National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Serving the Information Needs of the Health Services Research Community
HSR General Resources
- Data, Tools and Statistics
- HSR Social Media Resources
- Education and Training
- Grants, Funding and Fellowships
- Guidelines, Journals Other Publications
- Key Organizations
- Meetings and Conferences
- State Resources
- Aging Population Issues
- Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
- Child Health Services Research
- Evaluation Resources for Assessing HIT Systems and HIT Implementation, Adoption and Use
- Dissemination and Implementation Science
- Evidence-Based Practice and Health Technology Assessment
- Health Care Reform, Health Economics, and Health Policy
- Health Disparities
- Health Informatics
- Health Literacy and Cultural Competence New
- Privacy/Security and Research with Electronic Health Records
- Public Health Services and Systems Research
- Rural Health
A to Z Index
All Web sites in alphabetic order
- Observational Medical Outcomes Project - This is a public-private partnership designed to help improve the monitoring of drugs for safety. The partnership is conducting a multi-year initiative to research methods that are feasible and useful to analyze existing healthcare databases to identify and evaluate safety and benefit issues of drugs already on the market.
- Observational Studies in a Learning Health System - Workshop Summary - A Summary of a workshop held on April 25-26, 2013 by the Roundtable of Value and Science-Driven Healthcare, the document looks at the ways of making observational studies more rigid and valuative.
- Obstetric Services and Quality among Critical Access, Rural, and Urban Hospitals in Nine States - Using data from Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin, this policy compares obstetric care services in rural vs. urban hospitals.
- Office for Civil Rights - OCR helps to provide protections from discrimination in health care and social service programs. It also helps to protect the privacy of the health information held by health insurers and certain health care providers and health insurers.
- Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) - Coordinates adolescent health programs and initiatives across DHHS related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention. Supports multi-disciplinary projects focused on improving adolescent health, collects and disseminates information on adolescent health to health professionals and the general public, and works in partnership with other HHS agencies to support evidence-based approaches to improving the health of adolescents. Monitors trends in adolescent health and supports training of healthcare professionals.
- Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research - The mission of this office is to stimulate behavioral and social sciences research throughout NIH and to integrate these areas of research more fully into others of the NIH health research enterprise, thereby improving our understanding, treatment, and prevention of disease.
- Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research - Implementation Science - This website links to dissemination and implementation research funding opportunities, funded projects, and training institutes.
- Office of Healthcare Quality - Established by the Assistant Secretary for Health in December 2009 to lead and coordinate cross-cutting issues that strengthen the health system and improve the quality of healthcare across the United States.
- Office of Minority Health (OMH) - The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Detailed information on cultural competency can be found on this site.
- Office of Rural Health, Veterans Health Administration - Conducts, coordinates, promotes, and disseminates studies and analyses into issues affecting Veterans living in rural and highly rural areas, in cooperation with the medical, rehabilitation, health services and cooperative studies research programs.
- Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - ONC is the principal federal entity charged with coordination of nationwide efforts to implement and use the most advanced health information technology and the electronic exchange of health information.
- Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
- Ohio Department of Health - Offers a broad range of health statistics and databases to the public.
- Oklahoma State Department of Health/Data and Statistics - Link to health statistics data.
- On-line HCUP Overview Course - The cCourse is an online, interactive, modular course that provides information about HCUP data, software tools and products.
- ONC HIT Certification Program - This document adds additional general program guidance related to surveillance, supplementing the "Permanent Certification Program Final Rule".
- ONC, FCC, FDA Seek Public Input on Health IT Regulatory Framework - A request for comment has been issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Federal Communications Commission and FDA on the agencies roles in health IT regulation.
- Online Research Ethics Course - Intended to provide a foundation for institutions that are working to promote Responsible Conduct of Research.
- Online Training Courses - Free online classes on various aspects finding funding.
- Open Forum for QI in Public Health - Archived materials from this meeting held in June 2013 are available.
- OpenNotes - The results of a study, this program invites patients to review their visit notes written by their doctors, nurses, or other clinicians, in an effort to improve communications between professionals and patients, and to better involve patients in their health care.
- Opportunities for States to Improve Children's Care Under CHIPRA and Health Reform - Interview with Jocelyn Guyer, co-executive director of the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, about the opportunities and challenges for states to improve the quality of children's health care presented by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) and the health reform law.
- Opportunities to Inform Public Health Workforce Policy - November 2009 supplement containing a collection of aritcles on public health workforce issues.
- Oral Health Literacy: Workshop Summary - The results of a workshop held March 29, 2012, this book examines the issues of oral health and health literacy.
- Oregon Health Policy and Research - The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) conducts impartial, non-partisan policy analysis, research and evaluation, and provides technical assistance to support health reform planning and implementation in Oregon. The office serves in an advisory capacity to Oregon Health Policy Board, the Oregon Health Authority, the Governor and the Legislature.
- Orlin Data System - This free search system requires registration to utilize CMS linkable 2008-2009 Medicare Data.
- Out of Cite, Out of Mind: The Current State of Practice, Policy, and Technology for the Citation of Data - This report discusses data citation policies and practices, supporting infrastructure, guiding principles for implementing data citation, challenges to implementation of citation practices, and open research questions.
- Out of Options: Why So Many Workers in Small Businesses Lack Affordable Health Insurance, and How Health Care Reform Can Help - Small-business owners and employees are among those who stand to benefit the most from provisions in some of the current health reform proposals under consideration by Congress, according to a September 2009 Commonwealth Fund analysis. Currently, 39 million Americans work for companies with fewer than 50 employees, and only 25 percent of them have health insurance through their employer.
- Outcomes Research Publications - Lists Outcomes Research Branch publications by year, dating back to 2000.
- Outreach to Low-Income Families During the First Year of HeA PA - This brief describes the first year of California's Health-e-App Public Access enrollment system, and the outreach campaign that was designed to alert the public to the new program.