Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mapping Medicare Disparities

"The Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool contains health outcome measures for disease prevalence, costs, and hospitalization for 18 specific chronic conditions, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, mortality and preventable hospitalizations. The MMD Tool provides a user friendly way to explore and better understand disparities in chronic diseases, and allows users to: 1) visualize health outcome measures at a national, state, or county level; 2) explore health outcome measures by age, race and ethnicity, gender; 3) compare differences between two geographic locations." From the website. 
Includes 2012, 2013 and 2014 data. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

New and Updated Studies from ICPSR April 2016

New Additions


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Webinar: HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center – Advanced Online Catalog Searching – Data and Statistics

Webinar: HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center – Advanced Online Catalog Searching – Data and Statistics

A live training webinar, "HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center – Advanced Online Catalog Searching – Data and Statistics," will be presented on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
  • Start time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Speaker: Faye Williams, Knowledge Center Manager, Office of Minority Health Resource Center
  • Learning outcomes: This webinar will demonstrate advanced search techniques for using the Knowledge Center online library catalog, a reference tool for locating information on the health status of minority groups. This is a follow-up to the introductory webinar presented in January 2015. The webinar will use data and statistical content as a focus point for finding documents and data in the catalog and from the agency website. Participants will learn unique search syntax and see how to identify subject terms from the Minority Health Subject Thesaurus.
  • Expected level of knowledge for participants: No prerequisite knowledge required
Closed captioning will be available for this webinar.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Uncharted has created a Visualizing the Flow of Anonymous Data Around the World Data

 TorFlow was created by Uncharted as a  data visualization of traffic on Tor, an international network of servers where users  browse the Internet relatively anonymously. It includes browsing of unlisted websites frequently used to facilitate illicit transactions,  known as the   “dark net" 
   By clicking on the timeline traffic can be observed on a particular day and correlated with major events.