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Health Analytics Data Profiles


This page describes the main data sources owned and managed by the Office of Health Analytics. Read the data profiles to gain a basic understanding of each data source. The profiles answer questions like:

  • What are the data about?
  • Why are they important?
  • How and when can you access them?

They also explain nuances about the data to keep in mind when using or interpreting the data.

Read the data profiles using the links below, or view them all in a combined document here

Data Profiles

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In a nutshell: Oregon's APAC database contains information about Oregon's insured population and the health care services they receive — such as diagnoses, visits, and payments made. The information comes from administrative records kept by insurers (also known as payers). APAC is a unique resource for statewide health care improvement efforts.

Visit the APAC program webpage. ​

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In a nutshell: The Behavioral Health Analytics team, within HPA’s Office of Health Analytics, provides data analysis and reporting for OHA's behavioral health programs and other data requestors. In addition to working with Medicaid administrative data through the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), the team works with many non-Medicaid behavioral health data sources which are described​ in this profile​.

Visit the Behavioral Health Analytics webpage​.​​

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In a nutshell: Oregon's CAHPS survey asks adult and child Medicaid members to report on and evaluate their experiences with health care. These surveys cover important topics that consumers are best qualified to assess, such as the communication skills of providers and ease of access to health care services.

Visit the CAHPS program webpage.​​

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In a nutshell: Every year, hospitals and health systems in Oregon submit detailed audited financial records to the Oregon Health Authority. Transparent reporting of these data is important to help researchers, policymakers, and the public understand hospitals' financial health, and their role in driving health care costs and meeting the needs of their communities.

Visit the Hospital Reporting Program webpage.​​

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In a nutshell: Hospitals keep records every time a person is discharged (released) from an inpatient hospital or emergency department (ED). These records include important information such as the reason they were admitted, diagnoses that were made, and care that was delivered. Hospital and emergency department discharge data are used by researchers and policymakers to understand trends in hospital services and the health conditions experienced by people in Oregon.

​Visit the Hospital Reporting Program webpage.​​

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In a nutshell: Most hospitals in Oregon are designated as non-profit institutions. In return for their tax-exempt status, non-profit hospitals are expected to provide measurable benefits to the community. Every year, Oregon's 60 acute care inpatient hospitals report the amount of money they contribute toward different categories of community benefit.

Visit the Hospital Reporting Program webpage.​​

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In a nutshell: Every month, Oregon's 60 acute care inpatient hospitals self-report information about their finances and utilization. Timely and transparent reporting of these data helps researchers, policymakers, and the public identify and understand the impact of state and federal health reforms on hospital care and financial stability.

Visit the Hospital Reporting Program webpage.​

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In a nutshell: The Health Care Workforce Reporting Program collects survey data from health care professionals licensed in Oregon every time they renew their licenses. The survey asks questions about providers' demographics, the care they provide, their plans for the future, and more. This information helps us understand and improve the health care workforce so that people in Oregon can get the care they need.

​Visit the Health Care Workforce Reporting Program webpage.​

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In a nutshell: As the agency responsible for administering Oregon's Medicaid program (known as the Oregon Health Plan or OHP), OHA receives and generates large amounts of data about Medicaid enrollees, and health care services that were paid by Medicaid. These data are collected and stored in a database called the Medicaid Management Information System, or MMIS. Data collected in MMIS (which are sometimes collectively called “Medicaid administrative data") are used by researchers and policymakers to monitor, report on, and improve Oregon's Medicaid delivery system. MMIS data is usually accessed through the DSSURS warehouse.​

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In a nutshell: Oregon's Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program administers surveys that ask people about mental health care services they receive through Oregon's Medicaid program. The surveys ask adults, youth, and parents or guardians of children about their experiences across several domains, such as access to services, quality of care, treatment outcomes, and more.

Visit the MHSIP Survey webpage.

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In a nutshell: OHIS is a survey of people in Oregon. It asks questions that help us understand how well the health care system is (or isn't) working for people – from how many people have health insurance, to how much they pay in medical bills, to their ability to get care when they need it. The survey happens every two years.

​Visit the OHIS webpage

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