BRINGING TOGETHER HEALTH RECORDS DATA FROM CLINICS IN URBAN, RURAL, AND UNDER-SERVED AREAS.

 

 

WHERE DOES DATA QUEST’S DATA COME FROM

Data QUEST data comes from the patients who visit any of the community clinics that contribute data to Data QUEST. Patients’ records may span many years, or may include one visit. Data QUEST has established pathways addressing privacy and data protection.

25 primary care clinics

227,717 patients

3220 unique providers

DATA CATEGORIES

Person

Data QUEST has the basic patient demographic categories typically tracked in electronic health records. These include but are not limited to gender, age, race, ethnicity, and health insurance. Demographic categories tend to follow the U.S. Census categories (i.e., Caucasian, Asian, African American, etc.).

Medications

Medication data includes all medications prescribed by healthcare providers for patients in Data QUEST data. Details include medication names and instructions, dose, quantity and refill information. This may not reflect what a patient picks up, actually takes or uses, or medications prescribed by providers outside Data QUEST.

Conditions

Conditions are typically tracked with a description, a code (i.e., International Classification of Diseases codes or “ICD” codes), the healthcare provider that identified the condition, the date it was identified, and sometimes the date it was resolved.

Lab Results

Lab results in Data QUEST include the type of lab test, the date of the lab test, and the lab results.

Procedures

Procedures data include the type of procedure and the date it was performed

Patient Visits

Patient Visits include information about when patients interact with a provider. The data that typically get generated include which provider saw the patient, what procedures were performed, what medications were prescribed, which labs  were requested, and what conditions were treated.

Vital Signs

Routine vital signs data include but are not limited to blood pressure, weight, and body mass index (BMI).

Patient Health Experiences

Patient Health Experiences are the responses to screeners and health status measures that include habits that can put patients at risk (e.g., smoking, substance use) and current health concerns (e.g., ratings of pain or mood).