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Health Services Analysis

Overview

The Health Services Analysis Team (HSAT) is located within the Statistical Services Branch of the State Center for Health Statistics. Statisticians in the HSAT work in partnership with North Carolina health agencies to provide program managers with timely statistical information that will be used to inform decisions about the health management of populations, cost effectiveness of programs, quality of care, and cost management and accountability.

One important use of health services data is to identify emerging morbidity and mortality patterns. Often, this process is facilitated by combining a program's health service data with birth, death, or other health records, to get a broader understanding of the health status of North Carolina populations. The HSAT also provides researchers in other agencies and university settings with assistance in research design and with data files for public health evaluation and research projects.

Services

  • Quality assurance for health care programs
  • Assessment of cost-effectiveness of health programs
  • Inter-agency health database development
  • Data support for medical record audits
  • Demographic profiling of health program populations
  • Medicaid systems of care evaluations and comparisons
  • Analysis of hospitalization patterns in North Carolina
  • Annual reports & special requests generated from North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's (OCME) data
  • Annual child mortality reports

Clients We Regularly Serve

  • Agencies of the Division of Public Health
  • North Carolina Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Division of Medical Assistance
  • Local Health Departments of North Carolina
  • School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Cecil B. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Citizens of North Carolina

Mission

Our mission is to provide our customers with demographic, health care cost, health care utilization and other data needed to make informed decisions about population health and health program management. The goal is to improve health programs in North Carolina, resulting in better health for our citizens.