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Event date: 3/29/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Export event
2017 Spring Virtual Training: Secondary Data Analysis of the Universal Data Set (UDS)
Alyssa Thomas

2017 Spring Virtual Training: Secondary Data Analysis of the Universal Data Set (UDS)

National Health Care for the Homeless Council Webinar Series

Please join us for the National HCH Council's 2017 Spring Virtual Training! Our free, webinar-based event will kick off on March 6 with a TED-style talk on trauma from Matt Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation. A month of online learning will follow, with eight in-depth, CME-accredited webinars in health care and homelessness on March 8, 15, 22, and 29.

What's in Store?

  • An intensive, four-part trauma workshop track presented by experts from the Coldspring Center for Social & Health Innovation, the School-Based Health Alliance, and other organizations.
  • Four in-depth workshops on topics such as colorectal cancer screening, exploring Health Care for the Homeless program improvement using secondary data, health care reform and Medicaid, and nonprofit capital campaigns.
  • Q&A sessions with nationally recognized experts from the HCH field.
  • CME credits from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Secondary Data Analysis of the Universal Data Set (UDS), Wednesday, March 29th at 3pm ET:

Annually, the community health centers are required to report clinic data related to patient socio-demographics, health measures, and staffing & utilization. There are opportunities to use the data for clinic performance and baseline measures to improve programs and set reasonable expectations for the HCH community. We have developed a framework based on TA requests that will serve as an example of ways secondary analysis on the UDS can be used for comparative analysis across regions, HCH structure type and clinic size. This training will demonstrate the benefits and utility of conducting secondary data analysis on the Universal Data Set. We will highlight our approach to mining the data and how the results may be useful to the HCH clinics.


Eric Turer, Senior Health Services Consultant, John Snow, Inc., Bow, NH.

Alaina Boyer, Director of Research, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN.

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This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ staff with portions contributed by Chris Espersen, HITEQ Advisory Committee member and Independent Contractor and Past President of Midwest Clinicians Network; Shane McBride, Independent Contractor and Past Vice President of Quality and Clinical Systems at South End Community Health Center; Chris Grasso, Associate Director for Informatics & Data Services- The Fenway Institute; and Ed Phippen, Principal - Phippen Consulting, LLC.

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