AHRQ to Demonstrate HCUP, MEPS at Health Datapalooza on June 3-4
As a supporter of widespread use of health data to promote quality, efficiency, and effectiveness, AHRQ will participate in the fourth annual Health Datapalooza conference, to be held on June 3-4 in Washington, D.C. The conference features new and innovative uses of health data by individuals, academic organizations, private and non-profit companies, start-ups and government agencies. AHRQ will demonstrate the latest applications of its two powerful health databases, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). HCUP is the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States, representing 97 percent of all inpatient hospital discharges. MEPS is the most complete source of U. S. data on the cost and use of health care services and insurance coverage, obtained through large-scale, annual surveys of families, individuals, medical providers and employers. AHRQ is a member of the Health Data Consortium, the event’s organizer, and a collaborative of government, non-profit and private organizations that advocates data best practices and information sharing. Select to register for the conference.