HealthLandscape has extensive experience developing materials to train a wide variety of users on a plethora of uses of mapping tools and geospatial concepts. Learn about the tools we have created.
One-on-one training to conference keynote speaker. Local to international conferences. In-person or web-based training. Speaking to peer-reviewed publications. HealthLandscape knows how to speak to your audience about data and data visualization.
One picture is worth a thousand words. A map is worth a thousand pictures. We can help you whittle your data and information into meaningful graphics, pictures and maps.
Extracting data for research outside your system doesn't always make sense. HealthLandscape is leading the charge to integrate social determinants of health data into your patient data systems.
HealthLandscape, working with the Robert Graham Center, has created an innovative, interoperable, HIPAA-compliant tool, the Geoenrichment Application Programing Interface (API), which aims to connect the patient to the broader community where they live.
The Geocoding API appends a core set of community vital signs to any patient with a valid address. Using patients' addresses from an originating data system, the API geocodes each address, assigning longitude and latitude coordinates. Next, it derives geographic identifiers (e.g., county, census tract) for each coordinate. The API then links available community vital signs with the assigned geographic identifiers. Lastly, it returns the geographic identifiers and community vital signs to the originating system.
HealthLandscape created the Social Determinants of Health Mapper as a cold-spotting tool that can assist in identifying these areas of need. The Mapper contains several census tract-level social determinants of health indicators, which are grouped into four main categories (Education, Demographics, Language Use & Linguistic Isolation, and Income & Poverty), that can be layered based on thresholds set by the user. Users also have the option of using Metro version of the Social Determinants of Health Mapper, which maps census tracts for Metropolitan regions (click on Tools, turn off Social Determinants (County), and turn on Social Determinants (Metro).
HealthLandscape, working with the Robert Graham Center, analyzes patient and graduate data for health care providers and medical education institutions. Health organizations benefit from the intelligence gained from the visualization of their service area and the comparison of that area to community-level data. Medical education institutions can better understand where graduates end up practicing to analyze their area of influence.
We can take your data and analyze it at the appropriate geography to help you see the areas you are serving and to provide insights into additional community needs in your service footprint.
Our new series, Geospatial Research Briefs, highlight our interests in researching how our social circumstances affect our health and access to health care; applying geospatial and statistical techniques to help answer questions about disparities in health outcomes; and creating new visualization methods. These short papers cover a variety of topics that are intended to demonstrate the power of geospatial analysis and tools for better understanding important issues related to healthcare. The research briefs emphasize the use of publicly accessible datasets as well as data visualization and mapping tools, while focusing on the key areas of health disparities, population health, primary care, and value-based payment models.
The Population Indicators Tool allows users to set thresholds and overlay multiple indicators to identify areas of need or bright spots. Examples of HealthLandscape Population Indicators Tools include the Children's Health and Education Mapping Tool and the Population Health Mapper.
Launched in 2010, the UDS Mapper helps to highlight potential need for investment in community-level provision of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services. By combining patient data with relevant social determinants of health information, users can not only understand where patients currently come from to receive services at a health center, but also the community need based on population health and demographic measures. All data in the UDS Mapper are provided at a small-area to facilitate identification of areas of need masked at higher levels of data aggregation.
Built for comparison of sites, the HealthLandscape Site Explorer tool allows clients to compare performance of sites based on multiple metrics. Users can quickly pinpoint high-performing or low-performing sites, and hone in on the areas that need improvement at each site. Examples of HealthLandscape Site Explorers include the ACO Quality Explorer, the Hospital Readmissions Explorer, and the Nursing Home Star Ratings Explorer.
Community Data Portals allow users to visualize data using charts, graphs, and maps across a variety of topics. Examples of HealthLandscape Community Data Portals ainclude the Our Kids Network Data Portal, the Medicare Data Portal, and the Appalachia Data Portal.
HealthLandscape can create detailed community profiles to help you understand the demographic and social characteristics of your community, whether you define "community" based on geographic boundaries, service areas, or populations.
Combine data from multiple sources to understand the gaps between current conditions and the goals of your community.
The HealthLandscape team has decades of experience exploring and analyzing the healthcare workforce, including variations in coverage, provider-to-population ratios, and workforce distribution. Examples of workforce reports include the Regional HealthCare Workforce Profile, created for Urban Universities for HEALTH, and the Greater Cincinnati Adult Primary Care Capacity Study.
The HealthLandscape NPI Mapper illustrates the distribution of primary care physicians, based on data from the National Provider Identifier Registry.
HealthLandscape has a long history of working with individuals and organizations to inventory, document, and understand the data that they produce and consume. The team can assist with data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation, whether it be for internal use, research, or grant application purposes.