Approved SPARCS Data Requests

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Bureau of Health Informatics
Approved SPARCS Data Requests from January 1, 2009 to May 15, 2018

Types of Data Files:
  • AS = Ambulatory Surgery
  • ED = Emergency Department
  • IP = Inpatient
  • OP = Outpatient (AS and ED)
  • PRI = Patient Review Instrument
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Approved / Ratified Project Director Organization Request # Project Title Project Description Data Years Requested
5/15/2018Lauren PolvereSUNY Albany18032012Medicaid Redesign Team Supportive Housing Evaluation ProjectThe team is researching how many inpatient and and ED visits homeless individuals had during the CY 2016 and in what county of service.2016 IP/OP
5/10/2018Peter OttoClarkson University18050202Practice Patterns of Rural vs. Urban Emergency Room Providers in New York StateTo evaluate the practice patterns of rural emergency providers as compared to their urban counterparts to determine if they differ in terms of breadth and scope of conditions treated, procedures performed, and degree of shared care. 2016 IP/OP
5/10/2018Gail CallandrilloValley Health System [Truven]18042603For Market Expert ToolOngoing market assessments2014-2018 IP
5/10/2018Donna CaseyBoston Children's Hospital [Truven]18040302Market Research: Examining Patient Demographics, Population and Discharge Trends to Support Strategic InitiativesThe objective of this project is to conduct market analysis and research by examining discharge trends. Market data allows us better anticipate and meet market demands. Data will be used internally to assess organizational initiatives. 2016-2017 IP
4/24/2018Jeffrey ButtsCUNY John Jay College1410-02 (A)Evaluation of Violence Reduction Programs in New York CityThe data will be used to compare shooting and homicide trends with NYPD Crime Data. It will also be used in an evaluation study that examines the effectiveness and impact of the Mayor's Action Plan (MAP).1982/83-2021 IP/OP
4/24/2018Nickolas AllardyceErnst & Young, Valuation and Business Modeling18030204Truven Market AnalysisTo gain additional insights into NY healthcare markets. 2016 IP/OP
4/24/2018Mitchell ElkindColumbia University0901-03 (A3)Use of SPARCS to Study Neurological Outcomes Among New York State Residents.The SPARCS data will be used to study and improve neurological outcomes among New York State residents.1995-2021 IP/OP
4/24/2018Tae HwangCleveland Clinic1802-10Big Data Analysis of Opioid Toxicity and Mortality at the Cleveland ClinicWe are conducting research on patient EHRs to identify spatio-temporal patterns to then target/educate communities affected by opioid dependency. 2010-2016 IP/OP
4/24/2018Craig NewgardOregon Health & Science University1804-01The Value of Pediatric Readiness for the Emergency Care of ChildrenThe project seeks to use population science and big biomedical data to create a 12-state cohort of children and to use this cohort and an inter-disciplinary team to rigorously evaluate the emergency care system for children in terms of quality, outcomes and costs. 2012-2017 IP/OP
4/18/2018John HarrisonWebMD Health Services Group, Inc. [Truven]18032207NY Inpatient Hospital StudyData will be used in a hospital comparison tool to assist consumers in understanding how hospital services compare.2016 IP
4/11/2018Joseph LaquartraCornell University18030101Investigating Predictive Relationships Between Air Quality and Asthma to Create an Early Warning MechanismThe primary purpose is to examine if it is possible to study the changes in the air quality and weather conditions to predict the occurrence of asthma and create a warning system that enables the patients to take precautionary measures.2007-2017 IP
3/28/2018Christopher AndersonColumbia University Medical Center18032809Retrospective Review of National and Statewide DatabasesRetrospective, observational studies are important in developing new hypotheses to learn more about urologic diseases processes.2007-2021 IP/OP
3/28/2018Calin MouchaMount Sinai Medical Center18032810Mapping the Changing Characteristics of the Lower Joint Replacement Patient Using New York State DataWe aim to assess trends and inter-hospital variation in case mix and associations with outcomes/resource utilization for bundled payment programs for lower joint replacement.2011-2017 IP/OP
3/16/2018Julia SongPrinceton University18022602Hospital Closures and Their Impact on Quality of Care in New YorkHospital closures in the 2000s were encouraged out of financial necessity out of the idea that centralizing patient volume would increase quality of care. I will be comparing patient volume and mortality rates of hospitals before and after the closure of a nearby hospital.2006 IP
3/16/2018Diane DewarSUNY Albany School of Public Health1802-09Evaluation of NYS Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program(Work done under contract for NYSDOH #163365) To evaluate whether the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) DSRIP initiatives have achieved the desired impact, effectiveness, cost savings and value improvements.2005-2020 IP/OP
3/16/2018Samita MohanasundaramStony Brook Emergency Department1802-11To Cure Hospital Crowding, Use Wasted CapacityThis research seeks to characterize, via a quantitative analysis of the NY State SPARCS data, the impact of weekend and weekday flow on over capacity, length of stay, and mortality.2014-2018 IP
3/16/2018Paul SavageHealthCare Intelligence, LLC1205-02 (S)Best Practices for Transfer of Tertiary and Quaternary Care patients for Congestive Heart Failure and Related Co-MorbiditiesThe 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.1997-2020 IP/OP
3/16/2018Jennifer KuoColumbia University1802-08Surgical Outcomes and Health Care Disparities in Endocrine SurgeryTo evaluate surgical outcomes and potential health care disparities in Endocrine Surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic diseases) using statewide database.2007-2017 IP/OP
3/16/2018Ian KronishColumbia University1802-06Use of SPARCS Data to Understand the Impact of Psychological Distress on Prognosis Among Patients Hospitalized for Acute Cardiovascular EventsThe purpose of this request is to assess the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, depressive symptoms, and depression screening on readmissions and prognosis in the year after suspected acute coronary syndrome or stoke/transient ischemic (TIA) events.2013-2020 IP/OP
3/16/2018Hiroo TakayuamaNew York Presbyterian Hospital1801-02Long-Term and Short-Term Outcomes in Cardiovascular Surgery PatientsThe purpose of our study is to evaluate the long and short term outcomes following cardiovascular procedures in the real world and compare these procedures with their interventional/endovascular counterparts in an effort to improve patient care.1996-2016 IP/OP
3/16/2018Joonhyun AhnUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at Houston1801-03Global Climate Change and Heat Stress in the United StatesThe goal of our research is to predict heat stress using conventional weather station data considering direct and diffuse efforts of solar radiation to protect workers who work outdoors and the community from health-related stress illnesses and death. 1997,1999,2009-2014 IP/OP
2/16/2018Katherine BlumhardtIBM Watson18011809Discharge Level Data AnalysisThe purpose of our study is to evaluate the long and short term outcomes following cardiovascular procedures in the real world and compare these procedures with their interventional/endovascular counterparts in an effort to improve patient care.2018-2021 IP/OP
1/25/2018Donald BrandWinthrop University Hospital17121412Physiologic Insulin Therapy for the Management of Hyperglycemia in the HospitalThese data will be used to determine if physiologic insulin therapy administered to general hospital inpatients with hyperglycemia favorably affects in-hospital complications and mortality, need for intesive care, or length of stay. 2009-2016 IP
1/24/2018Jonathan AlbertMontefiore Medical Center1801-01Population Health AnalyticsThese data will be used to support development of managed care and population health programs throughout Montefiore's service area.2012-2020 IP/OP
1/24/2018John BillingsNew York University1711-05Health and Housing Initiative Pilot ProjectTo evaluate the impact of co-locating community health workers at public and Section 8 housing projects on health outcomes and utilization patterns.2013-2019 IP/OP
1/24/2018Ling LiOld Dominion University1711-03Using Data Analytics to Evaluate Hospital Readmissions, Capacity Planning and Cost PerformanceThese data will be used for analyzing the effects of the ACA on readmissions and hospital capacity planning.2011-2016 IP/OP
1/24/2018Stefanie SarnatEmory University1711-02 (A)A Multi-City Time-Series Study of Pollutant Mixtures and Acute MorbidityThese data will be used to clarify the impacts of air quality and heat on acute severe morbidity in urban and rural locations across the U.S.2005-2016 IP/OP ED only
1/24/2018Tom DoughertyCOPE Health Solutions1709-03 (A)Care Efficacy Study in Relation to Cost of Services by Facilities and ProvidersThe purpose of this project is to investigate "Care Efficacy" for the facilities of interest, by comparing and contrasting the cost of care, Care Mix Index, care outcome, and average length of stay at the DRG level.2014-2017 IP/OP
1/24/2018Natalia EgorovaMount Sinai1104-02 (A)Monitoring Obstretric Quality Indicators Using Routine Data: A Feasibility StudyThese data will be used to assess the feasibility of constructing proposed ob-quality measures using the two principal population-based routine data sources on births available in the United States.1999-2020 IP
1/24/2018Jenny SchnairTruven Health Analytics0904-03 (A2)Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)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 levels1988-2020 IP/OP
1/23/2018Linda MillerChildren's Hospital of Philidelphia17110101Health Planning, Resource Allocations, and Other General Studies Pertaining to the Health and Well Being of Patients.These data will be used to understand current resource allocation of health-related services, as well as plan for future needs. 2016 IP
1/19/2018Liza KindEnglewood Hospital17081707Market AssessmentThese data will be used for understanding patient provider usage in our greater market, and identifying gaps in care in local markets.2016 IP/OP
1/16/2018Matthew SymerNew York Presbyterian Hospital17120504Quality of Surgical CareTo assess quality of care and rates of hospital readmission after cardiothoracic surgery, urological surgery, neurosurgery, colon and rectal surgery (both benign and malignant), and vascular surgery. This research is intended to identify ways to improve outcomes and the quality of care for patients.2007-2017 IP/OP
1/10/2018Keith BubbloStroudwater Associates18010302Consulting ServicesStroudwater Associates' use these data to assist with advisory services, which improve the planning and delivery of hospital services for residents of New York.2016 IP
1/10/2018Krishna PrasadDexur17120809Benchmarking, Ranking & Analysis of Economic & Quality Outcomes of HospitalsThese data will be used for benchmarking hospital length of stay for key areas (e.g. LOS & Discharge Volume in Joint Replacement), procedure utilization for key conditions (Ventilation use in respiratory failure), detailed benchmarks & correlations on disease states.2013-2019 IP/OP
1/10/2018William WyattHealthgrades17120708Quality Ratings and AnalysisHealthgrades reports quality information for free on Healthgrades website. HealthGrades also provides comparative info to hospitals to measure performance against peers and national norms as well as providing additional on-site quality improvement consulting services to hospitals and work staff and physicians to improve quality.2016 IP
1/4/2018Julia SongPrinceton University17120810Hospital Closures and Their Impact on Quality of Care in New YorkThese data will be used for comparing patient volume and mortality rates of hospitals before and after the closure of a nearby hospital. 2007-2009 IP
1/4/2018James HullHull Resource Management Group17111609Data DevelopmentUse SPARCS data to develop benchmark comparisons for LOS and other measures2016-2017 IP
1/4/2018Barbara DelmoreNew York University17102607Refining Heel Pressure Injury Risk Factors in the Hospitalized PatientBest practice and standards put forth by governing bodies dictate that prevention strategies be implemented to reduce the occurrence of all pressure injuries in general.2014-2015 IP
1/3/2018David GoldbergUniversity of Pennsylvania18010201Evaluating the Deceased Organ Donor Potential in NYThe purpose is to evaluate the NY state inpatient database to estimate the deceased donor potential in NY, and to identify the hospitals with the greatest donor potential in order to develop targeted interventions to increase organ donation in NY.2000-2016 IP
12/8/2017Becky OfraneMeasure of America1711-04NYC Data2Go: HEALTH - A Compilation of Health-Related Data in NYC, for Geographic and Demographic AnalysisSPARCS data will be used to calculate various rates of inpatient and outpatient hospital visits across New York City, by geographic districts and demographics.2013-2017 IP OP
12/8/2017Crystal Fuller LewisNathan S Kline Institute1603-01 (A)Hotspotting NYS: Identifying patterns of behavioral health service use and community needs and comparisons with other high-risk communities.These data will be used to understand the impact of social factors on behavioral health utilization.2000-2019 IP/OP
12/8/2017David LeeNew York University1303-05 (S)The Impact of Hospital Closures on Emergency Department Use at Nearby Hospitals and Regional Access to Emergency CareThe 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.2003-2020 IP/OP
12/8/2017Stefanie SarnatEmory University1711-02A Multi-City Time-Series Study of Pollutant Mixtures and Acute MorbidityThe study's purpose is to clarify the impacts of air quality and heat on acute severe morbidity in urban and rural locations across the U.S. 2005-2016 IP/OP ED only
12/8/2017Lorna ThorpeNew York University1710-01Evaluation of Smoke-Free Housing Policy Impacts on Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Health OutcomesSPARCS data will be used to study the impact of the upcoming U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rule requiring all public housing agencies to implement smoke-free housing (SFH) policies in their developments. 2015-2020 IP/OP
12/8/2017Christy DukeUnited South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.1706-02Saint Regis Mohawk Health Surveillance ProjectTo determine the burden of disease among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people seen at the Saint Regis Mohawk Health Center.2005-2019 IP/OP
11/20/2017Benjamin HandelUniversity of California - BerkeleyDeterminants of Productivity Within the HospitalThis proposed project studies determinants of hospital and physician productivity and quality. 2005-2016 IP/OP
11/20/2017Erin CoppersmithKaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC.Hospital and Health System Inpatient Data BenchmarkingThe data will be used with other states' public health data to help healthcare providers increase the quality of care they provide to their patients by effectively benchmarking their quality, safety, satisfaction, cost, and utilization to their peers.2016-2020 IP
10/30/2017Donald BrandNew York University17100501Infant Admissions to the Hospital from the Emergency DepartmentThe primary objective is to estimate sample sizes in preparation for a research grant application involving infants who have been taken to an emergency department after experiencing a brief resolved unexplained event.2014-2017 OP
10/26/2017Ronald LagoeHospital Executive Council17102506Statewide Database for Ongoing StudiesHealth planning involving hospital inpatient data.2017-2020 IP
10/26/2017Ronald CrystalNew York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College1709-07Relationship Between Ambient Air Pollution and COPD ExacerbationsThese data will be used to focus on the relationship between ambient pollution and COPD exacerbations, examining correlations between daily ambient fine particulate matter (PM) exposure and air quality index (AQI), emergency room visits and hospital admissions.2009-2017 IP/OP
10/26/2017Christina WongGuildNet1709-04Managed Long-Term Care Performance MeasuresTo measure GuildNet's Managed Long-Term Care Performance in the areas of preventable hospitalizations and re-admissions in order to provide the best care to our clients.2016-2020 IP
10/26/2017Tom DoughertyCOPE Health Solutions1709-03Care Efficacy Study in Relation to Cost of Services by Facilities and ProvidersThe purpose of this project is to investigate "Care Efficacy" for the facilities of interest, by comparing and contrasting the cost of care, Care Mix Index, care outcome, and average length of stay at the DRG level. The investigation will extend to the pr2014-2016 IP/OP
10/26/2017Elisa ChowICL Inc.1709-01Valve Base Payments ProjectThese data will be used to determine the actual usage of medical services our population utilizes so we can better work with our MCO partners in providing the services they need as it relates to the customers' overall costs.2011-2017 IP/OP
10/26/2017David ChangHarvard Medical School1707-03Evaluating the Quality of Care Within Surgery and Determining the Impacts of Potential Health Policies on Patient Access to Care and Subsequent Outcomes.These data will be used to evaluate the current status of quality of care for surgery as well as the impacts of potential policies on patient access and quality at the population level.2000-2016 IP/OP
10/26/2017Bernard BlackNorthwestern Law School1706-03Effect of US Immigration Status on Health of Immigrant Mothers and Their ChildrenThese data will be used to study the effect of the partial legalization of undocumented immigrants under President Obama's DACA executive order in 2012.2005-2020 IP/OP
9/22/2017Anthony DelSignoreMount Sinai Medical Center1709-05Upper Airway Pathology Interaction and OutcomesThese data will be used to find relationships between upper airway pathologies and their treatments that were not identifiable in smaller datasets. 1995-2017 IP/OP
9/22/2017Sarah YiCenters for Disease Control and Prevention1406-01 (S)Hospital Acquired Infection Risk by Primary PayerThe data will be used to evaluate the risk of health associated infections (HAIs), by primary payer status.2008-2020 IP/OP
9/22/2017May HuaNew York Presbyterian Hospital1202-09 (S3)Outcomes for New York State Residents who Received Intensive CareThe goal of this study is to look at long-term mortality outcomes for New York State residents who underwent ICU care.2008-2020 IP/OP
9/22/2017Hassan GhomrawiNorthwestern University1707-02Evaluating the Quality and Safety of Surgical CareThese data will be used to conduct health services research studies in the broad areas of surgical quality and outcomes, with particular focus on the areas of surgeon practice patterns, volume-outcome relationships, and utilization trends.2004-2020 IP/OP
9/22/2017Susmita PatiSUNY Stony Brook1205-05 (S)Keeping Families Healthy: Increasing Primary Care Access for the UnderservedThe 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. 2009-2020 IP/OP
9/19/2017John ElfarUniversity of Rochester1707-01Trends in Orthopaedic TraumaTo evaluate demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic characteristics of patients who sustain orthopaedic trauma. 2000-2019 IP/OP
9/6/2017Katie MayDefinitive Healthcare17081809National All-Payer Outpatient Procedure EstimationDefinitive Healthcare is incorporating various claims data sets to inform an algorithm to extrapolate all-payer claims and charges for various diagnosis and procedure codes in the outpatient setting at a provider level. 2014 OP
8/25/2017Joanne SarachineDataBay Resources17072408NavigateNetDataBay's Navigate is an online tool used by Hospitals for strategic and medical staff planning for healthcare facilities to produce reports based on selected parameters.2016-2019 IP/OP
8/25/2017Mohammad KhasawnehSUNY Binghamton17061301A System Dynamics Approach to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Integrated Care on Access to Behavioral Health Care ServicesThe data will be used for dissertation research to determine the impact of policy interventions on the utilization of behavioral healthcare services.2005-2015 IP/OP ED only
8/9/2017James WelshCHCANYS; Community Health Care Association of NYS17080302Primary Care Planning and EvaluationTo identify areas in need of enhanced primary care through geographic analysis of inpatient and ED outpatient characteristics such as PQIs, chronic conditions, behavioral health prevalence, hospital choice, etc., against background of existing FQHC sites.2016 IP/OP
8/9/2017William MilczarskiCUNY Hunter College17080201Incidence of Pedestrian-Related Accidents and Injuries in New York State: A Time Series AnalysisThe research will focus on accidents involving pedestrians eventuating in a hospital visit in NYS. 2015-2020 IP/OP
8/9/2017Bruce HirschNorthwell Health Systems17050802Exploring Patient and Hospital-Related Outcomes Associated with Clostridium DifficileThe SPARCS data will be used to compare in-patient patterns, associated costs, and selected patient outcomes of adult patients diagnosed with Clostridium difficile to matched patients without Clostridium difficile.2014-2016 IP
8/1/2017Babak GiviNew York University17072709Hospital Volume and the Long-Term Outcome of Head and Neck Cancer Care in NYSDiscrepancies in the outcome of head and neck cancer treatment exist between socioeconomic and racial divides. 1995-2017 IP
7/21/2017Ekaterina NoyesSUNY Buffalo1705-03Quality, Costs, and Regional Variation in Surgical Care Delivery in NYSThe data will be used to identify risk factors associated with the mortality, readmissions, disparities, and complications.2005-2020 IP/OP
06/30/2017 Ekaterina Noyes SUNY Buffalo 1705-03 Quality, Costs, and Regional Variation in Surgical Care Delivery in NYS The data will be used to identify risk factors associated with the mortality, readmissions, disparities, and complications. 2005-2020 IP
2005-2020 OP
05/31/2017 Karthik Madhavan University of Miami 17052406 Surgical Outome and Resource Utilization Among Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Interventions The data will be utilized to inverstigate the factors (gender, medical co-morbities, socioeconomic status) that affect the outcome and cost of patients receiving neurosurgical intervention. The outcomes of the study will be used to improve and augment patient care. 2013-2016 IP
05/31/2017 Eileen Fleck Maryland Health Care Commission 17053108 Proportion of Outpatient Surgeries and Procedures in Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers in 2015 The data will be used for policy formulation. Retrieved data will enable the MHCC to access the impact of NYS health policy on distribution of surgical procedures between hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. 2015 OP
05/26/2017 Paul Quindry 3M Health Information Systems 0710-06 (A) 3M Company Health Care Operations 3M is requesting SPARCS data for the health care operations of its payer, provider, ACO, government, and other health care customers; to prepare and deliver summaries, reports, analyses, and online analytic interactive software tools. The data will also be used for 3M internal business operations, research, and development in relation to products, tools, and services deployed to 3M customers. 2000-2020 IP
2000-2020 OP
04/21/2017 Jerry Huang University of Michigan 17042006 Current Trends and Patterns in Hand and Wrist Surgery The data will be used to evaluate frequency, patterns, trends, and revision rates in hand and wrist surgery to analyze current epidemiology and changes over time. 2000-2016 OP
04/04/2017 Juan Bucobo SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1703-04 Racial and Demographic Disparities in Readmissions Amongst Patients with C. Difficile Colitis in New York State The data will be used to understand potential differences amongst readmission rates in patients with C. difficile colitis throughout the state in terms of race, hospital center, gender, and insurance status. Identifying these populations will inform future practices regarding management. 1995-2020 IP
1995-2020 OP
04/04/2017 Joellen Calice CentraState Medical Center - Truven 17032313 NY Inpatient Market Analysis The data will be used to analyze inpatient market trends by hospital. 2013-2017 IP
04/03/2017 Alexander Dagum SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1508-01 (S) A Statewide Review of Readmissions and Complications Following Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair The data will be used to review epidemiological factors associated with readmissions following cleft lip and palate. 2001-2020 IP
2001-2020 OP
04/03/2017 Alfred Iloreta Mount Sinai 1702-01 Investigative Disparities in Chronic Rhinosinusitis Investigate health disparities among patients diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis. Will consider access to care and quality of care across several dimensions. 1982-2020 IP
1983-2020 OP
04/03/2017 Rie Sakai-Bizmark UCLA 1702-03 Impact of Pulse Oximetry Screening Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening using Pulse Oximetry (PO) has been implemented for over three years in most states and can accurately screen newborns. Impact on population health in terms of lives saved and reduced morbidities with early detection has not been evaluated. By estimating mortality rates before and after the implementation of PO screening using state death records and inpatient databases, this proposed study will cost-effectively and reproducibly examine the impact of screening on population health. 2009-2012, 2014-2016 IP
04/03/2017 Eileen Johns Office of the Major - New York City 1703-03 The Effects of Evictions on Low-Income Families The purpose of this study is to quantitatively explore the causes and consequences of eviction in New York City Housing Court on the outcomes of low-income families. This research investigates whether health problems and hospitalization trigger difficulty paying rent or arise in consequences of housing. 2004-2016 IP
2004-2016 OP
03/24/2017 Randy Burton Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 17030702 Patient Travel Benchmark Analysis Benchmaking the distances pediatric patients travel for treatment across various types of conditions. 2012-2015 IP
03/23/2017 Samer Hasan Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research & Education Foundation 16092609 The Distribution of Shoulder Replacements Among Surgeons and Hospitals is Different than that of Hip or Knee Replacements The SPARCS data will be used to follow-up on an earlier published study into joint replacements in New York State. 2014 IP
03/22/2017 Melissa Stockwell Columbia University 17022702 Mobile Survellance for ARI/ILI in the Community (MOSAIC) Inpatient hospitalization data will be used to calculate market share of specific hospitals within the community zip-codes. These values will help us calculate the community case-hospitalization ratio for respiratory viruses. 2013-2020 IP
03/20/2017 John Harrison WebMD Health Services Group, Inc 17031611 NY Inpatient Hospital Study The SPARCS data will be used in a hospital comparison tool to assist consumers in understanding how hospital services compare. 2015 IP
03/01/2017 Carrie Ennis University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 17012710 New York State Market Planning and Evalutation UPMC recently became the parent of an Article 28 facility in Chautauqua County, New York. In order to better understand the needs of the community that UPMC Chautauqua WCA serves, we plan to regularly review and analyze New York State. 2014-2020 IP
2014-2020 OP
02/20/2017 Jane Clougherty Drexel University 1211-12(A) Community Stressors and Susceptibility to Air Pollution in Urban Asthma The SPARCS data will be used to study the impact of air pollution on asthma outcomes among New York City residents, with focus on acute effects of pollution on exacerbation. 2005-2011 IP
2005-2011 OP
02/20/2017 Art Sedrakyan College of Cornell University 1306-06(A2) Predictors of Quality in Cardiothoracic and Orthopedic Surgical Care The primary purpose of this project is to examine the predictors of quality in cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgical care. 1995-2020 IP
1995-2020 OP
02/20/2017 Aurora Pryor Stony Brook Unibversity Medical Center 1606-03 (A) Assessment of Outcomes Following Surgical Procedures in the State of New York The SPARCS data will be able to asses surgical procedure across New York. 1995-2019 IP
1995-2019 OP
02/20/2017 Caroline Thirukumaran University of Rochester 1702-04 Health Services Research for Investigating the Determinants and Outcomes of Orthopeadic Care The SPARCS data will be used to study determinants and outcomes of surgical and medical management of orthopaedic conditions, with the objective of reducing variation in outcomes, and improving access, cost and quality of care for these patients. 2001-2019 IP
2001-2019 OP
02/20/2017 Abdissa Negassa Albert Eintstein College of Medicine 1702-07 Prediction Models for Rehospitalization and Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure The various prediction models currently in use have poor/moderate performance and an innovative modeling approach with a better performance and clinical utility is needed. 2014-2015 IP
2014-2015 OP
02/17/2017 James Hull Hull Resource Mangement 17020601 Data Development The SPARCS data will be used to develop benchmark comparisons for LOS and other measures. 2015-2016 IP
02/14/2017 Paul Lopatto Indepent Budget Office 17010501 Analyzing NYC Hospital Discharge Characteristics/Trends in Inpatient & Outpatient Settings The SPARCS data will be used to track trends in NYC hospital discharges, costs, ALOS, payments, etc. on an annual basis & report on findings when appropriate. 2009-2020 IP
2009-2020 OP
01/31/2017 Aurora Pryor Stony Brook University Medical Center 17010603 Assessment of Outcome Following Common Surgical Procedures in the State of NY In this research project, we seek to assess the outcomes following several common surgery procedures. 1995-2015 IP
1995-2015 OP
01/27/2017 Ronald Campbell Grant Thornton LLP 16112927 New York State Inpatient and Outpatient Market Analysis The SPARCS data will be used to advise clients on how to better serve their patients. 2010-2020 IP
2010-2020 OP
01/23/2017 Barbara Delmore NewYork University Medical Center 16081021 Validating Factors Associated with Acute Skin Failure in the Critical Care Population The aim of this research is to build on our previous findings in identifying predictors of acute skin failure in the critically ill patient. 2014-2015 IP
01/20/2017 Mitchell Elkind Columbia University 0901-03 (A2) Use of SPARCS to Study Neurological Outcomes Among New York State Residents The SPARCS data will be used to study and improve neurological outcomes among New York State residents. 1995-2020 IP
1995-2020 OP
01/20/2017 Marleen Radigan New York State of Mental Health 1312-04 (A) Descriptive Analysis of Emergency Room Presentations and Psychiatric Hospitalizations by Persons with Mental Illness or Co-Morbid Mental Illness and Substance Abuse The SPARCS data will be used to provide state and county-level statistical reports for planning, budgeting and health care monitoring for persons with behavioral health disorders. 2011-2016 IP
2011-2016 OP
01/20/2017 Peter Schafer New York Academy of Medicine 1610-05 The Impact of Primary Care, Mental Health and Pharmacy Services Co-located with Harm Reduction Services on Drug User Hospitalizations and Ed Visits The SPARCS data will be used to identify control group participants through propensity score matching; and obtain emergency department and inpatient hospitalization data on both treat and control groups. 2007-2015 IP
2007-2015 OP
01/20/2017 Jordan Matsudaira Cornell University 1701-01 The Effect of Income on Health in the First Year of Life Data will be used for determining the effect of family income in a child's first year of life on infant health outcomes. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
01/20/2017 Eun-Hye Yoo SUNY Buffalo 1701-02 Geographical Analysis of Health and Social Effects of Air Pollution The objective of this proposed research is twofold; we aim to improve our understanding of the geographical disparities and temporal trends in emergency department utilization in New York State and to determine health and social effects of air pollution. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
12/20/2017 Donald Kenkel Cornell University 1701-03 Hot-Hand Bias in Medical Decision-Making The goal of this project is to investigate potential biases in physician decision-making, and suggest ways in which biases can be mittigated. This could lead to immediate and significant improvements in patient outcomes. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
12/19/2016 Daniel Gerena Freed Maxick 16121504 Right Services for the Right Patient We will leverage SPARCS data to determine if nursing homes are staying aligned with the changing and shifting discharge profiles from the neighboring inpatient hospitals 2009-2020 IP
2009-2020 OP
12/13/2016 Linda Miller Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 16111404 Health Planning, Resource Allocation, and Other General Studies Pertaining to the Health and Well-Being of Patients The data will be use to analyze efficient resource allocation and improve access to care and clinical services. The data will allow assessments in quality, prioritization of services and improve patients' health. 2015 IP
12/07/2016 Craig Pollack Johns Hopkins University 1211-08 (A2) Comparative Effectiveness of Moving to a Low, versus Remaining in a High, Poverty Neighborhood for Health Care Utilization and Cost of Care Comparative effectiveness of moving to a low- versus remaining in a high-poverty neighborhood for health care utilization and costs of care 1995-2015 IP
1995-2015 OP
12/07/2016 Art Sedrakyan Weil Medical College of Cornell University 1610-04 Validation of Anonymous Linkage Algorithm Between Registry and Administrative Data for Quality Improvement of Joint Replacement Research The SPARCS data will be used to validate an anonymous linkage algorithm that can be used to link registry data to administative data. 1995-2019 IP
1995-2019 OP
12/07/2016 Bay Gross Sidewalk Labs 1610-06 Urban Factors and Social Determinants of Healthcare The SPARCS data will be used to analyze how the structure of cities interact with and affect the health and healthcare needs of the people living in them. 2015 IP
2015 OP
12/07/2016 Eileen Johns Office of the Mayor - New York City 1611-01 The Aging Homeless Adult Population The SPARCS data will be used to propose solutions to mitigate homelessness and the related health care costs amond the aging homeless cohort. 2004-2015 IP
2004-2015 OP
11/16/2016 Denise Nash CUNY School of Public Health 16102408 Retrospective Analysis of Selected Injury Codes in Emergency Department Visits This data is going to be used to characterize trends in various health outcomes. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
11/02/2016 Peter Veazie University of Rochester 16102007 The Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Emergency Department Utilization in New York State The SPARCS data will be used to determine the effects of Medicaid expansion on ED use in New York State. 2005-2019 IP
2005-2019 OP
10/28/2016 Jerrold Hirsch Northwell Health 1303-12 (A) Hospital and Market Utilization Study To identify hospital and market inpatient, outpatient and emergency utilization. Health conditions include any clinical condition that warrants the use of one of the above services and in order to develop appropriate programs and services for the community. 1995-2019 IP
1995-2019 OP
10/28/2016 Pokala Kiran Columbia University 1610-02 Hospital Variability in 30-day Morbidity, Length of Stay, and Cost After Colorectal Surgery The SPARCS data will be used to investigate variability in institution-level outcomes, including length of stay, 30 day morbidity, and cost, for patients undergoing colorectal surgery. 2011-2016 IP
2011-2016 OP
10/28/2016 Ingrid Ellen New York University, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy 1610-03 Health Homes:Testing the Impact of Public Housing Renovations The SPARCS data will be used to study the effect of large-scale building renovations on the health and wellbeing of residents, living in buildings owned by the New York City Housing Authority. 2009-2019 IP
2009-2019 OP
10/16/2016 Samer Hasan Cincinnnati Sports Medicine Research & Education 16092609 The Distribution of Shoulder Replacements Among Surgeons and Hospital is Different than that of Hip or Knee Replacements The SPARCS data will be used to follow-up on an earlier published study into joint replacements in New York State. 2014 IP
09/06/2016 Jason Kim SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1608-01 Complication Rates and Cost Effectiveness of Ureteral Stent Placement in Colorectal Surgery The SPARCS data will be used to understand the utility, safety and cost of intraoperative placement of ureteral stents during colorectal surgery to prevent ureteral injury. 2000-2019 Ip
2000-2019 OP
09/06/2016 Larry Katz Harvard University 1608-03 Decision Fatigue and the Usage of Heuristics among Emergency Department Physicians The SPARCS data will be used to utilize quasi-random variation in case ordering and physician scheduling to assess the effect of decision fatigue on physician choices and patient outcomes, controlling for the characterstics of each case. 1987-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
09/06/2016 Steven Rokito Northwell Health 16081104 Orthopaedic Trends in New York State SPARCS data will be used to analyze the rates of orthopaedic surgeries in NYS over the outlined time period. 1982-2019 IP
1983-2019 OP
08/01/2016 Erick Lapice St. Johns Riverside Hospital 16072907 Independent Physician Collaboration Model Development The SPARCS data will be used to assess inpatient and outpatient utilization by service in our geographic region, and where patients are obtaining service, in order to determine whether the physician supply in our region. 2013-2019 IP
2013-2019 OP
07/29/2016 James Welsh Welsh Analytics 16072806 Continuing Ad Hoc Analysis of Health Systems Reform Opportunities The SPARCS data will be used to provided ad hoc analysis of paitent use in response to questions posed by clients of Welsh Analytics. 2015-2019 IP
2015-2019 OP
07/22/2016 Rachel Kelz University of Pennsylvania 1607-05 Using Inpatient and Outpatient Claims Data to Measure the Effects of Providers on Use and Outcomes of Surgical Procedures The data will be used to determine the relative contributions of patient, physician, and hospital factors in surgical outcomes within both inpatient and outpatient settings. 2012-2013 IP
2012-2013 OP
07/08/2016 Robert Ostrum University of North Carolina 16070703 Volume - Outcome Relationships in Orthopaedic Trauma Care The data will be used to determine whether certain orthopaedic injuries are best treated by high volume surgeons or counters and if so, what thersholds contribute high volume. 1995-2019 IP
1995-2019 OP
06/17/2016 Monique Barakat Stanford Hosptials & Clinics 16053110 Impact of Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act on ED Utilization, Hospitalizations, GI Resource Utilization & Procedures The data will be used to understand the impact of medicaid expansion on healthcare utilization by comparing states that did and did not implement medicaid expansion-evaluating ED & inpatient utilization, GI ultilization and GI procedures. 2014 IP
2014 OP
06/15/2016 Jason Wright New York Presbyterian Hospital 16061423 Analysis of Patters of Care of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Surgery and Oncology Care in New York State The data will be used to examine the patterns of care and outcomes in gynecology and gyenecology oncology. 2000-2019 IP
2000-2019 OP
06/13/2016 Edward Yoo New York State Nurses Association 160613174 Nursing Quality Indicators and Patient Outcomes In collaboration with the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) Performance Tracking and Analytics Department (PTAD), the DOHMH Bureau of Epi Services will examine respiratory related diagnoses, focusing on asthma and its severity, among people living in the NYCH. 2005-2019 IP
2011-2019 OP
06/13/2016 Moira McManus Old Dominion University 16061322 The Impact of Living Location on Non-Emergent Emergency Department Use The data will be used to examine the influence and the constructs of the Aday-Andersen model on non-emergent ED utilization. 2014 OP
06/10/2016 Alex Federman Mount Sinai Medical Center 1606-02 Clinic Based vs Home-Based Support to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Asthmatics The data will be used to compare the effectiveness of home-based vs. clinic-based care coordination and self-management support to improve asthma treatment and outcomes for older adult asthmatics from Latino and African-American communities. 2014-2017 IP
2014-2017 OP
06/10/2016 Eva Kassens-Noor Michigan State University 1606-02 Predicting Influenza Hospitalizations in New York City and London through the use of Twitter The data will be used to predict seasonal influenza emergency room admissions at hospitals in New York City through Twitter. 2014-2015 IP
2014-2015 OP
06/03/2016 Anthony Lo Sasso University of Illinois 16051709 Medical Resident Characteristics and Hospital Resource Use The data will be used to relate characteristics of medical residents at teaching hospitals in New York State to various measures of resource use at hospitals located in New York State. 2006-2008 IP
05/16/2016 Marianne Braunstein WebMD Health Services Group, Inc-Truven 16051607 NY InPatient Hospital Study The data will be used in a hospital comparison tool, to assist consumers in understanding how hospital services compare. 2014 IP
05/11/2016 Etienne Pracht University of South Florida 16051005 Evidence from Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions and Avoidable Hospitalizations The data will be used in two projects involving analysis of patients admitted for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
05/10/2016 Elizabeth Kelvin CUNY Hunter College 16022411 Examining How Factors Associated with Patients, Physicians, Hospitals and Surrounding Communities Affect Primary and Repeat Cesarean Delivery Likelihood through a Social-Ecological Lens The data will be used to identify if and how clinical/practice-related and sociodemographic factors asociated with patients, physicians, hospitals, and surrounding neighborhoods affect primary and repeat cesarean delivery. 2011-2014 IP
05/09/2016 Trista Parker Health Quest 16050904 Yearly Strategic Planning Updates and Research Projects The data will be used to determine marketshare, LOS, volume trends and to explore the need for new services at our 3 hospitals. 2016-2019 IP
2016-2019 OP
05/05/2016 Steven Levine SUNY Downstate Medical Center 16050503 SIREN: Background Grant Information and New Project The data will be used as background information for a grant and new project examining disparities across all of New York hospitals. 2010-2014 IP
2010-2014 OP
05/03/2016 Natalia Egorova Mount Sinai Medical Center 1604-02 Investigating Epidemiology and Long-Term Outcomes of Infectious Endocarditis The data will be used to investigate the epidemiology of infectious endocarditis in New York State and to analyze the long term outcomes for patietns with infectious endocarditis. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
05/02/2016 Paul Jenkins Bassett Healthcare 1604-03 New Surveillance Strategy for Farming and Forestry Injury The data will be used to accurately track non-fatal agricultural injuries in NYS; this will ain in the development of injury prevention programs, education and outreach for the agricultural community. 2000-2010 IP
04/29/2016 Artemio Jongco Northwell Health Systems 16042806 Eluciadating the Epidemiology of Anaphyaxis in the Elderly The data will be used to lay the foundation for future studies characterizing possible risk factors, as well as aid in designing interventions that specifically address the needs of elderly patients with anaphylaxis. 2008-2019 IP
2008-2019 OP
03/24/2016 Crystal Fuller Lewis Nathan S Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) 1603-01 Hotspotting Brownsville, Identifying Patterns of Service Use and Community Needs and Comparisons With Other High Risk Communities Across New York State The data will be used to examine potential relationships between high service utilization hotspots and social risk factors of a community to compare other New York State neighbors to Brownsville. 2000-2019 IP
2000-2019 OP
03/24/2016 Bharat Rao KPMG 1603-02 Measuring The Value Of Healthcare Assessing Costs, Outcomes and Quality The data will be used to conduct analyses to create identified statistics, trends, findings or benchmarks to assist our clients with efforts and programs aimed at leading to improved quality of care for patients and reducing costs in New York City. 2013-2019 IP
2013-2019 OP
03/22/2016 Dave Meintel Rochester Regional Health 16032114 Development of Internally-Maintained SPARCS Database The data will be used for health planning and resource allocation. 2013-2019 IP
2013-2019 OP
03/17/2016 Brian Engel Susquehanna Health 16031513 Susquehanna Health Customer Relationship Marketing Database - New York State Database Load The data will be used to produce detailed market analysist reporting allowing for better planning of customer relationship management and marketing projects. 2011-2019
2011-2019
03/11/2016 Rebecca Wolff Merifian Health-Truven 16030710 On-going Access To Data In Support of Planning Activities For All Hospitals The data will be used on planning activities including analysis of hospital utilization trends and created of annual strategic plan. 2015-2019 IP
03/02/2016 Richard Brown Bassett Healthcare 16030101 A Multivariable study of Temporal and Geographic Variations In Opioid Use Across New York State from 2000-2015: Impact of The New York State I-STOP Program The data will be used to examine temporal spatial and geographic patterns of the Opioid Epidemic in New York State and more specifically in Central New York State from 2000-2015. 2000-2019 IP
2000-2019 OP
03/02/2016 Amy Ando University of Illinois 16030209 The Effect of Shale Gas Development on Respiratory Health: Evidence from Pennsylvania and New York The SPARCS data will be used in the graduate student Sarah Master's thesis, which examines the effect of shale gas development on respiratory ailment inpatient hospitalizations, by zip code. 2007-2012 IP
02/26/2016 Donald Brand Winthrop University Hospital 16022410 Physiologic Insulin Therapy for the Management of Hyperglycemia in the Hospital The data will be used to determine if physiologic insulin therapy administered to general hospital inpatients with hypergy=lycemia favorably affects in-hospital complications and mortality, need for intensive care, or length of stay. 2010-2012 IP
02/26/2016 Sherry Glied New York University 16022613 Effect of Automatic Enrollment in Medicare via Social Security on Inpatient Length of Stay and Payment Source The data will be used to explain insurance and utilization decisions of individuals in the 65 to 68 year age group, a growing demographic with expenditures key to New York healthcare system. 2004-2007 IP
02/25/2016 Simon Swift Methods Analytics 16020909 International Comparison of Health Related Outcomes The data will be used to understand the difference between care delivery pathways and associated interventions between different countries health care delivery. 2006-2019 IP
2006-2019 OP
02/19/2016 Ellen Meara Dartmouth College 16020406 Mental Health Care Under New Payment Strategies The data will be used to examine whether and how emerging contracts between providers and insurers address physical and mental health care for patients with SMI. 2011-2018 IP
2011-2018 OP
02/19/2016 Rob Grant Evariant 16021707 Health Market Data Analysis The data will be used to analyze patient care lifecycle, analyze physician activity and utilization. Will also assist hospital systems to analyze activity and interaction with physicians and patients. 2014-2016 IP
2014-2016 OP
02/09/2016 Dana Telem SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1312-05 (A) 30-Day Hospital Readmissions Following Surgery-Are Patients Returning to the Hospital of their Initial Operation The purpose of this study would be to track patients for 30-days following common operative procedures to determine the overeall 30-day readmission rate as well as identify the percentage of readmissions in the original hospital of operation versus other. 2000-2019 IP
2000-2019 OP
02/09/2016 Kathleen Stergiopoulos SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1512-01 The Impact of Heart Disease in Pregnancy on Mother and Baby During Delivery and 30 Day Readmission in New York State The data will be used to assess mother and fetal/neonatal outcomes during and after delivery of women with heart disease during pregnancy. 2000-2019 IP
02/09/2016 Cande Ananth Columbia University 1602-02 Air Pollution and Risk of Placental Abruption in New York City The data will be use the geographic coordinates of the maternal address and the dates, each record will be assigned air pollution exposure estimates and we will use a time-stratified, bidirectional case-crossover design to model the relationship. 2007-2019 IP
02/09/2016 Stacey Plichta CUNY Hunter College 1602-03 Testing a Social Disorganization Theory Framework To Examine Violence Victimization and Mental Illness Among NYC Residents The data will be used in dissertation research on assault-related hospitalizations and co-occurring mental health diagnoses among New York City residents. 2009-2013 IP
02/09/2016 Fusheng Wang SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1602-04 Integrated Spatial Analytics for Public Health in New York State The data will be used in this project to take a GIS and spatial oriented approach to analyze patient records in SPARCS database, by incorporating US census and TIGER databases, and additional enviornment data. 2005-2019 IP
2003-2019 OP
02/09/2016 Brian O'Hea SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1602-05 Analysis of Demographic and Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Rates Among Women in New York State The data will be used to examine the rates of implant based vs. tissue-based reconstructions among women of different racial backgrounds in New York State utilizing the SPARCS database. 2005-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
02/09/2016 Corita Grudzen New York University Medical Center (NYU) 1602-08 Determinants of Treatment Intensity in New York at the End of Life The data will be used to link with NY State death index to describe the use of life-sustaining therapies, and to assess the role of the individual, provider, community, and hospital charateristics in the decision to use life-sustaining therapies for patients.
02/09/2016 Michael Palease Mount Sinai Medical Center 1602-09 Analyzing the Implications and Trends of Subspecialization The data will be used to link and find out at which point hospitals and physicians have reached sufficient caseload in order to benefit from this association. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
02/09/2016 Dana Telem SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1602-10 Assassment of Outcomes Following Procedures For Benign Esophageal Disease The data will be used to track patients who have undergone procedures for benign esophageal disease and assess the rate at which they have undergone further procedures. 2000-2019 IP
2000-2019 OP
02/09/2016 Julie Goodman Gradient Risk Sciences Group 1602-11 Time Series Analysis of Air Pollution, Asthma Exacerbations, and Upper Respiratory Infections The data will be used to benefit public health research by informing the interpretation of similar time series analyses conducted in the past. 1999-2015 IP
2005-2015 OP
12/28/2015 LAcey Keller New York State Office of the Attorney General 15121405 Intersection of Healthcare & Law Enforcement in New York State The data will be used to develop a comprehensive understanding of the intersection of healthcare and law enforcement issues. 2010-2018 IP
2010-2018 OP
12/21/2015 Gloria Ho North Shore LIJ Health System 15120201 Prevalence of Aortic Dissection on Long Island, New York The data will be used to examine utility of aortic dissection, so we can improve health services in our health system. 2005-2018 IP
2005-2018 OP
12/21/2015 William Wyatt Health Grades, Inc (TRUVEN) 15122108 Quality Ratings and Analysis The data will be used to provided consumers needed information about the quality of healthcare services delivered at different hospitals in order to make better informed healthcare choices. 2014 IP
12/18/2015 Sarah Bonzo SUNY Oswego 15121003 Certificate of Need Project The data will be used for student understanding of primary service area analysis and con process/analysis. 2010-2014 IP
12/18/2015 Sarah Bonzo or Tyler Diez SUNY Oswego 15121004 Urgent Care Facilities: An Integral Solution for PCP and ED Utilization The data will be used to explore the role of urgent care facilities as a substitute for primary and emergency department care under differing metropolitan and socioeconomic conditions. 2000-2018 IP
2000-2018 OP
12/03/2015 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 15111707 UB Data For Clinical Outcomes Research (Ed, Ambulatory Surgery, Outpatient) The data will be risk-adjusted and observed values for mortality and complications, cost, charges and length of stay compared to expected values.
2014-2018 OP
11/13/2015 Eileen Jones Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI) 1211-03 (A3) NYC Systems Analysis of Vulnerable Exiters: Outcomes of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care and Juvenile Justice (NYC S.A.V.E.) and Longitufinal Health Care and Services use of Homeless People The purpose of this project is to investigate hospital service usage. 2003-2018 IP
2003-2018 OP
11/13/2015 Linda Schwimmer New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute 1409-01 (S) Evaluation of Hospital Quality and Performance The SPARCS data will be used to establish a data platform for integrating New Jersey hospital discharge abstract data, commercial claims data and private employer data providing cost, quality and utilization information for common conditions and procedures. 2011-2018 IP
2011-2018 OP
11/13/2015 Saul Blecker New York University Medical Center (NYU) 1511-01 Health Information Technology in Heart Failure The data will be used to compare the benefit of these therapies to patients with a principal diagnosis of heart failure as well as in general hospitalized patients. 2012-2018 IP
11/10/2015 Paul Reuscher IMS Health 15110605 Hospital Procedure and Diagnosis Volume Analysis The data will be used for the purposes of validating the national projections from the hospital discharge data. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
10/22/2015 Lisa Ullman New York State Department of Health/OPCOHSM 15102016 Market Share Analysis Under the New York State Department of Health's Certificate of Public Advantage Program The data will be used by three contractors to evaluate aspects of COPA applications submitted by performing provider systems under DSRIP. 2014 IP
2014 OP
10/07/2015 Emily Hofer Lexis Nexis, Risk Solutions, HealthCare 15100501 Marketview - Physicians and Facility Volumetrics The data will be used for the volumetrics information we provide to gain market intelligence, track competitive activities and increase visibility into broader market. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
10/06/2015 Eric Niehaus HANYS Services Inc. 1101-12 (S) HANYS New York State Clinical Database Update Requesting data for hospital discharge profiles, quality and re-admission analysis, and policy analysis and evaluation,develop policy and reimbursement proposals, and analyze SPARCS data. 1987-2018 IP
1987-2018 OP
10/06/2015 May Hua Presbyterian Hospital 1202-09 (A3) 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 who underwent ICU care. 2008-2017 IP
2008-2017 OP
10/06/2015 Shao Lin SUNY Albany School of Public Health 1509-01 Enviornmental Exposure And Public Health Outcomes The data will be used to explore the relationship between multiple environmental exposures such as extreme weather/disaster. 2001-2018 IP
2005-2018 OP
10/06/2015 Leonard Rodberg CUNY Queens College 1509-04 Inpatient and Outpatient Data for Use In Infoshare Community Data System (www.infoshare.org) The data will be used in order to be able to present it in aggregated form in the Infoshare system, allowing researchers, students, and the general public to make use of it for analytical and general public policy purposes. 2007-2018 IP
2007-2018 OP
10/2/2015 Subu Subramanian Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 15092914 The Spatial and Multi-level Association of Alcohol Exposure, Alcohol Misuse and HIV Outcomes The data will be used to document the health effects and geographic disparities of alcohol exposure within neighborhoods. Finding may inform alcohol policy design to improve population health.
2009-2014 OP
09/25/2015 Linda Miller Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 15092513 Health Planning, Resource Allocation, and Other General Studies Pertaining to the Health and Well Being of Patients The data will be used to prepare analyses focused on efficient resource allocation and improving access to care and clinical services. 2014 IP
09/14/2015 Rachel Kelz University of Pennsylvania 15090802 An Evaluation of Patient Management, Outcomes, and Disparities Among Varying Populations According to Oncologic Diagnoses The data will be used for health services research to aide in the identification of best practices, opportunities for quality improvement at the system level, and to facilitate patient education in cancer-related care. 2007-2011 IP
09/14/2015 Sehwon Kang University of Minnesota 15082708 Focus, Patient-Centeredness and Performance: An Empirical Examination in New York State The data will be used to provide managerial implications to hospital show balancing patient-centeredness. 2011-2013 IP
09/02/2015 Amy Richards Yale New Haven Health System 15090101 Statistical Analysis and Trending of Outmigration The data will be used for healthcare analytics and statistical reporting purposes. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
08/25/2015 Ghassam Samara SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 15060404 Safety of Concurrent Versus Staged Neck Dissection in Transoral Robotic Surgery For Head and Neck Cancer The data will be used to prevent patients from being exposed to unnecessary risks when undergoing operative management of advanced head and neck cancer. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
08/24/2015 Keith Bubblo Stroudwater Associates 15082106 Consulting Services The data will be used to identify market trends and as part of our strategic planning efforts. The benefit is improved planning and delivery of inpatient hospital services in New York State. 2012-2014 IP
08/24/2015 Harlan Krumholz Yale University 1508-08 Identifying Temporal Variation in Disease The data will be used to better understand the temporal patterns of hospital admissions for groups of diseases as well as the environmental factors that are linked with these patterns in order to more efficiently guide the allocation of health care resources. 2006-2013 IP
2006-2013 OP
08/24/2015 Ali Zaidi Montefiore Medical Center 1508-04 Infective Endocarditis and Cerebrovascular Accidents in Adult Congenital Health Disease The data will be used to obtain demographic data regarding the inpatient care for patients with adult congenital heart disease and to obtain specific outcome measurements of their cardiac and non-cardiac morbidities. 1995-2015 IP
08/24/2015 Alexander Dagum SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1508-01 A Statewide Review of Readmissions and Complications Following Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair The data will be used to review epidemiological factors associated with readmissions following cleft lip and palate repair. 2008-2018 IP
2008-2018 OP
08/14/2015 David Chang Harvard Medical School 15081002 Evaluating The Quality of Care Within Surgery And Determining the Impacts of Potential Health Policies on Patient Access to Care and Subsequent Outcomes This data will be used in evaluating the current status of quality of care for surgery as well as the impacts of potential policies on patient access and quality at the population level. 2010-2018 IP
2010-2018 OP
08/12/2015 Thomas Mahoney Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 1010-06 (A2) 2020 Performance Commission (2020 PC) PQI/ED Initiatives The primary goal of using SPARCS data is to improve access to care, avoid unnecessary hospital and ED use and eliminate health disparities in the Finger Lakes Region. 1997-2018 IP
1997-2018 OP
08/10/2015 Gary Zigmann Vermont Hospital Association and Health Systems 15080701 Vermont Explor Multistate Hospital Discharge Database The data will be used to create hospital planning reports to help member hospitals more effectively provide care to their service areas. 2013-2018 IP
08/07/2015 John Powell New York State Department of Financial Services 15072714 New York Hospital Price Study The data will be used to explore how New York's private commercial market sets hospital prices, to analyze whether hospital attributes such as quality and market leverage influence hospital prices, and to examine hospital price variation. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
07/22/2015 Matthew Willaert SG2-MedAssets 15072113 Operational and Long Term Planning for Multiple Clients (various hospitals and health systems) SPARCS data will be used with the market demand forecast tool and the state data analysis tool. 2010-2018 IP
2010-2018 OP
07/20/2015 Sherry Glied New York University 15071008 Effect of Automatic Enrollment in Medicare via Social Security on Inpatient Length of Stay and Payment Source The data will be used to study the effect of a higher age requirement for social security on Medicare. 2002 & 2014 IP
07/17/2015 Ifeanyi Onyeji Columbia University 15071409 Do Social Economic Status and/or Health Insurance Predict The Receipt of Surgical Intervention Among Patients With Erectile Dysfunction. The data will be used to assess if low SES and/or insurance type predicts receipt of penile prosthesis surgery among men with a diagnosis of erectile dysfunction. 1997-2014 IP
1997-2014 OP
07/17/2015 Brian Herdman CBIZ K A Consulting Services, LLC 15070102 National Benchmarking and Trending Analysis The data will be used for benchmarking and trending reports. The report will show trends related to charge levels, intensity of services, and levels of resource utilization. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Heather Strosnider CDC 1507-06 A National Analysis of Short-term Associations Between Respiratory Morbidity and Ambient Air Pollutants The data will be used to estimate short-term associations between air pollution and emergency department visits for all respiratory outcomes combined and specific outcomes. 2005-2014 IP
2005-2014 OP
07/15/2015 Bernard Black Northwestern Law School 1507-05 Academic Research on Factors Determining Hospital Adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) The data will be used to study the patient, hospital, competitive environment, and other characteristics that effect whether, and when a hospital adopts electronic medical records. 1995-2018 IP
1996-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Bernard Black Northwestern Law School 1507-04 Academic Research on The Effect of Public Reporting of Hospital Infection Rates on Infection Rates The data will be used to determine what effect public reporting of hospital infection rates have on actual infection rates. 1995-2018 IP
1996-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Bernard Black Northwestern Law School 1507-03 Academic Research On The Effect of Insurance Exchange Structure on Health Insurance Prices and Enrollment The data will be used to study the effect of structure of the health insurance exchanges, created by New York and other states under the Affordable Care Act, on health insurance prices and consumer choice among health plans. 1995-2018 IP
1996-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Bernard Black Northwestern Law School 1507-02 Long-term Impact of Health Insurance on Health and Mortality The data will be used to compare "treated persons" (without health insurance), to control persons (with health insurance), and also compare different types of health insurance. 1995-2018 IP
1996-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Alfredo Morabia CUNY Queens College 1507-01 WTC-Heart: A Cohort Study of Heart Diseases in World Trade Center Responders The data will be used as a cohort study of the long-term cardiovascular impact of response to WTC disaster began in September 2011 2000-2018 IP
2000-2018 OP
07/15/2015 Craig Pollack Johns Hopkins University 1211-08 (S) Comparative Effectiveness of Moving to a Low, Versus Remaining in a High, Poverty Neighborhood for Health Care Utilization and Cost of Care The data will be used for a comparative effectiveness of moving to a low-versus remaining in a high-poverty neighborhood for health care utilization and costs of care. 1995-2009 IP
1995-2009 OP
07/15/2015 Stephen Lyman Hospital for Special Surgery 1107-04 (S) Health Services Research Initiative in Musculoskeletal Healthcare Delivery The data will be used to focus on policy-related issues, related to the delivery of musculoskeletal medical care. Research will primarily be centered on the topics of access to care, quality of care, and costs of care. 1985-2018 IP
1985-2018 OP
07/10/2015 Renee McDonald-Fleming SUNY Downstate Medical Center 15071007 Effects of the 2012 USPSTF PSA Recommendation on Prostate Cancer Screening and Detection in African American Men The data will be used to see whether or not this recommendation has changed the screening trends for African American men, and has this recommendation impacted prostate cancer detection in African American men. 2009-2018 IP
2009-2018 OP
07/09/2015 Jim Strunk iVantage Health Analytics 15070704 2015 Inpatient and Outpatient Hospital Discharge Data The data will be used on a patient level to calculate utilization rates and to produce aggregate market share reports that hospitals use in marketing and strategic planning and operations planning. These reports also provide forecasting of future demand. 2005-2018 IP
2015-2018 OP
07/01/2015 David Regan Vermont Health Care Authority 15060101 Vermont Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set The data will be used by the state to support aggregate and summary level reporting on outmigration for inpatient care to New York hospitals; to generate resident population-based inpatient hospitalization rates. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
06/25/2015 Laura Braslow Manatt Health Solutions 15062419 Provided Market Share, Service Line and Community Needs Analyses Conducted as Part of Broad-Based Operational The data will be used as part of a strategic and operational support MHS provides to PPS lead organizations and other providers under DSRIP. 2012-2018 IP
2012-2018 OP
06/17/2015 Anil Lalwani New York Presbyterian 15060806 Incidence And Utilization of Inpatient And Ambulatory Mastoidectomy In New York State From 1995-2014 The data will be used to identify the incidence and utilization of mastoidectomy in both inpatient and ambulatory settings in New York State from 1995-2014. This study is important to the scientific community, clinicians and patients and may guide future treatment practices and policies. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
06/08/2015 Joe Harris Intellimed International Corporation 15052006 Hospital Strategic Plan and Provider Services Improvement Study and Analysis The data will be used to provide the historical basis for evaluating, analyzing and making changes to improve patient healthcare services. 2014-2018 IP
2014-2018 OP
06/03/2015 Janet Currie Princeton University 1505-02 Unnecessary Hospitalization and Patient Outcomes. The data will be used to recommend hospital admission practices which could lower health care spending and reduce complication area rates. 2005-2018 IP
2005-2018 OP
06/03/2015 Jun Li University of Michigan 1505-01 Cost-Effectiveness of Referring Patients to Centers of Excellance for Cardiac Surgeries The data will be used to assess the relative costs and benefits to both patients and payers of receiving cardiac surgeries in a Center of excellence hospital instead of a non-center of excellance hospital. 2008-2018 IP
2008-2018 OP
06/02/2015 Jiali Li Westchester County DOH 15052921 Westchester County Department of Health Community Health Assessment, Annual Databooks, Data Updates, News Briefs, and Research Papers on Hospitalization, Emergency Room, and Ambulatory Service Utilizations The data will be used to prepare community health assessment, annual data books, data updates, new briefs and relevant research papers to track and report disease prevalence, hospitalizations, emergency room visits, ambulatory surgeries, and general health. 2011-2018 IP
2011-2018 OP
06/02/2015 John Polimeni Albany College of Pharmacy 15042111 Trends and Outcomes of Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Management in New York State The data will be used to analyze temporal and geographic trends in methods for the diagnosis and procedural management of pancreatic cancer. 1995-2018 IP
1995-2018 OP
06/01/2015 Nisha Branch George Washington University 15052722 Assessment of Disparities, Utilization, Cost, Complications, and Factors Contributing to Perioperative Outcomes in Surgical Procedures Across Multiple Years in New York State The data will be used to assess, evaluate, and identify any racial, gender, or other health disparities for patients undergoing surgery in New York State. Identification of trends could lead to prevention and/or elimination of health disparities. 1995-2018 IP
1995-2018 OP
05/22/2015 Corey Maher Oscar Insurance Group 15052009 SPARCS Data Analysis The data will be used to investigate costs, outcomes and procedure affinity for providers in the SPARCS data set. 2010-2018 IP
2010-2018 OP
05/20/2015 Javier Blanco SUNY Buffalo 15051204 An Analysis of Pharmacogenectic Testing Utilization in New York State The data will be used to examine the trends of utilizing pharmacogenomics testing in New York State from 2000-2017. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
04/25/2015 Alexis Pozen CUNY School of Public Health 14100804 Perinatal Costs and Outcomes in New York Area Hospitals The data will be used to compare costs, charges and outcomes of vaginal births and caesarian sections in New York. 2008-2014 IP
2008-2014 OP
04/27/2015 Nizar Souayah Rutgers University 1504-02 Trends in Outcomes and Costs Among Patients With Specific Inflammatory Neurological Disorders Treated. The data will be used to determine whether intravenous immunoglobulin provides benefits over other treatments in terms of length of stay, mortality, disability and general healthcare. 1995-2018 IP
1995-2018 OP
04/27/2015 Jessica Athens New York University Medical Center 1504-01 NYU Hospitals Clinical Research Data Management Core The data will be used to establish a protocol for NYU investigators interested in using SPARCS. 2000-2018 IP
2000-2018 OP
04/02/2015 Don De Moro California Nurses Association 15032403 The Effect of Health Information Technology on Patient Outcomes The data will be used to study the medical clinical, and social efficacy of health information technology (HIT) through the outcomes for hospital inpatient. 2003-2008 IP
2003-2008 OP
03/18/2015 Amy Richards Yale New Haven Health System 15031602 Statistical Analysis and Trending of Outmigration The data will be used for healthcare analytics and statistical reporting purposes. 2013 IP
2013 OP
03/12/2015 Joseph Bosco NYU Hospital of Joint Diseases 15031101 Geographic Differences in Hospital Readmissions Across New York State The data will be used to compare orthopaedic readmissions rate, surgical infections and hospital costs and charges throughout New York State baseed on hospital volume and metro area. 2014-2018 IP
03/09/2015 Ismail Sirtalan Greater New York Hospital Association 0901-04 (A) 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. 1999-2018 IP
1999-2018 OP
03/09/2015 Gale Spencer SUNY Binghamton 14101005 Correlation of High Impact Flood Zones with Population Health Outcomes The data will be used to evaluate the direct impact of flooding on individuals physical and respiratory health, and their mental health status such as the prevalence of psychological distress and post-traumatic stress disorders. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
03/09/2015 Cynthia Taub Montefiore Medical Center 1503-01 Long-Term Maternal Cardivascular orbidity In Women With Pre-Eclampsia, Eclampsia and Gestational Diabetes The data will be used to investigate whether pre-eclampsia, eclampsia and gestational diabetes increase the risk for long-term maternal cardiovascular disease. 1982-2018 IP
2005-2018 OP
03/09/2015 Vratika Agarwal University of California San Francisco 1503-02 Impack of Superstorm Sandy on Healthcare Cost and Utilization in the State of New York The data will be used to evaluate the burden of hospital admission for cardiovascular event as well as overall admissions during nautal disasters using the example of Hurricane Sandy, which struck in the New York coastline on October 29, 2012. 2010-2013 IP
2010-2013 OP
03/09/2015 Wade Norwood Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 1503-03 Dispartities In Health Outcomes in Rochester, New York The data will be used to reduce health disparities in the Finger Lake Region. 2008-2018 IP
2008-2018 OP
02/25/2015 Anthony Gasparis SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 15022308 Emergency Department DVT Management: A 5 Year Analysis of Admissions Data This study is a 5-year retrospective review of emergency department admission rates for patients presenting with a primary diagnosis of acute deep vein thrombosis. 2008-2013 IP
2008-2013 OP
02/5/2015 Nancy Erickson Solutions, Inc. 15020502 UB Data For Clinical Outcomes Research The data will be used for risk-adjusted and observed values for mortality and complications, cost, charges, and length of stay compared to expected values. 2011-2013 OP
01/27/2015 Sami Khan SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1501-01 A Statewide Analysis of The Quality, Complaint, and Demographics of Readmissions Following Breast Reconstructive Surgery The data will be used to review the epidemologic, financial and geographic factors associated with readmission following breast reconstruction. 2005-2010 IP
2005-2010 OP
01/26/2015 Jeryl Topalian Western CT Health Network (WCHN) 15012606 SPARCS Data The data will be used to review the epidemologic, financial and geographic factors associated with readmission following breast reconstruction. 2010-2018 IP
2010-2018 OP
01/23/2015 Christopher Garmon Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 15012304 New York Health Care Provider Merger Investigations and Research The data will be used in the FTC's current and future investigations of health care providers in New York and surrounding states,in research projects on health care provider competition and mergers. 2007-2018 IP
2013-2018 OP
01/15/2015 Brian McNeil SUNY Downstate Medical Center 15011302 Prostate Cancer Health Disparities in NYS: A Twenty Year Follow-Up The data will be used to compelete the dissertation requirements for Mr. Parris's doctoral studies in our School of Public Health and as surveillance to sustantiate the existence and describe the drivers of racial disparities. 2012-2015 IP
12/29/2014 Anthony Gasparis SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 14122616 Emergency Department DVT Management: A 5 year Analysis of Admissions Data The data will be used to study a 5 year retrospective review of emergency department admission rates for patietns presenting with a primary diagnosis of acute deep vein thrombosis. 2008-2013 IP
2008-2013 OP
12/22/2014 Sophie Wheeley University Hospital Birmingham 14121813 International Hospital Benchmarking The data will be used to compare clinical outcomes between hospital healthcare services globally. 2001-2017 IP
2001-2017 OP
12/15/2014 John Powell New York State Department of Financial Services 1412-06 New York Hospital Price Study The data will be used to explore how New York's private commercial market sets hospital prices, and to analyze whether hospital attributes, such as quality and market leverage, influence hospital prices. 2013 IP
2013 OP
12/15/2014 Fergal Fleming University of Rochester Medical Center 1412-05 Healthcare Costs and Burden Associated with Post-Operative Complications and Events The data will be used to analyze patient characteristics and risk factors, identify disparities in care, and calculate cost for postsurgical complications, such as readmission, additional procedures, and mortality. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
12/15/2014 Kimon Bekelis Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 14120402 Outpatient Resource Utilization by Patients Undergoing Neurosurgical Procedures The data will be used to study the incidence and types of outpatient procedures as well as outpatients undergoing neurosurgical interventions, and how those correlated with improved outcomes. 2009-2013 OP
12/15/2014 Todd Griffin SUNY Stonybrook- Department of Obstetrics 1412-04 Outcomes Research in Obstetrics, Gynecological, Oncology The data will be used to analyze 30-day readmission rates after surgery, which may affect regional quality improvement programs aimed at improving surgical outcomes. 2008-2017 IP
2008-2017 OP
12/15/2014 Stephen Lyman Hospital for Special Surgery 1412-01 Tracking Hospital for Special Surgery Patients Post-Discharge The data will be used to identify predictors or risk factors of adverse events related to surgical outcomes. 2008-2017 IP
2008-2017 OP
12/15/2014 Aurora Pryor SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 1403-02 (A) Revisions Following Adjustable Gastric Band The data will be used to determine the rate of revision and explant of LAGB to see how many patients have had the device explanted and have undergone other bariatric procedures. 2003-2013 IP
2003-2013 OP
12/15/2014 Niev Duffy SUNY Old Westbury 1110-06 (A) An Analysis of NYS Hospital Utilization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Diagnoses This study will explore the impact of community level characteristics and access to care on hospital utilization rates for ambulatory care sensitive diagnoses. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
12/10/2014 Stephen Wise Mount Sinai Hospital - Chicago 14110601 Readmissions and Cost Analysis of Hernia Repairs The data will be used for an evaluation of hernia readmissions and cost analysis of hernia repairs, comparing different surgical techniques, demographic characteristics and operative costs. 2003-2013 IP
2003-2013 OP
11/24/2014 Young Kwon New York University School of Medicine 14111405 Assessment of Outcomes and Readmission Rates in Orthopaedic Surgery The data will be used to determine what underlying patient factors, when coupled with a specific orthopaedic surgical procedure, lead to either successs or failure. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
11/21/2014 Nancy Erickson Solutions, Inc. 14112108 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research The data are risk-adjusted and observed values for mortality and complications, cost, charges, and length of stay are compared to expected values. 2013-2017 IP
11/17/2014 Evan Johnson Health Market Science, Inc. 14111404 Trend Analysis The data will be used to identify important changes in hospital discharges. 2013 IP
2013 OP
11/17/2014 Jeremy Henderson Health Grades, Inc. 14111203 Quality Rating & Analysis The data will be used to measure quality outcomes for inpatient acute care hospitals, create targeted solutions, internal analysis and reporting based on quality metrics. 2013 IP
11/10/2014 Jeffrey Butts CUNY John Jay College 1410-02 Evaluation of The Cure Violence Project The data will be used to compare shooting and homicide trends with NYPD crime data. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
11/4/2014 Christopher Brooks WebMD, Inc. 14102218 NY Inpatient Hospital Study The data will be used in a hospital comparison tool to assist consumers in understanding how hospital services compare. 2013 IP
10/31/2014 Jose Pagan New York Academy of Medicine 1410-04 Longitudinal Trends in Treatment Pathways Readmissions and Costs By Patient Characteristics The data will be used to investigate how the evolution of health care and social determinants of health, over the last few decades, is associated with inpatient and outpatient medical care utilization. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
10/31/2014 Chun-An Chou SUNY Binghamton 1410-03 Prediction Analysis by Correlating Weather Variables with Hospitals and ED Admissions The data will be used to understand the relationship between weather and health in upstate New York. 1990-2013 IP
1990-2013 OP
10/31/2014 Jose Pagan New York Academy of Medicine 1410-01 Longitudinal Trends in Treatment Pathways, Readmissions and Costs by Patient Characteristics The data will be used to investigate how the evolution of health care and social determinants of health over the last few decades are associated with inpatient and outpatient medical care utilization. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
10/21/2014 Kalpana Bhandarkar Maimonides Medical Center 14101714 Strategic Planning The data will be used to understand the supply of inpatient healthcare services. 2013 IP
10/17/2014 Paul Reuscher IMS Health 14101609 Hospital Procedure and Diagnosis Volume Analysis The data will be used for the purposes of validating the national projections from its hospital discharge data for 2001-2013. 2013 IP
2013 OP
10/14/2014 Jiali Li Westchester County DOH 14101407 Westchester County Department of Health Community Health Assessment and Annual Databooks The data will be used to track and report diseases prevalence, hospitalizations, emergency room visits, ambulatory surgeries, and general health status of Westchester County residents. 2013-2017 IP
2013-2017 OP
10/14/2014 David Carpenter SUNY School of Public Health 14092916 Association Between Select Chronic Diseases and Hazardous Waste Sites in New York State The data will be used to assess the geographic distributions of several chronic diseases in New York State. 1995-2013 IP
10/8/2014 Thomas Lee SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1409-06 Review of Pediatric Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies in New York State; Hospital and Surgeon Differences in Surgical Outcomes The data will be used to provide information on the outcomes of pediatric laparoscopic surgeries, and the types of surgeons performing them. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
10/8/2014 Carl Paulino SUNY Downstate Medical Center 1409-05 Outcomes, Complications, Risks and Survivorship after Orthopedic Procedures The data will be used to analyze orthopaedic procedures and their outcomes and/or complications. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
10/8/2014 Crystal Fuller Lewis Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 1409-04 Washington Heights: A Community Diagnosis The data will be used to characterize the Washington Heights neighborhood in terms of their healthcare diagnoses and healthcare access/usage. 2009-2017 IP
2009-2017 OP
10/8/2014 Michael Poon SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 1409-03 Improving Population Cardiovascular Health through CCTA Imaging and Guided Follow-up Referral Using the Emergency Department as a Primary Point of Contact The data will be used to assess different utilization patterns: including patient's use of multiple EDs, ambulatory surgery centers, and hospitals; and comparative outcomes across the state. 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013 OP
10/8/2014 Bian Liu North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System 1409-02 Changes in Asthma Healthcare Utilizations Under Current and Future Aerosol Levels in New York State The data will be used to investigate changes in asthma healthcare utilizations associated with variations of ambient aerosol levels under changing climate, emission, and population conditions between current/baseline and future periods. 2001-2010 IP
2001-2010 OP
10/8/2014 Linda Schwimmer New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute 1409-01 Evaluation of Hospital Quality and Performance The data will be used to establish a data platform for integrating New Jersey hospital discharge abstract data, commercial claims data and private employer data providing cost, quality and utilization information for common conditions and procedures. 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013 OP
10/8/2014 Mark Duggan National Bureau of Economic Research 1306-03 (S) Examining Enrollment Dynamics and Reimbursement Effects in Medicare Advantage We plan to examine various aspects of Medicare Advantage plans, and the dynamics of enrollment and disenrollment from these plans. 1998-2007 IP
1998-2007 OP
10/8/2014 John Claude Elfar University of Rochester Medical Center 1209-03 (A) Trends in Upper Extremity Trauma The data will be used to evaluate demographic, geographical, and socioeconomic characteristics of patients who sustain upper extremity trauma. 2000-2011 IP
2000-2011 OP
10/8/2014 Bruce Boissonnault Niagara Health Quality Coalition 0907-06 (S) 1. Potentially Avoid Hospital readmissions and Potentially Avoidable Complications 2. Analysis of Physician Specific Volumes Analysis of potentially avoidable hospital readmission rates by type of care and by facility. Also, analysis of physician-specific volume. 2004-2017 IP
10/7/2014 Harold Koch Intellimed International Corporation 14100602 Hospital Strategic Plan and Provider Services Improvement Study and Analysis The data will be used to provide the historical basis for evaluating, analyzing and making changes to improve patient healthcare services, set healthcare service quality standards and develop strategic decision support measures. 2013 IP
2013 OP
10/7/2014 Nallan Suresh SUNY Buffalo 14100203 Empirical Research in Health Care Operations Management The data will be used to investigate the relationship between internal hospital planning and scheduling practices and service quality outcomes. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
9/23/2014 Sheila Kee Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center 14092313 Niagara - Orleans PPS DSRIP Analysis The data will be used to assess the problem areas that need to be addressed during the 5 year DSRIP project. 2000-2017 IP
08/22/2014 Joseph Bosco NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases 14082121 Geographic Differences in Hospital Readmissions Across New York State The data will be used to determine regional variations in orthopaedic hospital costs by location and population density. 2001-2013 IP
08/22/2014 Lisa McGiffert Consumers Union 14082120 Costs of Hip and Knee Revision and Replacement to the State of New York The data will be used to identify how much was charged to state program to pay for hip and knee replacement and revision surgeries, for advocacy purposes. 2012-2017 IP
08/18/2014 Paula Denoya SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 14081105 Management Trends in Inflammmatory Bowel Disease In The Era of Immunomodulator Therapy The data will be used to study IBD surgeries, emergent VS. elective, and the various rates and charges associated with each. 1985-2013 IP
08/15/2014 Brian McNeil SUNY Downstate Medical Center 14080604 Prostate Cancer Health Disparities in New York State, a Ten Year Follow-Up The data will be used to conduct a retrospective study that will focus on data that captures prostatectomies based on race, and age group. 2004-2011 IP
2004-2011 OP
08/6/2014 Eric Genden Mount Sinai-Icahn School of Medicine 14080403 Surgeon Specific Outcomes Associated with Surgery The data will be used to determine if there is a wide variation in the outcomes and costs associated with a variety of surgical procedures among surgeons in New York. 2005-2017 IP
2005-2017 OP
08/5/2014 Khoi Pham Hackensack Medical Center 14080402 Overall and Clinical Service Line Cases & Market Share Analysis for New York Providers The data will be used to summarize overall and clinical service line cases and market share by service area and NY provider 2013-2017 IP
08/04/2014 Shannon Lorbiecki Navigant Consulting Inc 14080101 Assessing Opportunities for Consolidation or Regionalization of Hospital Services in Newark and Surrounding Towns for New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority The data will be used to understand outmigration of Newark area residents to hospitals in New York. 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013 OP
07/31/2014 Jennifer Jamilkowski SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 14072523 Planning & Marketing Analysis The data will be used to understand how hospital services are utilized across different community populations and to determine the appropriateness of the hospitalization given the diagnosis background. 1997-2017 IP
07/16/2014 Michael Poon SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 14071104 Improving Population Cardiovascular Health through CCTA Imaging and Guided Follow-up Referral Using the Emergency Department as a Primary Point of Contact The data will be used to assess different utilization Medical Center patterns and comparative outcomes across the State. 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013 OP
07/08/2014 Kimon Bekelis Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 14070802 Regional Disparities in Outcomes and Hospitalization Charges of Neurosurgical Procedures of New York State The data will be used to investigate the association of these outcomes with the case volume of each hospital. 2009-2017 IP
07/07/2014 Dusan Bogunovic Mount Sinai- Icahn School of Medicine 14070701 Genetic Predispostion to Neurolisteriosis The data will be used to study people that cannot fight the germ called Listeria monocytogenes. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
06/27/2014 Michael Palese Mount Sinai Medical Center 14062707 Studying the Correlation Between Incidence and Prevalence of Urological Diseases Among Populations Belonging to Different Patient Socio-Economic Tiers The data will be searched by queries and records relevant to urology and of significance to the project will be extracted for multivariate statistical analysis. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
06/20/2014 Joseph Bosco New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases 14061906 Regional Analysis of Orthopaedic Procedure Cost Data SPARCS data will be used to determine regional variations in orthopaedic hospital costs by location. 2000, 2010 IP
06/20/2014 Carl Paulino SUNY Downstate Medical Center 1406-11 Assessment of Risk Factors for Readmission and Reoperation in Patients Undergoing Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty The data will be used to determine whether there is a difference between the readmission and reoperation rates between kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty and to determine risk factors associated with readmission or reoperation. 1996-2017 IP
1996-2017 OP
06/20/2014 Lindsay Jubelt New York University Langone Medical Center (NYU) 1406-10 Association of Hospital Disposition and Risk of Readmission The data will be used to determine any correlation between hospital disposition at discharge, and readmission, for the purpose of improving coordination of care, and reducing overall healthcare costs. 1982-2013 IP
06/20/2014 Jason Fletcher University of Wisconsin 1406-08 Asthma Hospitalizations in Children Born via Cesarean Section The data will be used to examine statistical assocations between method of delivery and subsequent diagnosis for asthma during childhood. 1982-2013 IP
06/20/2014 John Fischer Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1406-07 An assessment of Outcomes and Cost Utilization Following Hernia Repair and Complex Abdominal Surgery Using SPARCS Data The data will be used to critically assess the longitudinal outcomes and cost utilization following hernia repair surgery using New York State SPARCS datasets. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
06/20/2014 Kevin Walter University of Rochester Medical Center 1406-06 Reoperation Rates Following Spine Surgery using an Administrative Database Data will be used in a retrospective study analyzing patient's spine surgery to better understand spine care and assess the rate of reoperations. 2000-2014 IP
2000-2014 OP
06/20/2014 John Fischer Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1406-05 An assessment of Outcomes and Cost Utilization Following Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery using SPARCS Data The data will be used to critically assess longitundinal outcomes and cost utilization. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
06/20/2014 John Fischer Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1406-03 An Assessment of Surgical Outcomes following Multidisciplinary Management of Surgical Procedures Utilizing SPARCS Data The data will be used to critically assess longitudinal outcomes and cost utilization of surgery when a multidisciplinary team operative approach may potentially involve reconstructive surgery. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
06/20/2014 Elliot Regenbogen SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 1406-02 Characterizing Epidemiologic Trends Including Factors Related to Readmission Among Preterm Infants with Apnea of Prematurity The data will be used to determine the frequency of apnea of premeaturity (AOP) among preterm infants and to identify factors affecting the frequency of readmissions. 1997-2017 IP
1997-2017 OP
06/20/2014 Rachel Slayton Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1406-01 Hospital Acquired Infection Risk by Primary Payer The data will be used to evaluate the risk of health associated infections (HAIs), by primary payer status. 2008-2013 IP
2008-2013 OP
06/20/2014 Waheed Tajik New York State Organ Procurement Organization 1309-01 (A) New York State Hospital Compliance Review & Reconciliation of Reported Deaths for the Purpose of Facilitating Organ & Tissue Donation Data will be used to reconcile deaths reported to our organization by the hospitals. In accordance with the "Routine Referral Law", within our Donation Service Area (DSA). This data is of vital importance in identifying missed potential for donation. 2010-2016 IP
2010-2016 OP
06/20/2014 David Lee New York University, School of Medicine 1303-05 (A) 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
06/20/2014 May Hua New York Presbyterian Hospital 1202-09 (S2) 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 who underwent ICU care. 2008-2017 IP
2008-2017 OP
06/19/2014 Jennifer Thomson Pennsylvania Office of Attorney Geneeral 14060301 Hospital Merger Investigations The SPARCS data will be used to coordinate with data published by the Pennsylvania Health Care cost Containment Council. 2012 IP
06/18/2014 Mary Schroeder University of IOWA 14061704 Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and it's Associated Costs The data will be used by a graduate student as requirements for part of a course. This project will study the costs associated with mastectomy surgery. 2008-2012 IP
2008-2012 OP
06/17/2014 Tamar Polonsky University of Chicago Medicine 14061002 Effect of Hospital Admission for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in New York After Implementation of Trans Fat Bans The data will be used to analyze rates of AMI and CVA based on county of residence to determine if the trans fat ban contributes to changes in incidence. 2002-2013 IP
06/06/2014 Christopher Snyder Temple University Health System 14053028 New York State Inpatient Market Analysis The data will be used to identify the market trends in New York State. 2013 IP
05/29/2014 Emanuela Taioli North Shore-LIJ Health System 14052726 Health Disparities in Thoracic Surgery Procedures for Cancer of the Lung, and Esophagus Mesothelium The data will be used to assess if surgery is utilized at the same frequency in black and white patients affected by lung cancer, esophagcal cancer, or pleural mesothelioma; it will also assess if insurance coverage, SES, and other covariates influence the rate of surgery. 1995-2013 IP
05/22/2014 Mark Radzyner Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases 14052125 Health Services Research Projects The data will be used for a variety of analyses examining the care at Memorial Hospital and other hospitals caring for cancer patients. 2011-2015 IP
2011-2015 OP
05/21/2014 Ashraf Fadel SG-2, LLC 14052024 Operational and Long Term Planning for Multiple Clients SPARCS data will be used with the market demand forecast tool and the state data analysis tool. 2010-2017 IP
2010-2017 OP
05/13/2014 Bian Liu North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System 14050605 Changes in Asthma Healthcare Utilizations Under Current and Future Aerosol Levels in New York State The data will be used to investigate changes in asthma healthcare utilizations associated with variations of ambient aerosol levels under changing climate, emission, and population conditions between current and future periods. 2001-2012 IP
2001-2012 OP
05/09/2014 Rachel Kelz University of Pennsylvania 14050908 An Evaluation of Surgical Residencies Using Patient Outcomes of Program Graduates A retrospective study to determine relative contributions of patient, physician, and hospital factors in surgical outcomes. 2007-2011 IP
05/05/2014 Rajiv Jayadevan Mount Sinai School of Medicine at Icahn 14050102 Healthcare Analytics for Urologic Procedures and Conditions The data will be used to characterize prevalence, incidence and trends of access to care, rates of care, and predictors of access to, selection of, and outcome of various procedures. 2012-2017 IP
2012-2017 OP
05/05/2014 Mark Coughlin Hammes Company Advisory Services 14032714 Market Analytics The data will be used to complete market analytics on behalf of New York Hospital Clients. 2011-2017 IP
05/01/2014 Tamie Critelli O'Conco Healthcare Consultants 14050103 New York Market and Cost 2013 The data will be used to create market-based and cost-based benchmarks using our standard cost stepdown methodolgy. 2013-2017 IP
04/23/2014 Deborah Lynch Loeb & Troper, Health Care Consulting 14041114 Various Projects Related to Analysis of Hospital Discharges to Support Strategic Planning Efforts by Client Skilled Nursing Facilities The data will be used by consultants in the firms strategic planning division. 2012-2017 IP
2012-2017 OP
04/22/2014 Polina Antonette Lutheran Medical Center 14032713 Hospital and Benchmarking The data will be used for Lutheran Medical Center for benchmarking purposes. 2011-2017 IP
2011-2017 OP
04/16/2014 Leslie Boyd New York University Medical Center (NYU) 14041612 Future Quality Metrics in Gynecologic Oncology This study will assess the characteristics of hospitals admitting patients for malignancies who will likely receive clinical bonuses based on outcome measures. 2006-2013 IP
2006-2013 OP
04/16/2014 Philip Stieg Weil Medical College of Cornell University 14041511 Market Research The data will be used internally for research purposes. 2000-2013 IP
2000-2013 OP
04/08/2014 Denise Wrinn Cortland Regional Medical Center 14040702 Cortland Regional Medical Center Market Assessment The data will be used to calculate a number of key market variables affecting Cortland Regional Medical Center. 2010-2017 IP
2010-2017 OP
04/08/2014 Brian McNeil SUNY Downstate Medical Center 14040301 Prostate Cancer Health Disparities in New York State, a Ten Year Follow-Up The data will be used to conduct a retrospective study which will focus on medicare data that capture prostatetomics in New York State during the time frame of interests. 2010-2003 IP
04/01/2014 Bruce Feig Sachs Policy Group 14032712 Analysis of New York Health Care Utilization and Expenditure Patterns The data will be used to generate summary-level information on the cost and utilization of health services. 2010-2017 IP
2010-2017 OP
03/24/2014 Jean Moore SUNY School of Public Health 1403-08 Impact of Physician Density and Selected Physician Characteristics on ACSC Readmissins The data will be used to understand how distribution and characteristics of primary care physicians impact on ACSC readmissions. 2009-2011 IP
03/24/2014 Fergal Fleming University of Rochester Medical Center 1403-07 Healthcare Costs and Burden Associated with Post-Operative Complications and Events The data will be used to analyze patient characteristics and risk factors, identify disparities in care, and calculate cost for post-surgical complications, such as readmission, additional procedures, and mortality. 2000-2015 IP
2000-2015 OP
03/24/2014 Kevin Cromar New York University School of Medicine 1403-06 Improved Risk Communication using a Multipollutant Air Quality Index The data will be used to determine the effects of combinations of air pollutants on respiratory hopsital admissions and emergency department visits in New York State in order to develop a multipollutant air quality index and improve risk communication efforts surrounding exposure to ambient air pollution. 2000-2015 IP
2000-2015 OP
03/24/2014 Jessica Castner SUNY Buffalo 1403-05 Western New York Emergency Department Utilization The data will be used to determine disparities in age, sex, ethnicity, and insurance status between frequent emergency department users as opposed to non-frequent users. 2000-2017 IP
2000-2017 OP
03/24/2014 Colleen Lynch Mount Sinai Medical Center 1403-04 Effect of High-Intensity Primary Care on Utiilization and Quality Measures for "Super-Utilizers" The data will be used to identify if a subset of the patients population is responsible for a disproportionate share of healthcare costs; so called super-utilizers. 2010-2014 IP
2010-2014 OP
03/24/2014 Kirsten Cleary Columbia University 1403-03 Epidemiology of Adverse Maternal, Perinatal and Infant Outcomes in New York The data will be used to analyze the epidemiology of adverse maternal, perinatal, and infant outcomes. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
03/24/2014 Aurora Pryor SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 1403-02 Comparing Outcomes between Iaparoscopic Robotic Surgery Versus Iaparoscopic Surgery The data will be used to compare complications, and outcomes, between laparoscopic robotic surgeries and laparpscopic surgeries. 2005-2017 IP
2005-2017
03/24/2014 Aurora Pryor SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital 1403-01 Outcomes of Hospitals Performing Hepatobiliary, Foregut, and Minimally Invasive Procedures The data will be used to compare complications, and outcomes, in patients undergoing surgeries in hospitals comparing minimallyinvasive, hepatobiliary and foregut surgeries. 1995-2017 IP
1995-2017 OP
03/24/2014 Art Sedrakyan Weill Medical College of Cornell University 1306-06 (A) Predictors of Quality in Cardiothoracic and Orthopedic Surgical Care The primary purpose of this project is to examine the predictors of quality in cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgical care. 1995-2016 IP
1995-2016 OP
03/24/2014 Benjamin Charvat Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence (CIDI), Mayor's Office 1211-03 (A2) NYC 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. 2003-2012 IP
2003-2012 OP
03/24/2014 Amresh Hanchate Boston University 1101-14 (A2) Center for Health Insurance Reform, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Disparities: Project #1 The effects of Massachusetts Health Reform on Cardiovascular Outcomes and Disparities The data will be used to compare changes in admission rates, and racial and ethnic disparities in such rates, associated changes in inpatient costs in Massachusetts vs. other states for CV ACS conditions. 2003-2010 IP
2003-2010 OP
03/24/2014 Leonard Rodberg CUNY Queens College 0810-05 (S) Inpatient and Outpatient Data for use in Infoshare Community Data System (www.infoshare.org) SPARCS data will be used within the infoshare system, and will provide statistical information regarding demographic, socio-economic and health data at the neighborhood level. 2007-2013 IP
2007-2013 OP
03/21/2014 Benjamin Iskhakov Manhattan Billing and Collection, Inc. 13110706 Health Affordability Act, ASC Procedures Data will be used to complete research on ASC based procedures under "Obamacare". 2010-2012 OP
03/05/2014 Edward Broccoli Edward Broccoli 14030410 Beneficial Cost-Savings Changes in Utilization Patterns of Ambulatory Versus Inpatient The data will be used to follow trends of ambulatory versus inpatient services to examine whether there are any cost-savings benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 2011-2013 IP
2011-2013 OP
03/03/2014 Amy Richards VHA Mid-Atlantic 14022607 VHA Mid-Atlantic Performance Improvement The data will be used to identify potential performance, cost or quality improvement opportunities. 2010-2015 IP
02/26/2014 Trista Parker Health Quest 14022606 Strategic Planning Process for Health Quest The data will be used to review current services, volumes, and length of stay. 2010-2015 IP
2010-2015 OP
02/24/2014 Adam Stolz The Chartis Group, LLC 14022105 Strategic Planning Assessment on Behalf of a Hospital Client The data will be summarized to understand the supply and demand for inpatient healthcare. 2013-2017 IP
02/24/2014 Louis Catalano Roosevelt Hospital 14021804 The Rising Incidence of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty The data will be used to determine the rate of reverse total shoulder procedures performed from 2004 to present and the associated diagnoses as indicated by ICD-9 codes. 2004-2017 IP
2004-2017 OP
02/11/2014 Kimlee Roldan-Sanchez New York Presbyterian Hospital 14020602 Service Line Analysis The data will be used for zip code analysis, incidence rates, and population demographics. 2012-2014 IP
02/11/2014 David Alge New York Presbyterian Hospital 14020601 General Market Trends, Understanding Hospital Utilization for Specific Services The data will be used to summarize market or service trends in aggregrate, usually via graphs, and charts. 2012-2014 IP
02/04/2014 Sean Capperis New York University 14012717 State of New York City's Housing and Neighborhoods The data will be used for a comprehensive source of information on trends in New York City's housing and neighborhoods. 2012 IP
02/04/2014 Melvin Rosenwasser New York Presbyterian Hospital 14012716 Temporal Trends in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures Among the Orthopaedic Sub-specialties The data will be used to examine all patients who were operated on for distal radius fractures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. 1982-2017 IP
1983-2017 OP
01/30/2014 Jennifer Jamikowski SUNY Stony Brook University Medical Center 14012711 Planning & Marketing Analysis The data will be used to analyze patient utilization of hospitals. 2010-2017 OP
01/29/2014 Audrey Waltner Dutchess County Department of Health 14012712 Routine Public Health Surveillance of Emergency Department Visitand Hospitalizations among Dutchess County Residents The data will be used for ongoing public health surveillance of health conditions of concern, including chronic diseases and substance abuse. 2000-2017 IP
2005-2017 OP
01/27/2014 Marc Berg KPMG LLP 14011506 Analysis for North Country Commission The data will be used to make an analysis for the North Country on the population based needs in terms of the health care delivery system. 2003-2013 IP
2003-2013 OP
01/22/2014 Margaret Formica SUNY Upstate Medical University 14012109 Gastroschisis in Central New York State, 1996-2012 The data will be used as part of an exploratory study on gastroschisis in the CNY Perinatal Region. 1996-2012 IP
01/22/2014 Jean Moore SUNY School of Public Health 14011607 Impact of Physician Density of Selected Physician Characteristics on ACSC Readmissions The data will be used to detrimine if physician characteristics have an impact on a patient's admission, or readmission. 2009-2011 IP
01/15/2014 Katherine Blumhardt Truven Health Analytics 14011405 Discharge Level Data Analysis The data will be used to identify areas of concern in the healthcare industry. 2005-2017 IP
2005-2017 OP
01/08/2014 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 13122322 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research The data will be processed through our proprietary processing and risk adjustment procedure to obtain clinical outcomes. 2012 IP
01/07/2014 Sean Ossont University of Rochester 14010601 University of Rochester Medical Center Market Utilization Analysis The data will be used to conduct market analysis. 2010-2013 IP
2010-2013 OP
12/27/2013 Ashraf Fadel SG-2, LLC 13122421 Operational and Long-Term Planning For Capital Health System; Long Island Jewish Health System; Berkshire Health System; Unity Hospital; Standford Hospital; and Catholic Health East Hospital discharge data will be used to support short and long-term operational strategic planning efforts. 2010 IP
2010-2015 OP
12/23/2013 Kalpana Bhandarkar 13122320 Maimonides Medical Center Strategic Planning The data will be summarized to understand the supply of outpatient healthcare services. 2008-2012 OP
12/17/2013 Gary Zigmann 13121619 Vermont Hospital Association and Health System Vermont Explorer Multistate Hospital Discharge Database The data will be used for surveillance reporting for VT DOH-Asthma of VT residents. 2012 IP
2012 OP
12/16/2013 Gerald Siberstein 13121205 The Sage Colleges, School of Management Inpatient Revenue Prediction by Hospital The data will be used to derive inpatient revenue predictions to be analyzed for use in predicting facility revenue on a time interval basis. 2010-2016 IP
12/13/2013 Stephen MacCormaack 13121102 Provider Consulting Solutions, Inc. 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. 2012 IP
2012 OP
12/12/2013 Rick Henderson 13121103 Comparion Medical Analytics, Inc. Healthcare Operations of Comparion Medical Analytics, Inc. The 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. 2012 IP
12/11/2013 Nicole Ngo 1104-09 (A) University of Oregon Transit Buses and Fetal Health: Evaluation The Impacts of Bus Pullution Policies in New York City The goal of this project is to examine the impacts of New York City Transits effort to reduce pollution from buses on respiratory problems, particulary asthma hospitalizations. 2006-2009 ED
12/11/2013 Robert Silverman 1004-05 (A3) Long Island Jewish Medical Center Relationship of Air Pollution with Obstructive Lung Disease as a Function of Seasonality, Age, Gender, Race and Co-morbidites The data will be used to invstigate the relationship between obstructibve lung disease morbidity with various ambient air polluntants, while taking into consideration seasonality, age and co-morbidities. 1982-2015 IP
2005-2015 ED
12/6/2013 Gina Lovasi 13111209 Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology Quantifying the Effectiveness of New York City Policy Initiatives on Chronic Disease Prevention The data will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of these efforts in reducing chronic disease morbidity and mortality rates. 1990-2012 IP
1990-2012 OP[
12/4/2013 Jeremy Henderson 13112919 Health Grades, Inc. Quality Ratings & Analysis The data will be used to measure quality outcomes for inpatient acute care hospitals, create targeted solutions, internal analysis and reporting based on quality metrics. 2012 IP
12/4/2013 Phyllis Supino 13111511 SUNY Downstate Medical Center Valvular Heart Disease: Changing Trends in New York State The data will be used to analyze temporal trends in hospilization rates and mortality among patients with valvular heart disease. 1982 IP
2010-2012 IP
12/4/2013 Mike Underhill 13110707 CPM Healthgrades on behalf of Princeton Healthcare System Customer Relations Marketing Database- New York State Database Load The data will be used to produce detailed market analysis reporting allowing gor better planning of customer relations management and marketing projects. 2010-2012 IP
11/29/2013 Danielle Rhubart 13111410 Penn State University Rethinking Benzene Releasing Hazardous Waste Sites and Hematologic Cancers in Upstate New York The data will be used to study the scientific evidence that now shows that exposure to benzene can lead to the development of blood and bone marrow cancers in humans. 2000-2011 IP
11/08/2013 Fabrice Smieliauskas 13110708 Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago Diffusion and Utilization of Biomedical Technologies The data will be used for the analysis of correlation between payments to physicians and other marketing intiatives of medical device manufactures. 2012 IP
11/08/2013 Sarah Gruskin Health Market Science, Inc. 13102917 Trend Analysis The data will be used to identify important changes, and to identify Hospital identifiers. 2012 IP
2012 OP
11/7/2013 Ashraf Fadel SG-2, LLC 13110505 Operational and Long-Term Planning For Capital Health System; Long Island Jewish Health System Berkshire Health System; Unity Hospital, Stamford Hospital and Catholic Health East The data will be used to support Capital Health System's short and long-term operational & strategic planning efforts. 2012-2013 IP
11/07/2013 Julie Lewis Haynes Adirondack Medical Center 13103116 Market Share Update The data will be used to update the market share report. 2011-2012 IP
2011-2012 ASM
2011-2012 ED
11/7/2013 Julie Lewis Haynes Orleans Community Health (dba, Medina Memorial Hospitals) In Medina, NY 13103110 Market Share Update The data will be used to update the market share report. 2011-2012 IP
2011-2012 OP
11/07/2013 Matt Hilton Cigna Healthcare, Medical Economics 13101505 Facility Chargemaster Review The data will be used to determine if medical costs are being impacted by abnormal changes to a facility's charge description master. 2012-2013 IP
2012-2013 OP
11/7/2013 Melinda Whitbeck Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 13090411 Greater Rochester Health Foundation Neighborhood Health Status Improvement Project Evaluation The data will be used as indicators of change in health status of neighborhood residents for each of the areas participating in the Health Status Improvement Project of the Greater Rochester Health Foundation.
10/25/2013 Eric Genden Mount Sinai Hospital 13101503 Surgeon-Specific Outcomes Associated With Colon Resection The data will be used to determine if there is a wide variation in the outcomes and cost associated with a single procedure. 2011-2012 IP
2011-2012 OP
10/25/2013 Marvin Fried Montefiore Medical Center 13101104 Demographics and Etiology of Nasal Polyposis in the New York Area. The data will be used to see how these characteristics differ regionally when compared to published data on nasal polyposes from other parts of the world. 2002-2012 IP
2002-2012 OP
10/25/2013 Shari Liss New York University Hospitals Center 13093014 New York University Hospitals Clinical Research Data Management Core The SPARCS data will be used to become available for New York State Department of Health- approved investigators at New York University. 2000-2012 IP
2000-2012 OP
10/25/2013 Michael Russell Temple University Health System 13092005 New York State Inpatient Market Analysis The data will be used to identify the market trend in New York State. 2011-2012 IP
10/25/2013 James Hull Hull Resource Management Group 13090313 Market Research The data will be used to measure variances in C.M.I. and L.O.S. between hospitals and by payor. 2012-2013 IP
10/15/2013 Warren Brennan Strategic Medical Allianves, Inc. (SMA) 13090312 Market Analytics, New York State IPPS Hospitals, Online Analytic Tool The data will be used for online analysis by authorized planning staff at New York State Hospitals. 2012 IP
2012 OP
10/08/2013 May Hua New York Presbyterian Hospital 1202-09 (S) Outcomes for New York State Residents Who Received Intensive Care The data will be used to study long-term mortality outcomes for New York State residents who underwent ICU care. 2011-2012 IP
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 in a 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. 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 to support health services research and policy analyses. 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. 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 data will be used to provide the historical basis for evaluating, analyzing and making changes to improve patient healthcare services. 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. 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/13/2013 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
06/04/2013 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
06/04/2013 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
05/30/2013 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
05/30/2013 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
05/30/2013 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
05/29/2013 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
05/29/2013 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
05/29/2013 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
05/17/2013 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
05/09/2013 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
05/06/2013 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
04/28/2013 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
04/18/2013 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
04/18/2013 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
04/18/2013 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
04/18/2013 Mark Coughlin Hammes Company 13030805 Market Study The data will be used for market studies on behalf of client hospitals. 2012 IP
04/02/2013 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
04/02/2013 Kirat Kharode Liberty Health 12082214 Data Analysis for Markets The data will be used for strategic planning. 2008-2012 IP
2008-2012 OP
03/27/2013 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
03/27/2013 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
03/27/2013 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
03/20/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/19/2013 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
03/18/2013 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
02/22/2013 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
02/22/2013 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
02/21/2013 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
02/21/2013 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
02/20/2013 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
02/13/2013 Diane McAlpine Albany Medical Center 13012207 Multiple Studies Throughout Year Varies - As Requested by Management 2009-2013 IP
02/06/2013 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
02/06/2013 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
02/05/2013 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
02/05/2013 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
01/17/2013 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 13011605 UB Data for Clinical Outcomes Research UB data for Clinical Outcomes Research 2011 IP
01/11/2013 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
01/11/2013 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
01/7/2013 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 Amy Kelley Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1209-01 (D) 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. Request Has Been Withdrawn
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 individuals hospital 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 This project focuses on the design and deployment of appropriate applications and techniques of automatic data-processing, 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. The time needed to classify health events as terrorism or naturally occurring and to detect, report and improve the timeliness and accuracy of information regarding threats to the public's health. 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 in morbidity and in emergency department and hospital utilization over time, to identify special populations at risk, understand the comorbidities or medical procedures in selected populations, and to compare and supplement information collection from other data systems. We will also 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. 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 important 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. 2008-2015 IP
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. /td> 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
01/13/1965 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/td> 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. Potential benefits will be to the population in general. Accurate incidence and prevalence numbers for SLE are not currently available in Manhattan. The results of this project will guide appropriate funding for research and treatment of this disease. Specifically, it will accurately estimate disparities in disease burden across different race/ethnicity subsets, for which information is currently sparse. 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. The methodology is the use of the capture-recapture method. Required for this analysis is a unique case list. Two data sources, OASAS and OVS will be used for case selection. The researcher intends to link SPARCS data to these two data sources to eliminate duplicates. This proposed study is to explore the feasibility of using police arrest data as a source to acquire cases. Police arrest data may be available on convictions, but the use of this data has several problematic issues. 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. The main issues to be addressed are to characterize the nature and frequency of readmissions, to identify and quantify risk factors, and to explore the role of the emergency department on the nature and frequency of acute hospital readmissions. Understanding current readmission rates and general risk factors for readmission, not specific to disease conditions can help hospitals target at risk patients and implement quality improvement activities. 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 Institutes 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 the following comparison to Massachusetts’ rates; admission rates (all patient, race, and ethnicity) and associated changes in inpatient costs for CV ACS (cardiovascular disease acute coronary syndrome) conditions including congestive heart failure (CHF) angina, and hypertension, 30-day readmission rates (all patient, race, and ethnicity) changes in inpatient costs for CHF and acute myocardial infarction (AMI), changes in rates for referral-sensitive cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)Changes in utilization rates in safety-net versus non safety net hospitals (all patient, race, and ethnicity). 2004-2014 IP
2004-2014 AS
2/11/2011 Bruce Friedman University of Rochester, Department of Community & 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. Analysis will be used to evaluate quality and cost-effectiveness of stroke management at these specific centers. 2005-2006 IP
2005-2006 ED
2/11/2011 William Allsion 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 patients receiving surgery for hip fractures.
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. The researcher will identify patients living equidistant to a high and low spending hospital and track their outcomes. The metrics of the research are mortality, readmission, and patient safety measures. The researcher ultimately will research the changes over time in ambulance dispatch patterns and how these changes affect the selection of the hospital and how this selection impacts the quality of care delivered to patients. 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 influence 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 & 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; to develop and disseminate interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities; to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in reducing or eliminating disparities in healthcare. Current conditions under study include hypertension, cancer, congestive heart failure and stroke. 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; the demographics of these subjects, the other diagnosis codes for complications that each patient has experienced over time, the outpatient codes that were applied before the patient was given the diagnosis of an immune defect, the kind of treatments given and the costs of hospitalizations and other treatments. 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 & 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 (BISHCA), Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Healthcare Administration 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. Such data will be used for public health purposes, health care utilization analyses, and studies of health care trends. 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. This will be accomplished by incentivizing physicians to become more efficient by targeting best practice norms (i.e. lower costs based on the performance of best-performing physicians). Physicians will also need to achieve pre-determined quality goals. The dataset will be used to derive the best practice norms at the All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APR-DRGs) level. The project will also investigate whether the SPARCS dataset can be used to determine the quality goals. The project will estimate the cost of services delivered to the patients. This will be accomplished by attaching ratios of costs to charges (RCCs) derived from hospitals' Institutional Cost Reports to the revenue codes describing the services delivered to patients. 2007-2009 IP
12/16/2010 Chris Gorman McKinsey and Company 10121505 Planning and Marketing Analyses This project will analyze the data via Market Expert (a Thomson Reuters program) to help inform 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 inform 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. State data is requested so that system members can benchmark themselves to other system hospitals or to New York State benchmarks. The data will also be used to examine quality and completeness of coding for risk adjustment methodologies and reimbursement. 2009-2011 IP
12/02/2010 Nancy Erickson New Solutions, Inc. 10120101 Uniform Billing Data for Clinical Outcomes Research 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 hospitals. 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 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 Division of Family Health promotes the health of families by assessing needs, promoting healthy behaviors and providing services to support families. The focus is to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. 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) 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 Education Department 1010-10 Generating School District-Specific Pediatric Quality Indicator (PQI) Rates to Identify Sites for Expanding Access to Health Care Services Among NYS School Districts The primary purpose of this project is to identify high rates of access to care barriers, as measured by the roughly half dozen ICD-9 codes for class of conditions that are area-based preventable quality indicators and overlay these rates with school district boundaries. 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 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. National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) staff will use the SPARCS inpatient and emergency room data to complete or correct data obtained from other reports. The goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality from exposure to acute releases of Hazardous Substances. 2010-2013 IP
2010-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Jennifer Frontera, MD Mount Sinai Hospital, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery 1010-08 Association of Transfer Time and Outcome in Intracranial Hemorrhage Patients: A Statewide Study SPARCS data will be used to review New York statewide hospitalizations and emergency department encounters for patients diagnosed with intracranial hemorrhage between 1990 and 2009. 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. Additionally, the project will be used to assess the effect of transfer time on length of stay, discharge disposition and cost and to identify patient characteristics and process of care variables that act as predictors of transfer time, length of stay, discharge disposition and hospital cost. 1990-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Thomas Mahoney Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency 1010-06 T2020 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 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. Using information on the precise time of hospitals' diversion status and individual hospital admissions, this project will empirically estimate the effect of hospital diversion status on ambulance traffic and patient inflow, as well as assess which patients are more likely to be affected by hospital diversions. 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 An Alternative Indicator for Understanding Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning: Development of Measures of CO Episodes The purpose of this proposed 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 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. The project will document differences by birth year, region of residence, outcome and effects after birth and evaluate maternal characteristics that may be helpful for targeted interventions. 1995-2013 IP
2005-2013 ED
11/03/2010 Lorna Thorpe CUNY Hunter College, School of Public Health 1010-02 Health of NYC's Vulnerable Populations: Hospitalization Patterns for Public Housing Residents, with Special Emphasis on the Elderly The CUNY School of Public Health is collaborating with New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to assess health patterns of publically-housed, low-income and aging populations in order to better coordinate city preventive and social services and understand the impact of the social and physical environment on health. 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 Environmental Public Health Surveillance SPARCS Data is used to evaluate program activities, conduct surveillance to identify populations in need, at risk and conditions worthy of intervention. Monitoring hospital and emergency department data visits for asthma, acute myocardial infarction and unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning is a critical component of this routine surveillance. 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) 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 (DA) 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. The results of this study will also be useful in evaluating the usefulness of risk adjustment. Furthermore, it will help us 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
1984-2013 OP
11/03/2010 Jennifer Norton NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Epidemiology Services 0804-02 (A) 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. In addition to citywide analyses to examine distributions by age, race, gender, and insurance status, many analyses focus on quantifying neighborhood level disparities and relating them to neighborhood characteristics, such as poverty concentration or the prevalence of relevant health conditions. Other analyses focus on time trends to assess emerging problems, environmental impacts, and program effectiveness. 1997-2011 IP
1997-2011 OP
11/03/2010 David Savitz Brown University 0801-02 (A) 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 Rober 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
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9/29/2010 William Levine, MD 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 the 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 Ethnicity and Pregnancy Outcomes 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 For statistical analysis of static, inferential time series and non-parametric tests of financial demographic and clinical relationships - to be included in publication "Summary of Prospective Quantification of Reimbursement Recovery from inpatient Acute Care Outliers" by: Gerard S. Silberstein and Albert S. Paulson. 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. Associated clinical demographic features will be examined. Time trends will be examined for the disorder and control disorders and compared. 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 to 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 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, Weil Cornell Medical College, Department of Surgery Burn Center 10081710 Studies of Hospital Care for Injury Treatment in New York State Study of Hospital Care for Injury Treatment in New York State 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 Health Outcomes Review Among Residents Near the National Lead Institute (NL) Site, Town of Colonie, Albany County, New York The 11.2 acre National Lead (NL) Industries site is located just north of the City of Albany, in the Town of Colonie, Albany, New York. In 1958, NL began releasing depleted uranium (DU) into the air. The facility was closed in 1981 and cleanup continued into 1982. The Center for Environmental Health and Wadsworth Center Laboratories are working with the Community Concerned about the National Lead Industries (CCNL) on activities to address potential health effects to former workers and residents living near the site. While this type of surveillance cannot identify cause and effect, community members often benefit from knowing more about the comparative health status of their community. 1982-2013 IP
8/03/2010 David Strogatz University of Albany, SUNY School of Public Health 1007-07 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. A priority of community-based coalitions in New York is to improve management of pediatric asthma in families without insurance or with Medicaid. 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. The results of these analyses may indicate where community conditions have been more versus less effective in promoting better self-management skills for pediatric asthma. 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) Support of the Division of Family Health's Initiatives for Assessing Need for and Assuring Access to Quality Health Services for Women The Division of Family Health promotes the health of families by assessing needs, promoting health behaviors and providing services to support families. The focus is to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. 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 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 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 The purpose of this study is to determine whether the administration of TPA prevented re-admission or death of the stroke patient. 2005-2013 IP
2005-2013 OP
8/03/2010 Warren Enker, MD Beth Israel Medical Center, Philips Ambulatory Care Center, Cancer Centers of New York 1007-02 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. Examine the social and financial status of patients, availability of medical resources in low-income areas, document changes in patient outcome after treatments, to determine whether state-wide educational efforts or remediation is required, to determine uniform treatment across the state and to compare results of treatments at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York to other treatment centers. 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) 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 DOH, Center for Environmental Health, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology and Kent State University 1001-07 (A2) 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) Unionization, Concerted Activities and the Quality of Patient Care in New York State The results of this study will be used to construct risk-adjusted quality and safety measures for each hospital 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. The project will allow policy makers to understand the effects of labor strife (strikes, lock-outs) on the quality of hospital care in New York State. 1982-2006 IP
1983-2006 OP
8/03/2010 Seth Freedman University of Michigan, School of Public Health 0804-05 (A) Diffusion of Neonatal Intensive Care; Non-Price Competition, Resource Allocation and Infant Health Outcomes TThe 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. The health and medical conditions, treatments, and outcomes to be examined include location of delivery, birth weight, level of newborn care, treatment intensity (measured by length of stay and procedure usage), and readmission and mortality within the first year of life. 1992-2003 IP
7/30/2010 Lorna Mason Nassau County DOH, 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
7/30/2010 Tavora Buchman Nassau County DOH, 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 from which discharges with Diagnosis-Related Groups of Interest originate. 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
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 specialities 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 hopsitals 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

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 anyalyze 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 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, 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

10/29/2009 Paul Staehle The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), Department of Business Development, Stategic 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 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. Objective: To lower readmission to inpatient hospital and emergency departments for potentially preventable conditions by understanding treatment patterns and designing evidence-based reduction strategies. 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 Rebecca Scheer 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 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) Health insurers' encounter data for all non-hospital health care services will be matched to SPARCS inpatient and outpatient records to evaluate patients' primary care usage prior to hospital visits. Avoidable hospital conditions for so-called "ambulatory care-sensitive conditions (ASC)" are a valid indicator of access to timely and effective disease prevention, and primary care services that reduce the probability of hospitalization of medical conditions treated more effectively outside the hospital setting before flare-ups lead to hospital admission. There is a wide-spread agreement that differences in rates of ASC among neighborhoods reflect differences in access to primary care, not population health status. Studies in the U.S. have found that the uninsured are more likely to be admitted to hospitals with ASC because they are less likely to receive appropriate and timely primary care than those with insurance. 2008 IP
2008 OP

10/22/2009 Sean Cavanaugh 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 Sean Cavanaugh 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 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. With 24.8 deaths per 100,000 live births (2007 data from the New York City Bureau of Vital Statistics), New York City ranks significantly above the national average (13.3 deaths/100,000 in 2006) in maternal mortality. In 2007, the maternal mortality ratio for non-Hispanic Black women in New York City was more than twelve times that of non-Hispanic Whites. The purpose of this study is to identify data trends that will form practice guidlines 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 Jerrold Hirsch North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Stategic 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 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

10/49/2009 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 Corss 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 competive 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 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 NY 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 Patient Safety Center 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 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 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 risk of cancer. 1993-2008 IP
1993-2008 OP
2/19/2009 Brian Lorber VHA 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 08112107 Planning and Marketing Analysis The data will be used to help inform us of patient utilization of hospitals. 2007 IP
2/10/2009 David Carpenter SUNY School of Public Health 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 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
2/4/2009 Michael Medvesky Cener for Community Health 09020302 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. 2006 IP
1/27/2009 Maria Schymura Bureau of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Center for Community Health, New York State Department of Health 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, 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 0901-08 Programmatic Surveillance of Infectious Diseases by the New York State Department of Health Division of Epidemiology This project will utilize SPARCS 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 2000-2012 IP
2000-2012 OP
1/27/2009 Ismail Sirtalan Greater New York Hospital Association 0901-06 Essential Health Services planning (EHSP) This project will use the data to devise plans to help New York City Department of Health 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 SPARCS data to understand the qeographic 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 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 0810-05 Inpatient and Outpatient Data for use in Infoshare Community Data System (www.infoshare.org) This project will use SPARCS 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 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 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 System, 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 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, Inc. 08121503 New York Inpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Comparative Analysis The data will be 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 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