Data drives the work at Stern Consulting.
We have translated that experience into services to help researchers and analysts find and implement the best available datasets for their projects.
We maintain a database of datasets and sponsors of data, capturing the key characteristics of each source and including variable-level detail.
We are in the process of developing an interactive dataset selection tool enabling external access to the database.
Dataset Selection and Use
Our research support services include identifying datasets and variables for particular objectives as well as guiding users through the data acquisition and utilization process.
These services are driven by over 30 years of experience classifying, comparing and applying datasets to analyze population health, clinical resource management, organizational performance and other aspects of the healthcare system.
We have recently completed a study on drivers of disparities in health status.
Preliminary results were presented at the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) Annual Conference.