Health Analytics and Informatics

The Institute for Health Policy and Practice's efforts in the area of Health Analytics and Informatics transforms health data into actionable information to support data-driven decision-making.

For more information, contact Amy Costello at Amy.Costello@unh.edu.

Projects and Initiatives

NH Claims Report Suite

Endowment for Health logo

To better understand a broad range of issues related to the cost and utilization of health care services, IHPP maintains a suite of analytic reports based on NH medical and pharmacy claims data. The NH Claims Report Suite contains measures of types of service, burden of specific diseases and conditions, and use of medications, with the ability to drill down by population and geographic characteristics. This work was funded with support from the Endowment for Health. For more information about the data sources, please see the methods tabs within the report suite.

The NH Claims Report Suite works with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers.

NH CLaims report suite  

Suggested citation: Institute for Health Policy and Practice. (2020). NH Claims Report Suite. [Dashboard]. Durham, NH: Center for Health Analytics and Informatics.


Oral Health Report Suite: UPDATED March 2021

NH Children's Health Foundation logo

To better understand the cost and use of oral health care services in New Hampshire, IHPP developed an Oral Health Report Suite. With funding provided by New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, and guidance from the NH Oral Health Stakeholder Group, IHPP developed an on-line tool that is based on NH Medicaid fee-for-service and commercial dental claims data. For more information about the commercial claims data visit nhchis.org.

The Oral Health Report Suite works with Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers.

Oral Health Report Suite   

Suggested citation: Institute for Health Policy and Practice. (2020). NH Oral Health Report Suite. [Dashboard]. Durham, NH: Center for Health Analytics and Informatics.

All-Payer Claims Database logo

The APCD Council, formerly known as RAPHIC, is a federation of government, private, nonprofit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases. The Council provides early stage technical assistance to states, develops Federal and payer partnerships, promotes data standards, and conducts educational events. The APCD Council is convened and coordinated by IHPP and the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO).

Analytics for NH Department of Health and Human Services

Our team will provide analysis of claims data to DPHS in an effort to study prevalence, cost and utilization of healthcare services for several chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension and cancer from Medicare, Medicaid and commercial claims data.

We are also providing claims data analysis for a study of behavioral-health related mortality in Medicaid, a joint project between the Division of Public Health Services and the Office of Medicaid.

Quality Assurance for NH All-Payer Claims Data (APCD)

IHPP develops protocols and completes the QA process for NH CHIS data to support the work of the NH Department of Health and Human Services.

NH MEDICAID QUALITY INFORMATION SYSTEM

With funding from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Adult Medicaid Quality program, IHPP is contracted with NH DHHS to develop and maintain the NH Medicaid Quality Information System.

HEALTHWRQS

NH HealthWRQS logo

IHPP partners with the NH Department of Health and Human Services to support NH HealthWRQS, a web-based query analysis system that allows public health practitioners the ability to query data and view reports instantly about the health of New Hampshire communities.

NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDICAID ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD INCENTIVE PROGRAM 

NH Medicaid Incentive Program electronic health record logo

IHPP develops and administers the New Hampshire Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for the NH DHHS. This federally-sponsored program provides incentive payments to Eligible Professionals and Eligible Hospitals as they demonstrate adoption, implementation, upgrade, or meaningful use of certified EHR technology. This incentive program is designed to support providers during this period of health information technology transition and instill the use of EHRs in meaningful ways to help our nation to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient healthcare.

Resources and Publications

Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data

 

Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data 
March 2021
The Center for Health Analytics (CHA) at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) has released a new report, Cost and Utilization of Treatment for Diabetes in New Hampshire: Analysis of Medical and Pharmacy All-Payer Claims Data. By utilizing tables from IHPP's NH Claims Report Suite, CHA analyzed measures of cost and utilization for Commercial (NHCHIS), NH Medicaid and NH Medicare beneficiaries who are indicated to have diabetes and/or the related heart conditions of Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease. This report includes an overview of how diabetes and the selected heart conditions compare to the 20 most common conditions for each payer population as well as a comparison of costs and utilization of drugs classified as anti-diabetic agents to the top 10 drug classes by total scripts. The report also analyzes variations of costs for beneficiaries with diabetes or the selected heart conditions with and without co-morbidities. This project was funded by the Division of Public Health Services at NH Department of Health and Human Services.
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NH Claims Report Suite

 

NH Claims Report Suite
2020
To better understand a broad range of issues related to the cost and utilization of health care services, IHPP maintains a suite of analytic reports based on NH medical and pharmacy claims data. The NH Claims Report Suite contains measures of types of service, burden of specific diseases and conditions, and use of medications, with the ability to drill down by population and geographic characteristics. This work was funded with support from the Endowment for Health. For more information about the data sources, please see the methods tabs within the report suite. 
read the report
Oral Health Report Suite

 

Oral Health Report Suite
2019
To better understand the cost and use of oral health care services in New Hampshire, the Center for Health Analytics at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice developed an Oral Health Report Suite. With funding provided by the New Hampshire Children's Health Foundation, and guidance from the NH Oral Health Stakeholder group, IHPP developed this on-line tool that is based on NH Medicaid fee-for-service and commercial dental claims data. 
read the report
COVID-19 Impacts for NH Adults

 

COVID-19 Impacts for NH Adults
June 2020 
The Institute for Health Policy and Practice, leveraging the UNH Survey Center's Granite State Panel, conducted a survey of NH adults to understand some of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 since January 2020. The survey includes 1155 respondents, and was fielded from April 16-20, 2020.
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APCD Development Manual

 

APCD Development Manual
February 2015
With support from the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center, the APCD Council has developed a manual for states to develop all-payer claims databases. The manual is a first of its-kind resource that provides states with detailed guidance on common data standards, collection, aggregation and analysis involved with establishing these databases.
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APCD Model Legislation

 

APCD Model Legislation
May 2015
This document provides model legislation for APCD program development, based on the review of existing state APCD legislation (15 states at the time of the writing), anaylsis of other key federal and state regulations and statutes related to data collection and release and state experience with the legislative process.
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APCD Council Publications

 

APCD Council Publications
May 2008-Present
The APCD Council is a learning collaborative of government, private, non-profit, and academic organizations focused on improving the development and deployment of state-based all payer claims databases(APCD). The Council's work focuses on shared learning amongst APCD stakeholders, early stage technical assistance to states and catalyzing states to achieve mutual goals.
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