Better Data for Better Health: Enhancing Community Data in New York City

  • 09 Oct 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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Better Data for Better Health: Enhancing Community Data in New York City


TIME 10-11:30AM

  • In this presentation, members of the HealthDataViz team will share their recent work redesigning NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (NYC DoHMH) interactive public health data website.  The new, groundbreaking site is an innovative example of how public health agencies, providers, payers, policy makers and researchers can present complex health and healthcare data from different sources in an engaging and exciting way. 

    Every month more than 1,000 people visit the NYC Epiquery (a combination of the words Epidemiology and Query) website to access public health survey, vital records and surveillance data and related information. Leveraging Tableau data visualization software, HealthDataViz collaborated with a team of experts in Information Technology, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Database Management to re-imagine the website’s design and technology architecture.  They revamped the site with rich media and graphical presentation of data, improved user experience through guided navigation, and added advanced statistical analysis capabilities. The new site employs best practices of data visualization and innovative use of technology to create a seamless, easy-to-use and high-impact application that enables policy makers, researchers, program developers and the general public to easily access and understand the data they need for decision-making.  HealthDataViz will showcase examples ranging from the user-friendly Community Health Profiles designed for novice users to the sophisticated exploratory and statistical tools designed for experts to perform in-depth analysis and statistical testing about topics such as quality of care, social determinants of health and population health trends.

    Lessons to be learned:

    • A great example of presenting complex health data tailored to different audiences
    • How best practices in data visualization were applied in the new website
    • Various user needs and how they were considered to create a website effective for everyone from the novice to the advanced data user
    • An overview of the technology innovations that enabled the final product to be realized
  • Speakers:  Dan Benevento, Principal, HealthDataViz and Cambria Brown, Consultant, HealthDataViz

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