March 24, 2015
Interactive Online Tool Offers Easy Access to Radiology Use, Cost and Workforce Data
“Neiman Almanac” Speeds Medical Imaging Reporting and Research
Reston, VA – The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute’s “Neiman Almanac” offers reporters, researchers and other stakeholders free online access to the most up-to-date medical imaging utilization, cost, access and workforce data available. This speeds collection of radiology services data for a number of uses – including news reports, health policy papers and government planning.
Neiman Almanac users can define the search parameters that match their needs. The data is transformed into visual displays, including dynamic tables of both state and national figures, accessed through an interactive web-based interface. Currently, there are 100-plus different data series available.
“The Neiman Almanac allows ready access to previously unavailable information that can help researchers and reporters write more competently about radiology services and help policymakers arrive at more informed medical imaging policies,” said Danny R. Hughes, PhD, research director and senior research fellow of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.
The Almanac aggregates multiple years of data from various sources, including the Health Resources and Services Administration Area Research File and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File. These sources combine to pull together information on medical imaging utilization, imaging spending and radiology access and workforce.
On March 11, the Neiman Institute hosted a webinar to demo the functionality of the Almanac. Included in the webinar was a video that walks participants through the many easy-to-learn components of the Almanac.
To view the webinar, visit: http://bit.ly/1DCmUU7.
To view the how-to video, visit http://bit.ly/1bhp939.
About the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute is one of the nation’s leading medical imaging socioeconomic research organizations. The Neiman Institute studies the role and value of radiology and radiologists in evolving health care delivery and payment systems and the impact of medical imaging on the cost, quality, safety and efficiency of health care. Visit us at www.neimanhpi.org and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.