The Chicago Health Atlas a place where you can view citywide information about health trends and take action near you to improve your own health.
We display large amounts of data from sources like the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, and local hospitals so you can get big-picture views of health statistics in Chicago like hospital admissions, uninsurance rates, cause of death, birth rates. and drill down deep into neighborhoods to see specific information and how it compares to the city overall.
We recently added complete detail pages for every hospital in Chicago, with details on admissions, finances, and links to their most recent Community Benefit Reports.
The Chicago Health Atlas has been funded by the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute since its inception, and they have been key conceptual partners in determining how the site is developed through time.
Smart Chicago Director of Operations Kyla Williams directly manages this and all of the products in our Health program. Rob Paral of Rob Paral and Associates is the Data Manager and his primary role is to work with new data partners to get aggregate health data and point-level health care locations onto the Atlas. Data Made was the technology lead from the start of our work through December 2014. Daniel X. O'Neil managed the project from inception, setting strategy and making technology decisions.
In the early stages of the project, we worked with a number of hospitals through Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension (CHITREC) to visualize statistics related to public health along with anonymized diagnoses, medications, and laboratory tests as provided by local healthcare institutions.
Dr. Sims is Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sims’ leads the data warehouse/analytics team, clinical decision support, meaningful use, and quality measurement efforts at Rush. Dr. Sims has extensive research experience in informatics topics including quality measurement, public health informatics, and care coordination. He serves as the Rush site lead for the Chicago Health Atlas, where he and his investigative team contribute patient data.
Dr. Hota is a practicing physician at Cook County Health & Hospitals System with extensive research experience in infectious disease epidemiology. His investigative team has contributed data to the Chicago Health Atlas project.
Dr. Meltzer is the Lead Investigator for the Chicago Health Atlas at the University of Chicago. He is a practicing physician at with a rich history of research in health economics and outcomes research in the inpatient setting. His investigative team has contributed data to the Chicago Health Atlas project.
Early in the planning process, we recognized the need to maintain the anonymity of the patients, as well as the care providers, while retaining patient uniqueness. Dr. Malin’s expertise was critical to advise and audit the development process of re-identification risk. Dr. Malin has compared the performance of the hashing and matching software across institutions using the gold standard of an internal Enterprise Master Patient Index used for routine clinical care. He continues to audit and oversee aspects of data collection and maintenance according to HIPAA and IRB regulations.
We partnered with Northwestern University in order to conduct research on the Chicago Health Atlas.
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