The following events take place Tuesday, March 26th, a day prior to the Health Datapalooza.
Health Data Workshops
In collaboration with:
Location: Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20009)
Registration: Coming Soon
Session 1A: Introduction to NPI and NPPES
NPPES is the public data that lists every provider (both doctor and hospital) in the United States. It details where they provide treatment, what type of healthcare provider they are, and basic contact information. Typically, claims data analysis and healthcare system modeling begin with this dataset. Data Source: http://download.cms.gov/nppes/NPI_Files.html
This year, there are three new files coming out of NPPES include health information exchange endpoints, additional locations and other business names. This class will explain all of the fields, and the basic instructions for getting the data into an online database like AWS or Google database products, and how to filter the data on basic fields. Key topics will include:
Session 1B: Introduction to NDC data
NDC is the basic building block for medication analysis in the US, it is the list of FDA approved medications, and their specific packaging permutations. The NDC data is lynch pin dataset that links together data from the patent office, and is relied upon by the National Library of Medicine for drug data mapping in RxNorm and ULM. Key topics will include:
Session 2A: Referral/Patient Sharing Data Tutorial
The “DocGraph” dataset shows how Medicare Providers share patients in time. This large, graph dataset can reveal the structure of the healthcare system, showing how patients flow through medicare. Learn about the dataset that is frequently studied as one of the largest social graph datasets, using real-names, that is available to the public. This class will also cover MrPUP, which is the explicit referral dataset, as opposed to the implicit referral dataset. Key topics will include:
Session 2B: Open Payments data
Congress has required that pharmaceutical and other life-science companies release detailed data on the payments that they make to healthcare professionals in the United States under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA), which was a section (6002) of the ACA. Now, there are several years worth of data releases under the act. This class will delve into that dataset, related datasets and provide the context needed to study the data. Key topics will include:
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: AcademyHealth (1666 K Street NW, Ste. 1100, Washington, D.C.)
Register: Coming Soon
As Application Programming Interfaces proliferate across the industry we still face challenges for consumers, data holders and application developers. How can API endpoints be discovered? How can consumers have confidence in applications that are receiving their health data? How can data holders know which applications to trust? How can we address all of these challenges without limiting choice for consumers?
HealthCa.mp/dev is hosting a pre-Palooza un-conference that will examine and brainstorm these issues and discuss standard approaches to addressing the challenges in a way that can unleash innovation that will enable an accelerated adoption and use of APIs for health data. If you are an application developer producing consumer-facing health apps, or if you are a data holder needing to provide an API for consumers to use to share their health data you want to be at this event.