Where is the closest community college to you offering the federally subsidized training?
Check the map and see.
These questions and their answers—along with a host of other questions about the federal government's use of stimulus law funds to boost the adoption and use of health IT—are now available in vivid colors on charts, maps and downloadable tables as part of a new data dashboard launched Tuesday on the website of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
The ONC claims the site has more than 250 “custom dashboards for states, ONC programs and grantees.”
“Our ONC stakeholders and the interested public now have a more comprehensive picture of the ways in which ONC programs and research are contributing to the widespread adoption and meaningful use of health IT," said Victor Lazzaro, the ONC's director for health IT dashboards projects, in an e-mailed news release about the launch of the interactive site.
If, for example, you roll your cursor over a map of the U.S. on the dashboard page for the ONC-funded regional health IT extension center program, near the Chicago region a pop-up box appears with Chicago Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center and its $8.27 million funding amount. Click on that box and another, larger box appears on the left with the center's phone number, e-mail and website addresses.
Click on a tab for charts and graphs, and another box appears with some key performance indicators for the extension center program, including that enrollment is at 143,890 providers, and exceeds the program's enrollment target for primary-care providers by 34%, and that enrollees representing 85% of that goal are now “live” on an EHR, but only 17% have demonstrated meaningful use. Data behind many of the charts and graphs can be downloaded in a spreadsheet format for analysis and presentations.