hospital for Children, Department of Planning and Strategy 08121704 Springfield Shriners Hospital for Children Analysis of Patient Density for their Demographic Area by Condition. The data will be used in comparison to our springfield hospital's current patient population to determine if any patient recruitment opportunities exist. 2007 IP