This seminar will provide a unique opportunity to hear from experts on different data sources available in the field. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the faculty following the presentation.

Specific resources and topics covered include discussion of the eGEMS paper, Data, Data Everywhere, But Access Remains a Big Issue for Researchers: A Review of Access Policies for Publicly-Funded Patient-level Health Care Data in the United States; data sources such as the All Payer Claims Database (APCD) from the Massachusetts’ Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA);, and institutions that provide this data, including the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health, particularly the National Library of Medicine.

Contact HSRProj staff for questions. 


Learning Objectives

After watching this seminar, you will be able to: 

  • Use your research question to identify appropriate types of data;
  • Identify federal resources (including from that National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology -NICHSR) that curate and/or provide high quality health services data; and
  • Learn about the spectrum of data access that impacts the cost and availability of data.



        Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016

        Time: 2:00-3:30pm ET 

        Faculty Includes: Irma E. Arispe, Ph.D., National Center for Health Statistics; Erin Holve, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.P.P., AcademyHealth; Lisa Lang, M.P.P., National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology at the National Library of Medicine; Kevin McAvey, M.P.P., M.P.H., Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Analysis; and Bruce Stuart, Ph.D., Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland.

        Acknowledgement: This webinar is brought to you by AcademyHealth through the HSRProj program. HSRProj is a joint effort of AcademyHealth and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.