Open Data Community

Links to 'Open Data' organizations, projects, information portals, data sets, statistics, analytic tools, and other resources in the U.S. and around the world - especially as it relates to 'Open Data' and the healthcare community.

See the following -

AHCA Long Term Care Data & Statistics

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) collects and provides free access to data on long term care facilities and activities across the U.S.  The Association aims to provide data & statistics that will paint a clear picture to the public and policymakers about the state of skilled nursing centers.

Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW)

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) maintains the Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (CCW). It provides researchers with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims, and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care. Read More »

Data Hub

The Data Hub is a community-run catalogue of useful sets of data on the Internet. You can collect links here to data from around the web for yourself and others to use, or search for data that others have collected. Read More »


Data.Gov is the key 'open data' web site in the U.S.   It provides descriptions of the U.S. government's federal datasets, information about how to access these datasets, and tools that leverage the contents of the government datasets. Read More »


Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union (EU) situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to be the leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe.This includes health statistics such as: Read More »

EuroStat Public Health Data

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union (EU) situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions, including the healthcare sector.. Read More »

Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)

The Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IMHE) maintains the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx), a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. You can use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. You can: Read More »

Global Health Gateway

The Kaiser Family Foundation's Global Health Gateway serves as an online clearinghouse for the latest data and information on both the U.S. and global health.  It brings together original data sources, policy analysis, and research from the Foundation. It also provides the new daily news synthesis, features fact sheets, country-level data through Kaiser's Global Health Facts, and more.

Google Public Alerts

Google launched an open data platform in 2013 to share information on natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons and floods. The system can be used by governments and other organizations to build localized crisis response systems. The system can be accessed on personal computers or mobile devices to find information such as the typhoon path, affected areas and nearby places of refuge. Read More »

Google Public Health Data

Google's Public Data Explorer makes large public data sets on healthcare, economics, and other subjects readily accessible and easy to explore and visualize.

Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is a growing family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  HCUP includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the U.S. Read More »


HealthData.Gov is a U.S. government web site managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The goal is to unleash the power of private-sector innovators and entrepreneurs to utilize HHS data to create applications, products, services and features that help improve health and health care -- while also helping to create jobs of the future at the same time. Read More »

Hospital Safety Score

The Leapfrog Group is a highly respected patient safety organization. They’ve earned a reputation for carefully and thoughtfully assessing providers’ actual performance in quality and safety. Their mission statement:

To trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care by: Read More »

NationMaster Health Data & Statistics

The NationMaster web site contains a wide compilation of health information, data & statistics from such sources as the UN, WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, etc.

NIH Health Services Research & Databases

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Health Services Research Central maintains a selective index of all health services resources & databases on the web. Read More »